Learners

Access to tertiary education, pathways, transitions from school to tertiary education, student support, participation rates, education statistics of NZ, state of education in NZ, student retention and qualification and course completion rates.

  • Student Loan Scheme Annual Reports

    This is the home page for the Student Loan Scheme Annual Report publication series. The Student Loan Scheme Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament each year since 2001 and provides public accountability information to government and New Zealanders to show that the scheme is achieving its primary objective – ensuring that tertiary education is financially attainable to all New Zealanders.

    Each report provides information on the loan scheme and its performance, as well as statistics on those borrowing under the scheme and their repayment behaviour. In addition, each report contains financial schedules for the most recent fiscal year.

    Author(s): Ministry of Education, Inland Revenue, the Ministry of Social Development and Statistics New Zealand

    Date Published: Annually

  • Disabled people and tertiary education: An analysis of the 2013 Disability Survey

    This report investigates the participation and success of disabled people in tertiary education, using data from the 2013 Disability Survey. The purpose of the report is to inform policy to support the needs of disabled people in tertiary education.

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

    Date Published: November 2019

  • Persistent non-repayers

    This report analyses the characteristics of student loan persistent non-repayers. They are student loan borrowers who left study in 2006 with a leaving debt of at least $20 and who, as New Zealand-based borrowers, made no repayments in three or more consecutive years during the 10 tax years 2007/08–2016/17.

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

    Date Published: April 2019

  • The use of NCEA in the entry requirements of tertiary qualifications

    This brief describes the extent to which tertiary education providers use NCEA in the entry requirements for their qualifications.

    Author(s): Rebekah Roos and David Scott, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2018

  • Going on to, and achieving in, higher-level tertiary education

    This project looked at factors associated with participation and achievement in higher-level tertiary education for young people up to the age of 20. One report looks at factors associated with participation at Level 4 and above, the other looks at factors associated with achievement in Level 4 certificates, Level 5 to 7 certificates and diplomas and bachelors degrees. The main findings from the project are summarised on this page.

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

    Date Published: September 2018

  • Post-school labour-market outcomes of school-based NCEA

    This report presents some basic statistics on what happens to school leavers in the first few years after school, and what difference school-based NCEA makes on post-school labour market outcomes.

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

    Date Published: September 2018

  • Impacts of University Entrance changes on Year 13 school leavers

    This factsheet looks at the impact of the 2014 changes to the requirements for University Entrance (UE) on Year 13 school leavers. In particular, the factsheet looks at UE attainment rates, NCEA Level 3 rates, progression to bachelors or higher tertiary study, and successful completion of first-year bachelors courses.

    Author(s): Zaneta Park, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis

    Date Published: August 2018

  • What are they doing? The field of study of domestic students/learners 2008-2016

    This report analyses the field of study of domestic students/learners in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2008 and 2016.

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

    Date Published: January 2018

  • What are they doing? The field of study of domestic students/learners 2008-2015

    This report analyses the field of study of domestic students/learners in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2011 and 2015 for below bachelors degree level and between 2008 and 2015 for bachelors level or higher.

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

    Date Published: August 2016

  • Education Statistics of New Zealand Tables: 1999-2007

    The information in these statistical tables relate to the 1999-2007 academic years. They cover early childhood education, primary and secondary school education. Some of the earlier years also cover formal education leading to a recognised qualification at polytechnics universities, wananga, colleges of education and private tertiary education providers.

    Author(s): Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: Various Years

  • Profile & Trends 2014: New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners [Part 3 of 5]

    This is edition 17 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2014: New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners is the third of five new annual reports that, together, constitute the Ministry of Education's annual publication Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector.

    The key findings of New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners for 2014 were:

    • 139,000 people in industry training (including apprentices).
    • 41,800 apprentices including 25,200 New Zealand apprentices (new in 2014).
    • The five-year qualification completion rates of industry trainees and apprentices continued to increase.

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

    Date Published: December 2015

  • Māori Tertiary Education Students in 2014

    This fact sheet describes selected characteristics of Māori tertiary education students. It includes:

    • Māori student participation in tertiary education
    • enrolment trends by gender and study loads
    • employment outcomes of young Māori graduates
    • student allowances recipients and loan borrowers, fields of study, qualification completions, and Māori language courses.

    Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2015

    Category: Māori-medium

  • Profile & Trends 2014: New Zealand's Annual Tertiary Education Enrolments [Part 1 of 5]

    This is edition 17 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile and Trends 2014: New Zealand's Annual Tertiary Education Enrolments is the first of five new annual reports that, together, constitute Ministry of Education's annual publication Profile and Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector.

    The key findings of New Zealand's Annual Tertiary Enrolments for 2014 were:

    • 418,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2014, including 53,900 international students.
    • Enrolment numbers increased from 2013 to 2014 for domestic students aged 18 to 19 years, while they remained stable for 20 to 24 year-olds and declined for students aged 25 years and over.
    • Tertiary education participation rate has been increasing among the ethnic groups for bachelors and postgraduate qualifications and decreasing for non-degree qualifications.

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

    Date Published: June 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

  • Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2014

    The Student Loans Scheme Annual Report 2014 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2013. Key findings in the report are:

    • The nominal value of loan balances was $14,235 million as at 30 June 2014.
    • 192,257 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2013 (74 percent of eligible students).
    • As at 30 June 2013, 721,437 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue.
    • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2011 and remained in New Zealand was 5.8 years.

    Author(s): Ministry of Education

    Date Published: December 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Migration patterns of industry trainees

    This report presents new statistics on the extent to which industry trainees leave and return to New Zealand. For New Zealand industry trainees who completed a qualification in either 2003 or 2004, it examines their migration patterns over the subsequent seven years post-completion.

    Author(s): Tas Papadopoulos (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) and Paul Mahoney (Ministry of Education)

    Date Published: December 2013

  • Student Loan Scheme Annual Report 2013

    The Student Loans Scheme Annual Report 2013 provides information on the scheme and those who borrowed from it in 2012, as well as the financial schedules for the year to 30 June 2013. The information in the report 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 $13,562 million as at 30 June 2013.
    • 201,187 students borrowed from the loan scheme in 2012 (73 percent of eligible students).
    • As at 30 June 2013, 710,000 people had a student loan with Inland Revenue.
    • The median repayment time for those who left study in 2009 and remained in New Zealand was 6.7 years.
    • Author(s): Ministry of Education.

      Date Published: December 2013

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