Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Chair: Ian Turner
Chief Executive: Dr Alan Hampton
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Tauranga (Windermere)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Tauranga City (Bongard Centre)
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
100% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
0.0% Research
0.0% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
11.7% Level 1–2
41.6% Level 3–4
37.5% Level 5–6
9.2% Level 7–8
0.0%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
22.1% Society and Culture
15.6% Management and Commerce
12.9% Engineering and Related Technologies
8.5% Health
7.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
33.0% Other
Delivery By Subject

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) continued to be a solid performer both educationally and financially in 2014.

Responsiveness

In the 2014 annual report, Chair Ian Turner highlighted several of BoPP’s achievements throughout the year. These included progress made on the proposed tertiary campus in Tauranga with partners in the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership and the close collaboration with Waiariki Institute of Technology, which continued to deliver a better vocational education system across the wider region.

The Chief Executive, Dr Alan Hampton, highlighted several of BoPP’s achievements in 2014, including retaining Category 1 status following the NZQA External Evaluation and Review, which demonstrated the ability, philosophy and practice of BoPP’s staff. A number of online programmes were developed, including Construction Management, where distance students can participate and contribute in real-time classes in Tauranga. The 2014 year also saw the completion of a campus development plan for the main Windermere Campus and the planning for the first major capital building project for several years. Strategic partnerships have played, and continue to play, a significant part in how BoPP fulfils its role as a regional vocational and professional education provider.

BoPP’s enrolments fell slightly in 2014 (63 EFTS or 2%). Delivery was concentrated across Levels 3–4 (42%) and Levels 5–6 (38%), with the remainder at Levels 1–2 and Levels 7–8. Delivery was spread mainly across Society and Culture (22%), Management and Commerce (16%) and Engineering and Related Technologies (13%).

While slightly down on the previous year, BoPP maintained strong Māori and under-25-year-old participation, with both above the ITP sector averages and the regional demographic. Pasifika participation remained practically unchanged and below the sector average, but above the demographics for the region. BoPP had 95 YG EFTS (127 students) and 67 full-fee paying international EFTS (126 students).

EffectivenessTop

BoPP’s performance against the EPIs remained similar to 2013 and was generally on par or above the ITP sector averages.

The performance of TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) improved overall for Pasifika and was similar to 2013 for under 25-year-olds, apart from qualification completion, which increased by almost 5 percentage points. Māori performance decreased, compared with the previous year, with course completion down 3 percentage points. Educational performance for the TES priority groups remained strong overall with rates generally on par with, or above, ITP sector averages, with the exception of progression, which was slightly below for all priority groups.

Educational performance for YG-funded programmes fell substantially for 2014 and did not meet all of the TEC’s minimum performance expectations. EPIs were below the ITP sector averages for all measures apart from student retention, which, at 75 percent, remained 7 percentage points above the sector average.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, BoPP achieved a net surplus of $0.4 million (0.9%), a reduction of $1.2 million (–77.1%) compared with 2013.

BoPP’s total revenue decreased by $1.1 million (–2.6%) from 2013 to 2014. This is primarily due to a reduction in government revenue of $0.8 million (–3.2%) and a $0.9 million (–8.4%) reduction in domestic student fees.

Total expenditure growth increased by just $0.1 million (0.3%) between 2013 and 2014, driven in part by a $0.4 million (-1.5%) reduction in personnel expenditure.

Total assets decreased between 2013 and 2014 by $2.1 million (-2.1%). This is due to an asset impairment of $2.8 million relating to a 2012 change to the BoPP capitalisation policy, resulting in a write down of assets that now fall below the new capitalisation threshold.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance BoPP ITP sector
Students under 25 57% 51%
Māori 29% 24%
Pasifika 4% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance BoPP ITP sector
All 81% 80%
Students under 25 80% 79%
Māori 75% 74%
Pasifika 75% 74%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance BoPP ITP sector
All 72% 73%
Students under 25 71% 67%
Māori 66% 64%
Pasifika 62% 65%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the BoPP region, 16% identified as Māori, 2% as Pasifika, and 18% as under the age of 25 years (based on Census 2013).
Overview of Educational Performance
Enrolments 2014 % of ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Student Achievement Component (SAC) EFTS 4% 2,802 2,759 2,695
SAC Students 4% 4,269 4,358 4,311
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 4% - 99 95
YG Students 4% - 113 127
International full fee paying students EFTS 1% 67 62 67
International full fee paying students 1% 99 111 126
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 83% 81% 81%
Qualification Completion 73% 72% 70% 72%
Student Retention 66% 73% 76% 75%
Student Progression L1-4 35% 38% 32% 33%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 72% - 72% 59%
Qualification Completion 65% - 68% 54%
Student Retention 68% - - 75%
Student Progression L1-4 41% - - 7%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $26,722 $25,084 $24,274
Domestic student fees $11,098 $10,797 $9,889
International student fees $964 $993 $1,087
Total revenue $43,476 $41,266 $40,174
Expenses      
Personnel $26,024 $24,732 $24,350
Total expenses $41,631 $39,701 $39,815
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $1,838 $1,565 $359
Assets      
Total Assets $101,621 $100,095 $98,007
Equity (net assets) $89,208 $90,778 $88,153
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $6,633 $6,539 $5,575
Other      
Staffing FTE 388 368 357
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 8.3:1 8.4:1 8.6:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 17.8:1 17.3:1 16.5:1