Studying with Open Polytechnic

Discover what distance and online learning with Open Polytechnic is like, including what we can offer you, what it involves and what our students think.

What we offer

At Open Polytechnic we specialise in flexible, distance and online learning that is designed to help you fit study around your work and life commitments.

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How our courses are delivered

Most of our courses are delivered on online, and depending on whether you choose an open or trimesterised course, they may have different start and end dates.

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What students and graduates say about us

We value the feedback we receive from our students and graduates, and each year an independently conducted student satisfaction survey is undertaken to gain up-to-date feedback on our students’ experiences

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Online learning and study services

My Open Polytechnic is our online service portal for our students. From My Open Polytechnic, you can access all the online services and support available to you. The My OP home page is made up of widgets - from where you can quickly access all the information you need.

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How distance learning works

Distance learning with us puts you in control of your studies, including how, where and when you learn.
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What employers say about us

Employers and industry recognise Open Polytechnic’s accredited qualifications. And they strongly endorse the skills and confidence our students gain from their studies. 

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Our students

We have over 31,000 students from New Zealand and 40 countries overseas taking advantage of distance and online learning with us each year.

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Fee Free Courses

A number of our courses and qualifications are offered fee free.

Open Polytechnic offers these courses fee free so that we can make study in these areas as accessible as possible to those who need it.

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