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: Scheduled for October 2012
Self-assessment:
Funding by TEC
99.6% Teaching and Learning
Capability
0.4% Research
 Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
12.1% Level 1–2
37.5% Level 3–4
33.4% Level 5–6
17.1% Level 7–8
 Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
27.8% Management and Commerce
19.3% Engineering and Related Technologies
17.4% Society and Culture
8.5% Health
6.1% Creative Arts
20.9% Other
Delivery By Subject

The educational and financial performance of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) was strong overall in 2011, and it remains above the ITP sector average on most educational performance measures.

Responsiveness

In 2011 NMIT continued to strengthen its links with a wide range of stakeholders, including industry, city and regional councils and the nine local iwi. NMIT opened its Arts and Media building, a world first in earthquake technology, which received international recognition for its use of structural wood in multi-level construction. NMIT also opened a new aquaculture technical facility in collaboration with the Cawthron Institute, and completed a major revamp of its Library Learning Centre.

NMIT’s enrolments fell by ten percent (275 EFTS) in 2011, with the main decrease at Levels 3–4. Provision at these levels has decreased over the past five years to 38 percent, while the share of delivery at Levels 5–6 increased, accounting for 33 percent of provision in 2011. The share of delivery at Levels 7–8 has also increased over the past five years, accounting for 17 percent of all provision in 2011. The main fields of study were Management and Commerce (28%), Engineering and Related Technologies (19%) and Society and Culture (17%).

Māori and Pasifika students made up 13 percent and four percent of NMIT’s 2011 enrolments respectively. Although this was lower than the ITP sector average, it reflected the region’s demography and has remained steady for the past three years. Participation by students under 25 years of age continued to increase, accounting for 47 percent of NMIT’s total enrolments in 2011. In 2011 NMIT had 659 full fee-paying international EFTS (1,115 students).

NMIT achieved well on the key performance indicators in its 2011 Statement of Service Performance, but underperformed on the volume of delivery agreed with the TEC.

Effectiveness

In 2011, the effectiveness of NMIT’s education delivery was evidenced by its performance above ITP sector averages for course completion, qualification completion and student retention. However, NMIT’s student progression rate was below the ITP sector average. Overall, NMIT’s educational performance indicators improved on 2010 results. Educational achievement at NMIT was mainly above average among the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and students under 25 years of age).

NMIT’s external evaluation and review is scheduled for October 2012. In the meantime, NMIT retains its Quality Assured status.

NMIT received 0.03 percent of the 2011 total allocation for the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF), equal to its share in 2010. It earned no PBRF-eligible external research income in 2011, the same as in 2010.

Capability

In 2011 the NMIT 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 NMIT council deciding to appoint one new member.

In 2011, NMIT reported a net surplus of 8.9 percent ($4.7 million), down on the 9.3 percent surplus achieved in 2010. NMIT's total revenue fell by 7.5 percent ($4.3 million) from 2010 to 2011, including a $3.1 million (12.2%) decrease in government revenue.

NMIT's average capital expenditure is expected to average around $4.5 million annually over the next ten years, primarily to improve and replace assets.

TES Priorities

Participation
2011 Performance NMIT ITP sector 
Students under 25 47% 51%
Māori 13% 21%
Pasifika 4% 10%
Course Completion
2011 Performance  NMIT ITP sector 
All  79% 78%
Students under 25 77% 76%
Māori 71% 70%
Pasifika 64% 71%
Qualification Completion
2011 Performance  NMIT ITP sector 
All 64% 63%
Students under 25 54% 57%
Māori 66% 54%
Pasifika 55% 52%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the NMIT region, 9% were identified as Māori and 12% as under the age of 25 years. Pasifika population figures were unavailable. (Based on Statistics NZ 2011 population projections)
Overview of Educational Performance – Formal SAC Funded EFTS only
Enrolments 2009 2010 2011 % of ITP sector
EFTS 2,775 2,749 2,474 4%
Students 6,259 5,857 4,772 3%
Educational Performance Indicators 2009 2010 2011 ITP sector
Successful Course Completion 68% 78% 79% 78%
Qualification Completion 51% 60% 64% 63%
Student Retention 47% 50% 57% 49%
Student Progression L1-4 17% 23% 25% 29%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Key Performance Metrics 2009 2010 2011 TEC Minimum Guidelines
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) 3.3% 9.3% 8.9% 3.0%
Net cashflow from operations 111.7% 115.0% 128.2% 111.0%
Liquid funds 47.7% 42.4% 66.8% 8.0%
3-yr average return on property, plant equipment and intangibles 4.6% 6.5% 8.4% 4.5%
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2009 2010 2011 % of 2011 category
Revenue        
Total government revenue $25,808 $25,728 $22,598 43%
Domestic student fees $20,168 $21,588 $19,778 38%
International student fees $2,819 $3,918 $4,535 9%
Other income (including research) $3,532 $5,574 $5,643 11%
Total revenue $52,327 $56,808 $52,554 100%
Expenses        
Personnel $17,061 $16,313 $16,407 34%
Total expenses $50,601 $51,500 $47,872 100%
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $1,726 $5,308 $4,682  
Assets        
Property, plant equipment and intangibles $68,113 $75,378 $75,244 70%
Total Assets $95,502 $99,897 $108,250 100%
Equity (net assets) $75,265 $83,472 $87,417  
Cashflow        
Net cashflow from operations $5,338 $7,533 $12,514  
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $5,192 $10,324 $4,221  
Other        
Staffing FTE 232 227 209  
Total EFTS to Total staff ratio 14:1 16:1 16:1  
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff ratio (academic & tutorial) 29:1 32:1 35:1