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  • Open Polytechnic graduate to represent New Zealand at the largest flower show in the world

    Winning Young Designer of the Year and two gold medals at the Ellerslie International Flower Show was a dream come true for Open Polytechnic Horticulture Graduate, Bayley LuuTomes. However, nothing could have prepared Bayley for the news of being picked to represent New Zealand at the largest flower show in the world, the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Open Polytechnic Annual Report highlights successful year

    World class student achievement levels for distance learning and helping the Government to achieve Better Public Service targets are highlights of the Open Polytechnic’s 2012 Annual Report tabled in Parliament recently.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Open Polytechnic Legal Executive students awarded top marks

    Open Polytechnic students have claimed four of the six top places in the New Zealand Law Society’s (NZLS) 2012 Legal Executive Diploma examinations.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Invitation for Expressions of Interest: New Open Polytechnic Council Member

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    The Open Polytechnic is New Zealand’s specialist distance education provider and one of the largest polytechnics in the country. Providing vocational tertiary education at certificate to diploma and degree level, the Open Polytechnic is a major educator of New Zealand’s workforce, with a nationwide student constituency.  The organisation is currently progressing through substantial change to better respond to employment market requirements and capitalise on new technology and service innovations that will benefit students and staff in a 21st Century online learning environment.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Learners to benefit from collaborative approach to vocational education

    Maximising learning opportunities and reducing barriers to success are key objectives in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between The Skills Organisation and the Open Polytechnic.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • How do stressed New Zealand men get help when they need it?

    Nobody’s too sure – that’s why the Mental Health Foundation is working with Open Polytechnic researcher Dr Peta Wellstead on a new project called “The information seeking behaviour of New Zealand men who may be experiencing life stress”.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Bachelor of Social Work now available through Open Polytechnic

    The Open Polytechnic is currently accepting applications from potential students for their new Bachelor of Social Work. Delivered by distance learning, the first courses are scheduled to be available from November 2012.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Teachers learn new skills to teach science to primary school students

    Lower Hutt primary school teachers will be taking the lead in promoting science innovation through a new scholarship, launched by Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace at an event hosted at the Open Polytechnic.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Leading New Zealand-focused public relations text now available as eBook

    The first eBook to focus on the practice of public relations and communication management in New Zealand has just been published.

    Posted on 3 March 2020

  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic and Open Polytechnic collaboration benefits West Coast

    In a first for the West Coast, students who have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Business with Tai Poutini Polytechnic will now be able to enrol in a Bachelor of Business by distance with the Open Polytechnic and still access Tai Poutini Polytechnic services.

    Posted on 3 March 2020