Freephone: 0508 650 200
Open Polytechnic is committed to supporting lifelong learning for Pasifika people.
Our aim is to provide flexible and personalised education services to Pasifika people both living in New Zealand and in Pacific Island nations.
We contribute to the New Zealand Government’s overseas development assistance strategy through our participation in consultancy and project work in the Pacific, including managing the Commonwealth of Learning’s Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) project.
We also offer scholarships for Pasifika people. These are currenty under review, however if you'd like more information please contact our Learner Advisor, Maori on 0508 650 200.
Open Polytechnic recognises that distance learning provides a real opportunity for Pasifka communities to engage in upskilling and lifelong learning.
Therefore our key targets include:
Results of our student satisfaction survey showed that 95% of Pasifika students were satisfied with their overall relationship with Open Polytechnic.
We deliver some courses in conjunction with Pasifika providers such as Martin Hautus, Pacific Peoples Learning Institute, the Lavea’i Trust Inc, the New Zealand Management Academy (NZMA), Puataunofo and Pasifika churches.