Level 2 Otago Secondary Tertiary College

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Duncan

Students will be required to submit an application form if selecting OSTC.  This can be obtained from Ms Duncan.

Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC) is practical, career-focused learning for students in Years 12-13 who want to get a head start on life after school. There is the opportunity to develop hands-on skills and experience to help you prepare for further study, on-the-job training and employment. This course involves being at school for four days and at Otago Polytechnic for one day a week. Credits gained contribute to NCEA Level 2 or 3.

You must be motivated. You need to be keen to pursue a career pathway related to the programme. Ideally you should have achieved NCEA Level 1 including English and Mathematics. Assessments are determined by the course chosen.

Courses  available in 2022 are:

Level 2

  • Automotive 
  • Construction (students will gain the NZ Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades level 2)
  • Beauty Therapy (level 2)
  • Salon Skills-Hairdressing (level 2)
  • Manaaki Tauira (level 2, run by Kokiri Training Centre)

Level 3

  • Cookery (students will gain the NZ Certificate in Cookery Level 3)
  • Sport and Exercise (level 3)
  • Construction level 3 (this is held in Balclutha)
  • Police Pathways (level 3)

Please see Ms Duncan for further information on each of these courses.

Course Overview

Term 3
Level 3 Cookery Class will be two days a week at Polytech.

Term 4
Level 3 Cookery Class will be two days a week at Polytech.


Career Pathways


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