Stand alone courses
Stand-Alone Courses

Stand-Alone Courses

Introduction

Stand-alone courses starting in 2021. 

All courses $299 unless otherwise specified. Short course fees will vary. Other providers' charges may vary. Please note: stand-alone courses are not student loan or student allowance eligible. 

Click here to view our stand-alone courses in more detail.

Take control of your professional development. Whether you’re looking for that career edge or following a personal interest, WITT’s stand alone courses will help you add another string to your bow in as little as a few hours a week. Covering a wide range of topics, these bite-sized courses delivered over 15 weeks are industry-relevant, providing focussed learning that fits around your life.

Important Information:

Prior learning or knowledge may be required for some courses. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Students of the above courses delivered in partnership with Open Polytechnic, enrol directly with Open Polytechnic but are able to use support services and facilities at the WITT campus (eg library, health services, learning support etc)

  • These stand-alone courses are not recommended for international students.
  • If you want to complete a full programme, please enrol into the programme directly.
  • These courses may be cross credited to other programmes if you choose to enrol at a later date.
     

         

Study Options

Art & Design

Express your creative side with introductory art and design. 

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Art & Design' in the PROGRAMME drop down box. 
 

 

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIME
Studio Practice 1 5 1 Tri 1 - Thu 9am - 2pm
Creative Technologies 1 5 1 Tri 1 - Mon 9am - 2pm
3D/New Media 1 5 1 Tri 1 - Wed 9am - 2pm
Drawing 1  5 1 Tri 1 - Tue 9am - 2pm
The Print 1 5 2 Tri 2 - Mon 9am - 2pm
The Body 1 5 2 Tri 2 - Wed 9am - 2pm
Studio Practice 2 5 2 Tri 2 - Tue 9am - 2pm
Painting 1 5 2 Tri 2 - Thu 9am - 2pm
Art & Design Agency 1 6 1 Tri 1 - Tue 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Creative Technologies 2 6 1 Tri 1 - Wed 9am - 1pm
Drawing 2 6 1 Tri 1 - Fri 9am - 1pm
3D / New Media 2 6 1 Tri 1 - Thu 2:30pm - 6:30pm
The Body 2 6 2 Tri 2 - Fri 9am - 1pm
The Print 2 6 2 Tri 2 - Wed 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Art & Design Agency 2 6 2 Tri 2 - Mon 9am - 1pm
Painting 2 6 2 Tri 2 - Thu 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Short Courses      
Introduction to Adobe Illustrator - Pen Tool - $200 2 check website for intake details  

Business Administration

Get those essential office skills. 

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Business Administration' in the PROGRAMME drop down box. 
 

  

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIMES
Word and Administration Support 3 1,2 Tri 1 - Mon & Wed 1pm - 3pm
Spreadsheets & Technologies 3 1,2 Tri 1 - Mon & Wed 10am - 12pm
Working with People 3 1,2 Tri 1 - Tue & Thu 10am - 12pm
Performing Financial Transactions 3 1,2 Tri 1 - Tue & Thu 1pm - 3pm
Administration Systems 4 1,2 Tri 1 - Wed & Fri 10am - 12pm
Specialist Business Documents 4 1,2 Tri 1 - Tue & Thu 10am - 12pm 
Business Processes 4 1,2 Tri 1 - Wed & Fri 1pm - 3pm
Workplace Knowledge 4 1,2 Tri 1 - Mon 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Business and Management

Focussed business courses. 

HOW TO ENROL - choose Stand Alone Courses - 'Business & Management' in the PROGRAMME drop down box. 
 

  

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIMES
Management and Leadership      
Professional Communication 5 2 Thu 1pm - 4pm
Business Heritage, Culture & Sustainability 5 2 Thu 9am - 12pm
Commercial Law 5 2 Mon 5pm - 8pm
Economics 5 2 Mon 1pm - 4pm
Management (Business Operations) 5 2 Tue 1pm - 4pm
Management (People and Change) 5 2 Wed 9am - 12pm
Accounting      
Introduction to Accounting 5 2 Mon 9am - 12pm
Accounting Practices 5 2 Thur 5pm - 8pm
Introduction to Finance 6 2 Tue 1pm - 4pm
Law of Business Entities 6 2 Fri 9am - 12pm
Advanced Financial Accounting 7 2 Mon 1pm - 4pm
Hospitality Management      
Services Marketing Management 6 2 Thu 5pm - 8pm
Food & Beverage Operations 6 2 Thu 1pm - 4pm
Event Logistics 6 2 Tue 9am - 12pm
Strategic Management 7 2 Thu 5pm - 8pm
Professional Practice - A 7 2 Tue 9am - 12pm
Food & Beverage Management 7 2 Tue 5pm - 8pm
Human Resources Management      
Advanced Human Resource Management 7 2 Thu 1pm - 4pm
Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management 7 2 Wed 5pm - 8pm
Project Operations and Production Management      
Project Management 6 2 Wed 5pm - 8pm
Operations Management 6 2 Mon 1pm - 4pm
Product Development 2 Thu 1pm - 4pm
Advanced Project Management 7 2 Mon 5pm - 8pm
Business Information Systems      
Applied Computing 6 2 Mon 1pm - 4pm
Systems Analysis & Design 6 2 Thu 1pm - 4pm
Introduction to Business Analysis 6 2 Thu 9am - 12pm
Management of Information & Communication Technologies   2 Thu 9am - 12pm
Business Analysis   2 Fri 9am - 12pm
Small Business Enterprise      
Starting your Business Refer to Open Polytechnic online
Operating your Business Refer to Open Polytechnic online
Sustaining your Business Refer to Open Polytechnic online
Web Design Refer to Open Polytechnic online

Engineering

Up-skill in either civil or mechanical fields. 

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Engineering' in the PROGRAMME drop down box.
 

 

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIME
Engineering CAD (Mechanical) 4 2 Tri 2 - Tues, Thurs 4:30pm - 8pm
Engineering Fundamentals 4 1, 2 Tri 1 - Mon 8:30am - 12pm & Wed 1pm - 4:30pm
Engineering Mathematics 1 4 1, 2 Tri 1 - Tue, Wed, Thu 8:30am - 12pm
Geotechnical Engineering (Civil) 1 5 1, 2 Tri 2 - Tue 8:30am - 12pm & Thu 1pm - 4:30pm
Mechanics (Mechanical)  4 1, 2 Tri 1 - Tue & Wed 8:30am - 12pm
Technical Literacy 4 1, 2 Tri 1 - Mon & Thu 1pm - 4:30pm
Civil and Structural Drawing (Civil) 5 1, 2 Tri 1 - Mon & Thu 4:30pm - 8pm
Structures 1 (Civil) 5 1, 2 Tri 1 - Tue & Wed 4:30pm - 8pm
Materials (Civil) 4 1, 2 Tri 1 - Tue & Wed 4:30pm - 8pm
Hydraulics (Civil) 5 1, 2 Tri 1 - Tue 4:30pm - 8pm & Thu 1pm - 4:30pm
Material Properties (Mechanical) 4 1, 2 Tri 2 - Wed 1pm - 4:30pm & Fri 8:30am - 12pm 
Highway Engineering 1 (Civil) 5 1, 2 Tri 2 Mon & Wed 1pm - 4:30pm
Mechanics of Machines (Mechanical) 6 2 Tri 2 - Tue & Thu 8:30am - 12pm
Electrical Fundamentals 5 1, 2 Tri 1 - Mon & Thu 1pm - 4:30pm
Land Surveying 4 1, 2 Tri 1 - Mon & Wed 1pm - 4:30pm
Strength of Materials 1 (Mechanical) 5 1, 2  Tri 2 - Tue & Thu 1pm - 4:30pm
Strength of Marerials 2 (Mechanical) 6 2 Mon 1pm - 4:30pm, Fri 8:30am - 12pm

Hair, Beauty and Make-up

Develop your specialist beauty skills. 

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Hair & Beauty' in the PROGRAMME drop down box.
 

  

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIMES
Business and Ethics 4 1 Tue 8:30am - 12pm
Nutrition and Nails 4 2 Thu 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Chemistry, Physics and Biology 4 Full Year Mon 8:30am - 12pm
Cosmetic Services 4 1 Mon & Wed 12:30pm - 4pm
Facial Therapy 4 1, 2 Tri 1 - Tue 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Depilation 4 2 Mon 12:30pm - 4pm, Tue 8:30am - 12pm
Body Treatments 4 2 Tue 3:30pm - 8pm
Body Therapy 5 2 Tri 2 - Tue 8:30am - 4pm
Nutrition 5 1 Tue 11am - 3pm
Intro to Makeup - $250 2 2 Nov - 7 Dec (New Plymouth) 1 Nov - 6 Dec (Hāwera) 5pm - 8pm
Certificate in Micro Dermabrasion Treatments
* $650
3 20 Sep - 1 Nov Mon 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Certificate in Liquid and Powder Nail Enhancements
* Subject to final approval. Costs may vary
2 TBC TBC
Certificate in Eyelash Extensions
* $950 (including an eyelash kit)
3 25 May - 7 July Mon 5pm - 8:30pm
Micro-credentials 2    
Techniques in Barbering - $950 3 4 Oct - 22 Nov 4 Oct - 22 Nov 4pm - 8:30pm

Hospitality

Upgrade your cookery skills. 

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Hospitality' in the PROGRAMME drop down box.
 

  

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIMES
Cookery and Baking      
Breads & Doughs 3 28 Jul - 20 Aug Wed - Fri 8:30am - 4pm
Pastry Products 3 15 Sept - 30th Sept Wed - Fri 8:30am - 4pm
Bakery Small Goods 3 1 Oct - 27 Oct Wed - Fri 8:30am - 4pm
Cakes & Sponges 3 28 Oct - 19 Nov Wed - Fri 8:30am - 4pm
Staff Management 5 9 Mar - 16 Apr Mon 1pm - 8:30pm, Tue 9am - 2:30pm
Wed 8:30am - 4pm
Hospitality Management      
Services Marketing Management 6 1, 2 Tri 1 - Thu 5pm - 8pm
Food & Beverage Operations 6 1, 2 Tri 1 - Thu 1pm - 4pm
Event Logistics 6 1, 2 Tri 1 - Tue 9am - 12pm
Strategic Management 7 2 Thu 5pm - 8pm
Professional Practice - A 7 1, 2 Tri 1 - Wed 9am - 12pm
Food & Beverage Management 7 2 Tue 5pm - 8pm
Short Courses      
Barista - $200 2 check website for intake details  
Achievement in Food Safety - $212 (one unit) or $424 (two units) 2 check website for intake details  
Achievement in Licence Controller (LCQ) - $303 4 check website for intake details  

Information Technology

Add to your IT skills with these specialist courses.

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Information Technology' in the PROGRAMME drop down box.
 

  

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIME
Information Technology Essentials 4   Mon & Wed 1pm - 3pm
Fundamentals of Web Design  4   Mon & Wed 3pm - 5pm
Information of Systems Essentials  4   Tue & Thu 1pm - 3pm
Developing Computer Applications  4   Tue & Thu 3pm - 5pm
Information Technology Operations  5   Mon & Wed 8am - 10am
Fundamentals of Programming & Problem Solving 5   Avaliable in Trimester 1 2022
Professional Practice  5   Avaliable in Trimester 1 2022
Business Systems Analysis & Design  5   Avaliable in Trimester 1 2022
Operating Systems & System Support  5   Mon & Wed 10am - 12pm
ITechnical Support  5   Tue & Thu 8am - 10am
Introduction to Networks  5   Tue & Thu 10am - 12pm
Database Principles 5   Avaliable in Trimester 1 2022

Māori Culture

Develop your knowledge of tikanga Māori.

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Te Ao Māori' in the PROGRAMME drop down box.
 

  

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL TRIMESTER TIMES
Te Ao Māori 4 1 Mon 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3:30pm

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Nursing & Healthcare

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Trauma Informed Care' in the PROGRAMME drop down box.
 

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL FEES TIMES
Trauma Informed Care 7 TBC TBC

Primary Industries Short Courses

HOW TO ENROL - choose 'Stand Alone Courses - Primary Industry' in the PROGRAMME drop down box.
 

  

 

COURSES STARTING 2021 LEVEL DATES TIMES
Quad Bikes
* Minimum age 16 years
3 31 May - 2 June 8:30am - 4:30pm
Light Utility Vehicles
* Minimum age 16 years
3 8 - 9 June 8:30am - 4:30pm (practical only)
4WD Vehicles
* Minimum requirement restricted licence
3 17 - 18 July 8:30am - 4:30pm (practical only)
Tractor Refresher   22 Apr & 22 July 8am - 2pm
Chainsaw Operations and Maintenance
* Minimum age 16 years
2 17 - 18 July 8:30am - 4:30pm (practical only)
Introduction to Botany and Plant Nursery Production 3 9 March - mid Apr Tue 6pm - 9pm
Some Saturdays 8:30am - 4pm
* Due to weather conditions the start date/duration may change
Introduction to Soil Science 3 4 May - mid June Tue 6pm - 9pm
Some Saturdays 8:30am - 4pm
* Due to weather conditions the start date/duration may change
Introduction to Plant Protection 3 15 June - late July Tue 6pm - 9pm
Some Saturdays 8:30am - 4pm
* Due to weather conditions the start date/duration may change
Amenity Horticulture Practices 3 3 Aug - early Sep Tue 6pm - 9pm
Some Saturdays 8:30am - 4pm
* Due to weather conditions the start date/duration may change

 

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