Otago Polytechnic become part of Te Pūkenga

Otago Polytechnic will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, on 1 November, 2022.

About Te Pukenga Heaader

“The decision to move on 1 November enables us to complete the transition process well before our very busy end of year processes and activities and the Christmas closedown period,” says Dr Megan Gibbons, Chief Executive.

“There is no change to the day-to-day teaching and learning activities of kaimahi (staff) and ākonga (learners). All relationships with kaiako (tutors), learning support services and programmes will continue. We remain committed to providing ākonga (learners) with an exceptional learning experience that will support them into their future careers.

“Our relationships with employers, industry, and communities, are an integral part of delivering vocational education that meets the needs of learners in our wider region, and we value the work we do together to support learners. These relationships, and the mahi we achieve together, will continue. Supporting successful outcomes for learners remains our priority. That won’t change. 


“We look forward to formally acknowledging our transition from Otago Polytechnic to Te Pūkenga with our mana whenua partners, as well as our kaimahi, ākonga, and local stakeholders”

Dr Megan Gibbons

Chief Executive

Otago Polytechnic

Te Pūkenga brings together the existing Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) into one organisation, and, over time, will develop the capability to support work-based, campus-based, and online learning as a unified system. We believe this will enable us to provide a comprehensive network of studying opportunities for our ākonga (learners), as well as increase collaboration opportunities between our programmes.