Wānanga

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Chair: Richard Batley
Chief Executive: Jim Mather
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Gisborne, Palmerston North, Wellington
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
120 sites in 50 towns and cities throughout the country
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
99.6% Teaching and Learning
0.4% Capability
0.0% Research
0.0%Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
28.0% Level 1–2
57.0% Level 3–4
7.7% Level 5–6
7.2% Level 7–8
0.1%Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
54.7% Society and Culture
23.8% Management and Commerce
6.8% Creative Arts
4.7% Mixed Field Programmes
3.8% Health
6.2% Other
Delivery By Subject

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa continued its strong financial and educational performance in 2014.

Responsiveness

In the 2014 annual report, Te Heamana (Council Chairperson) Richard Batley highlighted several achievements. These included celebrating and reflecting on 30 years of delivering education, while keeping sight of their kaupapa and the goal of whānau transformation through education, and acknowledging the performance of Jim Mather who completed his first year in the role of Te Taiurungi (Chief Executive).

Jim Mather, acknowledged several achievements including initiating an organisational realignment, Te Raumairanga, which sets the foundation for achieving the strategic focus areas of educational excellence, effective leadership, innovation, communication and strengthening the brand of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa; and the graduation of the inaugural cohort of He Waka Hiringa (Master of Applied Indigenous Knowledge) students.

Enrolments at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa decreased by 272 EFTS (or 1%) from 2013, largely due to a shift in the mix of provision, which saw a 1,500 EFTS decrease at Level 2 and significant increases at Levels 3, 4 and 7. Most delivery was at Levels 3–4 (57%) and Levels 1–2 (28%). More than half of all delivery was in Society and Culture (55%) followed by Management and Commerce (24%).

In 2014, 55 percent of students at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa were Māori, 11 percent were Pasifika and 14 percent were under-25-year-olds. Participation of Māori increased while Pasifika and under-25-year-olds remained virtually unchanged, compared with 2013.

EffectivenessTop

Educational performance was either on par or above the wānanga sector average for each of the EPIs. Course completion, qualification completion and retention dropped, compared with 2013, while student progression increased.

Performance by the TES priority groups was above or on par with the wānanga sector average, with the exception of course completion, which was slightly below the sector average for all groups. Compared with 2013, performance generally dropped for each of the TES priority groups, except for student progression and student retention, which improved or remained on par for Māori and Pasifika.

Educational performance for YG students improved significantly for qualification completion, up 14 percentage points, while performance decreased slightly against the other measures. YG performance was equal to the sector average and exceeded almost all of the TEC’s minimum performance expectations for EPIs.

Financial performanceTop

In 2014, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa achieved a net surplus of $5.1 million (3.3%), an improvement of $1.0 million (26.0%) over 2013, driven by increased revenue. Total revenue increased by $3.3 million (2.2%) from 2013 to 2014. This is primarily due to an increase in government funding of $1.2 million (0.9%) and an increase in other revenue of $1.8 million (22.3%).

Total expenditure increased by $2.2 million (1.5%) mainly because of an increase in personnel expenditure of $2.8 million (3.2%).

Total assets have increased by $7.9 million (5.0%) between 2013 and 2014. Total equity also increased by $5.1 million to $147.9 million.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2014 Performance Aotearoa Wānanga
sector
Students under 25 14% 16%
Māori 55% 61%
Pasifika 11% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance Aotearoa Wānanga
sector
All 80% 80%
Students under 25 73% 75%
Māori 77% 77%
Pasifika 78% 79%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2014 Performance  Aotearoa Wānanga
sector
All 75% 72%
Students under 25 65% 63%
Māori 71% 68%
Pasifika 73% 72%
The difference in size and offerings between the wānanga is significant and this may skew the wānanga-sector averages for comparative purposes.
Overview of Educational Performance
Enrolments 2014 % of Wānanga sector 2012 2013 2014
EFTS 84% 20,313 20,362 20,089
Students 84% 32,372 31,808 31,468
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 100% - 318 568
YG Students 100% - 398 675
Educational Performance Indicators Wānanga sector 2012 2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 80% 81% 82% 80%
Qualification Completion 72% 70% 80% 75%
Student Retention 72% 73% 76% 76%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 35% 36% 38%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG Wānanga sector   2013 2014
Successful Course Completion 70% - 72% 70%
Qualification Completion 76% - 62% 76%
Student Retention 72% - - 72%
Student Progression L1-4 39% - - 39%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements (NZ$000) 2012 2013 2014
Revenue      
Total government revenue $135,160 $133,943 $135,180
Domestic student fees $5,216 $5,598 $5,851
International student fees $681 $902 $741
Total revenue $152,339 $151,735 $155,025
Expenses      
Personnel $85,296 $88,326 $91,112
Total expenses $144,392 $147,706 $149,949
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $7,947 $4,029 $5,076
Assets      
Total Assets $155,627 $158,304 $166,162
Equity (net assets) $138,764 $142,793 $147,869
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $13,975 $9,674 $18,994
Other      
Staffing FTE 1,085 1,159 1,149
Total EFTS to total staff FTE 18.9:1 17.8:1 18.0:1
Total EFTS to teaching staff (academic and tutorial staff FTE) 36.2:1 27.1:1 31.1:1