Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Chair: Ian Turner
Chief Executive: Dr Alan Hampton
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Tauranga (Windermere)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Tauranga City (Bongard Centre)
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly 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
12.0% Level 1–2
43.3% Level 3–4
41.9% Level 5–6
2.8% Level 7–8
0.0% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
21.8% Society and Culture
16.3% Management and Commerce
12.7% Engineering and Related Technologies
8.2% Health
7.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
33.2% Other
Delivery By Subject

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) continued to be a solid performer both educationally and financially in 2013 and remained well placed to advance the TES priorities for 2014.

Responsiveness

Chair Ian Turner recognised a number of BoPP’s achievements in the 2013 Annual Report, including the adoption of a new student management system, as well as software for user services and financial systems, and the polytechnic’s provision of a Tertiary Teaching programme to help staff communicate more effectively. He also cited BoPP’s development of a strong international strategy and its continued collaborations with other institutions, which saw it develop programmes with Waiariki Institute of Technology (Waiariki) and the University of Waikato. BoPP also worked with the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership to secure funding for the proposed Tertiary Partnership Campus in Tauranga.

Chief Executive Dr Alan Hampton highlighted further achievements, including the development of exciting and innovative programmes and distinctive and important applied research undertaken with industry. BoPP was also successful in securing funding to establish a Trades Academy, which, in collaboration with Waiariki and regional secondary schools, completes a regional network of Trades Academy hubs in the region.

BoPP’s delivery decreased by two percent (43 EFTS), compared with 2012. As in previous years, the majority of BoPP’s delivery was concentrated at Levels 3–4 (43%) and Levels 5–6 (42%), with 12 percent at Levels 1–2. Provision at Levels 7–8 continued to increase, accounting for three percent (77 EFTS) of total enrolments (up from 1% in 2012). BoPP’s main fields of study were Society and Culture (22%), Management and Commerce (16%), and Engineering and Related Technologies (13%).

BoPP maintained strong Māori and under-25-year-old participation, with both above the ITP sector average. Pasifika participation rose one percentage point on 2012 and was above the demographics of the region. BoPP had 99 Youth Guarantee EFTS (113 students) and 62 full-fee paying international EFTS (111 students).

EffectivenessTop

BoPP’s performance against the educational performance indicators (EPIs) was generally on par with or above the sector average. Course completion remained above the sector average as did BoPP’s student retention rates, which notably increased by five percentage points compared with the previous year.

The performance of TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) was above the ITP sector average for each of the EPIs, with the exceptions of student progression for Māori and under-25-year-olds, and Pasifika course completion. As well as being above the ITP sector averages in 2013, student retention increased for Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds compared with 2012.

Financial performanceTop

In 2013 BoPP had a net surplus of $1.5 million, $0.3 million (15.9%) lower than in 2012. This was primarily owing to unusual income of $2.0 million in 2012, which contributed approximately $1.0 million to the 2012 net surplus but was not received in 2013. When this is removed, the 2013 result is significantly better than in 2012.

Between 2012 and 2013, BoPP’s total revenue decreased by $2.2 million (5.2%) while total expenditure decreased by $1.9 million (4.6%). Total assets reduced slightly, by $1.5 million (1.5%).

Julie Chadwick was appointed to the BoPP council in May 2013 by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance BOPP ITP sector
Students under 25 58% 52%
Māori 31% 23%
Pasifika 4% 11%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance BOPP ITP sector
All 81% 80%
Students under 25 80% 78%
Māori 78% 75%
Pasifika 71% 73%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance BOPP ITP sector
All 70% 73%
Students under 25 67% 66%
Māori 68% 65%
Pasifika 60% 59%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the BOPP region, 16% identified as Māori, 2% as Pasifika, and 18% as under the age of 25 years (based on Census 2013).
Overview of Educational Performance
Enrolments 2013 % of ITP sector 2011 2012 2013
Student Achievement Component (SAC) EFTS 4% 2,787 2,802 2,759
SAC Students 3% 4,152 4,269 4,358
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 5% - - 99
YG Students 4% - - 113
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 80% 80% 83% 81%
Qualification Completion 73% 69% 72% 70%
Student Retention 64% 58% 73% 76%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 24% 38% 32%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector     2013
Successful Course Completion 70%     72%
Qualification Completion 60%     68%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $25,877 $26,722 $25,084
Domestic student fees $11,401 $11,098 $10,797
International student fees $1,091 $964 $993
Other income (including research) $4,669 $4,692 $4,392
Total revenue $43,038 $43,476 $41,266
Expenses      
Personnel $25,391 $26,024 $24,732
Total expenses $40,726 $41,638 $39,720
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $2,312 $1,838 $1,546
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $82,173 $90,964 $89,259
Total Assets $96,800 $101,621 $100,095
Equity (net assets) $83,276 $89,208 $90,778
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $6,721 $6,633 $6,539
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $5,309 $9,778 $3,425
Other      
Staffing FTE 381 388 368
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 9 : 1 8 : 1 8 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 17 : 1 17 : 1 17 : 1