Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Manukau Institute of Technology

Chair: Peter Winder
Chief Executive: Dr Peter Brothers
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Manukau City, Auckland
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Newmarket, Auckland City, Pukekohe, Highbrook
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Highly Confident
Funding by TEC
99.4% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
0.6% Research
0.0%Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery By Level
8.6% Level 1–2
40.9% Level 3–4
16.5% Level 5–6
34.0% Level 7–8
0.0%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery By Subject
17.3% Management and Commerce
16.8% Engineering and Related Technologies
15.0% Society and Culture
14.6% Health
6.9% Mixed Field Programmes
29.3% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2014, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) continued to be a solid performer educationally. MIT was in a weakened financial position in 2014, following the Mainzeal collapse in 2013 and a further reduction in student numbers.

Responsiveness

In the 2014 annual report, Chair Peter Winder highlighted several of MIT’s achievements, including the opening of its new Manukau campus and working collaboratively across the sector with employer groups, central and local government, industry training organisations and its community. Another highlight was the launch of the Māori and Pasifika Training Initiative (MPTT), collaboration between MIT and other institutes of technology, ITOs and industry to support people into construction and infrastructure trades. MIT also worked with other New Zealand technical institutes to form the Engineering E2E Programme, developed to respond to an anticipated shortage of engineers in New Zealand.

The Chief Executive, Dr Peter Brothers, also highlighted several of MIT’s achievements in 2014, noting the launch of KeyStep, an EnterpriseMIT initiative in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Auckland Council, aimed at disengaged 16- to 24-year-olds who are not in employment, education or training.

MIT’s enrolments decreased by 10 percent (602 EFTS), compared with 2013. This reduction was mostly at Levels 3–4. MIT’s delivery was primarily at Levels 3–4 (41%) and Levels 7–8 (34%) followed by Levels 5–6 (17%). The main fields of study were Management and Commerce (17%), Engineering and Related Technologies (17%), Society and Culture (15%) and Health (15%).

Pasifika participation remained strong at 35 percent, well above the ITP sector average and on par with 2013. Māori participation increased (up from 16% in 2013 to 17% in 2014) but remained below the ITP sector average. Participation of under-25-year-olds also increased (up from 50% in 2013 to 52% in 2014) and was above the ITP sector average. Participation of the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) was above the regional demographic. MIT delivered 425 YG EFTS (589 students) in 2014, an 18 percent increase on 2013, and 594 full-fee paying international EFTS (885 students), a 16 percent increase on 2014.

EffectivenessTop

MIT’s performance against the EPIs was above the ITP sector average for student progression, on par for course completion and below average for qualification completion and student retention. MIT increased its qualification completion rate, compared with 2013, while course completion remained unchanged. Both student retention and student progression went down, compared with the previous year.

Performance for Pasifika was above the ITP sector average for both course and qualification completions, which improved, compared with 2013, by 2 and 10 percentage points respectively. Under-25-year-olds and Māori were either on par or slightly below the ITP sector average for both course and qualification completions. Performance for under-25-year-olds increased for course and qualification completions, compared with the previous year, while performance for Māori decreased slightly across all measures. Retention and progression dropped across all these groups.

YG educational performance improved overall, compared with the previous year, and was above the ITP sector averages for each measure. YG performance was also above the TEC’s minimum performance expectations for almost all EPIs.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, MIT achieved a net deficit of $3.4 million (–3.3%), a decline of $3.8 million compared with the 2013 surplus of $0.4 million (0.4%).

Despite an increase in other income ($1.6 million) and international student fees ($0.9 million), MIT’s total revenue declined by $3.1 million (–2.9%) from 2013 to 2014. This is primarily due to a reduction in domestic student fees of 3.6 million (14.4%) and a decrease in government funding of $2.3 million (3.9%).

Despite an increase in personnel expenditure of $5 million (7.7%), due in part to restructuring costs, total expenditure increased by just $0.8 million (0.7%), mainly because of a $6.6 million reduction in other expenditure.

Total assets increased by $32.6 million (12.6%) to $291 million in 2014. This is primarily due to an increase in the value of land and buildings as a result of the construction of the MIT Manukau campus.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance MIT ITP sector 
Students under 25 52% 51%
Māori 17% 24%
Pasifika 35% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance  MIT ITP sector 
All 80% 80%
Students under 25 77% 79%
Māori 73% 74%
Pasifika 75% 74%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance  MIT ITP sector 
All 72% 73%
Students under 25 67% 67%
Māori 61% 64%
Pasifika 69% 65%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the MIT region, 13% were identified as Māori, 21% as Pasifika and 23% 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% 6,402 6,011 5,409
SAC Students 8% 11,301 10,360 9,112
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 18% - 361 425
YG Students 18% - 511 589
International full fee paying students EFTS 7% 486 514 594
International full fee paying students 6% 791 811 885
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 80% 80% 80%
Qualification Completion 73% 67% 68% 72%
Student Retention 66% 65% 65% 63%
Student Progression L1-4 35% 50% 47% 42%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 72% - 71% 76%
Qualification Completion 65% - 64% 69%
Student Retention 68% - - 71%
Student Progression L1-4 41% - - 53%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $59,345 $58,157 $55,872
Domestic student fees $24,976 $24,879 $21,285
International student fees $6,916 $7,489 $8,382
Total revenue $109,465 $107,773 $104,689
Expenses      
Personnel $64,948 $64,716 $69,689
Total expenses $103,630 $107,373 $108,132
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $5,835 $400 -$3,443
Assets      
Total Assets $236,235 $258,348 $290,899
Equity (net assets) $215,285 $216,935 $214,945
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $14,231 $13,144 $16,887
Other      
Staffing FTE 787 775 753
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 10.1:1 9.9:1 9.5:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 22.3:1 21.9:1 21.0:1