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recognised as part of the related asset or expense.

Critical accounting estimates and assumptions

The net amount of GST recoverable from, or payable to Inland Revenue is included as part of receivables or payables in the balance sheet.

In preparing these financial statements, WelTec and Group has made estimates and assumptions concerning the future. These estimates and assumptions may differ from the subsequent actual results. Estimates and assumptions are continually evaluated and are based on historical experience and other factors, including expectations or future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. The estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next financial year are discussed below:

The net GST paid to, or received from Inland Revenue, including the GST relating to investing and financing activities, is classified as a net operating cash flow in the statement of cash flows. Commitments and contingencies are disclosed exclusive of GST

Income Tax Tertiary institutions are exempt from payment of income tax, as they are treated by Inland Revenue as charitable organisations. Accordingly, no income tax is provided for.

Budget Figures The budget figures are those approved by the Council at the beginning of the financial year. The budget figures have been prepared in accordance with NZ GAAP and are consistent with the accounting policies adopted by the Council for the preparation of the financial statements.


Land, buildings and plant valuation Note 16 provides information about the estimates and assumptions exercised in the measurement of revalued land, buildings and plant.

Retirement leave Note 21 provides information about the estimates and assumptions exercised in the measurement of retirement leave.

Critical judgements in applying accounting policies Management has exercised the following critical judgements in applying accounting policies for the year ended 31 December 2015:

Provisions are recognised when: a present obligation (legal or constructive) arises as a result of a past event; it is probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation; and a reliable estimate can be made of the amount of the obligation.

Crown-owned land and buildings

If the effect of the time value of money is material, provisions are determined by discounting the expected future cash flows at a pretax rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and, where appropriate, the risks specific to the liability.

Restrictions on disposal of these Crown owned land and buildings are in place, as per section 192 of the Education Act 1989.

Provisions are reviewed at each balance date, and adjusted to reflect the current best estimate. When it is no longer probable that an outflow of resources embodying economic benefits will be required to settle the obligation, the provision shall be reversed. Where discounting is used, the increase in the provision due to the passage of time is recognised as a finance cost.

Cost of Services WelTec and Group has presented an analysis of its cost of services on the face of the statement of comprehensive income and within the notes to the accounts utilising a classification based on the underlying nature of the expenses.


Crown-owned land and buildings are included as part of WelTec and Group’s property, plant and equipment. Although legal title has not been transferred, the Crown has vested all the normal risks and rewards of ownership to WelTec and Group.

Distinction between revenue and capital contributions Most Crown funding received is operational in nature and is provided by the Crown under the authority of an expense appropriation and is recognised as revenue. Where funding is received from the Crown under the authority of a capital appropriation, WelTec and Group accounts for the funding as an equity injection directly in equity. Information about equity

2015 WelTec Annual Report  

2015 WelTec Annual Report

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