Studying by distance learning doesn't mean you'll be on your own. We’ll be with you every step of the way to support, mentor and assist you with your studies and study planning.
We offer a wide range of support to help you with your studies. Find out what we offer here.
How we'll support your studies
Supporting Māori learner success
At Open Polytechnic, our learners are the most important thing. We have a range of study support services to help our Māori learners succeed and ensure you are not alone in your study journey.
Pasifika learner support
Our Pasifka learners tell us they place a high value on their qualification helping them achieve their career goals.
Disability and Access Services
Disability and Access Services are here to support learners who identify as having a disability, chronic medical condition or neurodiversity. If you need assistance to access your online course or engage in learning they are here to help.
Get help with academic writing and research skills
If you need help to improve your academic writing, research and or with general study skills, our Library and Learning Centre, Te Whare Pukapuka Wāhanga Whakapakari Ako, team are here to help.
Mental health support
If you or one of your whānau or friends need mental health support or information right now you can contact one of the free helpline services listed on this page.
Access to local campus services
As an Open Polytechnic learner you can access campus facilities and learner support at some regional polytechnics. Take a look to see what services and facilities are available.