Otago Polytechnic

Curriculum Development Approval and Review

Our programmes are designed to help learners build capabilities so that they are ready for work when they graduate. At Otago Polytechnic being capable (work ready) means that the learner is personally effective, future focused and able to practise sustainably. Capability means being able to take action in work and in personal life. Learner Capability

The Learning and Teaching Development (LTD) team support staff with curriculum Development which includes; programme and course review, development and design, aligning with New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) requirements and Otago Polytechnic's strategic frameworks. Within courses, LTD supports the design and development of engaging learning experiences, both face-to-face and online, so our learners have the best possible learning experience and are successful in their learning.

Learning and Teaching Development

Additonal programme development and approval advise and assistance is provide by the Quality Enhancement Centre.


AP0211 Curriculum Development and Review

AP0101 Academic Board

Assessment and Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means being open and honest in your studies and assessments, taking particular care to acknowledge and attribute other peoples work and ideas . All work you produce must be your own, unless you have stated you have taken the information from someone else. Cheating and plagiarism, using other people’s ideas without acknowledging that you have used them, are serious offences. For more information refer to Learner Support Services https://studentservices.op.ac.nz/learning-support/academic-integrity/

From time to time, all of us experience events over which we may have little or no control.  Some of these may affect your ability to attend an assessment or examination and/or to do your best in assessments.  These critical circumstances might include:  illness, bereavement, family crisis, or other unpredictable events. Therefore we have policies and processes in place to review your performance when you believe this has been impaired or where you have been unable to attend an assessment or examination because of circumstances beyond your control.

For more information please see the policy and procedural documents below or consult with your School/College office.


AP0900 Assessment, Moderation and Academic Integrity