Educational performance of private training establishments

Educational performance of private training establishments

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

In 2015 we funded 227 private training establishments (PTEs) through our Student Achievement Component (SAC) fund and/or Youth Guarantee (YG)  fund.

The size and nature of PTEs varies. Smaller, specialised PTEs may offer a single qualification for fewer than 20 equivalent full-time students (EFTS). The largest PTEs, on the other hand, may offer a range of qualifications to over a thousand EFTS. This can make comparing PTEs difficult.

The following tables show how Tertiary Education Strategy (TES) groups – Māori and Pasifika learners, and at-risk young people – performed in 2013, 2014 and 2015 compared to all students at PTEs.

Table 1: 2015 educational performance for Student Achievement Component-funded students in the PTE sector.

2015 SAC

EFTS delivered

Successful completion of courses

Completion of qualifications

Student progression levels 1-4

Student retention

Overall

24,664

81%

77%

34%

66%

Māori

7,235

75%

67%

34%

60%

Pasifika

4,163

76%

70%

41%

62%

Under 25

13,008

82%

76%

40%

71%

 

Table 2: 2015 educational performance for Youth Guarantee-funded students in the PTE sector.

2015 YG

EFTS delivered

Successful completion of courses

Completion of qualifications

Student progression levels 1-4

Student retention

Overall

6,233

64%

63%

37%

56%

Māori

3,117

60%

57%

37%

53%

Pasifika

1,281

64%

63%

42%

55%

 

Table 3: 2014 educational performance for Student Achievement Component-funded students in the PTE sector.

2014 SAC

EFTS delivered

Successful completion of courses

Completion of qualifications

Student progression levels 1-4

Student retention

Overall

26,767

84%

83%

32%

67%

Māori

7,661

79%

74%

32%

64%

Pasifika

4,639

80%

78%

38%

63%

Under 25

 14,228

84%

83%

36%

72%

 

Table 4: 2014 educational performance for Youth Guarantee-funded students in the PTE sector.

2014 YG

EFTS delivered

Successful completion of courses

Completion of qualifications

Student progression levels 1-4

Student retention

Overall

6,670

63%

57%

39%

56%

Māori

3,262

60%

52%

40%

53%

Pasifika

1,446

66%

58%

39%

59%

 

Table 5: 2013 educational performance for Student Achievement Component-funded students in the PTE sector.

2013 SAC

EFTS delivered

Successful completion of courses

Completion of qualifications

Student progression levels 1-4

Student retention

Overall

27,889

83%

79%

28%

67%

Māori

7,908

78%

74%

27%

62%

Pasifika

4,907

78%

75%

36%

65%

Under 25

 15,042

83%

75%

33%

73%

 

Table 6: 2013 educational performance for Youth Guarantee-funded students in the PTE sector.

2013 YG

EFTS delivered

Successful completion of courses

Completion of qualifications

Overall

5,196

57%

49%

Māori

2,472

54%

45%

Pasifika

1,050

64%

54%

Note: Qualification completion rates can be affected by increases or decreases in enrolments which can result in variability in the reported performance between years.

What data have we excluded? 

If an organisation is funded for less than five EFTS, we don’t report educational performance indicators (EPIs) results. This is to ensure that individual students are not identified.

If an organisation has fewer than 30 EFTS at a particular level of study, we don’t report EPI results for that level, so that any comparison of rates is based on statistically robust sample sizes.