Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic is a proud leader in hands-on, career-focused education. We have some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand, and resounding endorsements from employers.

The numbers

7,000+ 674 100+ 3 1870 
FULL- AND 
PART-TIME 
STUDENTS
PERMANENT 
AND FIXED-TERM 

STAFF
PROGRAMMES, 
CERTIFICATE TO
POSTGRADUATE
CAMPUSES IN
DUNEDIN, CENTRAL
OTAGO AND AUCKLAND
WE OPENED 
NZ's FIRST 

ART SCHOOL 


Here, you’ll gain a top-quality qualification, have an amazing and enriching time, and put yourself in a great position for a career you love!

As educators, we offer innovative ways to study. With online tools and blended delivery options, time and distance are no barriers to gaining the education you need. We can even give credit for knowledge gained in your career.

We make a difference through our applied research and enterprise, and our commitment to sustainability. And we are pleased to partner with our communities, using our expertise to find creative solutions and opportunities.

Our results for 2015

82% 90% 93% 94%

COURSE COMPLETION

 1st EQUAL in NZ! 

QUALIFICATION
COMPLETION

 1st in NZ!

STUDENT SATISFACTION OF GRADUATES IN WORK OR FURTHER STUDY 

New Zealand Government figures show we lead the polytechnic sector for course and qualification completions at 84% and 90% respectively. NZQA’s External Evaluation and Review in 2015 awarded us the highest possible rating for our educational performance, and our ability to assess our own performance.

Our top-quality programmes and teachers are recognised far and wide. Over the past decade, 18 of our teachers have been awarded prestigious national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

And in a recent survey, 92% of our graduates’ employers rated OP graduates equal or better than graduates from other tertiary institutes.

It’s no wonder so many of our students carry on to fantastic careers!