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2012

International Prospectus

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for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Welcome Kia ora tatou

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Dr. Alan Hampton - CEO

As Chief Executive of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, I invite you to study in the heart of one of New Zealand’s most beautiful and productive regions, the Bay of Plenty. We offer a unique and dynamic learning environment where you can realise your potential. At Bay of Plenty Polytechnic you can choose from a wide range of courses and certificate, diploma and degree pathways. Our courses and personalised support systems are developed with your success in mind. There’s truly something for everyone and for every stage of your career and personal journey. We invite you to touch, taste, see and feel the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic experience. Kia hora te marino Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana Kia tere te kärohirohi i mua i to huarahi May peace be widespread May the sea glisten like greenstone And may the shimmer of light guide us forward.

Dr. Alan Hampton Chief Executive

Meet our International Team Peter Grant, International Manager Amy Garner, International Admissions Coordinator Brett Muir, International Liaison Pam Simpson, International Pastoral Care Coordinator Abhishek Mehta, International Student Mentor

The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Experience Bay of Plenty Polytechnic – a leading public regional Institute of Technology owned and funded by the New Zealand government– promises a vibrant learning experience where you'll discover your strengths and potential through an active and stimulating environment.

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For more than 25 years, students from all over the world have been choosing Bay of Plenty Polytechnic to enhance their life experience and to study overseas. We welcome you to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, a place where you will build lifelong relationships with fellow students, passionate teaching staff and vital industry connections. Our promise to you – we will foster and nurture your talents, help you reach your potential on your journey of personal and professional discovery.

Contents New Zealand

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Plenty to enjoy - The Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City 3 Our Campuses

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Our Facilities

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Accommodation 6-7 Key Polytechnic Dates

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Understanding the NZ Education System

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English Language Learn English with Us Our Partnerships and Pathways Plenty to study

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Animal Care

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Architecture, Construction & Carpentry

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Automotive & Commercial Road Transport

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Business 15 Computing & Information Technology

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Creative 18

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Education & Social Services

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Electrical, Engineering & Welding

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Health & Beauty

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Marine Studies & Environmental Management

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Sport & Recreation

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Tourism, Travel & Hospitality

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Qualifications Overview 2012

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How to Apply

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Qualifications Equivalency

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Tertiary Jargon

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The Fine Print

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New Zealand 4

…a beautiful and unique country in the South Pacific, boasting spectacular landscapes, lush forests, sweeping coastlines and vast mountain chains. Thousands of international students choose to study in New Zealand, exploring new ideas in innovative programmes that will put them at the front of the world job markets of the future. New Zealand is comparable in size to Great Britain or Japan. However, with a population of just over four million, it is one of the world’s least crowded countries and renowned for its natural beauty.

As an independent nation with a stable economy and excellent health facilities, New Zealand enjoys a safe and open political environment. While studying in New Zealand you will enjoy a high standard of living. You will also find tuition and living costs compare favourably with other countries.

New Zealanders are friendly, welcoming and enjoy meeting people from other cultures. Mäori, New Zealand’s indigenous people, make up around 15 percent of the population. However, there are many different ethnic communities living in New Zealand, including European, Asians and Pacific Islanders. tauranga

auckland Hamilton

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Key Facts • Population: 4.4 million • Size: 267,710 sq km (same size as the UK)

wellington

• Climate: Sub-tropical • Currency: NZ dollar • Language: English

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Queenstown Dunedin

to enjoy...

New Zealand The Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City

The Bay of Plenty region on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island is considered to be one of the most beautiful coastal areas in the country. Its many kilometres of beautiful white sand beaches sit alongside native forests, lush farmland and fruit orchards. A warm sub-tropical climate and a wide range of recreation activities make the Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City one of the most popular holiday destinations in New Zealand. Tauranga’s got it all! A green city nestled right on the edge of a beautiful harbour, it is a mere two and a half hours by car or 20 minutes by plane from New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. Tauranga features a range of industries centred around one of the largest deep-water container ports in the country – it’s a thriving hub for agriculture, horticulture, forestry, kiwifruit and dairy industry exports. With a laid-back café lifestyle and plenty of excitement on offer, Tauranga is popular as both a tourist destination and as a place to live. Tauranga is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand and its economic growth offers you lots of opportunities for part-time and graduate employment.

Sport and recreation Whether you make a run up the “Mount” (Mauao) your daily activity, hit the all-terrain adventure parks or just want to relax at one of the many beaches or cafés, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice when you study, work and live in Tauranga.

Our harbour, rivers and beautiful beaches make Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty a magnet for people who enjoy water-based activities like canoeing, sailing, fishing, surfing and diving. There’s a full range of activities for sports enthusiasts, from sports clubs (e.g. touch rugby, netball, volleyball, soccer or rugby) to a number of parks, bush walks and treks in and around the Kaimai Ranges. Adventure tourism activities range from white water rafting to swimming with dolphins. Or you can spend your spare time exploring the region on weekends, including the nearby gold town Waihi, New Zealand’s “Kiwifruit Capital” Te Puke, geothermal and cultural attractions in Rotorua, and New Zealand’s most active volcano, White Island.

Art and culture The region features a vibrant, steadily growing art scene. Galleries exhibit the best of local and national talent. If you’re a music lover, you’ll have no difficulty finding what you’re looking for. Local bands, our own student bands

and national stars entertain crowds in pubs, clubs and outdoor venues many nights a week. The “Strand” area of downtown Tauranga and neighbouring Mount Maunganui are crowded with a range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, many offering al-fresco outdoor dining in the summer. As a film buff, you’ll be able to get your fill with independent movies, foreign films and the biggest blockbusters offered in three cinema complexes in and around the city. Some great events are happening in Tauranga every year: • The National Jazz Festival • The Tauranga Arts Festival • The Multicultural Festival • New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships • International Surfing Competitions • International Fishing Competition • International Capoeira Festival and Brazilian Carnival • Tauranga Moana Seafood Festival

Key Facts • Tauranga is the 5th largest and fastest growing city in New Zealand • 44% of New Zealand’s population lives within 200 kilometres of Tauranga • Warm climate with an average of 2,400 sunshine hours per year • Highest recorded temperature 33.7°C • Average high temperature 18.3°C If you want to find out more about what to see and do in Tauranga and the wider Bay of Plenty, visit www.bayofplentynz.com.

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Our Campuses 6

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has two campuses in Tauranga, a road transport training centre and a small regional facility. Our friendly campuses feature excellent facilities giving you everything you need to get the full educational experience.

Windermere Campus Our main campus is located on the southern side of the city, set in 24 hectares of trees and gardens and provides an energizing and fun place to study. Windermere Campus features modern lecture theatres complete with the latest video conferencing and presentation technologies, new state-of-the-art trades workshops, computer labs, laboratories, fashion and art studios, beauty, massage and hair salons, music recording suites, as well as our fantastic Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

Mount Maunganui (Mauao)

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Bongard Centre

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Bongard Centre

Tauranga City Centre

Bongard Centre is home to our business administration, business management, computing and legal studies programmes, featuring purpose-built lecture theatres, computer labs and administration facilities. With its own library, student support, health and international services as well as Student Worx and a roof-top café, you’ll never miss a thing at Bongard.

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Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Windermere Campus

Our Facilities Our passion for education and the wellbeing of our students is reflected in the first class range of services we provide to ensure you achieve your goals and get the most out of your student experience. Kahurangi Student Services at both campuses are here to assist you with academic advice ranging from essay writing, study skills and referencing, to maths, computing and more. Peer tutors, computer drop-in suites, reader/writer assistance and disability support are all readily available. Our International Student Support team is always on hand with 24-hour a day assistance. We can help you with applications, academic records, qualification equivalence, interviews and enrolments, accommodation and transport. Our Information Centres, located at both campuses, and the International Office at Windermere Campus can advise you and answer your enquiries about programme details, financial matters, Polytechnic facilities and liaise with other campus support services. We have two libraries providing you with a wide range of resource materials in both electronic and print format, books, databases, magazines, audio tapes, CD ROMs and Internet. We also offer an interloan service from other libraries. The IT Services team provides over 450 computers in 15+ computer suites on both campuses. When you become a student at the Polytechnic, you will receive a free Polytechnic email account, internet and wireless access and file storage.

Our online learning environment, BayLearn, is an integral part of many programmes making information and materials like readings or course notes available online when you need them. We ensure you get the most out of your time with our dedicated Student Worx team organising a range of fun activities, from ski trips and sporting challenges to pie-eating contests! Windermere and Bongard Campuses are both safe and attractive environments. Security teams are in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure your personal safety and the protection of your property. A health nurse is available during clinic times at Health Services, both at Windermere and Bongard, for free consultations offering comprehensive services – from giving up smoking to health education. Our awesome Aquatic and Fitness Centre features a purpose-built 25-metre heated pool and modern gym. Membership includes access to the pool, gym, fitness testing, fitness programmes, circuit training and helpful, friendly and experienced staff. Some classes and the pool are free every lunchtime for members, staff and all students. There are two excellent cafés at Windermere Campus, Rex’s Café in the Rex Williams Centre and Café X in the Student Learning Centre. The Bongard Centre has a student café on Level 5 with awesome views across the city and harbour.

Xu Huan (Happy) National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing, Level 5. New Zealand is the last pure land in the world. I want to be a vet nurse, working with animals. I got a working holiday visa and worked for nearly 10 months before my first semester. One reason for choosing Tauranga is to improve my English. There are not lots of Chinese students here, so I have to speak more English. I am enjoying the animal care programme. There are many different animals in our class. All my tutors are very nice, with many years experience working with animals.

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Accommodation Homestay

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Homestay is when a student lives with a New Zealand family in their home. This is a good environment to be immersed in the New Zealand culture. All homestay accommodation is assessed for suitability by the International Pastoral Care Coordinator. Applications for homestay accommodation should be made well in advance of arrival in Tauranga.

Other costs and general advice Students should budget for between NZ$150 – NZ$250 per week in addition to rent or homestay accommodation expenses. Expenses may vary depending on personal spending habits. Flatting is usually more expensive than homestay and you may need to budget carefully to meet all expenses.

Note: These are estimates only, actual costs will depend on your personal lifestyle. For some visa and permits, New Zealand Immigration require a set amount of money to be available for living purposes (excluding accommodation expenses). Full details are available on the New Zealand Immigration Service website at www.immigration.govt.nz.

Students choosing this option should be prepared for differences compared to living with their own family. Generally students will have their own room and most meals provided. Students may be expected to help with some of the household duties. There will also be house rules

to follow. For example, there may be limits on telephone use, computer use, or watching television. These types of rules vary between homestay families. We will match a family as closely as possible to what students require and what the family is looking for. For instance, if a student likes pets or vegetarian food, the Polytechnic will attempt to place this student with a similar family.

Costs of Homestay The cost of homestay accommodation in Tauranga is approximately NZ$220 $250 per week, inclusive of food, power and laundry, but exclusive of telephone, Internet and transport expenses.

Amit Ashok Kamble (AUPP Programme, India) Diploma Applied Computing Level 6 BSc Computer Science (University of Waikato pathway) I’m from Maharashtra in India and chose to go to AUPP in Nagpur because they have very computer focused courses. I would suggest to AUPP students to come here. BOPP is really good and the pathway that I am doing is with the University of Waikato, which has really good world rankings in Computer Science. Doing the diploma to degree pathway is a good opportunity, because in India we need to complete the degree, but the Level 6 diploma can also get you a good job here in New Zealand. I study at the Bongard Campus. Being an international student has been an awesome experience. All my teachers are good, frank and friendly, ready to help every time. It has been a good opportunity for me. Apart from being a student, I’m also tutoring other students in web development and C programming; helping them and sharing my knowledge. I have also developed websites for a number of local companies. I’m really enjoying living in Tauranga, it’s really beautiful. My home in Tauranga is really awesome. It’s me and other students, ten of us together. It’s like a big family. My most memorable experience has been the Student Ball last semester.

Flatting (Sharing a House) This is the leasing/renting of a house or apartment of your own or, more commonly, with other students. If you choose this option, you can request temporary accommodation for a few days until you find a flat or house to live in. Student Worx, local newspapers and real estate agencies publish lists of flats and houses available for rent. It is easier to look for housing after you arrive in Tauranga.

Bond (Key Money) A bond is an initial payment required for security by landlords when offering their premises for rental. Bonds are refunded at the end of your tenancy if accounts are paid in full and the flat or house is well maintained. Landlords can request a bond equivalent to 1-4 weeks rent. Extra fees that can be added to the bond payment include two weeks rent in advance or/and a real estate agent’s fee that is usually equivalent to one week’s rent. In New Zealand, the bond is not held by the landlord, but is deposited in trust with the New Zealand Tenancy Board.

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Furniture You should check whether the flat is fully furnished (e.g. with a bed, fridge, washing machine), semi-furnished or unfurnished. Most houses for rent in New Zealand are unfurnished, but there are plenty of ways to buy affordable, quality second-hand items. In most houses for rent you will need to provide your own bedroom furniture including bed, linen, chest of drawers, desk, etc.

Household Appliances Most houses for rent do not provide whiteware (fridge, washing machine, etc). You need to decide if you want to rent these items or if individual flat mates will provide them. There are many companies in Tauranga that lease whiteware at an affordable price.

Costs for Flatting The costs for flatting can range from approximately NZ$80 - $160 per week plus expenses such as food, power, water, telephone, Internet, etc.

Cost of Living Expenses Average Prices

NZ$ per item

Average Prices

NZ$ per week

Coke (can)

$2.70

Accommodation (without food)

$140 - $200

Milk (litre)

$2.00

Power/ Gas/ Water

$10 - $50

Bread (loaf)

$2.50

Transport

$30 - $70

Big Mac burger

$7.00

Food

$60 - $100

Cinema (student discount)

$14.00

Entertainment

$40 - $100

Petrol (litre) - fluctuates

$2.00

Cappuccino/Latte

$3.50 - $5.50

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Prices shown here were accurate at time of printing (2011).

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Key Polytechnic Dates 2012 January

Summer School commences

4 January

Auckland Anniversary

30 January

February

6 February

Waitangi Day

Semester 1 start

13 February

March April

Good Friday Public Holiday

6 April

Easter Monday Public Holiday

9 April

Easter Tuesday Public Holiday

10 April



9 April – 20 April

Polytechnic Holiday Break

ANZAC Day Public Holiday

25 April

May June

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

4 June

Open Day

June

Semester 1 end

22 June

Semester break

25 June – 13 July

July

16 July

Semester 2 start

August

13 January 2012

September October

Polytechnic Holiday Break

Foundation and Diploma Short Courses start

Labour Day Public Holiday

1 October – 12 October 3 October 22 October

November Semester 2 end

23 November

December

Week of 10 December

Graduation Week

Application deadline for Semester One 2012

8 June 2012 Application deadline for Semester Two 2012

Understanding the NZ Education System

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Each programme offered by education institutions in New Zealand is classified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) at a level between 1 and 10. A higher level indicates a more complex and demanding programme and higher entry requirements. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate diplomas ranging from Level 1 to 7. Many programmes are designed to pathway into a higher level to help you reach your goals.

Level 10 Level 9 Masters Degree

Level 8 Level 7

Levels 5 to 6 Diplomas

Levels 1 to 4 Certificates

Bachelor Degree 3- 4 years

1 - 2 years

Graduate Certificate

IELTS 6.0

1 year

12 weeks to 1 year

Graduate Diploma

IELTS 5.5

1 year

PhD

Post Graduate Diploma 1 year

IELTS 6.0-7.0

High School Polytechnic and Institute of Technology Universities

Abhishek Mehta (New Delhi, India) Graduate Diploma Computing, Level 7 I attended an education fair in India and met with BOPP staff who helped me finalise a course of study. I came with a BSc degree from India and opted to do the Graduate Diploma at BOPP as I’ve been studying computers since high school and wanted more IT knowledge. Tauranga is a very centrally located city with good work options. Being an international student at BOPP has been a good experience. The environment for support and the teaching staff are very strong. Staff are very patient with international students, giving us their complete time. The tutors and the good friends I have made are like a family. We are a good group and enjoy ourselves. I now have the role of International Student Mentor. International students know me and I know them personally and if they have any issues they can talk to me. BOPP also has a platform on which I was able to present my CV to companies. I am now working part-time in the IT sales department at Harvey Norman (a large home furnishings store) while I am studying. My most memorable experience was celebrating the Indian Divali festival of light ”Kiwi-style.” It was encouraged by the International office and the IT department. It was a good celebration, a really religious festival with food, music and dancing. Everyone came, everyone enjoyed it, even the tutors. It was a beautiful experience for me. I am enjoying living in Tauranga very much. It’s a beautiful place to study. I especially love the beach, and nearby Mount Maunganui. Tauranga is also one of the warmest cities in New Zealand.

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We welcome applications from students with English as a second language. English is the most common language spoken in New Zealand, one of the two official languages (Te Reo Maori is the other); therefore, English language proficiency is required entry criteria for all programmes at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Different level programmes require different levels of English language proficiency. If you want to enrol in a programme at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and:

English is your native language,

you need to present official transcripts of your last year of high school study completed in your home country.

You are not a native speaker of English, but you are proficient in English language,

you need to submit your IELTS or TOEFL results with your application to prove your English language proficiency.

You are not a native speaker of English and you haven’t yet sat English language proficiency exams such as IE LTS or TOEFL

you will be required to either: sit IELTS or TOEFL OR come and improve your prior to your arrival English language in in NZ and submit Tauranga by studying your results English prior to applying for along with your your programme of choice application. at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Students who need to improve their English skills before beginning their programme of study are can enrol in the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Certificate of Foundation of Foundation Studies (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

Learn English with Us Certificate in Foundation Studies (ESOL) Level 2, 3 & 4 Half year, full-time Monthly NZ$9,200 Windermere Campus The aim of this programme is to provide you with an opportunity to increase your literacy, language and numeracy competence so that you can achieve your goals and support your application into the programme of your choice. You’ll take a range of courses focusing on reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, problem solving, numeracy skills and communication technology. The programme also includes field trips and you might spend some time in mainstream and vocational class rooms. In some cases you may be able to complete mainstream assessments and earn credits towards certain qualifications. The programme is available at three levels; you will participate in orientation and placement tests to identify the most suitable level of study. Level 2 Pre-Intermediate English (ESOL), 8 courses Level 3 Intermediate English 1 (ESOL), 8 courses and a special topic as an option Level 4 Advanced English 1 (ESOL), 8 courses and a special topic as an option

Entry Level 2 IELTS overall score of 4.0 Level 3 IELTS overall score of 5.0 Level 4 IELTS overall score of 5.5 Applicants participate in orientation and placement tests to identify the most suitable level of study. This involves assessments of literacy, numeracy and study skills; selfidentification of strengths, weaknesses and study readiness, as well as an interview with a course advisor.

Pathways into Mainstream Programmes Level 2 Pre-Intermediate English (ESOL) – you may choose to enrol in programmes at Level 3-4 Level 3 Intermediate English 1 (ESOL) – you may choose to enrol in programmes at Level 4-5 Level 4 Advanced English 1 (ESOL) – you may choose to enrol in programmes at Level 6-7

Alex Huber (Brugg, Switzerland) Diploma in Applied Computing Level 5 I’m just here for a year, with the whole family. As a family project we wanted to go abroad for a year to an English speaking country where we all learn English. I've been teaching for a while and I'd like to do something else, then get a new job when I get home, so I am studying computing and IT at BOPP. My wife is studying as well. When we chose to come to BOPP we looked for somewhere where our kids could go to school, where I could study computing and that had nice weather. We love outdoor activities, so Tauranga was where we ended up. We love the location, the ocean and the beach. It’s great. The course at BOPP is good. I like the infrastructure and the reception by the locals was very nice.

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Our Partnerships 14

…with the University of Waikato and Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi To increase your tertiary education opportunities in the Bay of Plenty region, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and the University of Waikato work together and share facilities at Windermere Campus and Bongard Centre. In 2010, Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi joined the partnership. Through this partnership you can take advantage of certificate, diploma and degree programmes.

…with our other Partners We have strategic partnerships with industry and other tertiary institutions to provide important pathways and opportunities for our students. Our partners include Auckland University of Technology (AUT ), AUPP (India), Otago Polytechnic, Te Whakatipuranga - Tauranga’s School for Young Parents, Unitec, Vancouver Island University (Canada) and VIA University College (Horsens, Denmark).

Our Pathways One of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s unique features is our ability to offer degree pathways that allow you to gain one or more work-ready certificates or diplomas at the same time as completing a university degree – all without leaving the Polytechnic campus. Students find our diploma qualifications to be hands-on and practical with a workplace focus to help you find the right employment. The bachelor qualifications the Polytechnic offers ensure you gain a valuable degree qualification, conferred by one of New Zealand’s top universities. With appropriate degree planning, it may be possible to gain further certificates and diplomas during the course of your study - the financial savings may be substantial. Studying a degree pathway at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic may incur significantly lower overall costs than studying for the same degree at a university.

From Diploma to Degree in Tauranga Our Diploma to Degree pathways provide you with multiple qualifications and the best of both worlds! Without adding any time to your study, you will gain both a vocational diploma and hands-on skills valued by employers and the academic credibility of a highly respected university degree – all on campus here in Tauranga! This is what’s on offer in 2012:

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

University of Waikato

2 years

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

2 years

New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6

2 years

Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial (BBA (Fin))

1 year

1 year

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

2 years



1 ½ years

Bachelor of Tourism (BTour)

1 ½ years

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing

1 year



2 years Diplomas in Applied Computing Level 5 and 6

2 years Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6 (Pending approval)

1 year

Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6 Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6

1 year

2 years 2 years

Bachelor of Science (Pending approval)

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

AUT University

Diploma in Sport & Recreation Level 6

Bachelor in Sport & Recreation

2 years

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic

Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

2 years

1 year

1 year

to study... Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers over 100 different programmes in areas as diverse as graphic design, fashion, social services, business, computing, marine and environment, carpentry, electrical and mechanical engineering and many more. Our prospectus can help you find out more about what’s on offer for you. For programme start dates, fees and entry requirements, please see pages 25 - 29, or download a brochure from our website at www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/ brochure. Please note that the papers and courses listed are accurate for 2011, some changes may occur; see the brochure for up-to-date listings for 2012.

Foundation Courses Diploma Short Courses To help you get started, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers short courses that count towards a two-year diploma programme. Choose one from the following courses starting on 3 October 2011: • Academic Skills for Business Studies (credit towards the New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6) • Professional Skills (credit towards the Diploma in Applied Computing Level 5) • Computing Software (credit towards the Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6) • Technical Literacy (credit towards the New Zealand Diplomas in Engineering Level 6) • Coastal Botany (credit towards the Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6)

Foundation Course of Study This foundation course of study will prepare you for tertiary study in New Zealand and give you the skills, confidence and experience to study at certificate, diploma or degree level. You will learn about academic writing, maths and computing. These courses run parallel with the diploma short courses starting on 3 October 2011.

Animal Care National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 Do you want to work with animals or train for an animal-related career? Our full-time programme will boost your chances of employment. This programme includes courses in animal ethics, anatomy, physiology, breeding, animal nursing, first aid for cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs and a range of other animal related learning. Graduates may apply to enter the Certificate in Animal Handling Level 3 or apply for the National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5.

Certificate in Animal Handling Level 3 In this programme you’ll be involved in the care and management of birds, fish, reptiles, rural animals and horses. You’ll also have the opportunity to take courses in conservation and environmental issues as they relate to animal care. With work experience, you’ll be able to get a job in a wide range of animal related industries, including stud farms, the equine industry, zoos, boarding kennels, farming or rural veterinary clinics.

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5 Get yourself industry ready to start your career as a vet nurse. Gain the skills you need in animal husbandry, animal handling, veterinary nursing including veterinary surgical assistance, nursing hospitalised animals, radiography, sample collections, ethics, veterinary reception, administration, retail, first aid and communication.

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Architecture, Construction & Carpentry National Diploma in Architectural Technology Level 6

National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6

This programme suits you if you are creative and like working with people to create their dream home or building. You’ll gain skills and knowledge on how to produce contract architectural drawings and act as an architectural technician on small and medium scale building projects. You’ll be using Mutoh Track drawing machines and industryleading CAD technology and facilities.

Get your construction career established with this theory-based programme. You will take courses in identifying construction site procedures, site management, construction methodologies, health and safety planning, quality assurance and client communication. On completion of this Diploma you’ll be able to act as a Construction Management Technician and, with additional experience in the industry, take control of small, medium and large building projects.

Year one and two courses • Construction Elements • Communication Skills • Building Law and Environment • Design and Preparation • Small Buildings • Contract Administration • Design Principles • Construction Methodology • Medium Buildings • Large Buildings • Work Experience

National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6 Are you good with details? Like working with numbers? Dedicated to seeing projects through to the end? This National Diploma provides you with the skills and knowledge to develop your career in quantity surveying. Through our courses you’ll gain a solid understanding of preparing schedules of quantities for labour and materials, preparing tender documents and feasibility studies, controlling costs and administrating construction finances. Year one and two courses • Construction Elements • Written Communication • Building Law and Environment • Estimation • Introduction to Quantity Surveying • Contract Administration • Quantity Surveying • Construction Methodology • Advanced Estimation • Communication • Work Experience

Year one and two courses • Construction Elements • Written Communication • Building Law and Environment • Estimation • Introduction to Quantity Surveying • Contract Administration • Planning • Construction Methodology • Site Management • Communication • Work Experience

Certificate in Carpentry Level 3 You’ll learn building terminology, safety and first aid, the use and maintenance of tools and aspects of residential and light commercial building techniques while building a two or three bedroom house. You’ll gain the majority of the theory courses towards the National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 and turn your work experience into an apprenticeship to complete your trades qualification.

Automotive & Commercial Road Transport National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle Strand Kick-start your career in the automotive industry and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work at a repair technician level. You will work with modern vehicle technologies, carrying out all types of service and repairs on light vehicles in our specialist automotive workshops with minimal supervision. If you are passionate about modern automotive technologies, are good at problem solving and willing to learn, then this is the programme for you.

Business National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 2

New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) Level 6

With this certificate you can enter the workforce as an office junior or junior receptionist, or continue your studies at a higher level. You will learn a broad range of skills to contribute positively to business groups or teams and take courses in business administration services, business information and audio information processing, as well as computing, communication, customer service and employment skills.

The NZDipBus provides you with a wide range of business skills and knowledge. After six compulsory courses, you can choose to specialise in either accounting, management, marketing or tourism. The NZDipBus incorporates the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Diploma in Business and the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Diploma in Management.

National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 3 Increase your competence in business administration by gaining specialist knowledge and business administration skills at an intermediate level to meet the needs of employers. Through a range of courses, you’ll develop your skills in computer applications, business information processing, business administration services, communication skills, computerised accounting and desktop presentations.

New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Certificate in Management If you want to start a business management career and gain new skills or if you want to update your existing skills to go for that promotion, then this is the programme for you. This flexible, nationally recognised programme will provide you with solid management, marketing, communication and human resource knowledge and you can choose to delve into courses in accounting, finance, decision making, law or computing.

New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Certificate in Small Business Management Are you an entrepreneurial spirit? This qualification is specifically designed for people working in or planning to start a small business. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to assist you in the setting up, management and expansion of a small business, through courses in business concepts, business performance, risk minimisation and staff management.

You must complete six of the following papers: • Accounting Principles • Introduction to Commercial Law • The Economic Environment • Organisation and Management • Fundamentals of Marketing • Business Computing • Business Communication You must complete another six papers of your choice, ranging from Principles of Tourism, Touring Places, Placing Tourism, The Law of Business Entities, Leadership and Strategic Planning for Small Business, to Human Resource Management, Employment Relations, Marketing Research, Buyer Behaviour and Communication Strategies, and Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance. Required papers for the Accounting specialisation: • Accounting Principles • Accounting Practices • Introduction to Commercial Law • The Economic Environment • Organisation and Management • Business Computing • Business Communication • Financial Accounting • Management Accounting Plus two of: • Business Finance • Internal Auditing • Taxation • Plus one optional paper

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Graduate Certificate in Immigration Advice Level 7

This specialist qualification is required to apply for a licence to practise as a New Zealand Immigration Adviser and will cover and assess the immigration adviser competency standards and code of conduct. The courses will also be of value to people working in travel agencies and international education, as well as those who do not need an immigration advice licence. You will learn about immigration law and the immigration advisers licensing scheme. Preparing and administering applications for all types of visas and appeals.

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato The BMS stands out due to its unique focus on management and practical experience. You’ll not only learn what makes a business tick but also what makes a manager great. You can customise your degree by choosing one of the four majors offered in Tauranga, accounting, marketing, finance or tourism. Completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business with a B grade average may provide you with 14 papers toward the 26 required for the BMS.

Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial (BBA (Fin)) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato This professionally recognised programme offers an alternative business degree if numbers and their meaning are your game. You’ll gain a sound understanding of accounting, finance and economics, and in Tauranga, you can choose either accounting or finance as your major. Completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business with a B grade average will give you up to ten papers towards the 20 required for the BBA (Fin).

Certificate in Computing Level 3 This programme gives you the chance to start a career in computing or progress to higher level qualifications. Courses include fundamental computer, business and study skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, hardware, software and networks, data management and programming.

Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL5) Level 5 Want to work as a junior multimedia or web developer, junior software programmer, retail salesperson, computer network or hardware administrator? This diploma will get you on your way. The courses will provide you with a working knowledge of the IT needs of small to medium enterprises. You can credit certain papers to the first year of the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science (BSc). Core courses:

Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato The Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) develops a constructive and critical understanding of tourism based on practical industry orientated research. You’ll take courses on the structure of tourism organisations, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism, future developments and effective management. Completing relevant New Zealand Diploma in Business courses with a B grade average will credit to the BTour.

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato The Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) looks at how people and society interact and change. You’ll gain knowledge of human behaviour, social science methodology, as well as critical analysis and communication skills. If you want to work with and are enthusiastic about people, policy, planning or research, this programme is for you. Completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business with a B grade average may gain you up to nine of the required 20 papers for the BSocSc.

• Introductory Programming • Professional Skills • IT Infrastructure • Software Packages Optional courses (choose four) • Introduction to Statistical Methods • Introductory Multimedia • Introduction to Electronics • Behavioural Science • Information Systems in Business • Programming II (leading to Sun Certification) • Multimedia & Web Development • IT Essentials and Networking (leading to Cisco Comp TIA A+)

Business Pathways Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

University of Waikato

2 years

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

2 years

New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6

2 years

Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial (BBA (Fin))

1 year

1 year

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc)

2 years



1 ½ years

Bachelor of Tourism (BTour)

1 ½ years



With appropriate degree planning it may be possible to gain the NZIM Certificate in Management while studying for your NZ Diploma of Business or Bachelor degree.

Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL6) Level 6

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing

Take the next step towards a career as an intermediate IT professional, with opportunities ranging from software programming and web development to network administration. Certain papers can be credited to the second year of the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science (BSc). To complete the qualification you need 120 credits.

Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato

20 Credit courses • GUI Programming • Internet and Web Development • Business Systems • Database Practice and Experience • Business Management (choose from NZDipBus courses Human Resource Management or Applied Management) • Hardware and Operating Systems • Help Desk • User Interface Design • Data Communications – Services • Project Management and QA (leading to CompTIA Project +) • Webmaster Technical • Mathematics and Statistics 15 Credit courses • Network Fundamentals • Routing Protocols and Concepts • LAN Switching & Wireless • Accessing the WAN These four courses will prepare you to take the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) exam.

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If you have completed both the Level 5 and 6 Applied Computing Diplomas, you’ll be able to enrol with the University of Waikato in Tauranga for one further year to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing. You’ll take courses on software systems, web application development, how people and computers interact and how to ensure systems work well and are easy to use. Throughout the degree you’ll continuously put into practice what you learn, through hands-on, practical projects.

Graduate Diploma in Computing Level 7 Delivered in partnership with Unitec This qualification provides solid technical and theoretical knowledge and practical skills to succeed in computing and IT. The programme is comprised of seven papers from the Bachelor of Computing Systems Degree (BCS) (at least four at Level 7) and is open to people with a non-computing degree or for IT professionals with no formal qualifications.

Napinderjit Kaur (Jalandhar, Punjab, India) Diploma of Applied Computing, Level 6. (pathway to BSc Computer Science) This is my second year at the Bay of Plenty Polytech. I don’t feel like an international student any more. This year I complete my Level 6 Diploma of Applied Computing and next year go into the Level 7 Bachelor degree. I chose the pathway course because the degree has a benefit for me. I especially enjoy web designing. I remember one presentation I really enjoyed doing, about website design. Everyone in my group were New Zealand students. They were really helpful with me. I was very nervous but got 94%! I recommend BOPP for IT, as the programme is really good. I know the teachers in all my classes, they are really friendly and I like them.

Computing & IT Pathways Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

University of Waikato

Diplomas in Applied Computing Level 5 and 6 2 years

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science (specialisation in Applied Computing)

1 year

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Aka Rakai Toi – Diploma in Art Level 6

Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6

Certificate in Computer Graphic Design Level 4

The diploma inspires an exploration of personal identity and unique cultural heritage and how these inform artistic expressions. Our tutors are renowned practicing artists who will help you gain technical and theoretical skills. Learn to market your art, understand forums for exhibition and sale, and develop your own art business or career. Whether you are well on your way to developing your artistic talent or just getting started, these courses are sure to inspire your creativity and develop your potential as an artist.

Join our award winning fashion design team to unleash your creative potential. From initial concept to finished garment, you’ll take courses in design theory, pattern making, textiles, garment construction and styling, and then take it all to the catwalk. Our students are regularly seen on winners' podiums around New Zealand including Pasfika and World of Wearable Art, as well as launching successful labels or going on to work for famous New Zealand designers such as Moochi, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester and more!

If you have an eye for design, colour and composition, and relish the idea of working in a fast-paced environment, a career as a graphic designer could be for you. You’ll learn creative and technical design skills on the Mac platform from tutors experienced in illustration, print, press, multimedia and web. The programme teaches courses in software applications, design research, visual and conceptual design, design and studio practice, web design and you’ll get work experience as well.

Year one and two courses • Studio Practice 1 (including painting, drawing, sculpture, digital photography, printmaking) • Culture and Practice in Aotearoa (New Zealand) • History, Culture, Context • Studio Practice 2 • Business Skills for the Creative Industries • Contextual Studies

Certificate in Fashion Studies (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3 Turn your love of fashion or sewing expertise into a hands-on career. This six month programme will appeal to people wanting to work in the fashion industry as a contract sewer, dressmaker or in other areas such as soft furnishing manufacturing. In our courses, you’ll learn industrial sewing techniques, garment construction and pattern making and production processes.

Year one and two courses • History, Culture 1 and 2 • Design Development 1 and 2 • Pattern Making 1 and 2 • Garment Construction 1 and 2 • Fashion Studio 1 and 2 • Materials, Textiles, Print • Body of Work • Apparel Practice (Work Placement) Electives (30 credits) • History, Culture, Context 3 (30 credits) (required to continue on the Bachelor of Design (Fashion)) • Interdisciplinary Studies (15 credits) • Business Skills for Creative Industries (15 credits)

Bachelor in Design (Fashion) Delivered in partnership with Otago Polytechnic There’s no need to leave Tauranga to get your degree! Cross credit the Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 into Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) and complete just one more year of study to gain your degree. You’ll take courses in strategic design, an interdisciplinary studio and two fashion studios to develop professional level design and technical production skills.

Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6 Combine state of the art technology with your creativity to become a graphic designer. Graduates will be able to apply fundamental graphic design knowledge and skills required for employment in the industry or in preparation for further related study. You’ll gain skills and confidence in web design, art and design theory, and take courses in interdisciplinary studies, graphic design studies illustration, history/culture/context, photography, and multimedia. Year one and two courses • Graphic Design Studies 1, 2 and 3 • History, Culture, Context 1, 2 and 3 • Computing Software • Illustration 1 and 2 • Web Design 1 and 2 • Introduction to Programming (Degree Elective) • Business Skills for Creative Industries (Diploma Elective) • Photography • Introduction to Multimedia (Degree Elective) • Design Practice (Diploma Elective)

Creative Pathways Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic

Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

2 years

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

1 year

University of Waikato

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD) Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6 2 years (Pending approval)

1 year

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Tioriori – Certificate in Music Production and Performance Level 5 Your first step in fine tuning your musical talent starts here. On completion of this one year full-time certificate, you’ll start to grow as a performing artist by developing the theory, knowledge and practical skills for working with live sound. You’ll complete instrumental and performance courses and have the opportunity to develop these into your own performance style within a positive and supportive team environment.

Te Kamakama – Diploma in Music Production and Performance Level 6 Take your musical talent and performance skills to the next level. Gain the confidence to express your creativity through advanced practical knowledge of music production and performance using the latest technology and effectively promote your music with an understanding of the music industry. Learn and practise song composition, music production and promotion. Take courses in performance studies, visual media production, studio production, the history, culture and context of music, and gain the business skills to manage a small business. Year one and two courses • Music Production and Studio Production • Composition Portfolio • Global Music Promotion • Visual Media Production • History, Culture and Context of Music • Performance Studies 2 • Business Skills for the Creative Industries

Education & Social Services Certificate in Teacher Aide Practice Level 4 If you have the drive and passion to help children succeed, this half year programme is for you. Teacher aides support children’s learning at primary, intermediate and secondary schools. They assist teachers in a classroom by working with students on a one-on-one basis or in groups. Training with us as a teacher aide will equip you with the academic and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this role. You take courses for two days a week and gain experience by working (paid or voluntary) as a teacher aide.

National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 3 Start towards further study in early childhood education with this Level 3 programme. You’ll gain the basic skills and knowledge involved in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children within the sociocultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand. You will also take courses in early childhood education theory and practice, family/whänau, community and society, professional practice, food technology and nutrition.

National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 5 Working with preschool children is hugely rewarding, particularly in a professional environment where you are trained to have a positive impact on children’s physical, social, cultural and educational development. This programme provides a qualification for you to begin a career in early childhood education and will support any application for higher level study. You will gain skills and knowledge of working with children, children’s health and wellbeing, and take courses in child development, family/Whanau, community and society, and professional practice.

Kahikatea – Certificate in Social Service Studies Level 4 Social and community workers are passionate about making a difference. They work with individuals and families, Whanau, community groups and schools to help them function the best they can. This programme is a beginning step on the pathway towards professional training for working in the social services industry. It includes personal and professional development courses, social service work and social service delivery.

Certificate in Radio Broadcasting Level 4 You heard it on the radio. Whether you’re interested in announcing, sales and promotions, creative direction, broadcast news or programming, this programme will have you covered. You’ll learn a wide range of skills utilised within the industry, using industry standard technical equipment. Take all the knowledge acquired in your courses and apply it to running our very own live student radio station SUB 88.3 and 107.7 FM www.subfm.co.nz. for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2

Certificate in Welding Level 3

Get your career in the electrical and electronics industry started today. You’ll gain knowledge and skills to work safely in the electrical field, basic practical and theory knowledge in electrical and electronics, as well as basic first aid skills. The programme also includes courses in communication and employment rights.

This is your ticket to employment as a welder or apprentice in production welding, transport engineering or in the manufacturing sector for the construction industry. You’ll learn to weld different grades and thicknesses of steel with MMAW (Arc) and GMAW (Mig), and aluminium and stainless steel with GTAW (Tig) process. You will also complete engineering measurement, drawing interpretation, workplace safety, first aid and thermal cutting process courses. You’ll have the opportunity to sit your AS/NZS2980 Welding Ticket.

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3 This is the qualification you need to gain employment as an apprentice electrician and work towards full electrical registration. You’ll complete electrical theory, appliance maintenance, electrical supply systems, installing electrical systems, safe practices and legislation, motor theory and practice courses, working in our fully equipped laboratories. You'll also gain work experience in the field.

National Certificate in Electronic Engineering Level 3 Gain employment in electronics businesses as an apprentice technician working on domestic, commercial and industrial electronic equipment. You’ll get practical experience and take courses in electrical and electronics technology, electronic devices and circuits, communication and customer relations, enabling you to participate productively and safely in the work place under supervision.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Level 6 (Electrical and Mechanical disciplines) This diploma provides you with the skills and knowledge required for a career in the electrical and mechanical engineering fields. Graduates of engineering diplomas enter careers in industries as diverse as aerospace, defence, power generation and energy, as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, taking roles at senior technical or supervisory level. You’ll gain a broad knowledge base in engineering fundamentals, technical literacy and mathematics, then follow the pathways to mechanical, electronics or power engineering specialisations. Core courses in year one • Engineering Fundamentals • Engineering Mathematics 1 • Technical Literacy

Certificate in Engineering Level 3 This programme has a strong practical focus, using industry standard equipment in our modern workshops and will help you learn a wide range of engineering practical skills and theoretical knowledge, required within the Mechanical Engineering and Heavy Fabrication industries. You’ll take courses in safe work practices, engineering drawing, machining, welding and basic fabrication processes. You’ll also be able to apply your skills during work experience and prove yourself to gain an apprenticeship in the engineering industries to complete your trade qualification.

Electrical • Electrical and Electronic Principles 1 • Electrical and Electronic Applications • Computer Programming • Electrical and Electronic Principles 2 Mechanical • Engineering Practice • Material Properties • Mechanics • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer • Engineering CAD Further electrical courses include microcontrollers, electronics, electrical machines, power engineering, generation and sustainable energy, and management. Further mechanical courses include fluid mechanics, manufacturing processes, electrical fundamentals and management. New courses in metallurgy are being developed for 2012.

Balraj Singh (Amritsar, Punjab, India) New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 6 Life is really very good. I like the BOPP engineering facilities. The emphasis is on practical knowledge and we use a lot of equipment. The teachers are very helpful and understanding.

Health & Beauty National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3

Certificate in Health Care Assistance Level 4

You know you love the beauty industry, but you’re still unsure which career path you should take. This introductory programme will give you a taste of a range of cosmetic services, including courses in hair care, facials, make-up applications, nailcare, fragrance and men’s and women’s toiletries, customer service and sales, as well as health and safety.

There is increasing demand for health care professionals in hospitals, rest homes and home support providers in New Zealand. This programme will give you the skills and confidence to work at an assistant level within a range of community and health care occupations. You attend class two days a week and gain experience in the industry by working (paid or voluntary) as a health care assistant. Programme content includes courses in cultural awareness, professional practice, working with older people and people with disabilities, anatomy and physiology, community health and first aid.

Certificate in Beautician & Cosmetology Level 4 Beauty is more than skin deep! Learn from our local and internationally trained tutors and gain real-life experience in our Atrium beauty clinic. You’ll gain skills in beauty and cosmetic services and facial therapy. In your courses you’ll learn the art of manicure, pedicure and hair removal, as well as the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. You’ll also develop the business, computing, health and safety and communications skills needed to succeed in the beauty industry.

Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Body Therapy & Electrology) Level 5 Develop your skills further to become a qualified beauty therapist. You’ll receive advanced training in electrology and body therapy. You will also have the opportunity to gain the prestigious internationally recognised Cidesco Diploma, which is highly sought after by employers within the beauty industry. The programme also covers courses in advanced anatomy and physiology, electrology, figure analysis and Swedish body massage.

Certificate in Introductory Hairdressing Level 2 Aspiring hairdressers start here! Our passionate team of tutors will introduce you to the ever changing world of hairdressing. This programme will equip you with introductory skills in hairstyling and colour services. Learn the technical aspects of hairdressing in shampooing and trichology courses. It also covers health, safety and customer care and service skills. On completion, you will have the confidence and skills to pursue further study in hairdressing.

Certificate in Hair Design Level 3 You’ve had a taste of what’s involved in becoming a successful hairdresser. This programme builds on the courses, skills and knowledge gained in the introductory certificate. You will complete unit standards towards national qualifications. You will be able to carry out basic long and short hair styling techniques and apply colour, using a variety of techniques to industry requirements. This programme will put your skills and knowledge into practice with regular time spent in the Atrium Hair Design training salon.

Certificate in Retail Pharmacy Assistant Level 3 This comprehensive programme will give you the knowledge and skills needed to respond to customer health and beauty needs and is highly regarded by the retail pharmacy industry. You’ll gain skills in customer service, retail and merchandising, stock maintenance, legislation, safety and hazardous goods, customer advice on a range of topics, minor injuries, and first aid courses. Our programme incorporates the National Certificate in Pharmacy (Assistant) Level 3.

National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) Level 4 Are you interested in a career that can make a real difference to people’s lives? This programme prepares you to work in a variety of roles within the mental health care sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll develop knowledge and skills to further your understanding of the support roles in the mental health sector, including courses in professional practice skills, mental illness recovery, the social, cultural and political framework, and relationship building. Study requirements combine work experience, a key component of the programme, with weekly class attendance.

Certificate in Relaxation Massage Level 4 The therapeutic benefits of massage are now fully recognised within mainstream medicine. Turn your interest in this ancient, natural healing technique, into a career as a massage therapist. You’ll take courses and practise a range of relaxation massage skills and techniques, including Indian head massage, reflexology (zone therapy) and on-site chair massage. You will learn about the human body and its systems, professional practice skills and allied massage therapies.

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6

Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6

Diploma in Marine Studies for Graduates Level 6

If you’re passionate about the environment, consider a career where you can make a real difference! Our environmental management programme is supported by local industry and Iwi. You’ll explore local and global environment perspectives and conduct environmental research. Graduates can also complete the third year of a Bachelor of Science (University of Waikato) here at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Want to pursue an exciting career in a range of aquatic and marine related fields? Through our programme, you’ll also qualify up to PADI Divemaster level and gain Boatmasters and Maritime Restricted Operator Certificates. When you’ve successfully graduated from the diploma, you’re also able to complete just one more year to obtain a Bachelor of Science (University of Waikato) right here.

If you already have a relevant university or polytechnic degree and have a passion to work in the marine environment, this could be just what you’re looking for! This full-time programme gives you a wide range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge.

Year one and two courses • Vertebrate and Invertebrate Biology • Water and Zero Waste Management • Conservation Issues & Perspectives • Biological Surveying, Outdoor Risk Management and Leadership • Practical Skills • Ecological Restoration • Coastal Management • Biological Surveying • Environmental Reporting/ Research Project • Biosecurity • Geology of New Zealand

Year one courses • Coastal Botany • Marine Invertebrates • Marine Mammals, Birds and Fish • Marine Science and Ecology • Marine Surveying • Fisheries Management Aotearoa, New Zealand • Practical Skills 1 and 2

Core courses • Marine Ecology • Coastal Management • Marine Reporting • Practical Skills 1 and 2 • Plus at least 3 elective papers

Year two core courses • Marine Ecology and Monitoring • Sampling and Surveying Techniques • Freshwater Ecology and Monitoring • Coastal Management • Marine Reporting (project) every year a number of students take up project options in places such as Vanuatu, Tonga and Australia. • Plus at least 3 elective papers

Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in Biological Sciences Pending approval Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato Complete just one more year after your Diploma in Marine Studies or Diploma in Environmental Management and you’ll gain a Bachelor of Science. The University of Waikato degree is taught by Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff in Tauranga. You’ll pick up key skills in courses on terrestrial or marine ecology, coastal management, fresh water ecology and Geographical Information Systems fields.

Luca Nazari (Iran) Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6 Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences) I chose to do a presentation on Little Blue Penguins in the Bay of Plenty. I saw penguins for the first time in the wild here. One night I camped at Mount Maunganui to observe them come ashore. Everyone else was in town clubbing that night and I was spending quality time with penguins! It was pretty exceptional.

Marine & Environmental Pathways Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6

University of Waikato

2 years Bachelor of Science (Pending approval)

Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6

2 years

1 year

Sport & Recreation Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Certificate in Fitness Level 4 “Cert4Fitness”

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Do you dream of a career in sport and fitness? Are you passionate about ensuring those around you are living life to the full? Our hands-on programme gives you the knowledge and skills to work in fitness centres, multi-use facilities, sports team and aquatic centre environments. Learn how to write personal exercise programmes, take team fitness training, complete courses in fitness testing and goal setting, fitness facility management, client care and retention, group fitness and nutrition for exercise results, as well as comprehensive first aid.

Diploma in Sport and Recreation Level 6 Are you passionate about the sports industry? This qualification will set you up for the career you’ve always wanted. You’ll study a wide range of courses including anatomy, coaching, exercise prescription and sports science, physiology, sport management and marketing, sociology, health and wellness, fitness assessment and personal training. When you’ve successfully completed the diploma, you’re also able to complete just one more year to obtain AUT University Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BSR), delivered here in Tauranga.

Year one courses • Applied Anatomy • Applied Practice • Exercise Prescription • Managing Sport & Recreation • Physiology • Sport Health & Wellness • Training Principles • Sport and Recreation in Society Year two compulsory courses • Exercise Science • Physical Activity & Health • Applied Sports Nutrition • Sport Business Law & Statistics • Industry Experience & Research • Sport Business Management & Marketing • Plus 2 elective papers

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Delivered in partnership with AUT University Got the drive to succeed? You can complete your degree in Sport and Recreation in Tauranga! Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, in partnership with AUT University, delivers the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BSR) in Tauranga with the third year focusing on courses in sports science, coaching, athletic conditioning, sports leadership and nutrition.

Sport and Recreation Pathways Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

AUT University

Diploma in Sport & Recreation Level 6

Bachelor in Sport & Recreation

2 years

1 year

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery inc. City & Guilds) Level 3

National Certificate in Hospitality (Front Office) Level 3

This programme will give you a complete foundation in professional cookery. You’ll become competent in a range of cookery methods, get an introduction to catering planning, costing and management, and take courses in kitchen safety and customer care. As part of the programme you will also work in our Atrium Training Restaurant, open to the public two nights per week. You’ll also obtain the National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3 and the National Certificate in Hospitality (Introductory Cookery) Level 2.

Obtain the knowledge and skills required for employment in the front office of hotels and accommodation providers. You’ll gain a range of interpersonal, personal presentation and customer service skills. The programme also covers courses in reception, operating a booking system, handling foreign exchange, concierge services and health and security procedures.

National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4 Gain the skills and knowledge to enter the hospitality industry at above junior level. The programme’s courses provide you with higher level, specialised preparation and cookery methods, finishing techniques and kitchen management skills. You will also obtain the internationally recognised International City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation (Culinary Arts) and the National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4.

National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 A great entry-level qualification that will help you succeed in further study in travel and tourism. You’ll study courses in the nature and principles of tourism and travel and gain skills in customer service, crosscultural communication and travel and accommodation administration.

National Certificate in Travel Level 3 Gain the skills to make computerised reservations for national and international travel and accommodation. This programme’s courses will get you ready for employment in travel agencies and related tourism industries. You will also gain communication and sales skills and knowledge of tourism destinations, both locally and internationally.

National Certificate in Travel Level 4 This qualification builds on the National Certificate in Travel Level 3 and will develop your skills and knowledge of Pacific Islands and international tourist destinations. Through a range of applied courses, you’ll learn how to plan and book international travel to meet customer needs. This programme also incorporates the International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved Fares and Ticketing courses recognised worldwide.

Diploma in Tourism Level 5 (Endorsements in International Flight Attending, Event Management and Travel Management) You’ll enjoy a number of field trips, discover a variety of tourism and travel operations and put your skills and knowledge to the test. You can major in travel management, event management or international flight attending (International Flight Attending in conjunction with Travel Careers and Training Limited). This programme is an ideal pathway to supervisory and management positions in the tourism and travel industry and some courses credit towards the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Tourism.

Core papers • Organisation and Management • Principles of Tourism • Fundermentals of Marketing • Tourism Industry Management International Flight Attending core papers • Cabin Crew • Safety and Emergency • Aviation Industry • On-board Hospitality International Flight Attending, Event Management and Travel Management specialisations all have a field trip component.

Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato The Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) develops a constructive and critical understanding of tourism based on practical industry orientated research. This degree builds upon tourism studies offered at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and in secondary schools. You’ll take courses on the structure of tourism organisations, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism, future developments and effective management.

Tourism & Travel Pathways Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Diploma of Tourism (Event Managment) Level 5

1 year

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic New Zealand Diploma in Business Level 6

1½ years

University of Waikato Bachelor of Tourism (BTour)

1 year

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This table provides a brief overview of the start dates, entry requirements, fees and pathways for each of the programmes offered. Please download a programme brochure from our website at www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/brochure for more detailed information on course content as well as specific entry requirements. Successful completion of “High School” or “Secondary School” (or the international equivalent) is a compulsory requirement for entry into any Bay of Plenty Polytechnic programme; see page 32 for equivalency of high school qualifications in different countries.

Programme of Study

Start

Length

Entry Requirements Minimum IELTS/TOEFL

Other Requirements & preferred High School subjects

Fees in NZ$ incl. GST

Degree Pathways

Animal Care National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2

Feb

½ year

5.5/500

Maths, sciences, English

$9,660

Certificate in Animal Handling Level 3 (Strand Equine or Rural & Conservation)

Jun

½ year

5.5/500

National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2

$9,660

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5

Jun

½ year

5.5/500

National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2

$9,660

Architecture, Construction and Carpentry National Diploma in Architectural Technology Level 6

Feb

2 years

6 (No part lower than 5) /550

Maths, English, physics, design, computing, history

$18,400 per year

Bachelor of Architectural Studies

National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6

Feb

2 years

6 (No part lower than 5) /550

Maths (specifically algebra, trigonometry)

$18,400 per year

Bachelor degrees in Business or Technology

National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6

Feb

2 years

6 (No part lower than 5) /550

Maths (specifically algebra, trigonometry)

$18,400 per year

Bachelor degrees in Business or Technology

Certificate in Carpentry Level 3

Feb

1 year

5.5/500

English, maths (specifically algebra, geometry, trigonometry), graphics, physics

$18,400

Automotive and Commercial Road Transport National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle Strand

Feb

2 years

New Zealand immigration regulations may impact your ability to enrol on the National Certificate in Motor Industry Level 3, please contact us for more information if you want to apply for this programme.

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Start

Length

Entry Requirements

Fees in NZ$ incl. GST

Minimum IELTS/TOEFL

Other Requirements & preferred High School subjects

National Certificate in Business Feb & ½ year Administration and Computing Level 2 Jul

5.5/500

English, maths

$9,200

National Certificate in Business Feb & ½ year Administration and Computing Level 3 Jul

5.5/500

Recommended: National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing Level 2

$9,200

New Zealand Institute of Management Feb & ½ year (NZIM) Certificate in Management Jul

5.5/500

English, maths

$9,200

New Zealand Institute of Management Feb & ½ year (NZIM) Certificate in Small Business Jul Management

5.5/500

English, maths

$9,200

New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) Level 6

Feb & 2 years Jul

6 (No part lower than 5.5) /550

English, maths

$17,710 per year

Graduate Certificate in Immigration Advice Level 7

Feb & ½ year Jul online

7 (No part lower than 6.5) /600

A degree

$7,340

Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial (BBA (Fin)) – the University of Waikato

Feb & 3 years Jul

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) – the University of Waikato

Feb & 4 years Jul

6 (No part lower than 5.5) /550

English, maths

Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) – the University of Waikato

Feb & 3 years Jul

6 (No part lower than 5.5) /550

English, maths

Feb & 3 years Jul

6 (No part lower than 5.5) /550

English, maths

Degree Pathways

Pending approval

Business

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) – the University of Waikato

B. Management Studies, B. Social Sciences, B. Business Analysis- Financial, B. Tourism – all with the University of Waikato

Computing & Information Technology Certificate in Computing Level 3

Feb & ½ year Jul

5.5/500

Computing, maths

$9,200

Diploma in Applied Computing Level 5

Feb & 1 year Jul

5.5 (No part lower than 5)/500

Certificate in Computing Level 3 OR English, maths

$17,710

Gives entry to the 2nd year of BSc in Computer Science – the University of Waikato

Diploma in Applied Computing Level 6

Feb & 1 year Jul

6 (No part lower than 5.5)/550

Diploma in Applied Computing Level 5 OR equivalent

$17,710

Gives entry to the 3rd year of BSc in Computer Science – the University of Waikato

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc Comp Sci) – the University of Waikato

Feb & 3 years Jul

6 (No part lower than 5) /550

Diploma in Applied Computing Level 5 and Level 6

Graduate Diploma in Computing Level 7

Feb & 1 year Jul

6 (with writing score of 5.5)/550

A degree or professional qualification

$17,710

If you are starting the Graduate Diploma in Computing Level 7 in February, we strongly encourage you to enrol in Summer School to get you ready for the year ahead. This will provide you with one paper towards the Diploma at no extra charge. For details, please see the brochure.

For more details please download a brochure from our website at www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/brochure.

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Programme of Study

Start

Length

Entry Requirements Minimum IELTS/TOEFL

Other Requirements & preferred High School subjects

Fees in NZ$ incl. GST

Degree Pathways

Creative Aka Rakai Toi- Diploma in Art Level 6

Feb

2 years

6/550

English & portfolio

$17,710 per year

Diploma in Art and Design (Advanced) Level 7 - Waiariki

Certificate in Fashion Studies (Apparel Manufacture) Level 3

Feb & ½ year Jul

5/500

Textiles technology, art, design

$9,200

Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6

Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6

Feb

2 years

5/500

Textiles technology, art, design & portfolio

$17,710 per year

Bachelor in Design (Fashion) – Otago Polytechnic

Bachelor in Design (Fashion) – Otago Polytechnic

Feb

1 year

6/550

Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6

Certificate in Computer Graphic Design Level 4

Feb

1 year

5.5/500

English, graphics, art, design, photography, computing & portfolio

$17,710

Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6

Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6

Feb

2 years

6/550

Certificate in Computer Graphic Design Level 4 OR art, design. Graphics, technology, English, computing & portfolio

$17,710 per year

• Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design - the University of Waikato • Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) – Auckland University of Technology (AUT) • Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts) – Wintec

Certificate in Music Production and Performance - Tioriori Level 5

Feb

1 year

6/550

English, a background in music theory & audition

$17,710

Diploma in Music Production and Performance Te Kamakama Level 6

Diploma in Music Production and Performance - Te Kamakama Level 6

Feb

1 year

6/550

Certificate in Music Production and Performance – Tioriori Level 5

$17,710

Certificate in Radio Broadcasting Level 4

Feb

1 year

5.5/500

English, music, social sciences, computing

$17,710

5.5/500

English, maths & police clearance

$9,200

National Certificate in Early Childhood Feb & ½ year Education and Care Level 3 Jul

6/550

police clearance

$9,200

National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 5

Feb

6/550

police clearance

$17,710

Kahikatea - Certificate in Social Service Studies Level 4

Feb & ½ year Jul

5.5/500

High School

$9,200

Education and Social Services Certificate in Teacher Aide Practice Level 4

Feb & ½ year Jul

1 year

Supports application to enrol on the Bachelor of Social Work - the University of Waikato

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Programme of Study

Start

Length

Entry Requirements Minimum IELTS/TOEFL

Other Requirements & preferred High School subjects

Fees in NZ$ incl. GST

Degree Pathways

Electrical, Engineering and Welding National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2

Feb

12 weeks

5.5/500

Maths (specifically algebra, trigonometry), English, physics, technology

$9,660

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3

May

22 weeks

5.5/500

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 OR equivalent

$9,660

National Certificate in Electronic Engineering Level 3

May

22 weeks

5.5/500

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 OR equivalent

$9,660

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Level 6 (Electrical)

Feb

2 years

6/550

English, physics and maths (specifically algebra, calculus)

$18,400 per year

Certificate in Welding Level 3

Feb & ½ year Jul

5.5/500

English, maths, physics, $9,660 technology

Certificate in Engineering Level 3

Feb

1 year

5.5/500

English, maths, physics, $18,400 technology

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Level 6 (Mechanical)

Feb

2 years

6/550

English, physics, maths (specifically algebra, calculus)

$18,400 per year

Health and Beauty National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3

Feb & 14 Aug weeks

5.5/500

English, maths, biology

$9,200

Certificate in Beautician & Cosmetology Level 4

Feb

1 year

5.5/500

Sciences, English

$17,710

Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Body Therapy and Electrology) Level 5

Feb

30 weeks

6/550

Certificate in Beautician & Cosmetology Level 4 OR equivalent international qualification

$17,710

Certificate in Introductory Hairdressing Level 2

Feb

½ year

5.5/500

English, maths OR National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3

$9,200

Certificate in Hair Design Level 3

Jul

½ year

5.5/500

Certificate in Introductory Hairdressing Level 2 OR equivalent

$9,200

Certificate in Health Care Assistance Level 4

Feb & ½ year Jul

5.5/500

$9,200

National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) Level 4

Feb

39 weeks

5.5/500

$17,710

Certificate in Massage (Relaxation Massage) Level 4

Feb & ½ year Jul

5.5/500

English, physical education, biology

$9,200

Certificate in Retail Pharmacy Assistant Level 3

Feb

5.5/500

English, maths, sciences (specifically biology), computing & police clearance

$17,710

1 year

For more details please download a brochure from our website at www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/brochure.

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Start

Length

Entry Requirements Minimum IELTS/ TOEFL

Other Requirements & preferred High School subjects

Fees in NZ$ incl. GST

Degree Pathways

Marine Studies and Environmental Management Feb

2 years

6/550

Sciences, English, maths

$18,400 per year

• B. Applied Science – AUT • BSc in Biological Sciences - the University of Waikato

Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6

Feb

2 years

6/550

English, maths, biology/ sciences & ‘fit for diving’ doctor’s certificate

$19,205 year one

• B. Applied Science – AUT • BSc in Biological Sciences - the University of Waikato

Diploma in Marine Studies For Graduates Level 6

Jan

1 year

6/550

Relevant university or polytechnic degree & ‘fit for diving’ doctor’s certificate

$18,400

Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in Biological Sciences - the University of Waikato

Feb

1 year

6/550

Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6 OR Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6

Certificate in Fitness Level 4

Feb

1 year

5.5/500

Be relatively fit and active

$18,400

Diploma in Sport and Recreation Level 6

Feb

2 years

6/550

English, physical education, biology/sciences

$18,400 per year

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation – Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Feb

1 year

6/550

Diploma in Sport and Recreation Level 6

Pending approval

Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6

Sport & Recreation

• B. Sport and Recreation – AUT • B. Sport & Leisure Studies – the University of Waikato

Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery inc. City & Guilds) Level 3

Feb & 1 year Jul

5.5/500

English, maths

$17,710

National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) Level 4

Feb

1 year

5.5/500

Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery inc. City & Guilds) Level 3

$17,710

National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3

Feb

½ year

5.5/500

English, maths, tourism units or knowledge

$9,200

National Certificate in Hospitality (Front Office) Level 3

Jul

½ year

5.5/500

National Certificate in Tourism and Travel (Core Skills) Level 3 OR equivalent

$9,200

National Certificate in Travel Level 3

Feb & ½ year Jul

5.5/500

English, maths

$9,200

National Certificate in Travel Level 4

Feb & ½ year Jul

5.5/500

English, maths

$9,200

Diploma in Tourism Level 5 (Endorsements in International Flight Attending, Event Management and Travel Management)

Feb & 1 year Jul

6 (No part lower than 5.5) /550

National Certificate in Travel Level 3

$17,710

Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) – the University of Waikato

Feb & 3 years Jul

6 (No part lower than 5.5) /550

Maths, English OR National Certificate in Tourism and Travel (Core Skills) Level 3 OR National Certificate in Travel Level 3

Specific papers may give credit to the Bachelor in Tourism – the University of Waikato

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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• Gain a diploma through practical learning • Complete a degree for academic development

How to apply 1 Choose a programme



Have a look in this prospectus to see what you are interested in. If you want to find out more about a particular programme, contact our local agent or check our website at www.boppoly.ac.nz. You can also email our International Admissions Coordinator on [email protected]

2 Make an application

There are several ways to apply to study with us



• Through an agent – Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has many agents around the world who are authorised to act on our behalf. These agents have a contract signed by us – please ask to see this. Agents can advise you on programmes we offer and help you enrol and obtain your student visa. See our website for our approved agents.



• Online – go to our website www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/international, fill out and submit the online application form.



• Direct – fill out the application form and post, fax or hand it to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.



Please make sure you complete all the details required on the application form, including your accommodation needs, as missing information can cause delays.

Documents needed are:

• • • •

Copy of your passport IELTS or TOEFL test results High School or latest academic certificate (in English) Where applicable, CV and work qualifications (in English).

3 Complete your enrolment

Once we have processed and accepted your application, you or your agent will receive an acceptance letter offering you a place on the programme.

4 Pay your fees

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Your offer of place letter will include detailed information on payment of fees and compulsory insurance.



Fees should be paid as soon as possible to secure your place, as an offer is not confirmed until full payment is received.

5 Apply for your visa

Before you can come to New Zealand you will need to apply for a student visa.

Full details of visa requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available through your agent or the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) services and can be viewed on their website at www.immigration.govt.nz. Please note that in most countries the receipt indicating payment of your fees is required before INZ will issue a student visa.

6 Book your flight

If you need any help Call our International Admissions Coordinator on +64 7 571 0190 or email us on [email protected] We’re here to help you with information and support.

We advise you to book your flight to New Zealand after you’ve been granted your student visa. Make sure you get here in time for your orientation day!

7 Start at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic



Welcome to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. You must participate in an International Orientation Day during the week prior to the official commencement of your programme. You will be greeted by our International Pastoral Coordinator, get a tour of the city and facilities, and start to get comfortable in your new home in New Zealand.

Don’t forget Medical and Travel Insurance

International students must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while studying in New Zealand. We can arrange insurance for you, as detailed on your acceptance letter. More information is available from the International Admissions Coordinator.

Accident Insurance

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. Further information can be viewed on the ACC website at www.acc.co.nz.

Eligibility for Health Services

Most international students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publicly funded health services are available through the Ministry of Health and can be viewed on their website at www.moh.govt.nz. for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

Qualifications Equivalency

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New Zealand Standard entrance qualifications

The following information provides a basic overview of entry requirements for students from select countries. Please note this is a guide only and entry requirements are subject to change. If your country or qualification is not listed, please contact the International team at [email protected] Country Entry into Diploma Level Programmes Australia

Year 12 or Equivalent

Argentina

Bachillerato or Bachillerato Especializado

Bangladesh

Higher Secondary School Certificate with a pass of at least 60% in select subjects

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau

Brunei

GCEO Level in 4 subjects

Chile

Certificado o Licencia de Enseñanza Media

China

High School Diploma

Colombia

Bachillerato or ICFES

Denmark Folkeskolens 10 Klasseprove Egypt

Secondary 3 years NS C of General/Tech. School Certificate

Fiji

School Leaving Certificate

France

Baccalaureate General

Germany Mittlere Reife / Realschulabschluss Hong Kong

HK Certificate of Education (HKCEE)

India

Higher Secondary Certificate (10+2) with a pass of at least 60% in select subjects

Indonesia SMA 3 Iraq

Secondary 5-6 years or Certificate of Secondary Education (Adadiyah)

Italy Diploma di Maturita with a pass of at least 75%. Japan

Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

Korea

High School Diploma

Malaysia SPM Netherlands

HAVO Diploma/senior general secondary education.

Pakistan

Higher Secondary School Certificate (higher grades) with a pass of at least 60% in select subjects

Papua New Guinea

Higher School Certificate

Philippines National College Entrance Russia

Certification of Secondary Education; or Certificate of Maturity

Samoa

Completion of Secondary School

Saudi Arabia Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate) with a pass of at least 60% in select subjects Singapore

GCE O Level

Sri Lanka

GCE O Level

Sweden Slutbetyg (upper grades) Taiwan

Senior High School Leaving Certificate

Thailand

M 6 (grade point average of 2.5)

Tonga

Successful completion of Form 6

UK

GCE O Level

USA

High School Graduation Diploma

Vietnam

Baccalaureate

Tertiary Jargon Certificate

Certificates are qualifications at Levels 1 to 4, with at least 40 credits. They can be between 12 weeks to a full-year in length and can pathway into diploma programmes. Most trades and service jobs require certificates at Levels 3 or 4.

Degree

‘Bachelor’ degrees are qualifications at Level 7. They usually take three to four years full-time study to complete and can lead to further study at Masters or Doctorate levels.

Diploma

Diplomas are qualifications at Levels 5 and 6, requiring at least 120 credits. They are between one and two years in length and may pathway into degree programmes.

Entry requirements

Each programme has entry criteria you must meet. These may be academic requirements or work experience. “High School” is mandatory for entry into any Bay of Plenty Polytechnic programme for international students. For many programmes mature students with life skills and/or work experience are encouraged to apply, even if you do not meet the academic entry requirements but have the equivalent ability and experience.

English language requirements (unless stated otherwise) Also see page 35

IELTS

TOEFL paper-based

TOEFL iBT

Level 1-4 programmes

5.5

500

61

Level 5-6 programmes

6

550

79-80

Level 7 programmes

7

600

100

Graduate certificate

Graduate certificates are qualifications at Level 7 open to students who already hold a recognised degree. They are usually 60 credits in length.

Graduate diploma

Graduate diplomas are qualifications at Level 7 open to students who already hold a recognised degree. They are usually one year long.

Level

Each programme is classified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) at a Level from 1 to 10. The higher the Level, the more complex and demanding the programme will be.

Major

Certain diplomas or degrees allow you to select a major subject to study. For example, the Diploma in Tourism offers majors in international flight attending, travel management and event management. Since you’ll be studying this subject a while and changing majors is not easy, make sure to choose one you enjoy, are good at and possibly want to pursue for a career.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is a government agency responsible for setting, reviewing and monitoring education qualifications in New Zealand to meet internationally recognised standards. NZQA recognises Bay of Plenty Polytechnic as an accredited provider of qualifications from certificates to degrees, Levels 1 to 7.

Pathway

At Bay of Plenty Polytechnic you can enter a programme of study at a level that suits your previous qualifications or work skills and life experience. You may have the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to enter directly into a programme, or you may need to start at a lower level or complete a bridging programme. Many of our programmes pathway into further study options either at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic or at other leading national or international tertiary education providers.

Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology

Polytechnics and Institutes of Technology are the same kind of institution. They deliver technical, vocational and professional certificate, diploma and degree programmes, often including significant practical experience.

Programmes

A programme is made up of courses, papers or units of study that lead to a qualification. Some programmes require successful completion of compulsory subjects while others offer elective subjects.

University

Universities provide certificate, diploma, degree and post graduate degrees and tend to be more academic with more theoretical content

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The Fine Print Your Personal Information and The Privacy Act 1993 (“the Act ”)

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You should read this information before completing the International Application form. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic undertakes to collect, update, use, store, disclose and exchange personal information in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993. The Polytechnic will, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, make available the personal information it collects from a particular student to that student on request and will make any appropriate corrections to that information to ensure the information held is accurate. If you have any further questions about the implications of collection, holding, use and disclosure by the Polytechnic of any of your personal information, please contact the Polytechnic at [email protected] Use of Personal Information Collected Intending students are advised that the information sought on the forms for enrolment is required to enable the Polytechnic to comply with its purposes and functions under the Education Act 1989. The information will be held by the Polytechnic and used in the following ways:

Code of Practice Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of the International Students Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, published by the Ministry of Education. Copies of the code are available on request from this institution or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation.

The International Admissions Coordinator Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Private Bag 12001 Tauranga 314 3 New Zealand Phone: + 64 7 571 0190 ext. 6721 or 5507 Fax: + 64 7 544 2386 www.boppoly.ac.nz /go/international [email protected]

1. Within the Polytechnic relevant personal information from a student’s enrolment form will be available to those members of the Polytechnic staff responsible for: 1.1. The student’s enrolment at the Polytechnic, establishing and maintaining the student’s records 1.2. Providing tuition, appropriate academic advice and support 1.3. Providing student services 1.4. Maintaining order and discipline. 2. The Polytechnic is also required by certain statutes to provide some personal information to some other agencies. The agencies that may require the Polytechnic to provide this information include: 2.1. Ministry of Education 2.2. New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2.3. Work and Income New Zealand 2.4. StudyLink 2.5. Inland Revenue Department 2.6. Department of Immigration 2.7. Agencies who support particular students through scholarships, prizes, payment of fees and other awards. 3. Information about particular students may be supplied to the following agencies in the circumstances detailed: 3.1. New Zealand Vice Chancellor’s Committee Placement Services and the Ministry of External Relations and Trade where the student concerned is an international student studying at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and is funded by the Ministry 3.2. Other educational institutions where the student concerned is transferring his or her records to another institution. 4. The information may from time to time be used to advise details of other education/ training related services and products. Failure to Supply Information Students are advised that failure to supply the information requested by the Polytechnic, or the supply of incomplete or false information may result in the Polytechnic declining or cancelling the enrolment. False or Misleading Information If you supply information to the Polytechnic that is found to be misleading or false, the Polytechnic’s will review your enrolment. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic may also take appropriate legal action. Holding of Personal Information The personal information you supply will be held permanently within Bay of Plenty Polytechnic record system. While you are enrolled at the Polytechnic you will be asked to annually update any information that has been changed.

English Language Requirements Bay of Plenty Polytechnic teaches in English and students require competence in this language to be admitted to this Polytechnic and to be successful in their studies. Students with qualifications from countries such as Bahrain, Canada, Cook Islands, Fiji, Ghana, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Soloman Islands, South Africa, Sweden, Tonga, USA, and Vanuatu would usually indicate that English is their first language or that English was the language of previous study. Please note that applicants who have studied in some countries in which English is the language of instruction may still be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English language and are considered on a case by case basis. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to provide satisfactory evidence of English language proficiency, generally in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL. Scores can vary according to the qualification sought. In some cases the IELTS or TOEFL requirement may be waived where English was the language of instruction in the last two years of secondary / tertiary studies. Students need to provide evidence of this at the time of application. If English is not your first language, evidence of language competency may be required prior to acceptance. Requirements (unless stated otherwise): IELTS

TOEFL paper-based

TOEFL iBT

Level 1-4 programmes

5.5

500

61

Level 5-6 programmes

6

550

79-80

Level 7 programmes

7

600

100

Withdrawal / refund of fees

See www.boppoly.ac.nz for current international fees and withdrawal / refund policy. When you sign the Student Detail and Enrolment Form you are signing a legally binding agreement. If you then choose not to go ahead with your programme of study, you must advise of your withdrawal in writing to the appropriate Head of School. Fees will be charged as detailed below. When requesting a refund of fees, or fees to be written off, the reasons for withdrawal must be stated and accompanied by supporting documentation e.g. medical certificate, statutory declaration etc. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic will only refund/write off fees in the following circumstances: 1. Where the programme of study is cancelled by the Polytechnic, the full fee shall be refunded/written off. 2. For full-time programmes (twelve (12) weeks or more) where written notice of the student’s intention to withdraw is received:

a. Up to programme commencement, all tuition fees paid, less an administration charge of $100, will be refunded. In the event of a student not having paid a deposit or fee, a $100 administration charge will apply.



b. Up to two (2) weeks after programme commencement, all tuition fees paid, less an administration charge of $200, will be refunded. In the event of a student not having paid a deposit or fee, $200 will be charged plus, where appropriate, a charge for consumables and/or costs incurred.



c. Other than in extenuating and exceptional circumstances, there will be no refunds for notifications received after two (2) weeks of programme commencement. In the event of a student not having paid a deposit or the full fee, the full programme fee will be charged.

3. For part-time programmes (including all programmes greater than one (1) week or more) where written notice of the student’s intention to withdraw is received:

a. Up to programme commencement, all tuition fees paid, less an administration charge of $50, will be refunded. In the event of a student not having paid the fee, a $50 administration charge will apply.



b. Up to two (2) weeks after programme commencement, all tuition fees, less an administration charge of $100, will be refunded. In the event of a student not having paid the fee, a $100 administration charge will apply plus, where appropriate, a charge for consumables and/or cost incurred.



c. Other than in extenuating and exceptional circumstances, there will be no refunds for part-time programmes for notifications received after two (2) weeks of programme commencement. In the event of a student not having paid the fee, the full programme fee will be charged.

4. Withdrawal from short courses of less than one (1) week where written, e-TXT or telephone notification is received:

a.

Seven (7) calendar days or more prior to commencement, all tuition fees shall be refunded. In the event of a student not having paid the fee, no further action will be taken.



b.

For employers sending one or more staff member to a short course, a substitute person may be sent up to and including the first day of the course without incurring an additional fee if the original person enrolled can no longer attend.



c. Other than extenuating circumstances, there will be no refund for notifications received less than seven (7) calendar days prior to the short course or after commencement.

5. Where through exceptional and extenuating circumstances a student can no longer complete the programme of study, the amount to be refunded/written off shall be determined by the appropriate Head of School, but shall not exceed the unconsumed portion of the fee less an administration charge. Examples of extenuating circumstances include serious illness or disability of the student, death of a student or close family member. Final acceptance/rejection of an application for a refund/write off of fees will be at the discretion of the Director Academic. Charges Bay of Plenty Polytechnic will charge late payment and debt collection charges on all unpaid accounts.

for more information visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Get global. Love the Journey!

We welcome you to share in our world; Come study with us, let us share in your journey and help you reach your true potential.

Be inspired

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Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Private Bag 12001 Tauranga 3143 New Zealand Phone +64 7 571 0190 Fax +64 7 544 2386 Website www.boppoly.ac.nz Email [email protected] Every effort was made to ensure the information contained in this prospectus was correct at the time of printing. However, development of our programmes is ongoing and changes may occur subject to Academic Board approval. Published days and times are indicative only and may be changed due to timetabling requirements. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to insufficient numbers or circumstances beyond its control. In this instance fees will be refunded in full. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic agrees to observe and is bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from us or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at http://www.minedu.govt.nz.

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