About us

Who we are, how we are organised, what we do and why

About us

Open Polytechnic is New Zealand's leading distance and online learning provider. Our focus is on student success for over 31,000 students each year, who use the flexibility of our distance and online learning services to gain the skills they need to progress in their jobs and careers.

About Open Polytechnic

Open Polytechnic is government-owned and funded, delivering courses throughout New Zealand and internationally.


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Staff, faculty and schools

Teaching is carried out by the following seven specialist schools integrated within a single Faculty led by Executive Director Alan Cadwallader:
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Academic research

Research is an integral and vital part of the teaching and learning provided by Open Polytechnic.
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Disclaimer, copyright and privacy statement

The Open Polytechnic takes all reasonable care to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up-to-date.
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Jobs at Open Polytechnic

If you like to get to the end of the day knowing you have made a difference in the world we’ve got just the job.
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Media contact

Leanne Rate

Corporate and Customer Communications Manager

Direct dial: 64 4 914 5229
Mobile: 027 599 5804
Fax: +64 4 913 5666
Email: Leanne Rate

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