Performance of tertiary education organisations

Ngā Whakatutukitanga a ngā Kura Mātauranga Matua

Last updated 8 November 2016
Last updated 11/08/2016

This section gives you a snapshot of how the tertiary education sector is performing – by individual organisation, type of organisation, and overall.

You’ll also find information on how we calculate performance, including the new methodologies we have developed for some of the educational performance indicators (EPIs).

You can see:

1. Educational performance reports on individual tertiary education organisations (TEOs) 

We have developed two new methodologies for calculating educational performance. This section links to new EPI reports that use these new methodologies as well as EPI reports that use our existing methodologies.

2. Educational performance by type of tertiary organisation    

Performance information and EPIs that use our existing methodologies.

3. Overall educational performance (across the sector)

Performance information and EPIs that use our existing methodologies.

What are the levels of study?

Every New Zealand qualification receives a level on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). This is based on the complexity of learning, with level one being the least complex and level 10 the most complex. 

Qualification types on the NZQF

Level

Certificate

Diploma

Degree

10

 

 

Doctoral Degree

9

 

 

Master's Degree

8

Postgraduate Certificate

Postgraduate Diploma

Bachelor Honours Degree

7

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma

Bachelor's Degree

6

Certificate

Diploma

 

5

Certificate

Diploma

 

4

Certificate

 

 

3

Certificate

 

 

2

Certificate

 

 

1

Certificate

   

How enrolments influence performance

The nature of enrolments at each organisation influences its performance. For example, part-time and extra-mural students often have work or family commitments, which may mean they devote less time and energy to their studies. They might also have different study goals.

The Canterbury earthquakes had an impact on Lincoln University and the University of Canterbury. Decreases in enrolments can have a flow-on effect on both qualification completion and the retention of students.

Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) priority groups

The TES sets high expectations for the performance of tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and prioritises an outcomes focus, especially for industry, Māori and Pasifika learners, and at-risk young people. Our information shows how those groups performed compared to all students.