Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Chair: Ross Butler
Chief Executive: Tony Gray
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Nelson
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Blenheim
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
100.0% Teaching and Learning
Capability
Research
 Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
6.5% Level 1–2
53.3% Level 3–4
21.5% Level 5–6
18.7% Level 7–8
 Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
23.7% Management and Commerce
21.1% Society and Culture
16.9% Engineering and Related Technologies
10.4% Health
5.8% Creative Arts
22.1% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013 the educational performance of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) generally improved on the previous year. Financially, NMIT was below the TEC guidelines on a number of measures.

Responsiveness

In the 2013 Annual Report Chair Ross Butler recognised a number of NMIT’s achievements, which saw nearly 7,000 students in some form of study across the region and a record number of graduates. NMIT notably grew its Trades Academy volumes from 16.2 EFTS in 2012 to 40.8 in 2013. The Chair also highlighted NMIT’s major investment in a new Applied Technology building and its refurbishment of other campus facilities.

Chief Executive Tony Gray cited further achievements for 2013, including continued scrutiny of NMIT’s effectiveness and efficiency with the adoption of a new student management system and lean business systems, as well as accreditation for its quality management system. Of note also was the further development of NMIT’s internationalisation strategy and relationship with China.

NMIT’s enrolments fell by 18 percent (368 EFTS) compared with 2012. The majority of the reduction occurred at Levels 5–6 (302 EFTS), mainly due to NMIT ceasing to offer Pilot Training, and Levels 1–2 (162 EFTS). NMIT’s provision remained mainly at Levels 3–4 (53%), accounting for just over half of all delivery, with Levels 5–6 (22%) and Levels 7–8 (19%) accounting for most of the remainder. The main fields of study were Management and Commerce (24%), Society and Culture (21%), and Engineering and Related Technologies (17%).

Compared with 2012, participation of the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) increased for Māori, remained at five percent for Pasifika and decreased slightly for under-25-year-olds. Participation levels for each group reflected the region’s demographics. NMIT had 59 Youth Guarantee EFTS (63 students) and 440 full-fee paying international EFTS (741 students).

EffectivenessTop

NMIT achieved a qualification completion rate of 83 percent (10 percentage points above the ITP sector average). Course completion and student progression each went up by one percentage point on 2012 levels, while qualification completion rose by 14 percentage points.

Compared with 2012, under-25-year-olds improved or retained the same rates across each educational performance indicator (EPI), while Māori improved for qualification completion and student progression.

Financial performanceTop

In 2013 NMIT had a net surplus of $0.3 million, $1.9 million (87.6%) lower than the 2012 net surplus. NMIT’s total revenue decreased by $13.8 million (27.9%) from 2012 to 2013. This was mainly owing to a reduction in student tuition fees of $10.3 million (46.7%), mainly domestic fees ($9.5 million).

The primary reason for NMIT’s decline in student fees is the fact that aviation training (previously subcontracted to other providers) is no longer offered. A corresponding reduction in subcontracting-related expenditure of $10.2 million was the main reason NMIT’s total expenditure reduced by $11.9 million (25.1%) between 2012 and 2013.

Total assets dropped from $103.9 million in 2012 to $97.7 million in 2013 as a result of its reduction in short-term investments. This was partly owing to utilising previously invested student fees in advance of receiving $4.9 million.

Andy Rowe was reappointed by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment as Deputy Chair and member for a further three-year term.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance NMIT ITP sector
Students under 25 46% 52%
Māori 16% 23%
Pasifika 5% 11%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance NMIT ITP sector
All 78% 80%
Students under 25 78% 78%
Māori 67% 75%
Pasifika 66% 73%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance NMIT ITP sector
All 83% 73%
Students under 25 80% 66%
Māori 71% 65%
Pasifika 54% 59%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the NMIT region, 9% identified as Māori, less than 2% as Pasifika, and 16% 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 3% 2,474 2,445 2,078
SAC Students 3% 4,772 4,634 4,176
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 3% - - 59
YG Students 2% - - 63
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 80% 79% 77% 78%
Qualification Completion 73% 64% 69% 83%
Student Retention 64% 57% 65% 62%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 25% 29% 30%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector     2013
Successful Course Completion 70%     70%
Qualification Completion 60%     64%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $22,598 $22,242 $18,703
Domestic student fees $19,778 $17,887 $8,369
International student fees $4,535 $4,261 $3,447
Other income (including research) $5,643 $5,250 $5,296
Total revenue $52,554 $49,640 $35,815
Expenses      
Personnel $16,407 $17,325 $16,987
Total expenses $47,872 $47,422 $35,541
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $4,682 $2,218 $274
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $75,244 $77,870 $84,292
Total Assets $108,250 $103,926 $97,682
Equity (net assets) $87,417 $90,731 $91,005
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $12,513 -$1,857 -$3,853
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $4,220 $4,780 $8,954
Other      
Staffing FTE 209 239 230
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 16 : 1 14 : 1 12 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 35 : 1 29 : 1 23 : 1