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 Dates TBA.
  • Apply anytime

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

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

  • Central Otago
  • One day (8.30am-5.00pm)
  • Starts 30 November 2021, 2022 dates TBA
  • 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 Dates TBA
  • 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 Dates TBA
  • 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 Contact donna.lyttle@op.ac.nz for future dates
  • 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 Supervision

  • Cromwell
  • One day (9.00am-3.00pm)
  • Starts Friday 12 November
  • 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.

Macaron Masterclass

  • Central Otago
  • Three classes (6.00pm-9.30pm)
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2022
  • Apply now

Anyone for macarons? This hands-on series of masterclasses gives you the rare chance to learn the art of making macarons under the expert guidance of Wanaka-based pastry chef, Clare Pennell (Wanaka Cakes). You'll cover all the basics and Clare will share her tips and secrets to produce a stunning range of classic French macarons - including a range of Christmas-themed macarons. And the best part...you can take everything you make during the workshop home with you!

Christmas/Celebration Cakes Masterclass

  • Central Otago
  • Three classes (9.00am-2.00pm)
  • Starts Mon 6, Tues 7 and Wed 8 December 2021
  • Apply now

Who doesn't like cake? During these classes, you'll design, bake and decorate the cake of your choice under the expert guidance of Wanaka-based pastry chef, Clare Pennell (Wanaka Cakes). Clare will help you design a single tier Christmas cake or celebration cake and take you through the baking process. Then you'll learn how to expertly cover and decorate it. And the best part...you can take everything you make during the workshop home with you!

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