Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Tertiary institutions deliver strong education performance

Hon Steven Joyce

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

12 August 2014 Media Statement

Tertiary institutions deliver strong education performance

The tertiary education sector continued to produce strong educational performance in 2013, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister, Steven Joyce says.

The Tertiary Education Commission today released the 2013 Education Performance Indicators (EPIs) for providers receiving Student Achievement Component (SAC) funding which shows performance against the four EPIs of course completion rates; qualification completion rates; student progression at levels 1-4; and student retention.

“The Government’s focus on educational performance rather than just enrolments has led to some significant gains over the last five years and I am pleased to see that in 2013 tertiary providers are maintaining high course and qualification completion rates while retaining students,” Mr Joyce says.

“Since 2009 the Government has introduced a range of initiatives to incentivise tertiary providers to improve results for their students, including publishing educational performance and linking some funding to outcomes.

“It is pleasing to see that for the first time since EPIs have been published, course completion rates across the sector have exceeded 80 per cent. Course completion rates are the simplest building block of performance and results, and it is great to see providers working alongside their students to help them succeed.”

Key results include:

• Course completion rates have shown increases since 2009 of around 10 percentage points at Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs), Wānanga and Private Training Establishments (PTEs). University completion rates are highest, at 86 per cent in 2013.

• Qualification completion rates have shown significant increases across the sector from 2009 of between 13 and 23 points. ITPs have increased their qualification completion rate from 50 per cent in 2009 to 73 per cent in 2013 while Wānanga have increased their qualification completion rate from 61 per cent in 2009 to 78 per cent in 2013.

• Student Retention rates also continue to show improved rates of retention of students with significant increases at ITPs and Wānaga since 2009. All providers have increased their retention rates in 2013 compared with 2012.

• Educational performance for priority learner groups such as Māori and Pasifika has also increased since 2009. The Māori qualification completion rate has increased from 53 per cent in 2009 to 70 per cent in 2013 while the Pasifika qualification completion rate has increased 11 percentage points from 53 per cent to 64 per cent.

“Our tertiary providers have responded well to the Government’s increased performance expectations. We will continue to seek further educational performance increases for priority learners as outlined in the Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-19,” Mr Joyce says.

The educational performance information is available on the TEC website:http://www.tec.govt.nz/Learners-Organisations/Learners/performance-in-tertiary-education/Educational-performance-at-individual-tertiary-providers/


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Labour's 'Future Of Work': Major Reform Of Careers And Apprenticeships

The next Labour Government will transform careers advice in high schools to ensure every student has a personalised career plan, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

State Investments Management: Treasury Likes IRD, Not Education Or Corrections

The Inland Revenue Department has scored an 'A' in the first tranche of the Treasury's investor confidence rating for state agencies that manage significant Crown investments and assets, gaining greater autonomy as a result, while the Corrections and Education ministries gained a 'C' rating. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Goal: NZ To Be "Predator Free" By 2050

Prime Minister John Key has today announced the Government has adopted the goal of New Zealand becoming Predator Free by 2050... “That’s why we have adopted this goal. Our ambition is that by 2050 every single part of New Zealand will be completely free of rats, stoats and possums." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The IOC’s Treatment Of Russian Sport, And Lone Wolf Terrorism

A blanket ban on Russian athletes would also have exposed the IOC to criticism that its treatment of Russia would have been marked contrast to its treatment say, of the track and field team from Kenya – a country about which the IOC has very similar doping concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Sounds Like A Plan: Auckland Council Receives Unitary Plan Recommendations

A key milestone in New Zealand planning history was reached today when the Independent Hearings Panel delivered the reports containing its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

National Park Expansion: Forests And Coast Of Kahurangi Protected

Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park. More>>

ALSO:

PPP Go-Ahead: SkyPath Gets Unanimous Support

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank, The UN Shortlist, And Trump

Can there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and rendering the actions of our Reserve Bank virtually irrelevant. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news