Otago Polytechnic

The Otago Polytechnic Auckland International (OPAIC) Team is made up of individually selected lecturers and support staff, who come from a range of cultural backgrounds and countries. OPAIC is a vibrant and diverse campus recognising success is not defined by gender, background, ethnicity or disability.

The OPAIC Team are committed to building a safe, positive and inclusive higher learning environment that celebrates diversity, skills and cultural perspectives. The Auckland International Campus is located in the heart of Central Auckland, popularly known as the ‘City of Sails’. It’s New Zealand’s largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world class facilities. The city has plenty to offer from upper class shopping experiences and excellent museums to international standard theatres, art galleries and festivals. Auckland has been ranked the third best city in the world for quality of life and the eighth most livable*. *Mercer Quality of Life, 2016. All classes are taught in English, although many staff do speak other languages and can therefore assist students in their native language.

The Auckland International Campus is a partnership between Otago Polytechnic and Future Skills Academy.

Our Vision

New Zealand’s most employable international graduates

Our Mission

Build capability for a global workforce

Contact Us

Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus 

International +64 9 309 0301
New Zealand 0800 111 212
Email auckland@op.ac.nz 

Physical address: Level 2, 350 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1141
Postal address: PO Box 5268, Auckland, New Zealand 1141

2017 Study Blocks 

We operate on a schedule of five study blocks throughout the year and students have study breaks at all other times. Our 2017 academic calendar is as follows:

  • Study block 1: 16 January - 10 March, 2017
  • Study block 2: 27 March - 19 May, 2017
  • Study block 3: 6 June - 28 July, 2017
  • Study block 4: 14 August - 6 October, 2017 
  • Study block 5: 24 October - 15 December, 2017 

Please view the specific Auckland International Campus Terms and Conditions here and click here for further terms and conditions of enrolment and information about your rights and responsibilities.

Quick Facts About Auckland

Population: 1.6 million

Climate: Warm summers and mild, wet winters

Average summer temperature: 23°C

Average winter temperature: 14°C

Sunshine hours: 2,060 per year

What to pack: For winter: warm clothes and a waterproof jacket. For summer: lightweight clothes, beachwear and sunglasses.

Closest airport: Auckland International Airport

Find out more about Auckland City