Our learners are spread throughout New Zealand. They are as varied as the population of our beautiful country. A common goal they all share is to improve their knowledge and skills through online and distance learning.
What our learners look like
- 35,361 individual learners.
- 76% were in employment
- 96% studied with us part time (compared to 63% for Te Pūkenga overall*)
- 7% had no school qualifications
- 67% were female
- 16% were Māori
- 86% were aged 25 years or over (compared to 64% overall for Te Pūkenga)
What our learners say
- 85% believe their employers would consider their qualification valuable
- 85% say their study will be valuable for a future job
- 81% say their study is valuable for their current job
- 85% say Open Polytechnic courses are good value for money
I wanted to become more knowledgeable in my field.
I wanted to become more knowledgeable in my field.Sasha Bain, NZ Certificate in Financial Services graduate
Where our learners come from
- 3% Northland
- 30% Auckland
- 10% Waikato
- 7% Bay of Plenty
- 1% Gisborne
- 3% Taranaki
- 6% Manawatu/Wanganui
- 3% Hawkes Bay
- 12% Wairarapa/Wellington
- 3% Nelson/Marlborough
- 1% West Coast
- 14% Canterbury
- 5% Otago
- 2% Southland
All of these statistics were updated for 2022.
*Open Polytechnic is a business division of Te Pūkenga, like all other forme institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand.