Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Eastern Institute of Technology

Chair: David Pearson
Chief Executive: Chris Collins
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Napier and Gisborne
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Auckland, Hastings, Waipukurau, Maraenui, Wairoa, Ruatoria, Tokomaru Bay, Tologa Bay
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Highly Confident
Funding by TEC
94.9% Teaching and Learning
3.8% Capability
1.3% Research
0.0% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
19.7% Level 1–2
34.9% Level 3–4
10.9% Level 5–6
33.4% Level 7–8
1.0%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
19.6% Health
16.2% Management and Commerce
13.3% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
10.7% Society and Culture
8.0% Creative Arts
32.2% Other
Delivery By Subject

Eastern Institute of Technology’s (EIT’s) educational performance dropped slightly, compared with 2013. However, financial performance remained solid.

Responsiveness

In a combined 2014 annual report, Chair David Pearson and Chief Executive Chris Collins highlighted several of EIT’s achievements, including increasing delivery to priority learner groups, with Māori student participation representing one of the highest percentages of Māori student enrolments in the tertiary sector. International student recruitment also increased in 2014. New postgraduate programmes gained accreditation, including the new Master of Applied Management, extending the institution’s range of postgraduate qualifications, with four Master’s degrees now on offer. Another highlight was the launch of a new Māori and Pasifika Trades Training scheme, Te Toka, with Ngāti Porou in Tairāwhiti.

Final reporting around the merger of EIT Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti Polytechnic (which was in effect from 1 January 2011) was completed in early 2014. By all key performance measures, alongside very positive community and stakeholder feedback and support, the merger has been regarded as a success. Mr Pearson and Mr Collins acknowledge the support that government and key agencies have provided throughout this process.

EIT’s enrolments increased by 5 percent (162 EFTS), primarily at Levels 2–3, with drops seen at Levels 4–7. Delivery was concentrated at Levels 3–4 (35%) and Levels 7–8 (33%), followed by Levels 1–2 (20%). The main fields of study were Health (20%), Management and Commerce (16%), Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (13%) and Society and Culture (11%).

Māori participation remained strong at 46 percent, almost double the ITP sector average of 24 percent. Participation for Pasifika and under-25-year-olds remained below the ITP sector average, but each of these groups compared well against the region’s demographics. EIT had 278 YG EFTS (396 students), an increase of 37 percent on 2013, and 295 full-fee paying international EFTS (624 students), an increase of 49 percent on 2013.

EffectivenessTop

EIT’s performance dropped against all EPIs, with the exception of student retention, which increased slightly. Successful course and qualification completions were below the ITP sector average overall and across TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds), however, student retention and progression were above the sector average for Māori and Pasifika. For under-25-year-olds, retention was on par with the sector average and progression was slightly below.

Performance of TES priority groups remained unchanged or fell across most indicators, compared with 2013, except for Pasifika, which increased for all measures apart from successful course completions where it had a slight drop.

Educational performance for YG strengthened, compared with the previous year, was above the ITP sector average for all EPIs and exceeded most of the TEC’s minimum performance expectations for YG.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, EIT achieved a net surplus of $3.0 million (5%), an improvement of $2.9 million over 2013. EIT’s total revenue increased by $4.1 million (7.4%) from 2013 to 2014. This is primarily due to an increase in government revenue of $4.0 million (11%), which includes $1.5 million in merger funding, which was not received during 2013.

Total expenditure increased by $1.3 million (2.3%) due to an increase in other operating costs of $1.6 million and an increase in depreciation and amortisation of $0.5 million.

Total assets increased by $1.5 million (1.1%) between 2013 and 2014 to $140.6 million.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance EIT ITP sector
Students under 25 47% 51%
Māori 46% 24%
Pasifika 5% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance EIT ITP sector
All 75% 80%
Students under 25 75% 79%
Māori 72% 74%
Pasifika 72% 74%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance EIT ITP sector
All 68% 73%
Students under 25 64% 67%
Māori 61% 64%
Pasifika 59% 65%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the EIT region, 27% identified as Māori, 4% as Pasifika and 20% 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 6% 3,647 3,426 3,589
SAC Students 5% 6,415 5,952 6,509
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 12% - 204 278
YG Students 12% - 283 396
International full fee paying students EFTS 3% 195 198 295
International full fee paying students 4% 342 339 624
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 79% 80% 75%
Qualification Completion 73% 69% 74% 68%
Student Retention 66% 61% 68% 69%
Student Progression L1-4 35% 43% 41% 39%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 72% - 75% 76%
Qualification Completion 65% - 70% 75%
Student Retention 68% - - 73%
Student Progression L1-4 41% - - 45%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $39,515 $37,636 $41,396
Domestic student fees $11,519 $11,709 $10,403
International student fees $2,580 $2,890 $3,956
Total revenue $57,412 $55,898 $60,041
Expenses      
Personnel $35,073 $35,415 $34,294
Total expenses $56,272 $55,785 $57,048
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $1,140 $113 $2,993
Assets      
Total Assets $126,887 $139,093 $140,615
Equity (net assets) $117,626 $130,405 $129,955
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $6,659 $6,012 $11,451
Other      
Staffing FTE 546 531 522
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 8.2:1 8.3:1 8.8:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 14.3:1 14.6:1 15.7:1