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WE LTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2015

REPORTING ON OUTCOMES

AN APPROACH TO REPORTING BY THE WELLINGTON INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Outcomes framework As part of the Statement of Service Performance, Tertiary Education Organisations are required to report on an outcomes framework which enables readers to view an entity’s contribution beyond inputs and outputs. The purpose of reporting on outcomes in an educational context is to provide information about “changes in the state, condition, effects on, or consequences for the community, society, economy, or environment resulting from the existence and operations of the reporting entity” which is the definition used by the Office of the Auditor General, but to also provide a narrative around the selected outcomes which describe the impact of participating and achieving in a tertiary educational organisation.

Social and economic context – the environment in which we are delivering our services The region’s population In 2013, the Wellington Region had a population of 486,700. Statistics New Zealand’s medium projections indicate that the population will grow to 505,800 by 2018, and to 518,200 by 2023, an overall increase of 31,500 or 6.5%.

The TEC’s Investment Plan Guidance for 2015 and 2016 focussed on New Zealand continuing to develop a tertiary education system that is more flexible, outward-facing and engaged. It identified the following six priorities for the tertiary system to change its direction or intensity to achieve the outcomes sought by the Government along with a focus on increasing the tertiary system’s contribution to economic growth.

Between 2013 and 2023, the population of working age people (15-64 years old) is projected to increase by 9,600, or 2.9%, but the population of younger adults (15-39 years old) is projected to increase by 10,200, or 6.1%. The Māori share of the region’s population in 2013 was 13.5% (up from 12.8% in 2001). The Pasifika share of the region’s population in 2013 was 8.4% (up from 8.2% in 2001).

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The region’s economy

Delivering skills for industry Getting at-risk young people into a career Boosting achievement of Māori and Pasifika Improving adult literacy and numeracy Strengthening research-based institutions Growing international linkages

For our organisation we have defined our institution’s impacts (or outcomes) in the following five areas: 1. Raising the skills and knowledge of the current and future workforce 2. Raising the skills and knowledge of priority groups of learners 3. Enhancing environmental sustainability 4. Contributing to the growth of the Wellington regional economy 5. Contributing to the growth of the national economy

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In presenting this Outcomes Framework we welcome feedback from the sector to assist us in making improvements on outcomes reporting in future annual reports.

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Regional Economic Activity Report 2015 noted that Wellington has the second-largest economy in New Zealan d. The region has 10.9% of New Zealand’s population, but it contributes 13.2% of the country’s GDP. The region has a high proportion of employment in knowledge-intensive services, particularly in Wellington City. These include professional, scientific and administrative services; financial and insurance services; and information, media and telecommunications. 75.9% of Wellington City’s employment is in high-skilled occupations, the highest proportion of any territorial authority in the country by a wide margin.


2015 WelTec Annual Report