Te Pūkenga Network

Otago Polytechnic is currently a business unit of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga).

The current landscape

The current Government plans to disestablish the entity that is Te Pūkenga | New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and to give leadership and decision-making back to regional providers located around Aotearoa New Zealand.

Whilst the Government works through the legislative changes needed in this space, we are committed to ensuring that this will not impact your learning and experience with us. 

All programmes of study or training will continue as planned. 

Our excellent learner services, support and facilities are all readily available and we will continue to serve our communities and stakeholders. 

References to Te Pūkenga

Currently, all references to Otago Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its Otago Polytechnic business division.

Enrolling in our programmes

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will currently graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.



Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.