Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Chair: Graeme Nahkies
Chief Executive: Professor Margaret Noble
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Rotorua (Mokoia)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Taupo, Tokoroa, Whakatane, Waipa
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: 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
5.4% Level 1–2
52.5% Level 3–4
18.8% Level 5–6
23.2% Level 7–8
0.2%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
17.0% Health
14.0%Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
12.6% Management and Commerce
11.6% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services
11.5%Society and Culture
33.3% Other
Delivery By Subject

Waiariki Institute of Technology’s (Waiariki’s) overall educational performance remained similar to 2013, while financial performance improved.

Responsiveness

In the 2014 annual report, Chair Graeme Nahkies and Chief Executive Professor Margaret Noble highlighted several of Waiariki’s achievements. These included the success of the expanded Bay of Plenty Trades Academy – led by Trident High School in partnership with Waiariki, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and the region’s schools – which expanded to offer more than 420 places across the Bay of Plenty; co-locating provision in Tokoroa with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to create a new Tertiary Learning Centre in the town; and completion of the construction of the new Health and Science Centre. New progression partnerships were also developed with institutions in India and China.

Waiariki’s enrolments decreased marginally (19 EFTS), compared with 2013. Most of Waiariki’s delivery remained at Levels 3–4 (53%), Levels 7–8 (23%) and Levels 5–6 (19%). The main fields of study were Health (17%), Agriculture, Environment and Related Studies (14%) and Management and Commerce (13%).

Participation of the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) remained at similar levels to 2013, with Māori (62%) more than twice the ITP sector average. Participation of under-25-year-olds was slightly above the ITP sector average and Pasifika slightly below. Participation of all priority groups was well above the regional demographic.

Waiariki had 70 YG EFTS (121 students) and 781 full-fee paying international EFTS (1,177 students), a 28 percent increase on 2013.

EffectivenessTop

Waiariki performed slightly below the ITP sector averages for course and qualification completions and slightly above for student retention and student progression. Performance was similar to the previous year, with the exception of a slight drop in qualification completion (down 4 percentage points) and an increase in student progression (up 4 percentage points).

Educational achievement for Māori and Pasifika was generally on par with or above the ITP sector average on all measures. Pasifika improved markedly against all measures apart from student retention, which decreased. Performance for under-25-year-olds was on par with or increased against 2013 performance, and this group performed above the ITP sector average for student retention but was slightly below on all other measures.

YG performance increased across all measures, with notable improvements in both course and qualification completions. Waiariki performed above the ITP sector averages, with course completion being the highest in the ITP sector. YG performance exceeded almost all of the TEC’s minimum performance expectations for EPIs.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, Waiariki achieved a net surplus of $3.6 million (6.7%), an improvement of $4.0 million over the 2013 net deficit of $0.4 million (–0.9%).

Waiariki’s total revenue increased by $3.1 million (6.1%) from 2013 to 2014. This is primarily due to an increase of $1.1 million (10.6%) in domestic tuition fees, a $1.3 million (15.0%) increase in international tuition fees and increases in both trading ($0.4 million) and other revenue ($0.3 million).

Total expenditure decreased by $1.0 million (–1.9%) between 2013 and 2014, mainly due to a decrease in personnel expenditure of $1.4 million (–4.2%).

Total assets have increased by $10.2 million (12.6%) between 2013 and 2014 to $91.2 million.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance Waiariki ITP sector 
Students under 25 52% 51%
Māori 62% 24%
Pasifika 7% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance  Waiariki ITP sector 
All 78% 80%
Students under 25 77% 79%
Māori 73% 74%
Pasifika 79% 74%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance  Waiariki ITP sector 
All 71% 73%
Students under 25 69% 67%
Māori 64% 64%
Pasifika 70% 65%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the Waiariki region, 34% 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 5% 2,937 2,826 2,807
SAC Students 4% 4,226 4,110 4,226
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 3% - 69 70
YG Students 4% - 106 121
International full fee paying students EFTS 9% 800 608 781
International full fee paying students 8% 1,215 919 1,177
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 77% 79% 78%
Qualification Completion 73% 68% 75% 71%
Student Retention 66% 63% 67% 67%
Student Progression L1-4 35% 29% 33% 36%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 72% - 72% 83%
Qualification Completion 65% - 54% 75%
Student Retention 68% - - 74%
Student Progression L1-4 41% - - 43%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $26,666 $25,732 $25,923
Domestic student fees $9,198 $10,044 $11,104
International student fees $10,656 $8,515 $9,793
Total revenue $52,171 $50,666 $53,761
Expenses      
Personnel $33,254 $33,312 $31,904
Total expenses $50,791 $51,107 $50,157
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $1,380 ($440) $3,604
Assets      
Total Assets $75,500 $80,971 $91,190
Equity (net assets) $66,716 $69,275 $72,879
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $2,597 $5,442 $10,348
Other      
Staffing FTE 459 444 452
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 8.9:1 8.6:1 8.9:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 17.0:1 16.3:1 16.3:1