Short courses and night classes


Learn new skills for enjoyment or employment! Whether you want to upskill and don’t have time for traditional tertiary study, or you just want to learn something new for fun, we offer a wide range of short courses and night classes.

TOP ^

ART

Ceramics night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Introduction to Ceramics night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Introduction to Jewellery night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Introduction to Life Drawing night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Introduction to Painting night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Jewellery night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Life Drawing night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Painting night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Printmaking morning class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Screenprinting night class

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Sculpture night class: Ceramics

  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

TOP ^

COMPUTING                                                                     See our full range of computing short courses >

Introduction to Computing

  • Mosgiel Community Learning Centre
  • One year, part-time*
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Want a free and easy way to gain computing skills? This course is ideal! Suitable for those with few or no computing skills, it can also be used as a refresher course for slightly more experienced users.

TOP ^

CONSTRUCTION

Dry stone walling short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Starts 24-25 September 2022, 12-13 November 2022
  • 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.

TOP ^

DESIGN

TOP ^

ENGINEERING

Engineering Maths Summer School

  • Dunedin
  • Four weeks (17 Jan - 11 Feb)
  • Level 3
  • Starts 17 January 2023
  • Apply anytime

Need to get your NCEA Level 2 maths so you can apply for our engineering diplomas? No problem. This new Engineering Maths short course has been developed to give you that chance. Successful completion will provide you with the Maths requirement you need to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

Introduction to MIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Starts 2 August 2022
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a MIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld the different types of welds.

Introduction to TIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Starts 1 August 2022
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a TIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld different materials.

WOF inspectors training course

  • Dunedin (A block)
  • Two and a half days
  • Starts 5 - 7 July 2022
  • Apply now

Are you a mechanic who wants to become a WOF inspector? This new course is designed to train staff to carry out the vehicle inspection process correctly and to gain a firm grasp of the inspection requirements. Participants will also learn how to navigate their way around the NZTA Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual (VIRM).

TOP ^

ENGLISH

English for groups

  • Dunedin
  • Duration varies, depending on your needs
  • Starts on flexible dates
  • Apply anytime

Experience New Zealand while learning English. We can develop special English language programmes for your school, team or organisation.

English Language Summer Semester

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Improve your English over the summer break! This is a great chance for you to improve your Academic English as part of your pathway into further study. Develop your skills in speaking, writing, reading, listening, grammar and academic writing.

TOP ^

HEALTH

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for New Zealand Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • Eight weeks full-time
  • Starts May, August and October
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Complete this theoretical and applied Certificate in Professional Practice for Registered Nurses and obtain a current Annual Practising Certificate. Acquire the most up-to-date skills and knowledge required to be part of a healthcare team in New Zealand.

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for Overseas Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • Eight weeks full-time
  • Starts May, August and October
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Ideal if you need a Competence Assessment Programme to obtain nursing registration in New Zealand. Gain the specific knowledge required to practice as part of a healthcare team in the New Zealand system with this Certificate in Professional Practice for Registered Nurses.

Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Starts 16-17 March, 6-7 July and 13-14 September 2022
  • Apply anytime

This two day workshop provides an environment in which you can explore the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications in a non-confrontational, collaborative process.

Occupational Therapy postgraduate courses

  • Online
  • One semester
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by January and July

These individual courses are available for both occupational therapists and non-occupational therapists and can be studied individually for professional development reasons. You will be awarded a Certificate in Proficiency upon successful completion or may choose to complete further courses towards a full postgraduate qualification.

Recertification and Registration Competence Programme for New Zealand Midwives and Overseas Midwives

  • Online
  • Flexible durations
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

We offer four courses, approved by the Midwifery Council, as part of the Registration Competence Programme for overseas midwives and Recertification Programme for New Zealand registered midwives.

TOP ^

HORTICULTURE

Basic Growsafe Certificate short course

  • Central Otago
  • One day, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Starts 29 April, 1 July, 30 September or 25 November
  • Apply anytime

This one-day course provides agrichemical users with the basic competencies in the safe use of agrichemicals in the workplace. The Basic Certificate is intended for those working under supervision. It is an entry level certificate suitable for those new to agrichemical use or those doing pre-employment training. The focus is on practical competence and there are no sector, specific endorsements.

Standard Growsafe Certificate short course

  • Central Otago
  • One day (9.00am to 5.00pm)
  • Starts 28 April, 26 May, 30 June, 28 July, 25 August, 29 September, 27 October or 24 November
  • Apply anytime

This one-day course recognises agrichemical users who are able to demonstrate a competence in the use of agrichemicals within a specific horticultural or viticultural sector. The Standard certificate is intended for those working independently with responsibility for a single site/property (PCBU) and may have responsibility for supervising/managing others. They are likely to be operating in a known set of circumstances, for example, one location, one crop and/or equipment type (or operating under the supervision of someone with an Advanced or RCA certificate).

TOP ^

HOSPITALITY

Barista skills short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts Monday 4th & Monday 11th April
  • 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.

Cake Masterclass

  • Central Otago
  • One class (6.00pm-9.30pm)
  • Starts 4 July 2022
  • 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!

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

  • Central Otago
  • One day per unit
  • Starts Saturday 2 April
  • Apply by 1 April

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.

Macaron Masterclass

  • Central Otago
  • One class (6.00pm-9.30pm)
  • Starts 13 June
  • 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!

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar

  • Dunedin
  • Two days (9.00am-3.00pm)
  • Starts Mon 4 and Tues 5 July 2022
  • Apply anytime

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

TOP ^

VETERINARY NURSING

Basic Equine Behaviour short course

  • Online
  • Three hours
  • Starts - available anytime
  • Apply now

Find out what your horse means when they "smile" and use other facial expressions. This course is aimed at horse owners, riders and people who work or volunteer with horses. It will cater for pony owners, parents, RDA volunteers, carers, trainees, students and people wanting to be able to recognise obvious and subtle displays of horse behaviour, including signs of pain.

Equine First Aid short course

  • Various locations (including Dunedin)
  • Three hours
  • Starts - flexible dates
  • Apply anytime

If you have a love of horses and would like to learn how to treat them in an emergency situation, the Equine First Aid course is for you. It is aimed at people who own, ride or work with horses, and caters for all levels and ages.

Introduction to Equine Emergency Rescue short course

  • Various locations (including Dunedin)
  • Three hours
  • Starts - flexible dates
  • Apply anytime

This course is suitable for veterinary professionals, horse owners and members of the emergency service. Participants in this introductory course will learn some valuable skills to help rescue horses from difficult or dangerous situations.