Explore new and exciting opportunities and experiences in our spectacular landscape while improving your English.

Our New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) allows you to study fruit production, dairy farming or sheep and beef farming while learning English. We also offer a unique experience which allows you to earn while you learn. 

Level 2 Primary Industry Skills plus English Language

  • Central Otago (for international students only)
  • November-April (Fruit Production); May-December (Dairy, Sheep and Beef Farming)
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

This programme allows international students to improve their English language skills and get hands-on experience working in either fruit production, dairy farming, or sheep and beef farming. You will receive the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2).

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Come along to our plant sale and meet our Horticulture and Arboriculture students.

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Inaugural brewing scholarship recipients announced

Otago Polytechnic, in conjunction with Capable NZ and Otago Brew School, has announced the first two recipients of brewing scholarships.

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Midwifery Research & Innovation Seminar

This month's two speakers are Jean Patterson and Sally Baddock.

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Change of scene

Selma Campos discovered that even after her retirement, it was not too late to change her life, career and country.

An environmental lawyer in Brazil, Selma loved cooking and held a long-cherished desire to learn English elsewhere. A friend suggested New Zealand, and Selma enrolled in Central’s English Plus course, which had a Cookery option. Selma describes it as studying in a “natural paradise”.

“My experience was the best possible, the people are great, the course is very good, besides the opportunity to see the beautiful countryside. It was one of the best choices I made in life,” Selma says.

Language was a challenge – Selma could read English but struggled to understand it. However, Selma’s learning at Central progressed at her pace and she was grateful to her tutors and peers for their assistance. “Everyone was very helpful and very kind and supported me all the time in my difficulties.”