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% Level 1–2
45% Level 3–4
42% Level 5–6
1% Level 7–8
 Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery by Subject
19% Society and Culture
16% Management and Commerce
12% Engineering and Related Technologies
10% Creative Arts
8% Architecture and Building
35% Other
Delivery By Subject

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) was again strong in 2012, remaining above the ITP sector averages and improving on the previous year’s results. BoPP remained in a healthy financial position generally above the TEC guidelines.

Responsiveness

In the 2012 Annual Report, Chair Ian Turner highlighted BoPP’s educational success, financial performance and future plans. During the year, BoPP explored collaborative opportunities and identified the potential of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership to provide the platform for a region-wide tertiary education offering. It was seen as the best option to strengthen BoPP’s response to the needs of employers, students and communities that had a lower exposure to tertiary opportunities.

At the beginning of 2012, BoPP embarked on a number of key changes associated with supporting students, which are described by the Chief Executive, Dr Alan Hampton, in his review of the year. A key outcome was the integrated Student Learning Commons, Ako Awe. Accompanying the physical changes was the decision to provide learning facilitation and support in the classrooms, and workshops as a partnership between staff and students.

BoPP’s delivery in 2012 increased by 1 percent (15 EFTS), compared with 2011. Almost all of BoPP’s programmes were delivered across Levels 3–4 (45%) and Levels 5–6 (42%) with only minor variations compared with the previous years across these levels. While only a small proportion of total delivery, the number of EFTS delivered at Levels 7–8 increased significantly compared with 2011.

BoPP’s main fields of study were Society and Culture (19%), Management and Commerce (16%) and Engineering and Related Technologies (12%). BoPP students continued to be predominately under 25 years of age (60%) well above the ITP sector average of 52 percent but down slightly on 2011. Māori participation (32%) increased compared with 2011 and remained well above the ITP sector average. Pasifika participation remained stable at 3 percent, which was below the ITP sector average but reflected the regional demography. In 2012, BoPP had 67 full fee-paying international EFTS (102 students).

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

EffectivenessTop

BoPP demonstrated its effectiveness by achieving increases across all four educational performance indicators, compared with 2011. There were significant increases in performance for student progression (up from 24% in 2011 to 38% in 2012) and student retention (up from 58% in 2011 to 73% in 2012), while course completion and qualification completion both increased by 3 percent on 2011. The performance of the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-old students) improved compared with 2011, and was above the ITP sector average.

CapabilityTop

In the 2012 Annual Report, the Chief Executive referred to the strong and effective working relationship between the council and senior management, which focused on delivering tertiary opportunities for people in the Bay of Plenty and beyond. Such a working partnership makes an important contribution to organisational capability.

Total revenue increased by $0.4 million (1.0%) from 2011 to 2012, with increased government funding of $0.8 million. This was partially offset by a reduction in student tuition fees of $0.4 million. BoPP’s operating expenses increased by $0.9 million (2.2%) in the same period, with increased personnel costs of $0.6 million.

As a result, the net surplus of $1.8 million (4.2%) for 2012 was down on the 2011 result of $2.3 million (5.4%).

BoPP recorded a $4.1 million property revaluation gain in 2012, which resulted in total equity at the end of 2012 being $5.9 million higher than at the end of 2011.

TES Priorities

Participation
2012 Performance BOPP ITP sector
Students under 25 60% 52%
Māori 32% 22%
Pasifika 3% 10%
Course Completion
2012 Performance BOPP ITP sector
All 83% 79%
Students under 25 82% 78%
Māori 78% 73%
Pasifika 76% 73%
Qualification Completion
2012 Performance BOPP ITP sector
All 72% 70%
Students under 25 72% 63%
Māori 69% 61%
Pasifika 66% 62%
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 % of ITP sector 2010 2011 2012
EFTS 4% 2,918 2,787 2,802
Students 3% 6,800 4,152 4,269
Educational Performance Indicators ITP sector 2010 2011 2012
Successful Course Completion 79% 74% 80% 83%
Qualification Completion 70% 59% 69% 72%
Student Retention 60% 50% 58% 73%
Student Progression L1-4 37% 25% 24% 38%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2010 2011 2012
Revenue      
Total government revenue $27,905 $25,877 $26,722
Domestic student fees $10,103 $11,401 $11,098
International student fees $955 $1,091 $964
Other income (including research) $4,500 $4,669 $4,692
Total revenue $43,463 $43,038 $43,476
Expenses      
Personnel $24,578 $25,391 $26,024
Total expenses $38,565 $40,726 $41,638
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $4,898 $2,312 $1,838
Assets      
Property, plant, equipment and intangibles $81,290 $82,173 $90,964
Total assets $94,020 $96,800 $101,621
Equity (net assets) $81,029 $83,276 $89,208
Cashflow      
Net cashflow from operations $7,341 $6,721 $6,633
Purchase of property, plant, equipment and intangibles $9,653 $5,309 $9,778
Other      
Staffing FTE 375 381 388
Total EFTS to total staff FTE ratio 9 : 1 9 : 1 8 : 1
Total EFTS to teaching staff FTE ratio (academic and tutorial) 18 : 1 17 : 1 17 : 1