Wānanga

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Chair: Richard Batley
Chief Executive: Bentham Ohia to June 2013; Jim Mather from October 2013
​(Co-delegate CEOs are Hinerangi Raumati-Tu’ua and Turi Ngatai)
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Gisborne, Palmerston North, Wellington
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
120 sites in 50 towns and cities throughout the country
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
99.6% Teaching and Learning
0.4% Capability
Research
 Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
34.7% Level 1–2
51.9% Level 3–4
7.5% Level 5–6
5.8% Level 7–8
0.2% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
52.8% Society and Culture
26.1% Management and Commerce
7.3% Creative Arts
4.0% Mixed Field Programmes
3.6% Health
6.2% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2013 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa continued to be a strong educational performer and remained in a healthy financial position.

Responsiveness

In the 2013 Annual Report for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Te Heamana (Chair) Richard Batley highlighted a number of achievements, including being in surplus for the seventh consecutive year and the efforts of kaimahi (staff) behind the strong educational and financial results. He also cited the appointment of a new Chief Executive and acknowledged the service of the former Chief Executive, Bentham Ohia. Of further note was the completion of the second phase of the governance review to develop a smaller but more effective and agile model, to be implemented in 2014/15.

Te Taiurungi (Chief Executive) Jim Mather recognised a number of additional achievements at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, including its success in meeting and exceeding the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) targets for overall course completion and qualification completion rates and kaimahi supporting 31,808 tauira (students) to achieve educational aspirations. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa implemented an organisational refinement and transformation programme to be completed over a two-year period from 2014.

Enrolments at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa remained stable, increasing by 49 EFTS on 2012 volumes. While the majority of delivery remained at Levels 3–4 (52%) and Levels 1–2 (35%), provision at Levels 1–4 dropped overall by 433 EFTS, owing mainly to a decrease at Levels 1–2 following the introduction of competitive delivery at this level. At the same time, enrolments at Levels 5–10 notably increased by 481 EFTS. More than half of the delivery was in Society and Culture (53%), the next largest was in Management and Commerce (26%), and then Creative Arts (7%).

In 2013, 51 percent of students at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa were Māori, 11 percent were Pasifika and 15 percent were under-25-year-olds. Participation by these three TES priority groups each increased by one percentage point on 2012 levels. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa had 318 Youth Guarantee-funded EFTS (398 students).

EffectivenessTop

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s education delivery was equal to or above wānanga sector averages for each of the four educational performance indicators (EPIs). Compared with 2012 it also improved its performance across all EPIs, with a 10 percentage point increase in its qualification completion rate.

Performance by TES priority groups was either above or on par with the wānanga sector averages, except for under-25-year-olds in the course completion and student progression measures. Māori improved on all four EPIs compared with 2012, while Pasifika and under-25-year-olds improved or remained the same on all but student progression.

Financial performanceTop

In 2013 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa had a net surplus of $4.0 million, which was $3.9 million (49.3%) lower than in 2012. Total revenue decreased by $0.6 million (0.4%) from 2012 to 2013, while total expenditure rose by $3.3 million (2.3%), primarily owing to increased personnel expenditure.

Between 2012 and 2013 total assets increased by $2.7 million, mainly from increases in the value of property, plant and equipment.

TES Priorities

Participation (SAC)
2013 Performance Aotearoa Wānanga
sector
Students under 25 15% 17%
Māori 51% 59%
Pasifika 11% 10%
Course Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance Aotearoa Wānanga
sector
All  82% 81%
Students under 25 75% 77%
Māori 78% 78%
Pasifika 81% 81%
Qualification Completion (SAC)
2013 Performance  Aotearoa Wānanga
sector
All 80% 78%
Students under 25 69% 67%
Māori 77% 74%
Pasifika 77% 76%
The difference in size and offerings between the wānanga is significant and this may skew the wānanga-sector averages for comparative purposes.
Overview of Educational Performance
Enrolments 2013 % of Wānanga sector 2011 2012 2013
Student Achievement Component (SAC) EFTS 83% 20,280 20,313 20,362
SAC Students 82% 32,308 32,372 31,808
Youth Guarantee (YG) EFTS 100% - - 318
YG Students 100% - - 398
Educational Performance Indicators - SAC Wānanga sector 2011 2012 2013
Successful Course Completion 81% 79% 81% 82%
Qualification Completion 78% 71% 70% 80%
Student Retention 73% 70% 73% 76%
Student Progression L1-4 36% 33% 35% 36%
Educational Performance Indicators - YG Wānanga sector     2013
Successful Course Completion 72%     72%
Qualification Completion 62%     62%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2011 2012 2013
Revenue      
Total government revenue $134,330 $134,988 $133,943
Domestic student fees $5,866 $5,216 $5,598
International student fees $420 $681 $902
Other income (including research) $10,388 $11,454 $11,292
Total revenue $151,004 $152,339 $151,735
Expenses      
Personnel $81,529 $85,296 $88,326
Total expenses $143,718 $144,392 $147,706
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $7,286 $7,947 $4,029
Assets      
Property plant equipment and intangibles $86,529 $86,223 $97,623
Total Assets $151,359 $155,627 $158,304
Equity (net assets) $133,778 $138,764 $142,793
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $16,892 $13,975 $9,674
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $16,892 $15,173 $14,651
Other      
Staffing FTE 1,098 1,086 1,250
Total EFTS to Total Staff FTE ratio 19 : 1 19 : 1 17 : 1
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff FTE ratio (academic & tutorial) 44 : 1 36 : 1 27 : 1