Are Open Polytechnic courses NZQA approved?

Open Polytechnic is a NZQA Category 2 provider. If you are an international learner living in New Zealand, with a valid work visa, you may be able to study with us part-time, provided you first meet the entry criteria for the programme you wish to enrol in.

Is Open Polytechnic Recognised?

We developed an international reputation in the distance learning field with the international distance learning body, the Commonwealth of Learning, recognising Open Polytechnic with the award for Institutional Excellence in Distance Education in 2003.

Can I transfer to another polytechnic?

If you want to transfer to a different Polytechnic, you would have to withdraw from your current course and wait for the next admission exercise to apply (E.g. JAE or DAE). Do also note that a direct transfer to another Polytechnic will not be possible while you’re currently pursuing a Polytechnic course.

How much does a counsellor earn in NZ?

Counsellors with up to five years’ experience usually earn $53,000 to $72,000. Counsellors with over five years’ experience usually earn $72,000 to $85,000. Senior counsellors with over 10 years’ experience and more responsibilities can earn between $85,000 and $113,000.

What is the age limit for student visa in New Zealand?

There are no age limits to getting a student visa in New Zealand.

What can I do at Open Polytechnic New Zealand?

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. Enrolling in the ECE degree or diploma for the first time? Enrolment dates differ from the standard dates for these programmes. Make sure you check out the key dates before you enrol.

Do you need a computer for Open Polytechnic?

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments.

How does distance learning work with Open Polytechnic?

Distance and online learning with Open Polytechnic means the classroom comes to you. You have the flexibility to develop a study routine that works with the rest of your life so you can fit study around work, family, sport or community commitments. Use peak time for learning time.

Are there any online degree courses in New Zealand?

We offer a range of qualifications and courses that you can study by distance and online learning – from certificates and diplomas, to degrees and graduate diplomas. Use the search or browse the subject list below to find what interests you.