Open Education Resources university

Open Polytechnic

The Open Polytechnic is New Zealand's specialist provider of open and distance learning. Established in 1946, we are a government owned institution, offering applied technical and vocational qualifications.

The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand is a unique learning institution, combining the scale and reach of distance learning with delivery of job-relevant skills and qualifications. Our portfolio ranges from trades qualifications to applied degrees. We are internationally recognised as a leader in our field and a past recipient of the Commonwealth of Learning’s top award for institutional excellence in distance education, along with other national and international awards.

We have thought differently about teaching and learning to increase access for over 65 years. We joined the OERu because we believe this group is leading innovation in affordable, accessible, validated teaching and learning.