Otago Polytechnic

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

It is important that you read our Terms and Conditions (including our policies) because when you sign the declaration on the application form, it means that you are accepting these terms and conditions. 

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If you are studying at the Auckland International Campus, there are a different set of Auckland International Campus Terms and Conditions relating to Fees, Cancellation of Programme or Course, Transfers, Withdrawals and or/refunds, and Privacy. Please be aware that all other terms and conditions also still apply to you. 

Read Auckland International Campus Terms and Conditions here >

Workforce restrictions for children's workforce

If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) towards a qualification that will lead to a job in the state-funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field. This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions came into effect on 1 July, 2015. 

You can read the list of specified offences online here.

You can get more specific information (including FAQs) here.

This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.

Other important policies

It is important that you read all of the information and policies surrounding terms and conditions before you apply to Otago Polytechnic. When you sign the declaration on the enrolment form, it means that you accept these terms and conditions. Please also ensure that you have read and understood the following policies before applying:

AP0501 Recognition of Prior Learning

AP0504 Application, entry and enrolment

AP0520 English Language Requirements for International Learners and those for whom English is an additional language

AP0710 International learner attainment and achievement 


Tuition fees vary between programmes. The fees shown in the annual Programme Guide and our online programme information pages are indicative fees. Please note that all fees are for one year of study and in New Zealand dollars (NZD). Fees are likely to increase for each year of study and additional fees may be required for programme materials.

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