Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Eastern Institute of Technology

Chair: David Pearson
Chief Executive: Chris Collins
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Taradale, Gisborne
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Hastings, Waipukurau, Maraenui, Wairoa, Ruatoria, Tokomaru Bay
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
98.6% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
1.4% Research
0.0% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
16.3% Level 1–2
33.2% Level 3–4
13.1% Level 5–6
36.8% Level 7–8
0.5% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
22.2% Health
14.1% Management and Commerce
11.4% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
10.6% Society and Culture
10.0% Creative Arts
31.7% Other
Delivery By Subject

Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) performed strongly overall in 2013 and remains well placed to advance the TES priorities in 2014 and beyond.

Responsiveness

In the 2013 EIT Annual Report, Chair David Pearson highlighted a number of key milestones in the merger of Tairāwhiti Polytechnic (Tairāwhiti) and EIT into an integrated and effective institution with strong regional support. He also commented on an end-of-year surplus that exceeded expectations, from the work of the Future Sustainability project to address financial viability and the impacts of funding changes.

Chief Executive Chris Collins identified a number of EIT’s achievements, including its ranking as one of the top two ITPs in the 2012 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) evaluation round and its new Masters programmes in Health, and in Information Technology as well as its practice-based primary teacher training degree programme.

He noted the majority of EIT’s delivery was at degree level, reflecting the strength of its ‘in-region’-applied degree portfolio and vocational relevance, including EIT’s new plumbing, gas-fitting and scaffolding programmes to support the Government’s Priority Trades initiative. EIT's Trades Academy, partnering with most secondary schools in the regions, performed strongly and was recognised in the Prime Minister’s education excellence awards in 2014.

EIT’s enrolments decreased by six percent (223 EFTS), primarily at Levels 1–2 which were down by eight percentage points on 2012 (to account for 16% of all enrolments in 2013). The largest shares of delivery were at Levels 7–8 (37%) and Levels 3–4 (33%), while the main fields of study were Health (22%), Management and Commerce (14%), Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies (11%), and Society and Culture (11%).

Māori participation remained strong at 43 percent, well above the ITP sector average and above demographics for the regions. Participation for Pasifika and under-25-year-olds was consistent with the regions’ demographics. EIT had 204 Youth Guarantee EFTS (283 students) and 198 full-fee paying international EFTS (339 students).

EffectivenessTop

EIT was equal to or above the ITP sector average across all four of the educational performance indicators (EPIs). Increases were also achieved for course completion, qualification completion, and student retention (up by one, five and nine percentage points respectively) compared with 2012.

Māori performance was equal to or above the ITP sector average across all four of the EPIs. This group’s improved rates of course completion, qualification completion and student retention on 2012 levels were achieved on a high proportion of Māori participation. Pasifika performance generally improved compared with 2012; it was on par with the sector average for course completion and above average for student progression.

Under-25-year-olds were equal to or above the ITP sector average for all EPIs except qualification completion. This group improved on its 2012 EPIs on all four counts, with an eight percentage point increase for student retention.

Financial performanceTop

In 2013 EIT had a net surplus of $0.1 million, which was $1.0 million lower than the 2012 result. Total revenue decreased by $1.5 million (2.6%) from 2012 to 2013. This was mainly owing to reduced Government funding of $2.3 million and EIT not receiving funding during 2013 relating to its 2011 merger with Tairāwhiti. Total expenditure decreased marginally ($0.5 million or 0.9%), chiefly as a result of reduced merger-related costs, offsetting modest increases in operating expenditure.

Between 2012 and 2013 total assets increased by $12.2 million (9.6%) as a result of $12.7 million in land and building revaluations in 2013.

Kate Radburnd, a Ministerial appointee and Deputy Chair, resigned from the council in 2013. Jacoby Poulain was appointed by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment to fill this vacancy, and Michael Morgan, an existing council-appointed member, was appointed Deputy Chair for the remainder of his term.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance EIT ITP sector
Students under 25 50% 52%
Māori 43% 23%
Pasifika 5% 11%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance EIT ITP sector
All 80% 80%
Students under 25 78% 78%
Māori 75% 75%
Pasifika 73% 73%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance EIT ITP sector
All 74% 73%
Students under 25 64% 66%
Māori 66% 65%
Pasifika 55% 59%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the EIT region, 27% identified as Māori, 4% as Pasifika and 20% 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 5% 3,596 3,649 3,426
SAC Students 5% 6,848 6,415 5,952
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 10% - - 204
YG Students 11% - - 283
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 80% 78% 79% 80%
Qualification Completion 73% 58% 69% 74%
Student Retention 64% 48% 61% 68%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 42% 43% 41%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector     2013
Successful Course Completion 70%     75%
Qualification Completion 60%     70%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $41,032 $38,747 $36,404
Domestic student fees $11,524 $11,519 $11,709
International student fees $3,049 $2,580 $2,890
Other income (including research) $5,087 $4,566 $4,895
Total revenue $60,692 $57,412 $55,898
Expenses      
Personnel $32,499 $35,073 $35,415
Total expenses $54,058 $56,272 $55,785
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $6,634 $1,140 $113
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $105,236 $108,199 $120,810
Total Assets $127,241 $126,887 $139,093
Equity (net assets) $117,455 $117,626 $130,405
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $11,066 $6,659 $6,012
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $6,406 $9,969 $6,426
Other      
Staffing FTE 523 546 531
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 9 : 1 8 : 1 8 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 15 : 1 14 : 1 15 : 1