Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Waiariki Institute of Technology

Chair: Graeme Nahkies
Chief Executive: Keith Ikin (acting) 
(Dr Margaret Noble from October 2012)
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Rotorua (Mokoia)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Taupo, Tauranga, Tokorau, Whakatane, Waipa
NZQA EER
Educational Performance: Confident
Self-assessment: Confident
Funding by TEC
99.0% Teaching and Learning
1.0% Capability
Research
Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
9.0% Level 1–2
40.3% Level 3–4
23.9% Level 5–6
26.7% Level 7–8
 Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
19.7% Health
14.9% Management and Commerce
11.9% Food, Hospitality and Personal Services
10.8% Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies
10.8% Society and Culture
31.8% Other
Delivery By Subject

Waiariki Institute of Technology’s educational performance improved significantly in 2011, although it remained below the ITP sector average on most measures. Waiariki remains in a strong financial position, exceeding TEC guidelines.

Responsiveness

Waiariki plays an important vocational education role in its region and works with a wide range of other providers. At the end of 2011 Waiariki was considering whether to join the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership with university and wānanga participants. Waiariki and the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic also explored the potential of collaborating more closely. Waiariki is working with seven local high schools to deliver training to 105 students through the Eastern Bay of Plenty Trades Academy, which will grow again in 2012. In 2011, Waiariki was increasing its provision in construction-related trades in response to post-earthquake priorities in Canterbury.

In 2011, 49 percent of Waiariki’s total enrolments were at Levels 1–4 and 51 percent at Levels 5–8. There has been a significant shift from lower-level provision to higher, with a decrease of nine percentage points in Levels 1–2 provision, and an increase of seven percentage points at Levels 7–8. The institution’s main fields of study were Health (20%), Management and Commerce (15%) and Food, Hospitality and Personal Services (12%). The Bachelor of Nursing accounted for 16 percent of overall provision in 2011.

Just over half (52%) of Waiariki’s students were under 25 years of age. Māori and Pasifika students made up 56 percent and six percent of enrolments respectively, both above the region’s demographics. In 2011 Waiariki had 679 full fee-paying international EFTS (1,253 students).

Waiariki performed well against the key performance indicators in its 2011 Statement of Service Performance, meeting almost all targets.

Effectiveness

In 2011 Waiariki generally improved its performance compared with 2010. Student retention was above the ITP sector average, while student progression decreased by ten percentage points from 2010 and was comparable to the ITP sector average. Waiariki performed below the sector average in both course and qualification completions but achieved a marked improvement in both compared with 2010. Performance among the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and students below the age of 25) was lower than the ITP sector average, except for student retention and qualification completions by Pasifika students.

Capability

In 2011, the Waiariki 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 Waiariki council deciding to appoint two new members.

In 2011, Waiariki reported a net surplus of 10.4 percent ($5.1 million), lower than the 16.0 percent surplus in 2010. Waiariki’s total revenue changed very little from 2010 to 2011, despite a drop of $4.7 million (15.4%) in government revenue.

Waiariki's capital expenditure is forecast to average around $5.5 million annually over the next ten years. Most capital spending is for non-accommodation buildings, both to respond to changing demand and to replace and refurbish assets.

TES Priorities

Participation
2011 Performance Waiariki ITP sector 
Students under 25 52% 51%
Māori 56% 21%
Pasifika 6% 10%
Course Completion
2011 Performance  Waiariki ITP sector 
All  73% 78%
Students under 25 71% 76%
Māori 67% 70%
Pasifika 67% 71%
Qualification Completion
2011 Performance  Waiariki ITP sector 
All 55% 63%
Students under 25 51% 57%
Māori 47% 54%
Pasifika 55% 52%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the Waiariki region, 37% were identified as Māori, 3% as Pasifika, and 14% 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 2,895 2,968 2,663 4%
Students 5,724 5,222 4,106 3%
Educational Performance Indicators 2009 2010 2011 ITP sector
Successful Course Completion 50% 65% 73% 78%
Qualification Completion 34% 44% 55% 63%
Student Retention 28% 39% 54% 49%
Student Progression L1-4 42% 39% 29% 29%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Key Performance Metrics 2009 2010 2011 TEC Minimum Guidelines
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) 10.3% 16.0% 10.4% 3.0%
Net cashflow from operations 123.4% 133.5% 128.5% 111.0%
Liquid funds 27.6% 49.6% 56.7% 8.0%
3-yr average return on property, plant equipment and intangibles 10.6% 15.3% 17.1% 4.5%
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2009 2010 2011 % of 2011 category
Revenue        
Total government revenue $27,146 $30,614 $25,900 53%
Domestic student fees $6,475 $8,750 $9,372 19%
International student fees $4,621 $6,018 $9,798 20%
Other income (including research) $4,808 $3,329 $3,635 7%
Total revenue $43,050 $48,711 $48,705 100%
Expenses        
Personnel $24,527 $26,232 $28,556 65%
Total expenses $38,625 $40,899 $43,629 100%
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $4,425 $7,812 $5,076  
Assets        
Property, plant equipment and intangibles $46,213 $46,307 $51,826 68%
Total Assets $57,369 $67,401 $76,356 100%
Equity (net assets) $52,418 $60,260 $65,336  
Cashflow        
Net cashflow from operations $8,323 $12,859 $11,157  
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $3,258 $3,307 $7,926  
Other        
Staffing FTE 332 327 394  
Total EFTS to Total staff ratio 11:1 11:1 9:1  
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff ratio (academic & tutorial) 20:1 22:1 17:1