Level 3 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.

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
Cookery Course will be two days a week at Polytech

Term 4
Cookery Course will be two days a week at Polytech

Learning Areas:

Vocational Studies

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Locksmith, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Brick and Blocklayer, Fabrication Engineer, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Roading Construction Worker, Roofer, Building and Construction Manager, Scaffolder, Cabinet Maker, Line Mechanic, Carpenter, Flooring Installer, Painter and Decorator, Concrete Worker, Stonemason, Quantity Surveyor, Electronics Trades Worker, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Product Assembler, Electrician, Electrical Engineering Technician, Lift Technician, Engineering Machinist, Plasterer, Welder, Fencer, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Furniture Finisher, Glazier, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Baker, Cafe Worker, Wall and Floor Tiler, Building Insulator, Beauty Therapist, Hairdresser/Barber, Joiner, Diversional Therapist, Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor, Sports Coach/Official, Professional Sportsperson, Registered Nurse, Community Karitāne, Health Care Assistant