Chapter 1: Overview

High-level comparison of indicative funding for 2012 with final funding for 2011

1.38Table 1.5 compares 2011 final and 2012 indicative funding allocations, and reveals a range of changes in funding across TEOs.

Table 1.5: Indicative 2012 funding compared to final 2011 funding – totals

TEO 2011 Final Funding 2012 Indicative Funding Change
($)
Change
(%)
University of Auckland $73,971,632 $74,623,934 $652,302 0.88%
University of Otago $52,529,142 $52,554,411 $25,269 0.05%
Massey University $34,670,581 $34,433,857 ($236,724) (0.68%)
University of Canterbury $27,146,107 $25,979,180 ($1,166,927) (4.30%)
Victoria University of Wellington $23,093,824 $23,715,412 $621,588 2.69%
University of Waikato $15,373,586 $15,488,855 $115,269 0.75%
Lincoln University $8,483,525 $8,695,775 $212,250 2.50%
Auckland University of Technology $8,038,240 $7,478,862 ($559,378) (6.96%)
Unitec New Zealand $3,116,282 $3,334,420 $218,138 7.00%
Otago Polytechnic $678,916 $691,079 $12,163 1.79%
Waikato Institute of Technology $577,682 $611,944 $34,262 5.93%
Manukau Institute of Technology $509,338 $511,042 $1,704 0.33%
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology $403,389 $396,386 ($7,003) (1.74%)
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi $275,905 $331,913 $56,008 20.30%
Eastern Institute of Technology $218,051 $213,175 ($4,876) (2.24%)
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand $178,525 $180,129 $1,604 0.90%
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa $162,661 $162,661 - -
Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design $158,158 $180,383 $22,225 14.05%
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology $85,360 $85,360 - -
Whitireia Community Polytechnic $70,273 $78,115 $7,842 11.16%
Laidlaw College $61,040 $57,128 ($3,912) (6.41%)
Northland Polytechnic $59,737 $56,821 ($2,916) (4.88%)
Carey Baptist College $51,853 $51,756 ($97) (0.19%)
Bethlehem Institute of Education $28,891 $30,101 $1,210 4.19%
AIS St Helens $22,181 $22,181 - -
Good Shepherd College $22,181 $22,181 - -
Anamata $12,939 $12,939 - -
Total $250,000,000 $250,000,000 $0 0.00%

1.39Although there were a number of changes across individual providers in the amount of funding they received, the overall total indicative allocation remained the same as the final funding for 2011.

1.40Between the 2011 final and the 2012 indicative allocations, eight of the 27 participating TEOs sustained decreases in their total funding (versus 15 decreases between the 2010 final and 2011 indicative allocations).

Universities

1.41In the university sub-sector, three institutions saw reductions in funding between their 2011 final and 2012 indicative allocations.

1.42Auckland University of Technology experienced the largest decrease, falling by 6.96 percent. The University of Canterbury also dropped by 4.30 percent – a sizable $1.17 million in dollar terms – while Massey University dropped by 0.68 percent.

1.43Across the other universities there were small increases between 2011 final and 2012 indicative funding, ranging from 0.05 percent at the University of Otago to 2.69 percent at Victoria University of Wellington ($621,588) – second highest in monetary terms behind the University of Auckland’s 0.88 percent increase ($652,302).

ITP sub-sectorTop

1.44Taken as a whole, indicative funding for the ITP sub-sector increased by 4.42 percent on its total final allocations for 2011. This increase is mostly attributable to Unitec as it receives by far the highest proportion of PBRF funding across the sub-sector, and increased by seven percent or $218,138 compared with 2011 final allocations. These increased indicative allocations at Unitec and Waikato Institute of Technology were primarily a result of increased RDC counts, however both reduced in terms of ERI.

1.45Waikato Institute of Technology increased by 5.93 percent which was the second largest increase across the sub-sector in monetary terms, equalling $34,262. Whitireia Community Polytechnic experienced proportionally the strongest increase of 11.16 percent but in dollar terms this increase was relatively small ($7,842) for the sub-sector.

1.46The funding allocations for three ITPs dropped compared with their 2011 funding. Funding for Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology reduced the most in dollar terms, down by 1.74 percent ($7,003) due to a decrease in ERI funding. Northland Polytechnic and Eastern Institute of Technology decreased by 4.88 and 2.24 percent respectively.

Other providersTop

1.47Across wānanga and PTEs, the two most notable changes between 2012 indicative funding and 2011 final allocations occurred at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design which experienced increases of 20.30 percent and 14.05 percent respectively. In both cases these increases were due to improved performance in RDCs.

1.48In monetary terms the increases at these two providers amounted to $56,008 and $22,225 respectively, which together accounted for more than the six providers that received the smallest individual allocations combined.

1.49Laidlaw College decreased by 6.41 percent or $3,912 due to poorer performance in its RDC count, while Bethlehem Institute of Education had a small increase of 4.19 percent due to an increase in ERI funding. Other providers across these two sub-sectors either had no change in terms of indicative 2012 funding compared with 2011 final funding, or the change was negligible.