Otago Polytechnic

Our policies and procedures apply to all programmes and courses at Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago and are part of the organisation's Quality Management System (QMS).

Our policies and procedures provide staff, learners, and visitors to Otago Polytechnic with clear and current policies, procedures and guidance for the management and administration of schools/colleges and support services within an institutional context of devolved authority and responsibility.

All published policies and procedures are relevant and in effect until such time as they are reviewed and replaced. The policy review schedule allows for annual review of Council, Financial, and Fees policies and for all others up to a maximum of every three years.

Policies are currently numbered under Council (CPxxxx) Academic (APxxxx) and Management (MPxxxx) types with classification within these three types divided into the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework areas of: Leadership / Strategy / Customers / Measurement, analysis, and knowledge management / Workforce / Operations / Results. 

To assist in your search for the relevant policy, the policies have been grouped and published under the themes below.

Health and Wellbeing

Health and Safety

First Aid at OP_SOP001 (replaces rescinded policy MP0405 First Aid)

MP0400 Occupational Health and Safety - Commitments and Responsibilities

MP0402 Health and Safety Induction and Training

MP0403 Hazard Management

MP0404 Accident, Incident and Occupational Illness Reporting

MP0407 Computer Health and Safety

MP0408 Protective Clothing and Equipment

MP0409 Vision Safety

MP0410 Employee Workplace Injury, Illness, Rehabilitation

MP0414 Contractor Health and Safety

MP0421 Occupational Health Monitoring


MP0412 Smokefree/Auahi Kore Policy

MP0417 Driving and Vehicle Safety

MP0418 Staff with Disability

MP0419 Dogs on Campus

MP0487 Critical Incident and Emergency Management

MP0487a_CIM_SOP001_Contact lists

MP0487b_CIM_SOP002_Emergency Communications Plan

MP0487c_CIM_SOP003_Response Plan for Learners

Parent_Caregiver feeding room guidelines_March 2019 (replaces policy MP0422 Breastfeeding at Otago Polytechnic)