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2009 Tertiary Education Enrolments

2009 Tertiary Education Enrolments
  • New Zealanders up-skill as more students take on higher study.
  • Strong upward movement in international student numbers.

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

Date Published: May 2010

Benefits of Tertiary Certificates and Diplomas – exploring economic and social outcomes

Benefits of Tertiary Certificates and Diplomas – exploring economic and social outcomes This report examines the economic and social benefits of tertiary certificates and diplomas and provides new evidence of the value of a significant part of the tertiary education system. It makes use of a range of data to look at the association of tertiary certificates and diplomas to economic outcomes (employment and income) and social outcomes (well-being, social participation and intergenerational benefits).

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

Date Published: May 2010

Academic performance of first-year bachelors students at university

Academic performance of first-year bachelors students at university The study considered a population of first-year bachelors-degree students at university, who had all achieved the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 3 and attained the University Entrance standard.

Author(s): Ralf Engler, Senior Research Analyst, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Report [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: May 2010

Youth Training - Statistical Profile 1999 to 2008

Youth Training - Statistical Profile 1999 to 2008 This report provides participation and labour market outcome analysis of the Youth Training programme between 1999 and 2008, using the Youth Training administrative dataset. This is the first time this information has been made available in a single analysis.

The report provides analyses of participation in the programme, and provides statistical modelling of the factors related to transition to Youth Training from school, and the factors associated with labour market outcomes two months after leaving placements.

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

Date Published: February 2010

Released on Education Counts: April 2010

Skills, qualifications, experience and the distribution of wages

Skills, qualifications, experience and the distribution of wages This paper extends previous work on skills, qualifications and wages to look at the relationship between literacy skills and qualifications to the distribution of wages. It draws on data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey. It shows that people with higher levels of literacy have significantly greater opportunities to earn higher incomes, where they are earning above the median wage.

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

Date Published: March 2010

Labour market outcomes of skills and qualifications

Labour market outcomes of skills and qualifications This paper looks at the employment and income benefits of literacy skills and qualifications.It draws on data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey. The results of the analysis show that the benefit of increased literacy without higher qualifications is limited in the New Zealand labour market. The major benefit comes from improved literacy in combination with gaining a qualification, which can result in greater opportunities to move into higher paid jobs.

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

Date Published: March 2010

School leavers’ progression to bachelors-level study

School leavers’ progression to bachelors-level study This study looks at the likelihood of people leaving school for bachelors level study. It considered school leavers who had gained the University Entrance standard. The study investigated how the decision to go on to bachelors-level study was affected by the students’ standard of performance in NCEA, their ethnic group and gender, the socio-economic ranking (decile) of the school they attended, and whether or not they progressed directly to tertiary study after leaving school. The study used a method of reporting ethnicity that allowed for comparisons both within and between ethnic groups.

The report finds that those students with higher levels of success in NCEA were significantly more likely to go on to bachelors-level study. The decile of the school attended made no difference to this likelihood for Asian and European students, but Māori and some Pasifika students, with higher levels of academic ability, and who came from lower-decile schools, were significantly less likely to go on to bachelors study than similar students from higher-decile schools.

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

Date Published: March 2010

What do international rankings tell us about the performance of New Zealand universities?

What do international rankings tell us about the performance of New Zealand universities? This report analysed the data behind the Annual Rankings of World Universities Top 500 and Times Higher Education Supplement Top 200 university rankings to see what they can tell us about the performance of New Zealand universities.

Author(s): Dr Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: March 2010


Note: Table 3, Table 4 and Table 5 have been revised (November 2010).

Non-formal and formal learning – Adults in education

Non-formal and formal learning – Adults in education This fact sheet looks at the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 engaged in some form of study in 2006. In particular, it includes new information on the total rate at which adults participated in non-formal learning. The fact sheet also looks at hours spent in non-formal learning, and whether adults were doing this for work-related or personal reasons, and explores how these differ by gender, age, education level, and labour force status.

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

Date Published: March 2010

Training Opportunities: Exploring what happens two months later

Training Opportunities: Exploring what happens two months later This paper builds on previous statistical analysis published by the Ministry of Education on Training Opportunities, a programme designed to help people get into the labour force through providing training and foundation skills.

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

Date Published: February 2010

Comparing university tuition fees with PBRF performance

Comparing university tuition fees with PBRF performance This report examines the association between the price of bachelors-level tuition at New Zealand universities with the results of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation.

Author(s): Dr Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: February 2010

Tertiary education, skills and productivity

Tertiary education, skills and productivity This report updates and extends an article that was first published in Profile and Trends 2007 (Ministry of Education, 2008). It provides an overview of the information and literature relating to the link between tertiary education, skills and productivity in New Zealand.

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

Date Published: February 2010

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2009

Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2009

The Annual Report for 2009 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2008, as well as the financial schedules for the fiscal year to 30 June 2009.

Key findings in the report are:

  • The nominal value of loan balances was $10.259 billion as at 30 June 2009
  • 179,000 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2008 (69% of eligible students)
  • As at 30 June 2009 562,000 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue for collection
  • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2006 is forecast to be 7 years

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: November 2009

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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