Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics

Manukau Institute of Technology

Chair: Kaye Turner to April 2013, Stuart Crosbie (Acting)
Chief Executive: Dr Peter Brothers
Main Campus Key Main Campus
Manukau City (Auckland)
Other Campus Key Other Campus Locations
Newmarket, Auckland City, Pukekohe, Highbrook
Educational Performance: Highly Confident
Self-assessment: Highly Confident
Funding by TEC
99.2% Teaching and Learning
0.0% Capability
0.8% Research
0.0% Scholarships/Learners
TEC Funding
Delivery By Level
13.3% Level 1–2
41.3% Level 3–4
16.1% Level 5–6
29.3% Level 7–8
 Level 9–10
Delivery By Level
Delivery By Subject
21.0% Society and Culture
18.0% Management and Commerce
14.2% Engineering and Related Technologies
11.3% Health
6.5% Education
29.1% Other
Delivery By Subject

In 2012, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) continued to perform well both educationally and financially. MIT is well placed to advance the TES priorities in 2013.


MIT serves New Zealand’s fastest growing and most culturally diverse community and one where participation in vocational education is half the national average. In the 2012 Annual Report the council Chair, Kaye Turner, highlighted MIT’s strategies to close the gap and improve the employability and progression of learners. The new Manukau Campus complex, which was nearly half complete by the end of 2012, exemplified MIT’s commitment to providing the resources to ensure student success.

Developments in MIT academic programmes in 2012 included accreditation of new bachelor’s degrees in Applied Management and in Sport and Exercise Science, and collaboration with Unitec on the provision of quality vocational education. MIT is a partner in the Southern Initiative, a major strategic initiative outlined in the Auckland Plan, and has been involved in the early development of internship programmes with the support and cooperation of the Auckland Council.

The Chief Executive, Dr Peter Brothers, highlighted MIT’s focus continually refreshing and improving MIT’s programmes with the aim of increasing flexible study options and helping students move from education into employment. As part of its commitment to link students with employers and industry, MIT developed several new qualifications, two of which were engineering specific. In 2012, MIT launched the Hub and SPOKE Schools Partnership Programme, which aims to support Year 11 and 12 students into vocational education and training programmes in priority trades areas.

MIT’s volume of delivery continued to increase, by 5 percent (278 EFTS) compared with the previous year. Delivery increased across all levels except Levels 5–6, which slipped 3 percentage points, compared with 2011. The majority of the increase was at Levels 7–8 and Levels 3–4. The main fields of study were Society and Culture (21%), Management and Commerce (18%) and Engineering and Related Technologies (14%).

Participation by under-25-year-olds increased again on the previous year but remained just below the ITP sector average, as did Māori participation, which increased 1 percentage point from 2011. Pasifika participation remained well above the ITP sector average at 34 percent of total enrolments but dropped fractionally, compared with 2011. In 2012, MIT had 497 full fee-paying international EFTS (864 students).

MIT achieved or surpassed almost all of its key performance indicators as outlined in its Statement of Service Performance.


MIT was above, or on a par with, the ITP sector averages for three of the four educational performance indicators. Only qualification completion was slightly below, despite an increase from 2011. Māori and Pasifika course completion was just above the ITP sector averages, but each slipped 2 percentage points compared with 2011. Qualification completion for the TES priority groups (Māori, Pasifika and under-25-year-olds) was either on a par with, or slightly below, the ITP sector average despite an increase on the previous year’s results.


At the end of 2012 the Chair, Kaye Turner, resigned – her resignation to be effective from 30 April 2013. The Acting Chair is Dr Stuart Crosbie.

MIT’s total revenue increased by $2.4 million (2.2%) from 2011 to 2012 mainly as a result of additional government funding of $6.6 million. MIT reported a net surplus of $5.8 million (5.3%), which was up on the 2011 result of $3.3 million (3.1%). MIT recorded a $15.8 million gain on property valuations in 2012, which is reflected in the increase in total assets. MIT’s Manukau Campus development, which was due for completion in 2013, has been affected by the receivership of Mainzeal Property and Construction Limited.

In 2012, Ministers approved the application for the transfer of the Crown titled assets at MIT’s Otara campus into MIT ownership.

TES Priorities

2012 Performance MIT ITP sector 
Students under 25 51% 52%
Māori 16% 22%
Pasifika 34% 10%
Course Completion
2012 Performance  MIT ITP sector 
All  80% 79%
Students under 25 77% 78%
Māori 74% 73%
Pasifika 75% 73%
Qualification Completion
2012 Performance  MIT ITP sector 
All 67% 70%
Students under 25 59% 63%
Māori 61% 61%
Pasifika 61% 62%
Of the tertiary-aged population in the Auckland region, 11% were identified as Māori, 14% as Pasifika and 22% 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 10% 5,724 6,124 6,402
Students 8% 11,747 11,542 11,301
Educational Performance Indicators ITP sector 2010 2011 2012
Successful Course Completion 79% 80% 82% 80%
Qualification Completion 70% 58% 61% 67%
Student Retention 60% 58% 61% 65%
Student Progression L1-4 37% 47% 44% 50%
Overview of Financial Performance*
Summary Financial Statements ($000) 2010 2011 2012
Total government revenue $62,570 $64,530 $71,107
Domestic student fees $22,571 $23,936 $24,882
International student fees $7,112 $6,385 $6,916
Other income (including research) $11,528 $12,228 $6,560
Total revenue $103,781 $107,079 $109,465
Personnel $67,177 $67,894 $64,948
Total expenses $100,646 $103,786 $103,630
Net surplus (after unusual and non-recurring items) $3,135 $3,293 $5,835
Property, plant, equipment and intangibles $160,722 $169,563 $221,391
Total assets $210,808 $216,129 $236,235
Equity (net assets) $190,395 $193,688 $215,285
Net cashflow from operations $13,670 $11,302 $14,231
Purchase of property, plant, equipment and intangibles $8,938 $15,372 $46,289
Staffing FTE 769 838 787
Total EFTS to total staff FTE ratio 9 : 1 9 : 1 10 : 1
Total EFTS to teaching staff FTE ratio (academic and tutorial) 20 : 1 19 : 1 22 : 1