Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Introduction

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology is the key tertiary provider in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, centrally located on the North Island.

Our institute is home to almost 14,000 students, more than 1,000 staff, and offers more than 240 programmes over 71 delivery sites.

We are committed to working with our businesses, community, industries and iwi partners, to ensure our institution meets their needs, and most importantly the needs of our students.

We offer a high quality education that can lead toward a range of careers in such areas as agriculture, business, communications, early childhood education, forestry, hospitality, information technology (IT), Māori studies, nursing and health, sport management, and tourism.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology - Rotorua and Tauranga Regions

Being situated in a region of natural beauty provides plenty of opportunities to wind down, or up, depending on your adrenalin needs. Some of these activities include mountain biking, whitewater and flatwater kayaking, horseback-riding, hiking, surfing, fishing, soaking in hot pools, and bungy jumping.

We have a diverse student population with students from many places such as: India, South America, Japan, China, Fiji, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and more. The friendly, caring, professional staff in our international student centres speak a number of languages, provide excellent pastoral care, and assist international students throughout their studies with us.

We seek to be a welcoming and caring institution which reflects manaakitanga and whānaungatanga. A place where people are valued as individuals and their strengths are found and encouraged whatever their background.

Campus Profiles

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology has six main campuses. Mokoia and Windermere campuses are our largest centres. Mokoia Campus is in Rotorua and Windermere is located in Tauranga. We also have campuses in Taupo, Tokoroa and Whakatane.

Some qualifications such as computing, are also taught from additional locations in the central business district of Rotorua. Nursing is taught at our Windermere Campus in Tauranga.

All our campuses provide creative and challenging learning opportunities. However, it is important to think about what you want academically, socially and geographically when choosing the right campus for you.

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Programs

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Diploma

Diploma in Adventure Tourism

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Learn the skills required for guiding adventure tourism ventures. In particular, the specialist areas are: rafting skills; sea kayaking; ropes; anchors and rope skills; mountain skills and trip leadership skills. [+]

Programme aim This diploma provides students with the knowledge and skills required for guiding adventure tourism ventures. In particular, the specialist areas are: rafting skills; sea kayaking; ropes; anchors and rope skills; mountain skills and trip leadership skills. Award information Included qualifications To achieve the award of the Diploma in Adventure Tourism students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: 60 compulsory credits; 30 credits from the Options List; and 30 elective credits at Level 4 or above. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: competently raft guide at Grade 2 and/or 3; undertake the external examination for sea kayaking instructor level; apply the base skills required to pathway to mountain industry, including rope systems; perform ambulance and ski-level pre-hospital emergency care; accomplish leadership tasks including risk management, environmental judgements and business start up; perform outdoor activities with an understanding of the impacts of adventure tourism in terms of cultural and historical aspects and also legislative regulations; and pursue an area of interest. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. [-]

Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 New Zealand Tauranga

Want to spend your days soaking up New Zealand’s great outdoors and getting paid for it? This Diploma will take you from the classroom to the mountaintops – so strap on your tramping boots! [+]

Want to spend your days soaking up New Zealand’s great outdoors and getting paid for it? This Diploma will take you from the classroom to the mountaintops – so strap on your tramping boots! You’ll examine the challenges facing New Zealand’s clean, green image and what needs to be done to protect our world-famous habitats and landscapes. Courses include botany, biology, geology, waste water and recycling management, outdoor leadership, coastal management, resource legislation, personal risk management and biosecurity. Field work in remote reserves and national parks turn the theory into practice – with trips to places such as Fiordland, Coromandel and the Central Plateau. You will learn about the diversity and uniqueness of our native plants, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. You’ll also gain practical skills in chain sawing and all-terrain vehicle driving and walk away with qualifications in first aid, maritime radio and Growsafe (weed spraying applications). Our tutors are friendly and knowledgeable and the practical activities help foster strong student friendships which turn into important contacts when graduates head out into the industry. If you enjoy getting away from it all, being in the middle of nowhere, and are passionate about conserving the environment, this is the place for you. Key points: A hands-on science qualification Incredible field trips to remote and beautiful parts of New Zealand Diverse career opportunities A pathway to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Science with the University of Waikato Content Details Year One Botany Biology and ecology of our native plants. Vertebrate and Invertebrate Biology Biology, ecology and classification of New Zealand vertebrates (amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) and invertebrates (from streams, estuary and bush). Zero Waste Management Principles and impact on the environment and recycling. Waste Water Management Treatment and testing and its impact on the environment. Conservation Issues and Perspectives Maori and local conservation issues and perspectives. Biological Surveying, Outdoor Risk Management and Leadership Managing risk, leading a group and conducting a range of introductory survey and data collection methods, including the use of GPS and Telemetry equipment. Through field trips you'll gain the necessary skills in outdoor people management to achieve successful biological surveys in the field. Practical Skills First aid for emergency situations, operating and use of a chainsaw, Growsafe® spray safety and application, driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and theory to operate a maritime restricted radio. Year Two Ecological Restoration Ecological processes and indigenous biota for management purposes. Principles of population change for indigenous species, their ecology and what makes New Zealand biota unique. Potential and principles for restoration of habitats. Coastal Management Key legislation, planning documents and organisations important in the management of New Zealand’s environmental resources, and options and methods available for resolving conflict regarding the use of these resources. Biological Surveying Biology, ecology of flora and fauna. Conducting and organising terrestrial surveys. Environmental Reporting/Research Project Initiating, planning, organising and producing a report on approved topic and presenting the results to an audience. Freshwater Ecology and Monitoring Sampling techniques for freshwater systems and future protocols for monitoring change. Biological Statistics Designing questionnaires and sampling using statistics and survey techniques. Biosecurity Working environments for biosecurity activities, global biosecurity awareness and the threats imposed on New Zealand and border management in New Zealand. Geology of New Zealand Origin, internal structure and geophysics of the earth and the formation and classification of New Zealand rocks, minerals and soils. Dates/Times/Locations Two full-time years of academic study; each year is 29-34 weeks with classes scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time. There will be some blocks of time when you will be away on field trips, ranging from overnight to two weeks. Indicative Fees Fees are set for each year of study Domestic students $6,401 Year One Domestic students $6,464 Year Two International students $19,950.00 Year One International students $19,950.00 Year Two You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees. Qualifications Gained On successful completion of the programme you will receive: Diploma in Environmental Management (Level 6) Comprehensive First Aid Certificate Maritime Restricted Operator’s Certificate Growsafe® Introductory Certificate Entry Criteria To gain entry into this programme, you must meet the following criteria: Have a minimum of 42 credits towards NCEA Level 3 including: 14 credits at Level 3 in each of two approved subjects and 14 credits at Level 3 in no more than two domains or two approved subjects (generally these are in the Science, Maths and English areas) Be physically fit and capable of coping with tramps lasting up to ten days in the New Zealand bush If you are over 20 years of age the academic requirement may be waived provided you show evidence of your ability to undertake the programme with a reasonable chance of success, such as participation in class activities and completion of assessments. The Programme Coordinator may also allow you entry into the programme if you have graduated from an approved National Certificate at Level 3 or above. The Polytechnic will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the Programme Co-ordinator are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 6 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities There’s a huge range of exciting employment opportunities in the environmental, resource management and conservation fields in a diverse range of locations. This Diploma opens the doors to jobs in the public and private sector carrying out environmental monitoring, planning, mapping, research, environmental management, policy development and biosecurity. Graduates are employed as conservation officers, park rangers, pest or pollution control officers, quarantine or biosecurity officers, waste management auditors, resource management consultants, environmental educators, ecologists and scientific researchers. Potential Employers Department of Conservation Regional and District Councils Iwi Organisations Resource-Based Companies e.g. Fonterra Forestry Industry Tourism Ministry of Primary Industries Environmental Consultancies [-]

Diploma in Marine Studies (Level 6)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 New Zealand Tauranga

Get submerged in this unique course and you’ll wish you could grow gills! Life on land just can’t compare with the mind-blowing array of wildlife that lives beneath the waves. [+]

Get submerged in this unique course and you’ll wish you could grow gills! Life on land just can’t compare with the mind-blowing array of wildlife that lives beneath the waves. People travel from around the world to study this highly respected Diploma, which is the only course of its type in New Zealand. They recognise the fantastic opportunity to learn and work in our stunning marine environments – if you’re a local make sure you don’t miss the boat! Students visit remote marine and freshwater environments around the country studying the fascinating range of plants, invertebrates, mammals, birds and fish that live above and below the water and the vital role they play in a healthy ecosystem. In Year 2, coral reef ecology is an optional course that could take you to the tropics to study coral reefs. Graduates can then choose from a wide range of job opportunities in areas such as aquaculture, scientific research, marine based tourism, marine education, biosecurity, fishery regulation enforcement and environmental monitoring. Other options include completing the third year of a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Science with the University of Waikato. If you enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about marine life, this is the place for you. It’s more than a course – it’s your chance to discover our wet and wonderful world! Key points: A hands-on science qualification Incredible field trips to the tropics for coral reef ecology Diverse career opportunities A pathway to the Bachelor of Science degree with the University of Waikato Content Details Year One Coastal Botany: Biology and ecology of coastal New Zealand plants. Marine Invertebrates: Biology, ecology and classification of marine invertebrates. Marine Mammals, Birds and Fish: Biology, ecology and behaviour of marine mammals, birds and fish. Marine Science and Ecology: General marine science, particularly aspects of marine ecology. Marine Surveying: Survey and underwater data collection methods. Fisheries Management Aotearoa, New Zealand: The New Zealand fishing industry and management of the resource. Conservation Issues and Perspective: Conservation issues, and cultural and ideological philosophies relevant to the marine environment. Practical skills 1: PADI Open Water Diver PADI Advanced Diver PADI Rescue Diver First Aid/DAN Oxygen Practical Skills 2: New Zealand Coastguard Day Skipper PADI Divemaster Maritime Restricted Operator's Certificate Year Two Core Courses Marine Ecology and Monitoring: Biology, ecology and behaviour of marine flora and fauna; conducting and organising sub-tidal marine surveys. Sampling and Surveying Techniques: Introduction to survey techniques, emphasising computer-assisted presentation and analysis of data. Design experiments and marine sampling programmes. Freshwater Ecology and Monitoring: The freshwater environment; establishing correct sampling techniques for freshwater systems and examining monitoring regimes for lakes and rivers. Coastal Management: Key legislation and planning documents. Organisations important in the management of New Zealand's marine resources, and options and methods available for resolving conflict regarding the use of these resources. Marine Reporting: You'll spend four weeks undertaking/investigating a research topic of your choice in New Zealand or places such as Vanuatu, Tonga and Australia. Options - You'll complete at least three options from: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Aquaculture 1 - System Design and Maintenance Aquaculture 2 - Growth, Feeds and Nutrition Marine Tourism Biosecurity Coral Reef Ecology and Monitoring Flexi option Dates/Times/Locations Two years; each year is 34 weeks with classes scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week. You will be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time. There will be some blocks of time when you will be away on field trips, ranging from overnight to two weeks. There will be holiday/study breaks; 6-17 April, 29 June-10 July, 28 September-9 October Indicative Fees Domestic students Year 1 $6,753.00 Domestic students Year 2 $3,964 + elective course fees (min. of 3 from; Aquaculture 1: $802.00, Aquaculture 2: $802.00; Biosecurity: $808.00; Marine Tourism: $761.00; Coral Reef Ecology & Monitoring: $668.00*; PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor $2,813.00** *If you choose this option you will need to budget for an additional $4,200.00 for an overseas field trip **PLUS $650 for PADI course books, an external trainer for the Emergency First Response Instructor Course and other external costs such as exam fees If you already have an Open Water Divers Certificate you'll receive credit for the course but $194.67 will be retained to cover additional Scuba costs International students Year 1 $19,950.00 International students Year 2 Core Courses $12,465.00 + elective course fees (please enquire) You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees. Qualifications Gained Upon successful completion of the relevant courses you will receive: Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6 Year One Comprehensive First Aid Certificate Maritime Restricted Operator’s Certificate New Zealand Coastguard Day Skipper Certificate PADI Open Water Diver Certificate PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certificate PADI Rescue Diver Certificate Project Jonah Marine Mammal Medic’s Certificate DAN Oxygen Provider Certificate Year Two Dependent on the options you choose: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor’s Certificate Others depending on flexi option Entry Criteria Entry is based on evidence supplied by applicants of their ability to undertake the programme with a reasonable likelihood of success. Applicants should provide academic, work and life experience evidence and will be required to attend an interview. For entry into the two year diploma, all applicants must: Be at least 17 years of age at date of application. Provide a doctor's certificate within two weeks of the course start date stating you are fit to dive. This should be certified by a doctor with training in hyperbaric medicine. A minimum of 42 credits at level 3 including; 14 credits at level 3 or above in each of two approved subjects; and 14 credits at level 3 in no more than two domains or two approved subjects (we suggest English, Mathematics and Biology/Sciences). Full time certificates Students who have successfully completed an approved full time certificate at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic will gain preferred entry. This includes the Certificate in Fitness (Level 4) and the Certificate in Maritime and Fishing Technology. Mature aged students (20 years and over) Mature applicants are encouraged to apply provided they show evidence of the ability to undertake the programme with a reasonable chance of success such as participation in class activities and completion of assessments. Special Admission The Polytechnic will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who in the opinion of the Programme Co-ordinator are capable of achieving the programme outcomes. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 6 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities This unique Diploma will set you up for employment as a marine scientist technician, an educator, a researcher, an environmental consultant, or a biosecurity or fishery regulation enforcer. Alternatively you may choose to promote the wonders of the marine world to tourists with activities such as whale-watching, diving, or developing and running a large scale aquarium. Aquaculture – marine farm production – is also one of NZ’s fastest growing industries and the Government expects it will triple in size within the next 10 years. Potential Employers Department of Conservation Ministry of Primary Industries Research Institutes (e.g. NIWA and the Cawthron Institute) Aquaculture Industry Environmental Consultancies Diving and Tourism Operators University Science Faculties Commercial Aquariums Regional Councils NZ Customs Charter Boat Operators Maritime NZ Secondary School Science Departments [-]

New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6)

Campus Full time 2 years February 2017 New Zealand Tauranga

Do you love buildings and fancy designing your own, creating something that future generations will enjoy? The construction industry is taking off and it needs lots more architectural technicians to draw all the new buildings that our growing population needs. [+]

Do you love buildings and fancy designing your own, creating something that future generations will enjoy? The construction industry is taking off and it needs lots more architectural technicians to draw all the new buildings that our growing population needs. This practical, fun course develops efficient technical draughting skills – focusing on what is and isn’t important across a broad range of design work – which means our graduates are highly prized by employers. You’ll learn how to ‘connect the dots’ between an architect and a builder, producing the vital set of legal drawings – or plans – that each construction project depends on. Topics include construction methods, building legislation, design principles, working drawings, the tender process, feasibility issues and contract administration, with a huge focus on the design software programme ArchiCAD. Our motivated tutors are experts in the field and small class sizes ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed. If you’re an accurate, detail orientated person who loves technical drawing and discussing ideas with people, this is the course for you. Key points: Prepare an in-depth house plan in your first year and prepare a medium sized building in your second year Course work is industry reviewed and graduates finish the course with a portfolio of drawings of consent quality Follow the process of a building as it is being constructed, gaining first-hand knowledge as you watch the working drawings come to life Content Details Topics include (subject to change) Building Materials Building Law Tendering & Contracts Communications Skills for the Construction Industry Building Services Construction for Small, Medium & Large Buildings CAD Working Drawings for Small & Medium Buildings Design Theory Environment Feasibility Preliminary & Developed Design Student Exchange Programme We have an exchange programme with VIA University College in Horsens Denmark. Graduates of our Diploma can apply to continue their studies for one semester or a year, towards VIA’s Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management (Constructing Architect). Dates/Times/Locations Classes are scheduled for approximately 30 hours per week. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study of approximately 20 hours minimum per week beyond scheduled class time. Part-time study is available and can be undertaken throughout the year, please enquire for detail. Indicative Fees Domestic students $6,240.00 Year One International students $19,944.00 Year One Course related costs: Allow up to $1000 for books, drawing equipment and printing Qualifications Gained Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive New Zealand Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) Entry Criteria Entry to this programme is open however it is recommended that people entering the programme have: A minimum of 48 credits in 4 subjects including English and Maths Or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 6 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. Career Opportunities The construction industry is taking off – particularly in the high demand areas of Auckland and Christchurch. But other regions, like the Bay of Plenty, are also booming. There is also a large amount of ongoing remedial work needed to address the country’s leaky buildings issue. This means there are lots of opportunities to work as an architectural designer, draughtsperson, CAD technician, project manager or construction manager. Other options include working in building inspection or certification, or as a kitchen designer. Potential Employers Architects Architectural Design Companies Residential and Commercial Construction Companies Subdivision Developers [-]

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 6)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years March 2017 New Zealand Tauranga + 1 more

Making connections is a vital part of any business, which is why it makes sense to study in the community you want to work in. [+]

Making connections is a vital part of any business, which is why it makes sense to study in the community you want to work in. It’s also a good idea to keep your options open. These Diplomas are respected stand-alone qualifications, but also serve as stepping stones towards a range of University of Waikato business degrees which can be completed right here in Tauranga. We offer award-winning tutors, interesting course options and a convenient CBD location. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to work with local businesses, making key contacts which will help open the right doors when you graduate. If you have a business mind you’ll know that time is money and you’ll want to make a wise investment. Our staff will meet you during the enrolment process to help choose the right path to achieve your goals. Key points: ‘Real world’ assignments and award-winning tutors Flexible study options to suit your needs Make vital contacts with local business leaders Pathway straight into a degree without leaving the Bay Level 6 – Two Years The New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) offers further opportunities for students to study accounting, commercial law, economics, organisational management, marketing, computing and communication. Level 6 students can then specialise in accounting, marketing, finance, tourism, public relations or strategic management. Success in these specialisations allows students to cross- credit straight into one of the three University of Waikato business degrees that are offered in Tauranga – local residents who want to do these degrees have to complete the NZDipBus first. If you want to succeed in the corporate world, this is the place for you! Content The NZDipBus comprises 12 papers including six compulsory. Papers are offered on a semester basis, i.e. February to June, and July to November, and summer schools are from January to February, and November to December. Six of the following seven papers must be completed: 500 Accounting Principles 510 Introduction to Commercial Law 520 The Economic Environment 530 Organisation and Management 541 Fundamentals of Marketing 550 Business Computing 560 Business Communication Specialisation – If you plan to pathway to a business degree, you may choose to specialise in one of the following areas: Accounting Marketing Finance Public Relations Strategic Management Accounting and Accounting Technician To qualify for membership of the College of Accounting Technicians you need to complete one year of professional work experience, register as a professional member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) and attend a one day induction course. Chartered Accountant To become a chartered accountant you can complete the NZDipBus and then the BMS or BBA(Fin) majoring in Accounting. On completion of the academic study required for admission, you are required to register as a professional member of NZICA and complete the required work experience. Dates/Times/Locations Location Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Bongard Centre, 200 Cameron Road, Tauranga Online - your choice of venue Papers are offered on a semester basis - 15 study weeks. Each paper has five hours of class-time per week. You can attend day or evening classes. In addition to class time, you're expected to undertake 10 hours of self-directed study per week per paper. For the days and time of classes refer to the NZDipBus. timetable available from the Information Centre or School of Business. Full-time study is three or more papers in a semester, or five or more papers over a full year. Part-time study is one or two papers a semester. If you're commencing study in the first semester we encourage you to enrol for the full year at the time of enrolment. This avoids having to repeat enrolment again mid-year. Semester 1: 29 February-24 June 2016 Semester 2: 18 July-4 November 2016... [-]

New Zealand Diploma in Construction [Quantity Surveying strand or Construction Management] (Level 6)

Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 years February 2017 New Zealand Tauranga + 1 more

Can you be counted on to turn plans into reality? The construction industry is taking off and it needs more quantity surveyors to control project costs and keep things on track. This is an ideal career for people who love details – especially calculating and measuring. [+]

Quantity Surveying strand Can you be counted on to turn plans into reality? The construction industry is taking off and it needs more quantity surveyors to control project costs and keep things on track. This is an ideal career for people who love details – especially calculating and measuring. It’s a bit like accounting but you’ll be working on physical projects while they’re being constructed, so things will constantly change providing new challenges to keep things fresh. There's a lot of office work but also plenty of scope to visit building sites to monitor progress before releasing payments. Communication and negotiation skills are also required to ensure everyone stays committed to the task at hand. On this diploma you’ll learn about construction principles and methods, building legislation, conflict management, contract conditions and administration, estimating material and labour costs, tender bidding, report writing and environmental sustainability, and building economies. Our tutors are experts in their field and the delivery methods ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed. If you’re good with details and enjoy planning, organising and seeing a project through to the end, this is the course for you! Key points: Great job opportunities due to nationwide construction industry boom BOP Polytechnic Quantity Surveying students are sort after by employers An exciting and ever changing environment Content Details Topics Include (subject to change) Building Materials Building Law Tendering & Contract Administration Communications Skills for the Construction Industry Building Services Construction for Small, Medium & Large Buildings Methodology Programming Environment Feasibility Measurement Mentoring The Polytechnic, in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, offers a mentoring programme for full-time students. This provides students with an opportunity to liaise with, and gain an insight into the work of, quantity surveyors in industry. Career Opportunities New Zealand is crying out for more quantity surveyors, so the job prospects are great and pay rates are high. Most of the work is cropping up in Auckland and Christchurch, but regions like the Bay of Plenty are also picking up pace. More people are moving to NZ than leaving, so parts of the country are experiencing significant growth in new residential buildings and plenty of money is being invested into new road projects and infrastructure. Potential Employers Property Developers Building Construction and Subcontracting Companies Quantity Surveying Companies Project Management Companies Construction Materials Suppliers Insurance Companies Architects Local and Central Government Construction Management strand Do you want to lead the team on a building site? Construction management involves the supervision and management of construction sites to achieve the successful completion of a contract on time, on budget, and to a high standard. If you’re good with people and a clear decision-maker, this course could be right for you. Our tutors are industry experts; small class sizes ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed. You’ll travel around lots of different construction sites, keeping on-site log books of the work that's going on. This gives you just the right balance of applied theory and problem-solving skills to grab the construction management jobs that are popping up all over the country. If you’re detail orientated with great communication skills and enjoy taking charge, this is the place for you. It’s more than a course – it’s your chance to make things happen! Key points: Great job opportunities due to nationwide construction industry boom An exciting and ever changing environment Taught by industry experts Content Details Topics Include (subject to change) Building Materials Building Law Tendering & Contract Administration Communications Skills for the Construction Industry Building Services Construction for Small, Medium & Large Buildings Methodology Programming Environment Feasibility Quality Assurance Site Safety & Site Management processes Career Opportunities Construction managers plan, organise, direct and control the physical and human resources involved in construction to ensure contracts are completed on time, on budget and to a high standard. It’s the highest earning role in the construction industry and the job prospects are good. There is a shortage of skilled workers in the industry, mainly because of the Christchurch rebuild. Other parts of the country are also experiencing significant growth in new residential buildings and plenty of money is being invested into road projects and infrastructure. The recent introduction of new licensing rules has also boosted the need for those already working in the industry to get higher qualifications. Graduates can work as construction management technicians, construction supervisors or managers, project managers, and health and safety supervisors. Potential Employers Residential Builders Large Residential Building Franchises Commercial Construction Companies Regional or National Infrastructure Projects Dates/Times/Locations Full-time Two full-time years of academic study; each year is 34 weeks with classes scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time. Flexi-learn (for those currently employed in the construction industry) Two years of academic study. Commencement is at various times throughout the year. You enrol by course and choose the number of courses you wish to enrol into at any one time. You will also need to undertake a significant amount of self-directed study. Year One You attend class every fortnight; Wednesdays 6.00pm to 9.00pm and Thursday 8.00am to 4.00pm Year Two You attend class every fortnight; Thursdays 6.00pm to 9.00pm and Fridays 8.00am to 4.00pm Part-time Study Part-time study is available for both full-time and flexilearn modes and can be undertaken throughout the year. Please enquire for detail. Indicative Fees Domestic students $6,240.00 (for 8 x 15 credit courses) International students $19,944.00 (for 8 x 15 credit courses) Course related costs: Allow up to $500 for books and printing Qualifications Gained Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive: New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) with strands in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying Entry Criteria Entry to this programme is open however it is recommended that people entering the programme have: A minimum of 48 credits minimum in 4 subjects including English and Maths Or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills Flexi-Learn In addition to the above requirements, you must already be working in the construction industry if you wish to enrol for the flexi-learn offering. English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 6 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. [-]

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil) (Level 6)

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 New Zealand Tauranga + 1 more

Mechanical engineering provides an opportunity to change the world, using practical skills and innovative thinking to push the boundaries of what is possible. [+]

Mechanical Mechanical engineering provides an opportunity to change the world, using practical skills and innovative thinking to push the boundaries of what is possible. This is the place where ideas turn into reality. You’ll learn to produce safer, cheaper and more efficient machines and mechanical systems – putting things in motion to make life easier. Mechanical engineering skills are required for virtually everything that can be made so the opportunities are endless, and with a recognised shortage of technicians in this country the job prospects and pay rates are high. The course covers topics like advanced maths, mechanics, thermodynamics, materials, fluids and electricity using technical drawing and computer-aided engineering tools (CAD). Our well-equipped labs will let you put your theory into practice, field trips give you valuable insights into local workplaces, and the small class sizes ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed. Key points: Great job opportunities due to a nationwide / international shortage of engineers Many businesses use the part-time option, one or two days a week, to up-skill their employees Graduates can pathway into a degree if desired Content Details You'll cover topics like advanced maths, mechanics, thermodynamics, materials, fluids, engineering science and electricity, and use computer-aided engineering tools (CAD). Our well-equipped labs let you complete practical experiments, field trips give you valuable insights into local workplaces, and the small class sizes ensure you’ll get all the support you need to succeed. You'll develop a range of skills, techniques and personal qualities that will equip you to work in mechanical engineering and its related fields as a technician. You'll gain knowledge of engineering sciences, materials and processes as well as management skills. Using specialised equipment in our teaching labs, learn computer aided design techniques, conduct materials and failure testing, and demonstrate practical applications of engineering theories. Topics include: YEAR ONE Courses Mech4001 Engineering Fundamentals Mech4005 Engineering Mathematics 1 Comm4010 Technical Literacy Mech3006 Engineering Practice Mech4004 Material Properties Mech4003 Mechanics Mech5004 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Mech4002 Engineering CAD YEAR TWO Courses Mech5001 Electrical Fundamentals Mech5003 Strength of Materials1 Mech5002 Manufacturing Processes Mech6003 Fluid Mechanics Mech6005 Engineering Management Mech6001 Engineering Project Specialisation Mechanical Mech6004 Strength Of Materials 2 Mech6003 Mechanics of Machines Metallurgy Mech6006 Advanced Materials Particulate Material Dynamics Career Opportunities New Zealand is crying out for more engineering technicians and the pay rates are excellent. Graduates can work in a diverse range of industries such as aviation, biotechnology, automotive, air- conditioning and refrigeration, robotics, defence and energy, and the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products. Research and development is a logical destination for graduates, working as technical support engineers, supervising technicians, technical and production engineers, and production or production maintenance managers. Tasks include doing feasibility studies on existing systems; researching different energy, machinery and material options; preparing plans and drawings of machines or machine parts; preparing cost estimates; supervising the building and installation, or the repair and replacement of systems; and reviewing and testing new systems. Potential Employers Manufacturers Building and Construction Companies Product Research and Development Companies Aviation, Boat Building and Automotive Industries Agriculture Sector Power, Thermal and Alternative Energy Companies Mining Industry Electrical Looking for a bright future? Electrical engineering will get you there! Technology is rapidly changing the world which means our Diploma technicians are in hot demand. This practical course is for anyone who has an inquisitive mind – people who enjoy maths, hands-on analytical tasks, and making things work. You’ll learn how to design and interpret technical electronic instructions and also develop, install, test and maintain all the different types of equipment that produce, transmit and use power. Well-equipped labs will give you the chance to turn theory into reality and small class sizes ensure every individual gets the support they need to succeed. Topics include technical literacy, power generation, sustainable energy, electrical and electronic principles and application. Technical skills are needed for everything that requires or generates power, so the opportunities are limitless. Key points: Great job opportunities due to a nationwide and international shortage of electrical engineers Many businesses use the part-time study option, one or two days a week, to up-skill their employees Students can pathway into a degree Content Details MECH4001 Engineering Fundamentals - Fundamentals of a range of engineering disciplines. MECH4005 Engineering Mathematics 1 - Mathematical skills, concepts and understandings required to perform calculations and solve problems within engineering contexts. COMM4010 Technical Literacy - Technical research skills, as well as oral, written, graphical interpersonal communication skills. ELEL4027 Electrical Principles - General fundamental electrical circuit principles. ELEL4024 Electrical and Electronic Applications (ELEL4025) - Application of general fundamental electrical and electronic principles. ELEL5008 PLC Programming 1 - Programming PLCs to solve simple industrial problems. ELEL5016 Electronic Principles - Develop further understanding of the application of fundamental electronic principles. ELEL5002 Power Engineering (ELEL4025) Three phase circuit theory as applied to power engineering. Year Two The numbers in brackets denote prerequisite courses. MECH5005 Engineering Mathematics 2 (MECH4005) - Mathematical principles and engineering mathematical skills to solve engineering problems. ELEL6006 PLC Programming 2 (ELEL4025) - Advanced knowledge of PLC systems, applications, and programming methods. ELEL5001 Electrical Machines (ELEL5009) Single and three phase electrical machines. ELEL5017 Introduction to Networks – Introduction to the architecture, structure and functions and models of the internet to enable students to build a simple LAN. ELEL6011 Sustainable Energy and Power Electronics (ELEL4401/ELEL5016/MECH4005) Concepts and applications of power electronics involved in small scale renewable energy systems. ELEL6001 Power Systems (ELEL5002) Three phase power systems and distribution systems. MECH6005 Engineering Management - Administering and managing projects effectively. ELEL6002 Engineering Project (Electrical) (Comm4010) - An electrotechnology project derived from given specifications. Career Opportunities With the increasing and ever-changing technology in our homes and workplaces, demand for people with diploma level electrical and electronic skills will keep rising. So if you’re looking for job security, this is it! You’ll graduate with the skills needed for a range of engineering roles – from technical support and supervision, to production and maintenance management. You can pursue careers in electronic and computer system maintenance and development; residential construction; heating and ventilation; the defence force; the pulp and paper industry; telecommunications; and power, thermal and alternative energy companies. Job prospects are good because there is a nationwide shortage of qualified technicians. The Christchurch rebuild needs plenty of workers, but if you don’t want to head south there are lots of opportunities in other regions as the government upgrades the national grid and power companies build new substations to meet increasing demand for power. Potential Employers Electrical Maintenance Companies Electrical Development Businesses Power Generation Companies Road and Rail Networks Industrial and Manufacturing Companies Telecommunications Industry Defence Force Petrochemical Companies Construction and Building Services Civil Want to create and maintain something vital – like the roads, bridges and dams that we use every day? Civil engineering is a diverse, well-paid career that is always in demand! This popular hands-on Diploma creates graduates that can work in a design or management team on a diverse range of civil projects. You’ll take courses in highway, traffic and geotechnical engineering; land surveying; technical literacy; structural drawings; hydraulics; and project management. Classes include plenty of time in our high-spec engineering labs where you’ll get the chance to put theory into practice, studying computer-aided design techniques and conducting materials and failure testing. The construction industry is crying out for more civil engineering technicians, with some local companies offering generous scholarships to encourage more people to study this highly regarded Diploma. If you’re detail orientated, love maths and physics, and like thinking outside the square to solve problems, this is the place for you. It’s more than a course – it’s your chance to change the framework of our nation! Key points: Great job opportunities due to a nationwide shortage of engineers Many businesses use the part-time study option, one or two days a week, to up-skill their employees Content Details During the course you'll cover a broad range of topics and select electives that will assist you 'in the real world' including; highway, traffic and geotechnical engineering, land surveying, technical literacy, structural drawings, hydraulics, and project management. Classes include plenty of time in our high-spec engineering labs where you’ll get the chance to put theory into practice, studying computer-aided design techniques and conducting materials and failure testing. Career Opportunities New Zealand needs more diploma- level civil engineering technicians to create roads, bridges, buildings and infrastructure as part of the Christchurch rebuild. The Government is also investing heavily into other infrastructure projects around the country – in areas like rail, roads, bridges, irrigation and waste water management – which is further driving the need for more technicians. Graduates can work in civil project management, as a technical support engineer, or as a supervising technician engineer. Potential Employers Private Engineering Consultancies Construction Companies Government Agencies e.g. NZTA Infrastructure and Utility Companies e.g. Railway and Electricity Companies Regional Councils Dates/Times/Locations This programme is two years in duration: 34 weeks each year, with classes scheduled for approximately 24 hours per week with tutorials scheduled on alternate days. You will also be required to undertake self-directed study up to 20 hours per week beyond scheduled class time. Indicative Fees Domestic students $6,000.00 Year One ($750.00 per course) International students $19,952.00 Year One ($2,494.00 per course) Qualifications Gained Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive: New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical)/(Electrical)/(Civil) (Level 6) Entry Criteria To gain entry into this programme, you are required to have: NCEA Level 2 including a minimum of 10 literacy credits at level 1 or highter (for those who achieved NCEA Level 2 before 2013) A minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry) or equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge) or equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience English Language Requirements International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 6 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required. [-]

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 New Zealand Rotorua

Learn to work as junior or trainee hospitality manager, supervisor or team leader across a range of hospitality establishments and sectors. [+]

Programme aim This programme will establish comprehensive knowledge, skills and standards of professional practice relevant to hospitality operations that support and enhance customer confidence and service delivery. On completion of this programme, graduates can pursue junior-level management or supervisor roles in the hospitality sector, or undertake further study in hospitality or tourism related disciplines. Award information To achieve the award of the New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5), students must pass a total of 120 credits. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to: manage hospitality facilities, hospitality inventory and supplies to achieve yield and/or revenue targets; monitor and maintain hospitality operating procedures and compliance requirements; apply staffing strategies to facilitate positive staff relationships in a hospitality business or environment; manage hospitality operations in a hospitality business or environment; and manage perishability of service products in the hospitality sector. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Senior roles in the tourism and travel industry, team leader, supervisor or management roles across a range of hospitality sectors . [-]

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 New Zealand Rotorua

Contribute to the effective implementation of processes in the tourism industry and support the delivery of a quality visitor experience across a range of tourism and travel organisations. [+]

Programme aim The New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5) programme aims to develop graduates with the capability to contribute to the effective implementation of processes in the tourism industry and support the delivery of a quality visitor experience across a range of tourism and travel organisations. The programme will establish comprehensive knowledge, skills and standards of professional practice relevant to tourism operations that support and enhance customer confidence and service delivery. On completion of this programme, graduates can pursue advisory, co-ordination and supervisory roles in the tourism sector, or undertake further study in tourism related disciplines. Award information To achieve the award of the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5), students must pass a total of 120 credits. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to: apply effective verbal and written communication skills in order to communicate with diverse audiences in the tourism industry, to proactively support the visitor experience; manage workplace practices required of a tourism workplace including: self-management, effective time and task management, and compliance with relevant Acts and legislation; analyse and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments in order to support decision-making in the tourism industry; and develop, analyse and critique tourism business systems and processes that enable the delivery of a quality visitor experience and contribute to overall business effectiveness. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Senior roles in the tourism and travel industry, team leader, supervisor or management roles across a range of hospitality sectors. [-]

Graduate Diploma

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Acquire additional specialised management knowledge and skills in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim This graduate diploma is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire additional specialist knowledge and skills in the field of management in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. This qualification further aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge of management required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable business operation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7; 45 compulsory credits; 30 credits from a specialist course list; and 45 elective credits at Level 5 or above On completion of the 30 credits in a particular specialist stand, as well as all of the above award criteria, students may receive the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management with an endorsement in Business, Forestry, Health, Manufacturing Management, or Project Management. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: solve work-based problems through an understanding of contemporary management theories and practice; demonstrate a higher level of knowledge of essential management principles including leadership, strategic management and marketing; direct the use of resources of a private or public organisation to achieve the organisation's objectives and achieve long term sustainability; produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data which will contribute to well-informed decision-making; apply research techniques to real world situations, as part of their development into independent and effective problem solvers; explore best practice through the process of critical thinking and reflection; and think independently and critically with respect to the management of the organisations resources in both domestic and international contexts. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Various management and analyst positions in a range of specialist fields including: accounting, communications, finance, business development, marketing, market research, management consulting, project management, sustainable business, tourism. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 1 year March 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Become innovative practitioners in emerging creative industries: art; graphic design; fashion; and interior design. Hands‐on coursework will emphasize the conceptualization of innovative products and the structuring of innovation processes. [+]

Programme aim The Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills to innovate as practitioners in emerging creative industries. Their interdisciplinary (Art, Graphic Design; Fashion; and Interior Design), hands‐on coursework will emphasize the conceptualization of innovative products and the structuring of innovation processes. They will explore the opportunities in being part of diverse teams which address multidisciplinary dimensions of complex challenges and produce breakthrough solutions. The programme aims to enable graduates to navigate new markets, identify the diverse experts who will be able to skilfully collaborate with each other, and participate from concept to product. Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be entrepreneurs and contribute to the creative industries in Aotearoa New Zealand. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship students must pass a total of 120 credits as specified in the programme structure, which includes a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7. Knowledge and skills you will gain On successful completion graduates will be able to: Apply creative thinking skills, theoretical knowledge and specialised skills to generate innovative creative works. Critically analyse information and apply research skills to develop and refine ideas, towards producing creative outputs. Demonstrate professional and ethical business practices and prepare for selected career. Sustain a studio practice employing principles of analytical and critical investigation and experimentation. Demonstrate intellectual independence, critical thinking and analytic rigour when evaluating own work and the work of others. Inventively apply traditional and emerging technologies to create solutions for real world design challenges. Work effectively both independently and collaboratively to manage project briefs from inception to completion. Effectively communicate to a range of audiences using a variety of strategies. Identify business opportunities, systems and strategies for small business concepts, products or services within the creative sector being cognisant of sustainability. Identify personal values and position relative to political, social, bicultural, economic and environmental frameworks that impact on creative work within Aotearoa New Zealand. Produce a range of practice‐based innovative outputs/works informed by contemporary and historic contexts. Apply technical skills utilising emergent technologies and professional competencies using project management skills. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Applicants must be 17 years of age or over. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or have the requisite visa for study purposes. Students must be able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the programme/course on which they enrol International applicants must: have completed an undergraduate degree in any creative technologies or related discipline; or be able to demonstrate at least three years equivalent practical, professional or educational experience relevant to the creative context (a curriculum vitae must be submitted detailing relevant work experience and educational achievements). Career opportunities Graphic designer, museum and gallery work, Independent studio/public works artist, Artist’s assistant, Retail display designer, Printer, Photographer, Photographer’s assistant, Tertiary teaching of art and design [-]

Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Broaden your expertise in the hotel management industry to complement your current experience and/or qualifications. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim The aim of this graduate diploma is to provide students with current theoretical and applied knowledge and skills, and to broaden their expertise in the hotel management industry to complement their current experience and/or qualifications. Award information To achieve the award of theGraduate Diploma in Hotel Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: 120 credits at Level 5 or above. a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7 or above; 30 compulsory credits; 45 credits from the options List; and 45 elective credits. NOTE: The Industry Project must be new study or a new initiative and cannot be cross credited from a previous project or internship. The internship or project must be relevant to hotel management Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: think independently and critically with respect to the management of an accommodation business; apply research techniques to real world situations, as part of their development into independent and effective problems solvers; and be equipped to undertake further learning at a Masters level or specific professional development in management topics. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Mentoring and Professional Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Acquire knowledge and expertise in mentoring and professional leadership within a specialist field to complement your current experience and/or qualification(s). [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim Acquire knowledge and expertise in mentoring and professional leadership in the context of their specialist field which complements their current experience and/or qualification(s). This qualification enables professionals in leadership roles to maintain currency and develop their discipline by ongoing professional development. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Mentoring and Professional Leadership students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: 75 compulsory credits; 30 credits from the options List; and 15 elective credits at Level 6 or above. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: build on their current underpinning knowledge and skills to further develop their professional practice; demonstrate knowledge of leadership in relation to their field of practice; develop professional mentoring skills; demonstrate knowledge about theory and practice of professional supervision and mentoring; solve real world problems in the field of professional leadership and mentoring; analyse relevant legislation that impacts on professional leadership and practice; critically examine the principles of implementing culturally appropriate professional practice; produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data which will contribute to well-informed decision-making; and explore best practice through the process of critical thinking and reflection. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Professional leadership and management with broad career application [-]

Graduate Diploma in Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Increase your management and practical skills pertaining to the sustainable use of natural resources such as forests, lakes, farmland, and conservation areas. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim This qualification enables students to develop a full range of skilled management and practical skills pertaining to the sustainable use of natural resources such as forests, lakes, farmland, and conservation areas. This involves a specialised knowledge of resource management principles, monitoring the impact on the environment, and improving critical and economic thinking for a sustainable future. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Resource Management students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: 90 compulsory credits; 15 optional credits; and 30 elective credits at Level 5 or above. Knowledge and skills you will gain After successful completion of this qualification graduates will be able to: Articulate overarching resource management principles; Critically analyse challenges in resource use; Apply sustainable techniques to the management and harvesting of natural resources; Cooperate with stakeholders to find sustainable solutions to management problems; Produce, analyse and synthesise information that will contribute to well-informed practice; Evaluate resource management practices to create positive outcomes for business profitability and the communities in which those businesses operate, while protecting biodiversity, water and air quality; and Consider economic, ethical and environmental principles and concepts related to resource management. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. International applicants must have an overall International English language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5 or equivalent test level and issued within the last two years. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Take a holistic view of tourism organisations and examine the interface between tourism activity, the community and the environment. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim This graduate diploma provides students with a programme of study that will enable them to take a holistic view of tourism organisations and examine the interface between tourism activity, the community and the environment. This qualification enables students to develop the management skills and knowledge required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable tourism operation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: 120 credits at Level 5 or above; a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7; 75 compulsory credits; 15 credits from the Options List; and 30 elective credits. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: understand the nature of the tourism industry, the impacts of tourism on host communities and the sound management of tourism related businesses; think independently and critically with respect to the management of the tourism resource in both domestic and international contexts; understand essential management principles including marketing, planning and sustainability; manage a tourism-related business/organisation in a multicultural environment; produce, analyse and synthesise empirical data contributing to well-informed decision-making; and apply research techniques to real world situations, as part of their development into independent and effective problem solvers. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Middle manager position in a tourist organisation Self-employment as an operator of a tourist hotel, Motel or Attraction Marketing, Liaison or Environmental Research/Monitoring Role [-]

Graduate Diploma of Computing and Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

This graduate diploma provides up-to-date theoretical and applied knowledge to broaden your expertise in the computing industry. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim This graduate diploma provides up-to-date theoretical and applied knowledge to broaden students’ expertise in the computing industry by studying a specialist field that complements their current experience and/or qualifications. The specialist fields include: advanced hardware, computer systems design, computer networking, communications technology, networking, databases, programming, gaming and animation, multimedia, internet and web development, or embedded systems. Specialist fields in this programme Subjects and content covered includes: Advanced Systems, Analysis and Design, Business Communications, Computer Graphic Design, Communication for Technology, Database, Electronics, Embedded Systems, Graphical User Interface, Help Desk, Internet and Web Development, Information Management, Introduction to Multimedia, Programming Principles and Concepts, Microcontrollers, Management Systems, Mathematics for Computing and Technology, Network Administration, Rendering and Animation, Software Tools and Development, Strategic Management, Systems Design, Testing and Quality Assurance, Technical Writing, and Visual Communications. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma of Computing and Technology students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: all courses studied must be at Level 5 or above; a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7 or above; 30 compulsory credits; 45 credits from the options list, of which at least 30 credits must be at level 7; and 45 elective credits. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: build on their current underpinning knowledge and skills to apply technical and conceptual thinking in specialist computing and technology fields including: internet and web development, computer systems design, computer networking, communications technology, gaming and animation or embedded systems; demonstrate competency at analysing, solving, managing and taking responsibility for broadly-defined problems in specialist computing and technology fields including: internet and web development, computer systems design, computer networking, communications technology, gaming and animation and embedded systems; and undertake further learning and professional development. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Computer systems technician, database administrator, helpdesk operator, network systems and data communications analyst,programmer, systems administrator, systems analyst, website administrator, website developer, 3D shading artist, motion editor, rotoscoper [-]

Postgraduate Diploma

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Allows professionals in leadership roles to maintain currency and develop their discipline by ongoing professional development. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July, October Minimum IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim The Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Professional Studies programme will enable learners to further their knowledge and professional practice in their field of practice. Students will be able to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts that will complement their current experience and/or qualifications. This qualification enables professionals in leadership roles to maintain currency and develop their discipline by ongoing professional development. Specialist endorsements in this programme Mentoring and Leadership (Ārahitanga Whakapono) Adult Teaching (Whakaako Pakeke) Vulnerable Peoples (Whakaraerae) Infection Prevention and Control (Ārai Whakapokenga ) Award information Students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: 15 credits from compulsory course PROF.8001; and 105 credits from the relevant endorsement list. OR 15 credits from compulsory course PROF.8001; 90 credits from the relevant endorsement list; and 15 credits from another endorsement. Knowledge and skills you will gain Upon successful graduates will be able to: supervise and mentor others in their field of study; communicate effectively in an inter and intra cultural environment; work across interdisciplinary boundaries; critically evaluate existing research; use research to solve problems; and work as reflective practitioners. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations and the following criteria: Be able to access a relevant workplace Have a bachelor’s degree or graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a cognate subject; OR have the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Professional Studies with the relevant endorsement Completion of a post-secondary school diploma in a related discipline at NZQA level 7 or equivalent from a recognised tertiary provider Demonstration of at least two years relevant practical experience with at least two written references (employer and character) Every candidate shall be approved by the faculty dean In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, students who do not meet the academic and practical or professional experience requirements above may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying courses the dean may prescribe which must be completed either prior to course commencement or concurrently with their study. English language requirements Applicants without endorsements or with the Mentoring and Leadership or Adult Teaching endorsement: an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0, or equivalent test level; issued within the last two years Applicants with the Vulnerable Peoples, or Infection Prevention and Control endorsement: an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 with no band score lower than 7.0, or equivalent test level; issued within the last two years Career opportunities Education, social work, health, nursing, professional team or group leadership roles, tertiary lecturers, saff development and training officer, professional researcher [-]

Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

This qualification is designed for students seeking to advance scholarly research and practice-informed management. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim This qualification is designed for domestic and international students seeking to advance scholarly research and practice-informed management. It will build on previous undergraduate degree, graduate and post graduate studies and strengthen career aspirations within fields of management, business, information technology, health or hospitality. The advanced standard at which the graduate will operate includes the ability to articulate theory and practice within a management scope. Graduates will engage in independent study demonstrating an advanced level of knowledge, employing discourse analysis and critical enquiry in a relevant management context. Through integrated work-integrated practice and advancing theoretical knowledge the graduates will extend management capabilities to generate solutions to complex problems, particularly (but not exclusively) in the areas of business, health, hospitality, or information technology. Specialist endorsements in this programme Business, Health, Hospitality or Information Technology Award information Included qualifications Postgraduate Certificate in Management To achieve the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations and the following criteria: All applicants will be required to submit a 400-word statement about their professional goals and rationale for seeking entry into this programme. Applicants may be interviewed in person or via Skype to evaluate their suitability to enter the programme. All applicants must possess: a graduate diploma at NZQA Level 7 or equivalent; or an undergraduate degree or equivalent; or a bachelor's honours degree, or a postgraduate certificate, or the equivalent at Level 8. [-]

Certificate

New Zealand Certificate in English Language

Campus Full time March 2017 New Zealand Taupo Tokoroa Rotorua + 1 more

Certificates in English at Levels 1 to 5 are available for speakers of other languages to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for every day use and for further study in certificate, diploma and degree programmes. [+]

(Levels 1-5) Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology offers Certificates in English at Levels 1 to 5 for speakers of other languages to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for every day use and for further study in certificate, diploma and degree programmes. English Study Tour Programmes Group study tours are individually designed to suit each group. English language lessons focus on developing communication confidence in the subject area of the student’s choice, while the activities take advantage of the learning opportunities on and off campus, the beautiful natural landscape and the many tourism attractions of Rotorua. Group tour services include transport from Auckland, welcome party, homestays, arrangement of timetable and activities, tour guide, farewell party and graduation parchment. Teacher Training Groups These short courses are ideal for teachers of English and other staff from overseas institutions. The courses are customised to suit the group and to provide specialised teaching and experiences in their desired areas. Timing and length of courses can be arranged to suit. Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology - Rotorua Campus, is an oficial IELTS (International English Language Testing System) testing centre. IELTS tests provide proof of English competency for entry into mainstream qualifications throughout New Zealand. [-]

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Toi Ohomai – Rotorua Campus

Address Mokoia Drive
Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
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Address Windermere Drive
Tauranga 3112, New Zealand