Otago Polytechnic provides excellent learning experiences for a wide range of learners, nationally and internationally, and is a cornerstone of the economic, social and cultural development of the Otago region. We are active and present throughout Otago, delivering programmes through our campuses and learning centres in Dunedin, Mosgiel, Cromwell, Alexandra, Wanaka and Queenstown. We prepare learners for successful and fulfilling careers in a wide range of trades, industries and professions. Our curricula are designed to staircase learners through progressive levels of learning. Foundation programmes underpin all qualification areas. Bridging programmes are available to facilitate access to specific qualifications. Advanced learning opportunities are offered through postgraduate study or graduate certificates and diplomas. We lead in the sector in education for the health professions, fine arts, design, veterinary nursing and animal care and information technology. Learners are also attracted to innovative programmes in outdoor education, viticulture, adventure tourism, hospitality and construction. The intellectual capital of our staff, students and graduates enables us to work collaboratively and creatively with many industries in the development of incubators, innovative product design and applied research. We have established a strong reputation for our applied research capability. Our emphasis on applied learning connects the research capabilities of our staff and students with the research and development needs of industry and business. Through a well developed research infrastructure, we have significant potential for further contribution to regional, social and economic development.