Otago Polytechnic

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

It is important that you read our Terms and Conditions (including our policies) because when you sign the declaration on the application form, it means that you are accepting all of them.

Particularly important policies for you to read and understand before signing the declaration are Recognition of Prior Learning (AP0501); Application, Entry and Enrolment (AP0504); English Language Requirements (AP0520) and International Learner Attainment and Attendance (AP0710)

Read full Terms and Conditions here >  

Workforce restrictions for children's workforce

If you have a criminal conviction, and you are studying (or considering studying) towards a qualification that will lead to a job in the state-funded sector (including teaching or providing youth services) working directly with children, you will need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field. This is because new legislation, the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, will prevent state sector agencies and government-funded service providers from hiring people with convictions for "specified offences" to work with children in some roles. The restrictions came into effect on 1 July, 2015. 

You can read the list of specified offences online here.

You can get more specific information (including FAQs) here.

This information has been supplied by the Children's Action Plan Directorate and the Tertiary Education Commission.


Tuition fees vary between programmes. The fees shown in the annual Programme Guide and our online programme information pages are indicative fees. Please note that all fees are for one year of study and in New Zealand dollars (NZD). Fees are likely to increase for each year of study and additional fees may be required for programme materials.

Important dates and holidays 

Find out about semester start and finish dates, graduation dates and other times when the Polytechnic is closed.