The Government is making changes to the polytechnic sector in New Zealand - but our high-quality Otago Polytechnic programmes and fantastic student experience remain the same! Learners will still enrol and graduate as Otago Polytechnic students - and have access to the same support and services we offer now.
We're proud to be a leader in high quality, career-focused education with some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand.
Employers love our graduates because they are work-ready, confident and solution-focused. We believe our people make a better world and our alumni are global citizens who care about making a difference. We have been given the highest possible quality ratings from Government and, as educators, we offer innovative ways for our learners to study so they can build their capability and realise their potential.
With online tools, blended delivery options and pathways from foundation through to postgraduate, time, distance and previous learning are no barriers to gaining the education you want. We can even give credit for knowledge gained in your career and now offer a digital micro-credentialing process where learners can be assessed and ‘show what they know’ without undertaking a formal qualification.
Collaborations are at the heart of our philosophy for learning and growth and our commitment to sustainability plays a major role in everything we do, influencing both day-to-day operation and our future decision-making. We are committed to our community and contributed more than $445 million to the Otago economy in 2018, according to our latest Economic Impact Report.
We are highly active in the field of applied research with our researchers and their students contributing to professional and community networks nationally and internationally. We have also won the prestigious Baldrige-affiliated Performance Excellence Study Award (PESA).