Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Chair: Ian Turner
Chief Executive: Dr Alan Hampton
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Tauranga (Windermere)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Tauranga City (Bongard Centre)
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
100% Teaching and Learning
Capability
Research
Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
11.3% Level 1–2
46.6% Level 3–4
41.9% Level 5–6
0.3% Level 7–8
0.0% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
16.6% Society and Culture
16.5% Management and Commerce
11.6% Engineering and Related Technologies
10.5% Creative Arts
9.9% Architecture and Building
35.0% Other
Delivery By Subject

The educational performance of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) was strong overall in 2011, and was above the ITP sector average on most measures. Financially, BoPP exceeded TEC guidelines and is well placed for delivery in 2012.

Responsiveness

BoPP continued in 2011 to focus on collaborating with other providers in the region. In addition to its existing partnerships, BoPP has been working with Waiariki Institute of Technology to identify areas of potential collaboration to improve educational outcomes for learners in the wider Bay of Plenty. BoPP focussed especially on strategies to address disparities between Māori and non-Māori student performance.

BoPP’s delivery in 2011 decreased by five percent (131 EFTS) from 2010. The majority of BoPP’s programmes (89%) were delivered at Levels 3–6 in 2011, with a decrease in provision at Levels 1–4 (down 9%) and an increase at Levels 5–6 (up 3%). BoPP offers two Level 7 qualifications, the Bachelor of Computing Systems and the Graduate Diploma in Computing.

The main fields of study at BoPP were Society and Culture (17%) and Management and Commerce (17%). BoPP’s students were predominately (63%) aged under 25 years. While Pasifika students’ enrolments aligned with the local region’s demography, Māori enrolments well exceeded those of the region as a whole.

BoPP achieved the majority of the key performance indicators outlined in its Statement of Service Performance.

Effectiveness

BoPP demonstrated its effectiveness through improving its course completion, qualification completion and student retention rates compared with 2010. All three of these measures were above ITP sector averages in 2011. Performance among students in the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-old students) all improved from 2010 and was generally above the ITP sector average.

Capability

In 2011 the BoPP council re-assessed the capability of its membership following the reconstitution of ITP councils, which had restricted council-appointed members to an initial term of one year. The assessment resulted in the BoPP council deciding to appoint four new members in order to complement the skills of the four Ministerial appointees.

In 2011 BoPP reported a net surplus of 5.4 percent ($4.8 million), down on the 11.3 percent surplus ($2.6 million) achieved in 2010. BoPP’s total revenue decreased by 1.0 percent ($0.4 million) from 2010 to 2011, including a 7.3 percent ($2.0 million) fall in total government revenue. BoPP’s lower surplus between 2010 and 2011 was also affected by a 5.6 percent ($2.2 million) increase in expenses.

BoPP’s capital expenditure is expected to average around $7.5 million per annum over the next ten years, with the majority aimed at meeting increased demand. No major capital projects are planned over the next ten years.

TES Priorities

Participation
2011 Performance BOPP ITP sector 
Students under 25 63% 51%
Māori 29% 21%
Pasifika 3% 10%
Course Completion
2011 Performance  BOPP ITP sector 
All  80% 78%
Students under 25 79% 76%
Māori 75% 70%
Pasifika 70% 71%
Qualification Completion
2011 Performance  BOPP ITP sector 
All 69% 63%
Students under 25 66% 57%
Māori 64% 54%
Pasifika 63% 52%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the BOPP region, 17% were identified as Māori, 1% as Pasifika, and 12% as under the age of 25 years. (Based on Statistics NZ 2011 population projections)
Overview of Educational Performance – Formal SAC Funded EFTS only
Enrolments 2009 2010 2011 % of ITP sector
EFTS 2,764 2,918 2,787 4%
Students 7,792 6,800 4,152 3%
Educational Performance Indicators 2009 2010 2011 ITP sector
Successful Course Completion 68% 74% 80% 78%
Qualification Completion 55% 59% 69% 63%
Student Retention 45% 50% 58% 49%
Student Progression L1-4 28% 25% 24% 29%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Key Performance Metrics 2009 2010 2011 TEC Minimum Guidelines
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) 19.5% 11.3% 5.4% 3.0%
Net cashflow from operations 145.0% 120.5% 118.6% 111.0%
Liquid funds 23.7% 12.6% 16.2% 8.0%
3-yr average return on property, plant equipment and intangibles 9.1% 10.8% 11.1% 4.5%
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2009 2010 2011 % of 2011 category
Revenue        
Total government revenue $30,906 $27,905 $25,877 60%
Domestic student fees $7,937 $10,103 $11,401 26%
International student fees $1,003 $955 $1,091 3%
Other income (including research) $4,239 $4,500 $4,669 11%
Total revenue $44,085 $43,463 $43,038 100%
Expenses        
Personnel $21,595 $24,578 $25,391 62%
Total expenses $35,487 $38,565 $40,726 100%
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $8,598 $4,898 $2,312  
Assets        
Property, plant equipment and intangibles $75,762 $81,290 $82,186 85%
Total Assets $89,851 $94,020 $96,799 100%
Equity (net assets) $75,926 $81,029 $83,276  
Cashflow        
Net cashflow from operations $13,831 $7,341 $6,721  
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $11,726 $9,653 $5,307  
Other        
Staffing FTE 366 375 381  
Total EFTS to Total staff ratio 9:1 9:1 9:1  
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff ratio (academic & tutorial) 18:1 18:1 17:1