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Industry Training: Two reports on the performance of the industry training system

Industry Training:  Two reports on the performance of the industry training system These two reports take a view of aspects of the industry training system.
  • The first report: 'Industry Training: Profiling achievement and assessing value for money' characterises trainees according to their study load and a number of other variables and looks at whether they were successful in completing programmes. This constitutes a study of the value the Government receives for its investment in the industry training system.
  • The second report: 'Limited credit programmes in industry training' analyses the performance of trainees who undertake ‘limited credit programmes’ – groups of unit standards that are taken under industry training but that don’t add up to a national certificate or diploma.
These two reports take a retrospective view of the industry training system, using data to the end of 2009, This means they don’t capture the effects of operational policy changes that took effect from mid 2010 – rather they provide context for those changes.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis Division

Date Published: March 2012

Learners' participation, retention and success in e-learning: An annotated bibliography

Learners' participation, retention and success in e-learning: An annotated bibliography This report gives an overview of the literature on tertiary learners’ participation, retention and success in e-learning. We selected a large selection of research literature which consisted of both published research from journals, books and the internet and ‘grey’ literature that included project reports, unpublished theses and dissertations and reports commissioned by government agencies.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2012

Profile & Trends 2010: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

Profile & Trends 2010: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector This is edition 13 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. The key findings for 2010 were:

  • 466,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2010, including 45,600 international students.
  • More young tertiary students now continue with postgraduate study after completing a bachelors degree and four out of every five young tertiary students study level 4 qualifications and above.
  • International tertiary student numbers increased by more than 5 percent in 2010. International student numbers are likely to rise further in 2011.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: February 2012

What we get for what we spend: outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure 2006-2010

What we get for what we spend: outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure 2006-2010 This report synthesises the inputs, outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure over the period 2006 to 2010 in eight key funds. In total, these funds distributed around $4.6 billion to providers and students in 2010.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: February 2012

Going abroad: What do we know about people going overseas after tertiary study?

Going abroad: What do we know about people going overseas after tertiary study?

This report looks at people who used the Student Loan Scheme while undertaking tertiary study, and then went overseas. It profiles those overseas and looks at the characteristics of those who return to New Zealand and of those who stay away

The analysis finds that at any point in time, a high proportion of borrowers will be overseas-based. Of those who were found to have returned, most did so after a reasonably short period – three years or less. But a large proportion had been away for longer than three years and was still based overseas at the end of our data series.

While those overseas have poor student loan repayment records overall, those who return make good progress in repaying loans. Those who return repay at a slightly faster rate than those who never went overseas, in part because they are more likely to have higher qualifications that lead to higher earnings.

Author(s): Roger Smyth, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education and Deborah Spackman, Statistics New Zealand.

Date Published: January 2012

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2011

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2011 The Annual Report for 2011 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2010, as well as the financial schedules for the fiscal year to 30 June 2011. This year's report is structured so that the information aligns with the outcomes framework developed by the agencies that manage and administer the scheme.

Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $12.1 billion as at 30 June 2011.
  • 212,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2010 (74 percent of eligible students).
  • As at 30 June 2011, 621,000 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue for collection.
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2006 and remain in New Zealand was 5.2 years.

Author(s): Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2011

External research income earned by New Zealand universities

External research income earned by New Zealand universities This fact sheet uses information collected as part of Statistics New Zealand's Research and Development Survey to analyse trends in the source of university external research income (ERI) between 2000 and 2009.

Author(s): Dr Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: September 2011

Do people with doctoral degrees get jobs in NZ post study?

Do people with doctoral degrees get jobs in NZ post study? This study uses an integrated dataset maintained by Statistics New Zealand to analyse what percentage of a cohort of recent domestic doctoral graduates was employed in New Zealand and their industry destination up to four years post study.

Author(s): Dr Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: September 2011

What do men and women earn after their tertiary education?

What do men and women earn after their tertiary education? This paper looks at the relationship between young peoples’ tertiary education qualifications and their employment and earnings once they finish their tertiary study. It has a particular focus on differences in the post-study earnings between males and females, using the Employment Outcomes of Tertiary Education (EOTE) dataset.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: September 2011

2010 Tertiary Education Enrolments

2010 Tertiary Education Enrolments
  • More students enrolled in higher-level qualifications in 2010, while the number in lower-level certificates continued to decline.
  • Participation rates in tertiary education increased for younger people.
  • Upward trends in international student numbers continued in 2010.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2011

Labour market returns to further education for working adults

Labour market returns to further education for working adults The Department of Labour (DoL) has released a report that investigates the effects of non-degree, provider-based tertiary education on the earnings of older learners. This study uses the Employment Outcomes of Tertiary Education dataset, held by Statistics New Zealand which contains information derived from tax and benefit data collections and the education system.

Author(s): Sarah Crichton and Sylvia Dixon, Department of Labour

Date Published: June 2011

Achievement in formal tertiary education

Achievement in formal tertiary education
  • Achievement at public tertiary education institutions has improved for both full-time and part-time students.
  • Achievement at private training establishments has improved for full-time students, while it declined slightly for part-time students.

This analyses looks at whether rates of achievement have been improving and whether there are differences in achievement for men and women, or between ethnic groups. It looks at 10 cohorts of domestic tertiary education students. The first cohort of students started study in 1996 and the last cohort of students started study in 2005. For each cohort, the rate of qualification completion was calculated five years after starting study.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis

Date Published: June 2011

Literacy skills of young adult New Zealanders

Literacy skills of young adult New Zealanders This report explores how the literacy of young adults (aged 16-24) in New Zealand varies according to a wide range of factors. Literacy here refers to literacy in English only, and the main aspect of literacy considered is document literacy, which refers to the ability to read and interpret non-continuous texts, such as tables, diagrams and maps. To highlight the relationships of the factors with the document literacy scores of young adults, comparisons are made with the effects of the factors in the population aged 25-65.

Author(s): Chris Lane, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2011

Factors linked to young adult literacy

Factors linked to young adult literacy This report explores the factors linked to the literacy of young adults (aged 16-24) in New Zealand using statistical modelling. Literacy here refers to literacy in English only, and the particular aspect of literacy considered is document literacy, which refers to the ability to read and interpret non-continuous texts, such as tables, diagrams and maps. To identify the factors especially important to young people, it compares these with the factors related to document literacy in the population aged 25-65.

Author(s): Chris Lane, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2011

Doing a bachelors degree

Doing a bachelors degree This paper looks at differences in the performance of young people who leave school and progress on to bachelors degree study. It compares the performance of students with different levels of school achievement. It also compares the performance of young degree students at polytechnics and universities. We use qualification completion rates and first-year course completion rates as the measures of performance in tertiary study. We look only at young students studying on a full-time basis, and we take account of the achievement of the students in secondary school.

Author(s): Ralf Engler and Roger Smyth, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2011

School's out - what next?

School's out - what next? This study looked at the destinations of young New Zealanders after they left school. It considered the likelihood of a student choosing a destination from a range of post-secondary school activities—no further study, targeted training, lower-level certificate study, industry training, Modern Apprenticeships, and non-degree study at level 4 or above—diplomas and certificates at level 4.

Author(s): Ralf Engler, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2011

Māori tertiary education students in 2009

Māori tertiary education students in 2009

This is a fact sheet in a series on Māori tertiary education students. There is an associated set of tables available on the Māori Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

This factsheet includes gender information on Māori tertiary education students, the qualifications students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, student allowances and loans and other important characteristics of Māori students. Also included is information on Māori employees in industry training and Gateway.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: May 2011

Category: Māori Medium

e-Learning provision and participation: Trends, patterns and highlights

e-Learning provision and participation: Trends, patterns and highlights This report analyses tertiary sector e-Learning provision at a system, sub-sector and course level from 2004 to 2008. The sub-sectors focused on in the report are universities and polytechnics and the course levels bachelors degrees and certificates (Levels 1-4). Participation in e-Learning course at these levels over the same time period is analysed by focusing on the following learner groups: 18-19 year olds, the 40+ age group, Māori, Pasifika and European and females and males

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: April 2011

Literacy and numeracy at work

Literacy and numeracy at work

This report looks at the use of literacy and numeracy skills at work, and how this relates to the skills and education of employees. It uses data from the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) survey to look at how well employees’ skills match the literacy and numeracy practices that they undertake at work. It looks at how skills and education relate to different sets of practices, such as financial literacy and numeracy. It also identifies which groups of employees are more likely to have a skills shortfall or skills excess, and some of the barriers to further training for those with a skills shortfall.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: February 2011

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2009

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2009

This is edition four in an annual series on Pasifika tertiary education students. There is an associated set of tables available on the Pasifika Tertiary Education Statistics on Education Counts.

This fact sheet includes gender information on Pasifika tertiary education students, the qualifications students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, student allowances and loans and other important characteristics of Pasifika students. Also included is information on Pasifika employees in industry training and some comparisons with international students from the Pacific.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: January 2011

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