Tertiary Education

Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education , Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin

Adult Vocational Education

  • Level 7 (Graduate Diploma) on NZQF
  • 120 credits
  • 1-year full time study
  • Intakes in January and July
  • Indicative Tuition Fees – NZD $25,000


  • Applicant must have:
    An undergraduate degree in a related field, or degree-equivalent practical, professional, or scholarly experience.


If English is not your first language, you must provide:

  • New Zealand University Entrance, OR;
  • Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band score lower than 6.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years), OR;
  • Acceptable alternative evidence of the required IELTS
  • Applicants would need NZD $20,000 per annum for their maintenance BUT can work part time i.e. 20 hours per week) during term time and full time in holidays whilst undertaking study

Pathway to residency in NZ for applicant and immediate family under the 6-point Skilled Migrant Category if:

  • the applicant’s undergraduate degree is assessed as Level 7 on the NZQF (3 points), and;
  • applicant has completed 3 years of suitable full time work experience (3 points) in NZ, and;
  • applicant has secured a suitable job offer, and;
    meets all other relevant criteria.