If you have not successfully completed study at Level 5 or higher you need to pass an online entry test before enrolling.
Under 20 years
If you are under 20 years of age, you will be accepted into a Level 5 (or higher) course if you have one of the following:
- At least 60 credits at NCEA Level 3.
- Passes in Level 5 degree courses that are recognised in New Zealand.
- An overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to one of these by the Academic Adviser.
- Passes in other certificate/diploma qualifications or courses considered appropriate by the Academic Adviser.
If you don’t meet these criteria, contact us. We will then consider the probability of you passing the course and make a decision before approving your application.
20 years and over
If you are 20 years of age or older, you will be able to enrol in Level 5 courses after consultation with us. We recommend that you think carefully about both your previous education achievements and your personal commitments before choosing which course to enrol in. If this will be your first enrolment at tertiary level, we strongly advise you to think about doing our Certificate in Tertiary Study Skills first.
English is the language of study at Open Polytechnic. You will need to be able to read and write well in English so that you can understand course materials and also submit written assessments. There are criteria that must be met if English is not your first language. Find out more about English language requirements or