Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Chair: Ross Butler
Chief Executive: Tony Gray
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Nelson
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Blenheim
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
100.0% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
0.0% Research
0.0%Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
8.1% Level 1–2
50.8% Level 3–4
21.8% Level 5–6
19.3% Level 7–8
0.0%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
21.1% Society and Culture
19.4% Management and Commerce
17.4% Engineering and Related Technologies
10.2% Health
7.5% Agriculture,Environmental and Related Studies
24.4% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2014, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s (NMIT’s) educational performance was comparable to the ITP sector averages. NMIT remained in a stable financial position.

Responsiveness

In the 2014 annual report, Chair Ross Butler highlighted several of NMIT’s achievements. These included the contribution of NMIT’s people, including Tony Gray, Chief Executive, the Directorate, academic and support staff, council members and the Student Association in adding value and helping in the economic and societal development of the ‘Top of the South’ region.

The Chief Executive, Tony Gray, also highlighted several of NMIT’s achievements, including delivering applied vocational education and skills training to some 2,692 EFTS from foundation to degree and postgraduate level. The Top of the South Trades Academy (NMIT’s partnership with local secondary schools and Whenua Iti Outdoors) won the Education Focus Prize – Takatu Prize in the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards for 2014. NMIT continued to improve learner experience and success through initiatives such as the ‘Learner Design’ project, looking at provision delivery, development and assessment. Another achievement in 2014 was the development of bachelor and postgraduate programmes in aquaculture, sustainable aquaculture, viticulture and winemaking, and business and enterprise.

NMIT’s enrolments fell by 4 percent (93 EFTS), compared with 2013. Most of the reduction occurred at Level 4 (139 EFTS) with the largest increase seen at Level 1 (85 EFTS). NMIT’s provision was primarily concentrated at Levels 3–4 (51%), Levels 5–6 (22%) and Levels 7–8 (19%). The main fields of study were Society and Culture (21%), Management and Commerce (19%) and Engineering and Related Technologies (17%).

Compared with 2013, participation of the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) increased for Māori and decreased for under-25-year olds and Pasifika. Participation levels for each group were below the ITP sector average but were above the region’s demographics. NMIT had 61 YG EFTS (71 students), slightly above 2013, and 472 full-fee paying international EFTS (905 students), a 7 percent increase on 2013.

EffectivenessTop

NMIT achieved a qualification completion rate of 72 percent, similar to the sector average. Course completion rates improved and were slightly above the ITP sector averages, and student retention, while improved, remained slightly below the average. Student progression decreased, compared with the previous year, and was below the ITP sector average.

Educational achievement for the TES priority groups was mixed, with course and qualification completions above the ITP sector average for all groups, with the exception of Pasifika. Compared with the 2013 performance, each of the TES priority groups improved for course completion but went down for qualification completion.

YG performance went down, compared with 2013, and was below the ITP sector average on all measures. YG performance was above the TEC’s minimum performance expectations for most EPIs.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, NMIT achieved a net surplus of $0.7 million (2.1%), an improvement of $0.4 million (157.7%) over 2013, driven by cost savings that exceeded revenue reductions.

NMIT’s total revenue decreased by $1.9 million (–5.3%) from 2013 to 2014. This is primarily due to a reduction of $2.1 million (-18%) in total tuition fees.

Despite an increase in personnel expenditure of $0.3 million (1.6%), total expenditure decreased by $2.3 million (–6.6%) mainly due to a reduction in other operating expenditure of $2.6 million (17.3%).

Net operating cash flows have improved significantly, returning to a positive position with an improvement of $13.3 million. This is due to less payments to suppliers, and improved cash flow of student fees.

Total assets have increased by $4.6 million (4.7%) to $102.2 million.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance NMIT ITP sector
Students under 25 44% 51%
Māori 20% 24%
Pasifika 4% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance NMIT ITP sector
All 81% 80%
Students under 25 81% 79%
Māori 75% 74%
Pasifika 72% 74%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance NMIT ITP sector
All 72% 73%
Students under 25 72% 67%
Māori 68% 64%
Pasifika 51% 65%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the NMIT region, 9% identified as Māori, less than 2% as Pasifika, and 16% 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 3% 2,445 2,078 1,985
SAC Students 3% 4,634 4,176 3,885
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 3% - 59 61
YG Students 2% - 63 71
International full fee paying students EFTS 5% 541 440 472
International full fee paying students 6% 811 741 905
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 77% 78% 81%
Qualification Completion 73% 69% 83% 72%
Student Retention 66% 65% 62% 65%
Student Progression L1-4 35% 29% 30% 24%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 72% - 70% 65%
Qualification Completion 65% - 64% 62%
Student Retention 68% - - 67%
Student Progression L1-4 41% - - 26%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $22,042 $18,703 $18,765
Domestic student fees $17,887 $8,369 $5,940
International student fees $4,261 $3,447 $3,793
Total revenue $49,640 $35,815 $33,911
Expenses      
Personnel $17,325 $16,987 $17,265
Total expenses $47,422 $35,541 $33,206
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $2,218 $274 $706
Assets      
Total Assets $103,926 $97,682 $102,245
Equity (net assets) $90,731 $91,005 $91,701
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations ($1,857) ($3,853) $9,491
Other      
Staffing FTE 238 230 221
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 14.0:1 12.6:1 12.8:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 29.2:1 24.1:1 24.5:1