Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Manukau Institute of Technology

Chair: Peter Winder (Kaye Turner to April 2013)
Chief Executive: Dr Peter Brothers
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Manukau City (Auckland)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Newmarket, Auckland City, Pukekohe, Highbrook
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Highly Confident
Funding by TEC
99.4% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
0.6% Research
0.0% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery By Level
7.6% Level 1–2
45.4% Level 3–4
14.4% Level 5–6
32.5% Level 7–8
0.0% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery By Subject
18.4% Society and Culture
17.3% Management and Commerce
15.2% Engineering and Related Technologies
14.0% Health
6.2% Mixed Field Programmes
28.9% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013 Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) continued to perform well educationally. The Mainzeal collapse has negatively affected MIT’s financial performance and presents challenges for it going forward.

Responsiveness

In the 2013 Annual Report Chair Peter Winder reported that the collapse of Mainzeal delayed the completion of the new Manukau Tertiary Campus but noted MIT still achieved an operating surplus in 2013 and ensured academic standards were maintained, along with student success. However, the Mainzeal collapse has serious widespread repercussions for MIT, not least the requirements of additional borrowing of approximately $25 million and for all other capital expenditure to be put on hold.

Other developments of note included the signing of two Memoranda of Understanding: one with Auckland Council for the Southern Initiative that enhances cadetship opportunities for students and the other with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology and Skills Organisation to offer business education to industry. The Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies received a generous bequest of $270,000, which enabled it to offer financial hardship scholarships. The TEC funding also provided 78 scholarships for Pasifika students to take up trades training.

Chief Executive Dr Peter Brothers also recognised a number of MIT’s achievements in 2013, including its creative writing lecturer, Eleanor Catton, being awarded the 2013 Man Brooker prize for her novel, The Luminaries. Further highlights were the success of MIT’s 2013 graduates, 82 percent employed or in further study, and MIT’s establishment of a subsidiary, Enterprise MIT, from the purchase of the Mahurangi Technical Institute private training establishment.

MIT’s enrolments decreased by seven percent (391 EFTS), compared with 2012. This reduction was primarily at Levels 1–2 (5 percentage points or 395 EFTS) and Levels 5–6 (3 percentage points or 164 EFTS). The majority of MIT’s delivery was at Levels 3–4 (45%) and Levels 7–8 (33%), where enrolments increased slightly compared with the previous year. The main fields of study were Society and Culture (19%), Management and Commerce (17%), and Engineering and Related Technologies (15%).

Pasifika participation remained strong, well above the ITP sector average and up one percentage point on the previous year. Participation by under-25-year-olds remained just below the ITP sector average. Māori participation remained consistent with regional demography. MIT had 361 Youth Guarantee EFTS (511 students) and 514 full-fee paying international EFTS (811 students).

EffectivenessTop

With the exception of qualification completion, MIT was above or equal to the ITP sector average for each of the education performance indicators (EPIs). MIT increased its qualification completion and student retention rates compared with 2012.

Performance for Pasifika was above or equal to the ITP sector averages for each EPI. Māori and under-25-year-olds were generally slightly below sector averages but both groups improved their student progression compared with 2012.

Financial performanceTop

In 2013 MIT had a net surplus after unusual items of $0.4 million, $5.4 million lower than the 2012 result primarily owing to $3.8 million in one-off costs related to the Mainzeal receivership. If this is excluded, the difference between the 2012 and 2013 result is approximately $1.6 million, driven by revenue reductions.

Total revenue decreased by $1.7 million (1.5%) from 2012 to 2013, while total expenditure (excluding the Mainzeal cost) remained reasonably similar to 2012. Despite a reduction in cash and cash equivalents ($4.9 million) total assets grew by $22.1 million, largely as a result of an increase in the value of property, plant and equipment, owing to the construction in progress at the Manukau campus.

The Chair, Kaye Turner, resigned from the council in 2013. Peter Winder was appointed to fill this vacancy by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment as a member and Chair until April 2017.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance MIT ITP sector 
Students under 25 50% 52%
Māori 16% 23%
Pasifika 35% 11%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  MIT ITP sector 
All  80% 80%
Students under 25 75% 78%
Māori 73% 75%
Pasifika 73% 73%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  MIT ITP sector 
All 68% 73%
Students under 25 60% 66%
Māori 62% 65%
Pasifika 60% 59%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the MIT region, 9% identified as Māori, 12% as Pasifika and 22% 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 9% 6,124 6,402 6,011
SAC Students 8% 11,542 11,301 10,360
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 18% - - 361
YG Students 19% - - 511
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 80% 82% 80% 80%
Qualification Completion 73% 61% 67% 68%
Student Retention 64% 61% 65% 65%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 44% 50% 47%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector     2013
Successful Course Completion 70%     71%
Qualification Completion 60%     64%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $64,530 $71,107 $58,157
Domestic student fees $23,936 $24,882 $24,879
International student fees $6,385 $6,916 $7,489
Other income (including research) $12,228 $6,560 $17,248
Total revenue $107,079 $109,465 $107,773
Expenses      
Personnel $67,894 $64,948 $64,716
Total expenses $103,786 $103,630 $107,373
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $3,293 $5,835 $400
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $169,563 $221,392 $251,739
Total Assets $216,129 $236,236 $258,348
Equity (net assets) $193,688 $215,286 $216,935
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $11,302 $14,231 $13,144
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $15,372 $46,289 $32,942
Other      
Staffing FTE 838 787 775
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 9 : 1 10 : 1 10 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 19 : 1 22 : 1 22 : 1