About Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
Open Polytechnic is New Zealand's leading distance and online learning provider. Our focus is on student success for over 31,000 students each year, who use the flexibility of our distance and online learning services to gain the skills they need to progress in their jobs and careers.
We’re an international leader in the field of flexible distance learning, with 70 years’ experience helping students throughout New Zealand and overseas gain qualifications that are highly valued by employers.
When you enrol with us you’ll have access to a range of support services that are designed to help you learn where and when it suits you. These services include:
- online learning
- high quality learning resources developed specifically for distance learning
- tutors and lecturers experienced in distance teaching
- support to help you plan your studies.
Many of our qualifications can be studied anywhere in the world. If you have a good academic background or a strong desire to succeed, it is likely you will be able to study with us. Some qualifications have specific entry requirements that you need to be aware of before you enrol, you can find out about these on the individual qualification pages of our website.
We can accept international students who are in New Zealand on a valid work permit studying part-time and enrolling in a qualification authorised by their employer as part of their job. If the study is not work related a variation of conditions is required. We do not accept international students on a visitor visa or student visa. If you are an international student living in New Zealand, you must provide verified evidence of your right to study in New Zealand with your application for enrolment.