Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Waikato Institute of Technology

Chair: Mary Cave-Palmer
Chief Executive: Mark Flowers
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Hamilton (City), Rotokauri
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Thames, Te Kuiti, Otorohanga, Hamilton Gardens
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
97.9% Teaching and Learning
0.0%Capability
1.2%Research
0.0%Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
7.0% Level 1–2
27.4% Level 3–4
18.6% Level 5–6
46.4% Level 7–8
0.5%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
23.5% Health
13.9% Society and Culture
12.3% Creative Arts
9.6% Management and Commerce
8.2% Engineering and Related Technologies
32.4% Other
Delivery By Subject

Waikato Institute of Technology’s (Wintec’s) overall educational performance for 2014 was consistent with previous years. Financial performance remained solid.

Responsiveness

In the 2014 annual report, Chair Mary Cave-Palmer highlighted several of Wintec’s achievements. These included actively engaging with employers for curricula development, to ensure that courses are relevant and graduates are work-ready, and the opening of a new engineering and trades building at the Rotokauri campus.

The Chief Executive, Mark Flowers, highlighted additional achievements, including Wintec hosting the national competition of WorldSkills New Zealand for the first time. The Waikato Trades Academy experienced strong growth, with 450 students from 30 schools taking part. Approval has been given for 550 students in 2015, making it the biggest trades academy in the New Zealand tertiary sector. Mr Flowers also noted that Wintec delivers more than 30 degree or postgraduate level programmes.

Wintec’s enrolments decreased by 2 percent (108 EFTS), compared with the previous year. The majority of this decline occurred at Levels 3 and 7. Most provision was at Levels 7–8 (46%) and Levels 3–4 (27%). The main fields of study were Health (24%), Society and Culture (14%), Creative Arts (12%) and Management and Commerce (10%).

Participation of the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) remained at similar levels to 2013, with Māori and under-25-year-olds above the ITP sector averages and Pasifika below. Participation was above the regional demographic. Wintec had 150 YG EFTS (209 students) and 765 full-fee paying international EFTS (1,069 students).

EffectivenessTop

Wintec was below the ITP sector average for course and qualification completions. However, student progression and student retention increased and were above the sector averages. Educational performance was similar, overall, to 2013, with the exception of qualification completion, which dropped 9 percentage points.

Performance for the TES priority groups remained similar to 2013, with the exception of qualification completion, which dropped. Performance for all TES priority groups was below the ITP sector average for both qualification and course completions, and was comparable to the average for student retention. Student progression was well above the sector average for all groups.

Educational performance for YG students improved for all measures but remained below the ITP sector averages with the exception of student progression. YG performance exceeded almost all of the TEC’s minimum performance expectations for EPIs.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, Wintec achieved a net surplus of $0.6 million (0.6%), a decline of $2.6 million over 2013, driven by expenditure increases.

While there was a decline in domestic student fees of $1.0 million, Wintec’s total revenue increased by $3.1 million (3.5%) from 2013 to 2014. This is primarily due to an increase in international student fees of $1.3 million (13.1%) and an increase in other income of $3.6 million (27.5%). Total expenditure increased by $5.7 million (6.6%) mainly due to personnel expenditure, which increased by $3.1 million (6.0%), and other expenditure, which increased by $1.6 million (5.4%).

Total assets have increased by $13.6 million (8.0%) between 2013 and 2014 to $184.6 million.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance Wintec ITP sector 
Students under 25 58% 51%
Māori 25% 24%
Pasifika 6% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance  Wintec ITP sector 
All 79% 80%
Students under 25 76% 79%
Māori 73% 74%
Pasifika 69% 74%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance  Wintec ITP sector 
All 68% 73%
Students under 25 61% 67%
Māori 57% 64%
Pasifika 48% 65%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the Wintec region, 18% identified as Māori, 3% as Pasifika and 22% 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 8% 5,008 4,819 4,710
SAC Students 7% 7,562 7,635 7,999
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 6% - 118 150
YG Students 6% - 166 209
International full fee paying students EFTS 9% 622 674 765
International full fee paying students 8% 885 923 1,069
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 79% 78% 79%
Qualification Completion 73% 69% 78% 68%
Student Retention 66% 71% 70% 70%
Student Progression L1-4 35% 55% 58% 60%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 72% - 66% 67%
Qualification Completion 65% - 43% 57%
Student Retention 68% - - 60%
Student Progression L1-4 41% - - 52%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $46,931 $47,200 $47,155
Domestic student fees $20,687 $19,691 $18,667
International student fees $8,990 $10,112 $11,436
Total revenue $87,717 $90,790 $93,936
Expenses      
Personnel $48,467 $51,684 $54,761
Total expenses $84,101 $87,594 $93,336
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $3,616 $3,196 $600
Assets      
Total Assets $158,150 $171,019 $184,640
Equity (net assets) $122,525 $127,926 $127,608
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $11,661 $8,991 $10,411
Other      
Staffing FTE 640 673 685
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 10.5:1 10.2:1 10.3:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 19.0:1 17.1:1 17.3:1