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Profile & Trends 2008: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

Profile & Trends 2008: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 11 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2008 has three supporting booklets: "The Tertiary Education System", What the Tertiary Education Sector Provides" and"Finding out more about Tertiary Education".

It also has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

Short articles in Profile & Trends 2008 cover the following topics: Recent changes to higher education policy and funding in Australia and Scotland; Trends in the demand for tertiary education; Trends in fields of study of bachelors degree graduates; and New Zealand’s industry training data.

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

Date Published: November 2009

What do students earn after their tertiary education?

What do students earn after their tertiary education? This report looks at the group of nearly 30,000 young domestic students who last enrolled in a tertiary education provider in 2003, and examines the influence of their tertiary education on their earnings in the first year following study and three years post-study.

Author(s): David Scott, Ministry of Education and Statistics New Zealand

Date Published: September 2009

Released on Education Counts: 30 September 2009

Does workplace based industry training improve earnings?

Does workplace based industry training improve earnings? This report examines the labour market outcomes of employees who left industry training during 2003–05, by comparing earnings and employment post training with earnings and employment prior to and during training.

Author(s): Sarah Crichton, Department of Labour and Statistics New Zealand

Date Published: September 2009

Released on Education Counts: 30 September 2009

Training Opportunities: Statistical Profile 1999 to 2007

Training Opportunities: Statistical Profile 1999 to 2007 This paper provides participation and labour market outcome analysis of the Training Opportunities programme between 1999 and 2007, using the Training Opportunities administrative dataset. This is the first time this information has been made available in a single analysis.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Senior Research Analyst, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: September 2009

Released on Education Counts: 24 September 2009

The Adult and Life Skills (ALL) Survey an Analysis: The effect of first language and education on literacy, employment and income

The Adult and Life Skills (ALL) Survey an Analysis: The effect of first language and education on literacy, employment and income The report uses data from the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey to look at New Zealanders who have English as an additional language. It explores their literacy and numeracy skills and educational qualifications and the effect of having English as an additional language on employment and income opportunities.

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

Date Published: September 2009

Released on Education Counts : 10 September 2009

Skills and education: How well do educational qualifications measure skills?

Skills and education: How well do educational qualifications measure skills? This report, based on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey 2006, examines the link between English literacy and numeracy skills and educational qualifications by looking at the characteristics of people who have high levels of qualifications but low levels of literacy or numeracy, and at those who have high levels of literacy or numeracy despite low levels of qualifications.

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

Date Published: September 2009

Released on Education Counts: 10 September 2009

Indicators Live: Education at a Glance 2009, Results for New Zealand

Indicators Live: Education at a Glance 2009, Results for New Zealand Education at a Glance 2009 is published against a backdrop of a worldwide global recession. This gives added prominence to the recurring themes of the growing demand for education and the expected strains on public funding.

Author(s): Strategy and System Performance Group [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: September 2009

Released on Education Counts: 09 September 2009

Hangaia te mātāpuna o te mōhio: learning foundations for Māori adults

Hangaia te mātāpuna o te mōhio: learning foundations for Māori adults Hangaia te mātāpuna o te mōhio can mean to build the precious gift of knowledge or to build the well-spring of learning. It symbolises the experience of Māori adults as they re-enter education to develop their literacy, language and numeracy.

This report summarises three research projects that explore how success for Māori adults in the learning foundations of literacy, language and numeracy can be built on the foundations of Māori culture and identity.

Author(s): Professor Stephen May, Waikato University

Date Published: August 2009

Released on Education Counts: 10 September 2009

Category: Māori & English Medium

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu: how can language and literacy be optimised for Māori learner success?

Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu: how can language and literacy be optimised for Māori learner success? This report explores success in literacy and language learning for Māori adults. It captures the perspectives of Māori tutors and students who were or undertaking, or considering, tertiary education at introductory, foundation or certificate level.

Author(s): Hera White, Tania Oxenham, Marion Tahana, Kim Williams and Kimi Matthews, Waikato Institute of Technology

Date Published: August 2009

Released on Education Counts: 10 September 2009

Category: English Medium

Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau: language and literacy in marae-based programmes

Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau: language and literacy in marae-based programmes

This report explores the effectiveness of marae-based learning in providing language and literacy for Māori adults. It examines two marae-based programmes at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

‘Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau’ can be translated as ‘the way in which the young sapling is nurtured (bent), determines how the tree will grow’. For this research it symbolises the importance of strong learning foundations for future success in learning.

Author(s): Susan Mlcek, Ngareta Timutimu, Carl Mika, Monte Aranga, Nikora Taipeti, Te Rurehe Rangihau, Te Makarini Temara, Yvonne Shepherd, Huturini McGarvey, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Date Published: August 2009

Released on Education Counts: 10 September 2009

Category: Māori Medium

Te pakeke hei ākonga: Māori adult learners

Te pakeke hei ākonga: Māori adult learners This report explores success in literacy and language learning for Māori adults. It captures the perspectives and voices of learners, tutors and providers in foundation learning programmes. It describes how Māori tutors reinforce and strengthen their Māori learners’ identities through ensuring that Māori tikanga and values pervade the teaching and learning environment.

Author(s): Colleen McMurchy-Pilkington, University of Auckland

Date Published: August 2009

Released on Education Counts: 10 September 2009

Category: Māori & English Medium

The Impact of the Performance-Based Research Fund on the Research Productivity of New Zealand Universities

The Impact of the Performance-Based Research Fund on the Research Productivity of New Zealand Universities The introduction of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) has resulted in much greater scrutiny of the research activities of New Zealand universities. This study examines the impact of this greater scrutiny on the research productivity of the universities.

Author(s): Warren Smart, PhD candidate, Department of Finance, Auckland University of Technology

Date Published: August 2009

Tertiary Education Strategies: Monitoring and Evaluation

Tertiary Education Strategies: Monitoring and Evaluation This page contains the reports on the Ministry of Education’s monitoring and evaluation of the Tertiary Education Strategies.

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

Date Published: Annually

Numeracy for adults - latest findings from teaching and learning research

Numeracy for adults - latest findings from teaching and learning research This report identifies critical factors for successful numeracy learning in tertiary education. It is based on the latest teaching and learning research from New Zealand and overseas. It sets out the practical implications of these findings for how providers teach numeracy, particularly as part of vocational qualifications.

Author(s): Gill Thomas and Jenny Ward (Maths Technology Ltd.)

Date Published: July 2009

Changes in Student Allowances in 2008

Changes in Student Allowances in 2008 Since 2005 the number of student allowances recipients has risen by 5 percent each year, reaching 65,700 in 2008.

Author(s): Central Forecasting and Modelling Unit [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: July 2009

Ebbs and flows: Participation in post-compulsory education over the economic cycle

Ebbs and flows: Participation in post-compulsory education over the economic cycle This report examines historical enrolment data to analyse the association between the economic cycle and participation in senior secondary school and in tertiary education.

Author(s): Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting, Ministry of Education

Date Published: July 2009

April 2009 tertiary education enrolments snapshot

April 2009 tertiary education enrolments snapshot
  • More domestic and international students studied at higher levels and in longer qualifications in April 2009 compared with April 2008.
  • Formal enrolments increased from April 2008 to April 2009 by 2.8 percent and when this number is converted to equivalent full-time student units the increase was bigger – up by 6.2 percent. This means that the average study load per student has risen.
  • A rise in enrolments by 18 to 24 year-olds was the main driver of the latest increase, while fewer people aged 40 years or over studied in April 2009.

Topics covered in this factsheet include qualification levels, place of study, age and ethnic group, student allowances and student loans.

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

Date Published: June 2009

Advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications – trends in supply

Advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications – trends in supply This is report is the last in a series of three reports looking at the supply of and demand for advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting team

Date Published: June 2009

Future demand for tertiary education in New Zealand: 2009 to 2025 and beyond

Future demand for tertiary education in New Zealand: 2009 to 2025 and beyond This study models demand for tertiary education between 2009 and 2025 based on underlying population trends and three scenarios with different assumptions about how rates of participation in tertiary education might vary.

Author(s): Ralf Engler, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: June 2009

Counting the cost: an analysis of domestic tuition fees

Counting the cost: an analysis of domestic tuition fees This report examines trends in domestic tuition fees under various government policies since 1990. In particular, there is a focus on trends in domestic tuition fees under the current Fee and Course Costs Maxima (FCCM) policy.

Author(s): Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting, Ministry of Education

Date Published: June 2009

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