• What we get for what we spend: Inputs, outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure 2004-2013

    This report synthesises the inputs, outputs and outcomes of the Government's tertiary education expenditure over the period 2004 to 2013 in five key funds. In total, these funds distributed over $4 billion to providers and students in 2013

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

    Date Published: April 2015

  • What is a Managed Apprenticeship?

    This paper describes an investigation into apprenticeship-type training programmes offered by tertiary education institutions.

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

    Date Published: March 2015

  • E-Learning in the workplace: An annotated bibliography

    This report gives an overview of the literature relating to e-learning in workplaces in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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

    Date Published: February 2015

  • Literacy and numeracy assessments of adult English language learners

    This report is an attempt to answer questions about the extent to which the Assessment Tool can reasonably and legitimately be used to assess the literacy and numeracy of English language learners, on the basis of a descriptive study of skills (as measured by the Assessment Tool) of English language learners in comparison with learners with English as first language.

    Author(s): Chris Lane, Senior Research Analyst, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: December 2014

  • Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014: Summary of Proceedings

    This document provides a record of proceedings, and sets out the key themes of conversations, presentations and workshops at the Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014. The content represents the views of the Summit attendees, and is not a reflection of the Government's position.

    Author(s): Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: October 2014

  • Vocational Pathways Update 2014: Successes, challenges, next steps

    This report summarises activities and observations since the release of the Vocational Pathways in April 2013. This report has been prepared by the Ministry of Education, in consultation with the Industry Training Federation as 'co-authors' of the Vocational Pathways. We note:

    • Key resources have been developed to support the Vocational Pathways.
    • Marketing and communications activity has intensified.
    • Issues and concerns raised by stakeholders have been identified and addressed.
    • Recommended future work is outlined.

    Author(s): Ministry of Education and Industry Training Federation.

    Date Published: June 2014

  • What young graduates do when they leave study

    This report focuses on the destinations of young domestic graduates. It complements our recent publication 'What young graduates earn when they leave study' which looks at the earnings of young graduates who remain in New Zealand. In this report, we focus on differences in what graduates do rather than what they earn after they complete their studies. We look not only at those who remain in New Zealand but also those who go overseas.

    We also investigate whether trends in what graduates do after they complete their studies have changed in the last eight years or not (looking in detail at cohorts who graduated in 2003 to 2010). Comparing current figures to these historical ones finds that overseas rates have changed little over the past eight years, but employment, benefit and further study rates have changed, particularly during the recent global financial crisis.

    This page includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets. These show results for young domestic graduates who complete qualifications at different levels and in different fields of study.

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

    Date Published: June 2014

  • Measures of adult literacy and numeracy

    This paper explores the relationship between the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey and the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment Tool. Exploring the relationship between these two measures can give us a clearer understanding of the Assessment Tool results by comparing the results with internationally referenced information.

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

    Date Published: June 2014

  • Was it worth it? Do low-income New Zealand student loan borrowers increase their income after studying for a tertiary qualification?

    This report looks at student loan borrowers living in New Zealand 20 to 50 years of age with pre-study incomes below the student loan repayment threshold.

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

    Date Published: June 2014

  • Men and women moving on up

    This report looks at the earnings and outcomes for young men and women who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It replicates the methodology of Moving on up – what young people earn after their tertiary education (Mahoney et al, 2013) to examine differences in incomes and employment rates for different types of qualifications by gender.

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

    Date Published: June 2014

  • The outcomes of tertiary education for Pasifika graduates

    This report looks at the earnings and outcomes for young Pasifika and non-Pasifika who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It replicates the methodology of Moving on up – what young people earn after their tertiary education (Mahoney et al, 2013) to examine differences in incomes and employment rates for different types of qualifications by ethnic group.

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

    Date Published: June 2014

  • The outcomes of tertiary education for Māori graduates

    This report looks at the earnings and outcomes for young Māori and non-Māori who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It replicates the methodology of Moving on up – what young people earn after their tertiary education (Mahoney et al, 2013) to examine differences in incomes and employment rates for different types of qualifications by ethnic group.

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

    Date Published: June 2014

  • Government and sector-level tertiary e-learning initiatives

    This report gives an overview of the literature published between 2004 and 2013 relating to government and sector-level tertiary e-learning initiatives in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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

    Date Published: June 2014

  • What young graduates earn when they leave study

    This report looks at the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It looks at differences in incomes for different types of qualifications. The information in this report can help young people as they make decisions about what to study.

    The data on earnings and destinations updates two previous reports: 'Moving on up' and 'Looking at the employment outcomes of tertiary education'. The data is also available in a query tool 'Compare Study Options' on the Careers New Zealand website. This page also includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets that contain the underlying data.

    Author(s): Zaneta Park, Paul Mahoney, Warren Smart, Roger Smyth, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2014

  • 2013 Tertiary Education Enrolments

    • The number of students in formal tertiary education decreased by 0.8 percent to 418,000. When converted to equivalent full-time student units, the decrease was smaller, at 0.2 percent.
    • Domestic students declined in number from 2012 to 2013, while the number of international students increased.
    • The latest decrease in domestic enrolments was due mainly to fewer non-degree enrolments by students aged 25 years and over, while enrolments in bachelors and higher qualifications by younger students increased.
    This report includes information on students: choice of provider, qualifications taken, and other important characteristics of people undertaking tertiary education study.

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

    Date Published: May 2014

  • Massive Open Online Courses

    Internationally, a number of emerging technologies and associated developments are becoming available that could have far‐reaching effects on the delivery of tertiary education. One of these developments is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

    The opportunities MOOCs present include the ability for institutions to extend their brand and reach to large international audiences, experiment with innovative pedagogical approaches, an ability to offer niche provision at scale, and a potential reduction of costs. Its challenges and risks include that they are not widely recognised as formal qualifications, the absence of an established business model, and their pedagogical approaches.

    We have developed this paper as the start of a conversation between and among government agencies, institutions, employers and learners on the appropriate policy settings and ways to support the introduction of these emerging technologies in the delivery of tertiary education.

    This paper also supports the 2014 Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit, being held in Auckland on 5 and 6 June 2014, which looks at the future of tertiary education and the role of technology in it.

    Author(s): Avinash Shrivastava and Peter Guiney, Tertiary Education Commission and Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2014

  • The performance of New Zealand universities in international rankings

    In this study, we examine the performance of New Zealand universities in the 'big three' university rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

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

    Date Published: April 2014

  • 2013 age profile of the academic staff in universities, polytechnics and wānanga

    In 2013, the age structure of the academic staff at universities and polytechnics was substantially older than at wānanga:

    • 47 percent of the university academic staff employed in 2013 was aged 50 years and over (compared to 49 percent in 2012).
    • 50 percent of the polytechnic academic staff employed in 2013 was aged 50 years and over (compared to 49 percent in 2012)
    • 38 percent of the wānanga academic staff employed in 2013 was aged 50 years and over (compared to 38 percent in 2012.

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

    Date Published: February 2014

  • Monitoring the Youth Guarantee policy 2010-2012

    This report focuses on the initial implementation of the Youth Guarantee policy in the period from 2010 to 2012 and looks at how effective the fees-free places and secondary-tertiary programmes were in improving educational outcomes for young people. Youth training is also included, as funding was transferred from this programme to fees-free places.

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

    Date Published: February 2014

  • Extramural students’ participation and achievement: Trends, patterns and highlights

    This report presents a view of extramural (or distance education) students’ participation and achievement in tertiary education from 2004 to 2011. It compares participation and completion rates in courses provided extramurally with intramural courses. It also looks at the prevalence of e-learning in extramural courses and compares extramural courses that are delivered by e-learning methods with those that are delivered by paper-based methods.

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

    Date Published: February 2014

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