Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Waikato Institute of Technology

Chair: Gordon Chesterman
(Mary Cave-Palmer from April 2012)
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
98.2% Teaching and Learning
0.6% Capability
1.3% Research
 Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery by Level
8.8% Level 1–2
26.2% Level 3–4
17.9% Level 5–6
46.8% Level 7–8
0.4% Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
21.3% Health
14.3% Creative Arts
12.2% Society and Culture
10.8% Management and Commerce
9.2% Engineering and Related Technologies
32.3% Other
Delivery By Subject

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) was a strong performer overall in 2011. Wintec was above the ITP sector average on all educational performance indicators (EPIs) and was in a healthy financial position.

Responsiveness

Wintec continued to collaborate with other ITPs to provide a wide range of tertiary opportunities to students in the region. Collaborations include working with the ITP Metro Group. The institution is running a Māori Trades Training initiative with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Tainui, and also launched the Waikato Trades Academy which encourages school students to stay longer at school by engaging them in hands-on learning. In 2011, Wintec worked on a joint project with the University of Waikato and Hamilton City Council to assess the current and future demand for tertiary education in the Waikato area. Wintec also partners with a number of industry and community organisations through its research initiatives, including its ‘Research Voucher Scheme‘.

Wintec’s provision in 2011 was predominately at Levels 7–8 (47% of overall provision, up six percentage points from 2010). Provision at Levels 1–2 continued to decrease, down to nine percent. The largest fields of study were Health (21%), Creative Arts (14%) and Society and Culture (12%).

Wintec’s ethnic demography was representative of its region, and Māori participation was above the ITP sector average. The majority of Wintec’s students were under 25 years of age (62%). In 2011, Wintec had 608 full fee-paying international EFTS (935 students).

Wintec met the majority of the key performance indicators outlined in its 2011 Statement of Service Performance. Where indicators were not met, the difference between actual and target was marginal.

Effectiveness

In 2011, the effectiveness of Wintec’s education delivery was evidenced by Wintec achieving above ITP sector averages across all four EPIs. Course completion, qualification completion and student progression all increased compared to 2010. Performance by all three TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and students aged under 25) improved overall in 2011. Performance was above ITP sector averages for Māori and students under 25 years, but below average for Pasifika students’ course and qualification completions.

Wintec received 0.23 percent of the 2011 total allocation for the Performance -Based Research Fund (PBRF), a decrease from 0.25 percent in 2010. It earned PBRF-eligible external research income of $87,000 in 2011, more than seven times as much as in 2010 ($11,500).

Capability

In 2011, the Wintec 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 Wintec council deciding to retain its existing council-appointed members. Gordon Chesterman, Chair since 2002, announced his resignation during the year. This would take effect from 30 April 2012.

Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai was appointed by the Minister in 2011 to replace Rahui Papa, who had resigned.

In 2011, Wintec reported a net surplus of 3.9 percent ($3.3 million), up on the 3.3 percent surplus achieved in 2010. Wintec’s total revenue increased by 0.6 percent ($0.5 million) from 2010 to 2011, including $0.3 million (0.5%) in higher government revenue. Wintec has an overdraft facility and secured loans that have allowed it to redevelop and modernise its campuses.

Wintec's capital expenditure is expected to average around $10.5 million annually over the next ten years. Almost all of this is to replace or refurbish existing assets.

TES Priorities

Participation
2011 Performance Wintec ITP sector 
Students under 25 62% 51%
Māori 24% 21%
Pasifika 5% 10%
Course Completion
2011 Performance  Wintec ITP sector 
All  80% 78%
Students under 25 78% 76%
Māori 72% 70%
Pasifika 69% 71%
Qualification Completion
2011 Performance  Wintec ITP sector 
All 64% 63%
Students under 25 57% 57%
Māori 55% 54%
Pasifika 49% 52%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the Wintec region, 18% were identified as Māori, 2% as Pasifika, and 15% 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 4,818 4,918 4,943 8%
Students 13,375 9,886 7,681 6%
Educational Performance Indicators 2009 2010 2011 ITP sector
Successful Course Completion 76% 77% 80% 78%
Qualification Completion 65% 61% 64% 63%
Student Retention 51% 59% 58% 49%
Student Progression L1-4 30% 33% 45% 29%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Key Performance Metrics 2009 2010 2011 TEC Minimum Guidelines
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) 2.0% 3.3% 3.9% 3.0%
Net cashflow from operations 121.1% 121.9% 114.5% 111.0%
Liquid funds 3.5% 17.1% 9.4% 8.0%
3-yr average return on property, plant equipment and intangibles 7.1% 7.3% 7.3% 4.5%
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2009 2010 2011 % of 2011 category
Revenue        
Total government revenue $46,642 $49,198 $49,467 59%
Domestic student fees $14,319 $17,277 $20,354 24%
International student fees $6,717 $7,488 $7,545 9%
Other income (including research) $5,402 $8,909 $5,964 7%
Total revenue $73,079 $82,872 $83,330 100%
Expenses        
Personnel $38,972 $44,113 $47,584 59%
Total expenses $71,419 $80,153 $80,061 100%
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $1,441 $2,719 $3,269  
Assets        
Property, plant equipment and intangibles $114,324 $129,313 $138,474 87%
Total Assets $124,223 $135,548 $159,394 100%
Equity (net assets) $110,536 $113,258 $119,974  
Cashflow        
Net cashflow from operations $13,165 $14,385 $10,598  
Purchase of plant property equipment and intangibles $11,913 $23,519 $15,060  
Other        
Staffing FTE 593 608 614  
Total EFTS to Total staff ratio 11:1 10:1 11:1  
Total EFTS to Teaching Staff ratio (academic & tutorial) 20:1 19:1 20:1