About us

The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Ltd is a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and is the nation’s leading distance and online learning provider. Our focus is on learner success for around 30,000 learners each year.

  • About Open Polytechnic

    Open Polytechnic delivers online and distance learning courses throughout New Zealand and internationally.


  • Open Polytechnic and Te Pūkenga

    Open Polytechnic is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga).

  • 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.
  • Our learners

    Find out more about who our learners at Open Polytechnic are, where they come from and why they decide to study with us.

  • News, publications and research

    Find our latest news, media releases and publications, and learn more about academic research at Open Polytechnic. 

  • Network Collaboration

    Alongside our core purpose of offering flexible distance learning to adult learners across Aotearoa New Zealand, Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga can deliver further value to Te Pūkenga network through the provision of unbundled services to other business divisions and collaborative projects.

    These range from digital courseware and learning design, to marking and assessment, library, enrolment, learning platform and learning support services.

    For access to our resources or to discuss other forms of collaboration contact our Service Hub.