Central Campus offers a wide range of short courses from compliance such as Growsafe to learning a new skill such as Patisserie or Dry Stone Walling.

To register your interest for our upcoming courses, call 0800 765 9276, send an email or apply on our online application form.  For further information on our short courses please contact Andrea.McKenzie@op.ac.nz 



Standard Growsafe short course

  • Central Otago
  • One day (9.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Starts 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 18 March, 15 April, 13 May, 17 June, 15 July, 12 Aug, 16 Sept, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec 2021
  • Apply anytime

Learn how to apply agrichemicals safely and accurately, according to the Agrichemical User Code of Practice NZS8409.

Introduction to Cherry Growing short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2021
  • Apply until start date

This weekend course is designed for those wanting to begin the development of a commercial cherry orchard. A great starting point for anyone wanting to invest or enter this exciting industry, it involves workshop sessions, discussions, field trips and hands-on advice from a cherry grower.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Central Otago)

  • Central Otago
  • One day (8.30am-5.00pm)
  • Starts 22 June, 21 Sep
  • Apply ten days before each start date

This course provides comprehensive training for people who are preparing for a Duty Manager position in a licensed premise and intend to apply for their Manager’s Certificate.

Barista skills short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts 2 and 9 September
  • Apply anytime

Want to gain recognition of your barista skills? This two day course offers you the chance to gain a comprehensive knowledge of barista skills.

Food Safety: Unit 167 (Practice food safety methods in a business under supervision)

  • Central Otago
  • One day per unit
  • Starts 23 Sept 2021
  • Apply anytime

Working with food? This unit standard is a legal requirement in some workplaces and is recommended for ALL people working, or preparing to work, in a food business. This course is also run as a STAR course for secondary school students.

Dry stone walling short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Starts TBC
  • Apply anytime

Drystone construction is as much an art as a science. Building a stone wall is a wonderfully creative and fulfilling experience and during this two day course you will build a free-standing wall.

Introduction to Viticulture short course

  • Central Otago
  • 2 days
  • Starts Dates TBC for 2021
  • Apply anytime

This short course is perfect for learning more about viticulture in New Zealand with a special focus on Central Otago. It's ideal if you have a personal interest in viticulture or if you're thinking about entering the industry as a career choice. You'll focus on topics like varieties and growing conditions, viticulture practices, winemaking and wine tasting, and go on a field trip to see practices in action.

Patisserie short course

  • Central Otago
  • Five days (Thursdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm)
  • Starts 10 June, Next dates TBA
  • Apply anytime

Have a passion for pastry? Learn the art of simple French pastries

Introduction to Supervision

  • Cromwell
  • One day (9.00am-4.00pm)
  • Starts 2021 Dates TBC
  • Apply now

This short course will introduce those new to a supervisory role with foundation skills for success as a supervisor. Content includes understanding personality types, guiding and managing work tasks, and conflict management skills.

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