On 1 November 2022, eCampus NZ as a business unit of Open Polytechnic became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.
Open Polytechnic Chief Executive Dr Caroline Seelig said there is no change to the day-to-day teaching and learning activities of Open Polytechnic and eCampus NZ kaimahi (staff) and ākonga (learners).
“All relationships with kaimahi (facilitators), and the services ākonga receive will continue. We remain committed to providing ākonga with an exceptional learning experience.”
Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging of training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.
Existing Open Polytechnic and eCampus NZ ākonga will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.