Otago Polytechnic is one of New Zealand’s top providers of hands-on  education. Student satisfaction ratings are among the highest in Australasia. They achieved the highest possible quality ratings from government, and employers love their graduates for their knowledge, independence and creativity.

It offers over 100 programmes – from foundation certificates to postgraduate degrees – at campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland, and off-campus to students around the world! It can even assess the knowledge you already have, and have this count towards a qualification.

Otago Polytechnic is a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in Australasia, and earning resounding endorsements from employers.

As educators, they are looking for innovative ways to deliver their programmes and assess people’s skills. With online tools and blended delivery options, time and distance are no barriers to gaining the education you need. The college enable people to gain credits for knowledge they have gained in their careers.

This college makes a difference to the environment, community and the economy through their applied research and enterprise, and their commitment to sustainability. College is partner with industries and organisations throughout the community, using their expertise to find creative solutions and opportunities.

The New Zealand Government’s Tertiary Education Commission ranked the college a leader in all areas of student achievement, including holding the top equal position in New Zealand polytechnic sector for qualification completions in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

This means that students beginning a qualification at Otago Polytechnic are more likely to successfully complete it – and there are good reasons for this. The surveys reveal student satisfaction ratings of 94 per cent. In the 2013 Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE), which polled more than 25,000 students across 41 universities and polytechnics in Australasia, we led all benchmark groups in:

·         Supportive learning environments (top in New Zealand tertiary sector - universities and polytechnics).

·         Active learning (top in New Zealand tertiary sector - universities and polytechnics).

·         Staff-student interactions (top in New Zealand tertiary sector - universities and polytechnics).  

·         Enriching educational experiences (top in New Zealand polytechnic sector).

·         Work-integrated learning.

·         General learning outcomes.

·         General development outcomes.

Our Locations
  • Auckland
    Level 2, 350 Queen Street, PO Box 5268, Auckland, New Zealand 1141
  • Dunedin
    Forth Street, Dunedin, Private Bag 1910, New Zealand 9054