Get a head start on your career with OSTC

Do you like the idea of learning by doing? Are you keen to gain real-world skills that will help you find employment?

At the Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC) we offer practical, career-focused learning for students in Years 11-13 who want to get a head start on life after school. You’ll develop hands-on skills and experience to help you prepare for further study, on-the-job training and employment.

OSTC has a campus in Dunedin and one in Cromwell. 

Study areas

Your programme will be one subject of your NCEA. You’ll spend one or two days a week at OSTC and the rest of the week at school as normal.


New programmes coming in 2021

Sports Turf (Level 2)

Uniformed Services (Level 2)

Horticulture (Level 2)

Agriculture (Level 2)


Nicola Hansen

Secondary Tertiary Liaison (Cromwell)