Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Chair: Graeme Nahkies
Chief Executive: Professor Margaret Noble
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Rotorua (Mokoia)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Taupo, Tokoroa, Whakatane, Waipa
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
100% Teaching and Learning
Capability
Research
Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
5.6% Level 1–2
50.4% Level 3–4
19.4% Level 5–6
24.6% Level 7–8
 Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
19.9% Health
13.5% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services
12.2% Management and Commerce
11.9%Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
11.3%Society and Culture
31.3% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013 the educational performance of Waiariki Institute of Technology (Waiariki) improved compared with the previous year, achieving above the sector average on some indicators. Waiariki remained in a sound financial position.

Responsiveness

In a combined report Chair Graeme Nahkies and Chief Executive Professor Margaret Noble highlighted a number of Waiariki’s achievements for 2013, including approval of a strategic plan for 2013-2017 positioning Waiariki as a distinctly bicultural tertiary learning provider.

Key focus areas include engagement with Māori, a commitment to learning and teaching, youth engagement and community outreach, research and enterprise, regional development and internationalisation and the creation of a Careers and Employability Centre supported by a memorandum of understanding with Careers New Zealand.

Other highlights for 2013 included approval for Waiariki’s first postgraduate suite of programmes in Applied Management and its receipt of the Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Exporter of the Year Award. Collaborative and community outreach initiatives included Waiariki’s new partnership with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to co-locate in Tokoroa and create a tertiary learning hub; its participation in the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership; and its broader range of collaborative activities with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Waiariki’s enrolments decreased by four percent (111 EFTS) compared with 2012. Most of Waiariki’s delivery was at Levels 3–4 (50%), Levels 7–8 (25%) and Levels 5–6 (19%). The main fields of study were Health (20%), Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (14%), Management and Commerce (12%), and Agriculture, Environment and Related Studies (12%).

Waiariki continued to have the highest level of Māori participation in the ITP sector (60%) and remained above the sector average for under-25-year-olds. Participation of Pasifika was above regional demographics. Waiariki had 69 Youth Guarantee EFTS (106 students) and 608 full-fee paying international EFTS (919 students).

EffectivenessTop

Waiariki's performance improved compared with the previous year across all four of the educational performance indicators (EPIs).

Educational achievement for Māori was above the ITP sector average in all measures except student progression. Compared with the previous year, under-25-year-olds and Māori improved in all the EPIs. Pasifika were on par with the sector average for course completion and above for student retention but below for student progression and qualification completion; achievement improved on the previous year, with the exception of qualification completion.

Financial performanceTop

In 2013 total expenditure reduced by $0.9 million and total revenue reduced by $2.5 million, driven by an expected reduction in international student numbers and associated fees. Waiariki had a net deficit of $0.4 million, a reduction of $1.8 million from 2012, which included a one-off unusual cost of $1.0 million in restructuring costs.

Total assets increased by $5.4 million, driven in part by $3.0 million in land and building property revaluations.

Dr Neil Barns was reappointed by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment as Deputy Chair for a further four-year term.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance Waiariki ITP sector 
Students under 25 53% 52%
Māori 60% 23%
Pasifika 7% 11%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  Waiariki ITP sector 
All  79% 80%
Students under 25 77% 78%
Māori 75% 75%
Pasifika 73% 73%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  Waiariki ITP sector 
All 75% 73%
Students under 25 67% 66%
Māori 69% 65%
Pasifika 54% 59%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the Waiariki region, 34% 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 4% 2,663 2,937 2,826
SAC Students 3% 4,106 4,226 4,110
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 4% - - 69
YG Students 4% - - 106
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 80% 73% 77% 79%
Qualification Completion 73% 55% 68% 75%
Student Retention 64% 54% 63% 67%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 29% 29% 33%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector     2013
Successful Course Completion 70%     72%
Qualification Completion 60%     54%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $25,900 $28,292 $27,445
Domestic student fees $9,229 $9,198 $10,044
International student fees $9,798 $10,656 $8,515
Other income (including research) $3,778 $4,025 $4,663
Total revenue $48,705 $52,171 $50,667
Expenses      
Personnel $28,556 $33,254 $32,290
Total expenses $43,629 $50,791 $49,662
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $5,076 $1,380 -$440
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $51,826 $56,896 $59,083
Total Assets $76,356 $75,500 $80,971
Equity (net assets) $65,336 $66,716 $69,275
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $11,157 $2,597 $5,442
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $7,926 $9,172 $3,128
Other      
Staffing FTE 394 459 444
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 9 : 1 9 : 1 9 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 17 : 1 17 : 1 16 : 1