Log in help

Find information about how to log in to your Open Polytechnic account, including setting up security questions the first time you log in, what your log in username is, and password help. 

Note: If you are an Open Polytechnic staff member and need help, please contact the Service Desk. 

Open Polytechnic learners

To log in to Open Polytechnic’s online services you need your:

  • Open Polytechnic email, e.g., FirstnameLastname@myop.ac.nz
  • password.

If you have a common name your student email may also include numbers.

If you aren’t sure of your Open Polytechnic email address, check the ‘Open Polytechnic log in information’ email we sent you when you were enrolled. Or use the link below to recover your email. You’ll need your student ID number to do this.

For help logging in watch the video below which will walk you through the steps.


First time logging in?

When you log in to our online services for the first time you need to choose security questions, so that if you ever forget your password you can reset it yourself.

The video above shows the steps involved, or you can follow the step-by-step guide below:

Password the first time you log in

The first time you log in your temporary password will be ‘MyOP’ followed by your date of birth (ddmmyyyy). For example, if your date of birth is 12 May 1985, your password will be MyOP12051985

You must change your password the first time you log in.

Security questions

The first time you log in you also need to set up your security questions (see the PDF linked to above). This will help you recover your password if you forget it. If you don't set up the security questions you will have to contact us to have your password reset if you forget it.

Changing your password

When you log in you’ll go to My OP, our learner portal. This is where you can change your password by:

  • clicking on your name in the top right corner
  • clicking the 'Change my password' link.

Your new password:

  • must have 8-16 characters
  • must include one capital and one number
  • should not include your first or last name
  • should not include any letter or number sequences (such as 1234).

Returning learners

If you have studied with us before, use your Open Polytechnic email (not your old username) and existing password.

If you haven't set up your security questions and don't remember your existing password, please contact us to have it reset.

 If you have not logged in to MYOP for at least 12 months your account will be locked. To get your account unlocked please contact our Service Desk team.

Learners from before 2008

If you haven't enrolled with us since July 2008 you will not be able to log in. If you are re-enrolling fill in the online enrolment form for new learners. If you know your learner ID include it in the additional notes field. If you want to log in for another reason please get in touch:

Forgotten your password?

If you have forgotten your password use the ‘Forgotten password’ link in the log in page to change it.

If you haven't set up your security questions you can not change your password and will need to contact us to have it reset.


Te Rito Maioha students and staff

  • Students –  Your username is your Te Rito Maioha student email address, e.g. S999999@ecnz.ac.nz

  • Staff – Your username is your Te Rito Maioha staff email address, e.g. Firstname.Lastname@ecnz.ac.nz.

If you have any questions about the Library login or need to get your username please contact Te Rito Maioha at elearning.helpdesk@ecnz.ac.nz.

Need help?

If you have any questions or need help please get in touch:

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