Otago Polytechnic graduation

Otago Polytechnic usually has three graduations throughout the year. There are Dunedin-based ceremonies typically taking place in March and December and our next Auckland-based ceremony will take place in October. In addition, Hamilton-based Occupational Therapy students who are eligible to graduate will be able to attend the WINTEC Graduation Ceremony which normally happens in March. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, some of these dates are having to be shifted.

If you have any queries regarding your registration for graduation, please email graduation@op.ac.nz

Registration for 2022 ceremonies

Registration for 2022 ceremonies is not currently open.

Learners completing their qualifications in 2022 will be contacted once registration is open with information on how to register to attend a ceremony.


Certificates and transcripts for 2021 graduates

Certificates and transcripts for all 2021 graduates are being couriered to learners. This is to allow graduates to have their awards on hand to use for any applications for further study, jobs, or promotions which they may be relevant to.

If you have a debt (with the Polytechnic, Student Health, or Robertson Library) this will need to be cleared before we can send your certificate and transcript to you.

2021 certificates and transcripts have been sent. If you have not received your certificate and transcript, and you do not have any outstanding debts, please contact us at graduation@op.ac.nz with your learner ID number so we can follow this up.



Upcoming graduation dates

Dunedin and Central Graduations
Friday 16 December 2022
Friday 10 March 2023


CapableNZ Graduations

Auckland International Campus
Monday 17 October 2022 

Dunedin Campus
Friday 16 December 2022

Dunedin Campus
Friday 10 March 2023



Auckland graduation

Due to the current restrictions caused by Covid-19 and so as to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our students, guests and staff, the Auckland International Campus Feb 2022 Graduation ceremony has been cancelled and we will be holding smaller ceremonies following Government guidelines. Our next Graduation Ceremony at the Auckland International Campus is Monday 17 October 2022

An email has been sent to all eligible graduates for the cancelled February 2022 Graduation to let them know the next steps. If you have not received this email, please contact aicgraduation@op.ac.nz


Please visit the Auckland International Campus website for more information.


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WINTEC Graduation

Students based in Hamilton, studying Occupational Therapy with Otago Polytechnic and WINTEC can graduate at the WINTEC Graduation Ceremony at Claudelands.

Graduation ceremonies:
Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 2pm at Claudelands Event Centre (cancelled due to COVID-19, communications will be sent to all those who had registered to attend)

Post-Graduation celebration event at The Roaming Giant in Claudelands, opposite the Event Centre, from 4pm after the graduation ceremony (cancelled due to COVID-19).


Register for the WINTEC graduation here.

Graduation for Capable NZ students

Otago Polytechnic has two Dunedin graduation ceremonies every year. Schools/Colleges based at the Dunedin Campus are split between a March ceremony or a December ceremony.

If you are graduating through Capable NZ, you can choose to attend a graduation ceremony in either Dunedin or Auckland. 

Registrations will be opening soon via the Student Hub.