Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Chair: Jenn Bestwick
Chief Executive: Kay Giles
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Christchurch City
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Waltham (Christchurch)
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
99.2% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
0.8% Research
0.0% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
8.6% Level 1–2
25.3% Level 3–4
19.8% Level 5–6
46.3% Level 7–8
0.0%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
22.1% Health
15.2% Management and Commerce
14.7% Architecture and Building​
13.9% Creative Arts
9.9% Engineering and Related Technologies
24.3% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2014, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) performed well educationally and maintained its strong financial position.

Responsiveness

In the 2014 annual report, Chair Jenn Bestwick highlighted several of CPIT’s achievements. These included work starting on the Campus Master Plan with the new Whareora (Science and Wellbeing Facility) and new modern buildings at the trades campus. Refurbishment is also under way on other buildings, and design work is advancing for two new buildings at Madras Street. CPIT is upgrading technology, to embed numeracy and literacy, track graduate outcomes and offer more flexible and effective learning options. CPIT has begun a new sustainability initiative, which has already changed the way it is thinking about financial, social, environmental and compliance sustainability.

The Chief Executive, Kay Giles, highlighted several of CPIT’s other achievements in 2014, including its largest graduation ceremony with 800 graduates. CPIT had the largest intake of youth pathway students for Canterbury Tertiary College and YG, providing alternatives for 15- to 19-year-olds to transition to further tertiary study or employment. CPIT continued to develop close links with industry that increase employment opportunities for students.

CPIT’s enrolments increased by 4 percent (219 EFTS), compared with 2013. Delivery was primarily at Levels 7–8 (46%), with the balance mostly at Levels 3–4 (25%) and Levels 5–6 (20%). The main fields of study were Health (22%), Management and Commerce (15%), Architecture and Building (15%) and Creative Arts (14%).

Participation of under-25-year-olds at CPIT remained practically unchanged and above the ITP sector average in 2014. Although Māori and Pasifika participation rates increased slightly, compared with 2013, they remained below the sector averages but above regional demographics. CPIT had 218 YG EFTS (341 students), a 55 percent increase on 2013. CPIT also increased its international provision by 14 percent, delivering 635 full-fee paying international EFTS (1,038 students).

EffectivenessTop

CPIT achieved above the ITP sector averages for most EPIs, with the exception of qualification completion, which fell below the sector average. Student progression also decreased, compared with the previous year, down 3 percentage points, while successful course completion and student retention remained on par with 2013.

For both Māori and Pasifika, course completion improved, with Māori achieving above the ITP sector average and Pasifika just below the average. However, all other EPIs for Māori and Pasifika fell, compared with the previous year, resulting in almost all being below the ITP sector average. Performance of under-25-year-olds remained similar to 2013 and was above the ITP sector average for all measures apart from qualification completion, which was slightly below the sector average.

Educational performance for YG learners improved but remained well below the ITP sector averages for all measures, with the exception of student progression, which was well above the sector average. YG performance against EPIs met most of the TEC’s minimum performance expectations.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, CPIT achieved a net surplus of $6.7 million (6.8%), a decline of $3.6 million (–35.1%) over the 2013 surplus of $10.4 million. Earthquake impacts continue to have a small influence on the overall surplus of CPIT, with 2014 earthquake-related expenditure of $7 million (2013: $6.5 million) narrowly exceeding insurance proceeds of $6.7 million (2013: $6.8 million), reducing the CPIT net surplus by $0.24 million.

CPIT’s total revenue increased by $2.1 million (2.2%) from 2013 to 2014. The primary increase was student fees, which increased by $1.6 million (5.4%). It is noted that, excluding the 2013 funding retention, core government funding increased by $2.6 million (4.8%).

Total expenditure increased by $5.2 million (6%) mainly due to an increase in personnel expenditure of $3.6 million (6.5%). Total assets increased by $5 million (2%) between 2013 and 2014 to $258.8 million.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance CPIT ITP sector
Students under 25 61% 51%
Māori 12% 24%
Pasifika 4% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance CPIT ITP sector
All 84% 80%
Students under 25 83% 79%
Māori 77% 74%
Pasifika 73% 74%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance CPIT ITP sector
All 69% 73%
Students under 25 66% 67%
Māori 50% 64%
Pasifika 44% 65%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the CPIT region, 7% identified as Māori, 2% as Pasifika and 21% 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 9% 5,045 5,156 5,375
SAC Students 9% 9,854 10,185 10,591
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 9% - 141 218
YG Students 10% - 207 341
International full fee paying students EFTS 7% 531 555 635
International full fee paying students 7% 885 936 1,038
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 83% 84% 84%
Qualification Completion 73% 75% 74% 69%
Student Retention 66% 66% 65% 66%
Student Progression L1-4 35% 48% 46% 43%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 72% - 56% 62%
Qualification Completion 65% - 39% 45%
Student Retention 68% - - 53%
Student Progression L1-4 41% - - 58%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $51,525 $56,963 $57,169
Domestic student fees $20,998 $22,721 $23,156
International student fees $7,218 $7,409 $8,586
Total revenue $89,087 $97,045 $99,181
Expenses      
Personnel $53,065 $55,515 $59,115
Total expenses $84,441 $86,976 $92,211
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $4,324 $10,361 $6,729
Assets      
Total Assets $239,633 $253,788 $258,760
Equity (net assets) $219,411 $235,689 $237,974
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $13,142 $9,409 $15,923
Other      
Staffing FTE 776 780 832
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 7.4:1 7.6:1 7.5:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 14.4:1 15.6:1 15.5:1