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.

Research and Postgraduate


AP0705 Postgraduate Supervision and Submission

AP0705a Postgraduate Supervision and Submission Guideline 001

AP0904.02 Final Assessment Process in Postgraduate Programmes (under merge review)

AP0905.03 Presentation and Submission of Postgraduate Thesis or Dissertation (under merge review)

AP1102 Contestable Research Funding

MP1101 Research and Study Release

MP1101a Research and Study Release_SOP001_Application form

MP1102 Performance Based Research Funding PBRF Decisions

MP1104 External Income for Research Activity