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.



Standard Growsafe short course

  • Central Otago
  • One day (9.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Starts Various dates during 2020
  • Apply anytime

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

Leadership and Relationship Management course

  • Online and in your workplace
  • 10 weeks
  • Starts 20 July 2020
  • Apply anytime

Wanting to take that next step in the horticulture industry? This course is from our New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture Production (Level 5) (Fruit Production). Over a 10-week period, you will learn about leadership and relationship management theories relevant to the fruit industry, how to develop relationships within a team environment using skills relevant to the fruit production industry and how to lead and manage teams in specified fruit production operations or roles.

Introduction to cherry growing short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts 14 & 15 November 2020
  • 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 Tuesday 3 November
  • 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 2020 Dates - 26 & 27 November
  • Apply anytime

Want to gain recognition of your barista skills? This two day course (held on two Thursdays) 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 to be confirmed for 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 All classes full - email andrea.mckenzie@op.ac.nz to be added to a wait list for 2021
  • 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.

Coffee-making short course

  • Central Otago
  • One day, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts 10 September
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn the art of coffee-making? This one day course will teach you how to make a great cup of coffee!

Patisserie short course

  • Central Otago
  • Five weeks (Thursdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm)
  • Starts Next dates TBC
  • 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 25 September 2020
  • 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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