Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Waikato Institute of Technology

Chair: Mary Cave-Palmer
Chief Executive: Mark Flowers
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Hamilton (City), Rotokauri
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Thames, Te Kuiti, Otorohanga, Hamilton Gardens
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
98.9% Teaching and Learning
 Capability
1.1% Research
 Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
7.0% Level 1–2
27.5% Level 3–4
17.9% Level 5–6
47.2% Level 7–8
0.5% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
22.8% Health
13.8% Society and Culture
12.7% Creative Arts
10.3% Management and Commerce
8.4% Engineering and Related Technologies
32.1% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) was generally above the ITP sector average in terms of educational performance, which improved on the previous year. Wintec remained in a healthy financial position.

Responsiveness

In the 2013 Annual Report Chair Mary Cave-Palmer and Chief Executive Mark Flowers highlighted a number of Wintec’s achievements. These included an expanded international focus, with a joint bid with a reputable Spanish education provider to operate vocational colleges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; progress towards establishing an international offshore campus; and a partnership with two polytechnics in China. Wintec generated approximately $10 million in revenue from international students in 2013, with a seven percent increase in international student numbers (predominantly from China, India and Saudi Arabia).

Of note also was Wintec’s receipt of the supreme award at the 2013 Microsoft Innovation Awards for use of cloud-based technologies and its increased interaction between researchers and industry, which saw 57 percent of Wintec’s research involve industry collaboration.

Further supporting this was the establishment of research facilities for agri-technology and industrial design and the start of construction on the $25 million engineering and trades facility at the Rotokauri campus. In addition to improved academic performance and student outcomes, Wintec also celebrated the completion of its city campus Media Arts building refurbishment in 2013.

Wintec’s enrolments decreased by four percent (189 EFTS) compared with the previous year. The majority of this decline occurred at Levels 7–8 and Levels 1–2, which subsequently accounted for 47 percent and seven percent of all delivery in 2013 respectively. The rest of the provision was at Levels 3–4 (27%) and Levels 5–6 (18%). The main fields of study were Health (23%), Society and Culture (14%), and Creative Arts (13%).

Participation of Māori was again strong (24%) and above the ITP sector average, as was participation of under-25-year-olds (61%). Participation for Pasifika was above the regional demography. Wintec had 118 Youth Guarantee EFTS (166 students) and 674 full-fee paying international EFTS (923 students).

EffectivenessTop

Wintec was above or equal to the ITP sector average for all educational performance indicators (EPIs) except course completion. Overall, each of these measures increased compared with the previous year, again with the exception of course completion, which dropped fractionally. As in 2012, Wintec reported the highest rate in the ITP sector for student progression within Levels 1 to 4.

Performance for the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) was above the ITP sector average, with the exceptions of qualification completion for Māori and course completion for all three groups. Achievement for Māori improved or was on a par with rates from the previous year, a trend also holding true for Pasifika, excluding student progression. Under-25-year-olds were above the sector averages for each of the EPIs with the exception of course completion.

Financial performanceTop

Wintec produced a net surplus in 2013 of $3.2 million (3.5%), which was $0.4 million (11.6%) lower than its 2012 result and primarily due to increases in expenditure exceeding revenue gains. Wintec’s total revenue increased by $3.1 million (3.5%) from 2012 to 2013 while total expenditure increased by $3.5 million (4.2%), mainly as a result of increased personnel expenditure of $3.2 million.

Total assets increased by $12.9 million, driven by increases in the value of property, plant and equipment ($12.7 million), and increased building work in progress. Total equity rose by $5.4 million, due to an increase in retained earnings and an increase in property revaluation reserves of $2.2 million.

In 2013 Steve Tucker, who has served as a Ministerial appointee since 2003, was appointed as Deputy Chair until the end of his term as a member in 2014.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance Wintec ITP sector 
Students under 25 63% 52%
Māori 17% 23%
Pasifika 11% 11%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  Wintec ITP sector 
All  82% 80%
Students under 25 80% 78%
Māori 75% 75%
Pasifika 77% 73%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  Wintec ITP sector 
All 76% 73%
Students under 25 68% 66%
Māori 66% 65%
Pasifika 69% 59%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the Wintec region, 18% identified as Māori, 3% 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 7% 4,943 5,008 4,819
SAC Students 6% 7,681 7,562 7,635
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 6% - - 118
YG Students 6% - - 166
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC ITP sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 80% 80% 79% 78%
Qualification Completion 73% 64% 69% 78%
Student Retention 64% 58% 71% 70%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 45% 55% 58%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG ITP sector     2013
Successful Course Completion 70%     66%
Qualification Completion 60%     43%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $46,714 $46,931 $47,200
Domestic student fees $18,752 $20,687 $19,691
International student fees $7,545 $8,990 $10,112
Other income (including research) $10,351 $11,109 $13,787
Total revenue $83,362 $87,717 $90,790
Expenses      
Personnel $47,584 $48,467 $51,682
Total expenses $80,093 $84,101 $87,594
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $3,269 $3,616 $3,196
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $138,474 $141,629 $155,943
Total Assets $159,394 $158,150 $171,019
Equity (net assets) $119,975 $122,525 $127,926
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $10,598 $11,661 $8,991
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $15,060 $10,833 $19,787
Other      
Staffing FTE 616 640 669
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 11 : 1 10 : 1 10 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 20 : 1 19 : 1 17 : 1