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


MP0445 Harassment and Bullying Prevention and Management (draft update pending final signoff)

MP0445a Harassment and Bullying Prevention and Management_Guidelines001

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First Aid at OP_SOP001 (replaces rescinded policy MP0405 First Aid)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

MP0403a Hazard Management_SOP001

MP0404 Accident Incident Injury and Illness Reporting and Rehabilitation

MP0407 Computer Health and Safety (under merge review)

MP0408 Protective Clothing and Equipment

MP0409 Vision Safety

MP0414 Contractor Health and Safety

MP0421 Occupational Health Monitoring (under review)


MP0412 Smokefree/Auahi Kore Policy

MP0417 Driving and Vehicle Safety (under merge review)

MP0418 Staff with Disability (under review)

MP0419 Dogs on Campus

MP0487 Critical Incident and Emergency Management (Under Review)

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)