Who are our learners?

Our learners are spread throughout New Zealand. They are as varied as the population of our beautiful country. A common goal they all share is to improve their knowledge and skills through online and distance learning.

What our learners look like

  • 29,813 individual learners.
  • 72% were in employment
  • 68% of graduates achieved a positive employment outcome (got a job, got a better job, got a pay rise, changed career, improved work performance)
  • 93% studied with us part time (compared to 47% for the ITP sector*)
  • 13% had no school qualifications
  • 59% were female
  • 18% were Māori
  • 79% were aged 25 years or over (compared to 60% for the ITP sector)

 

Why our learners want to study and gain a qualification

  • 33% to get a particular job or work in a particular industry
  • 27% to upskill in their current jobs
  • 13% just wanted knowledge and skills
  • 11% to assist with gaining employment generally
  • 10% as a pathway to further study
  • 3% to gain a promotion
  • 3% other

I wanted to become more knowledgeable in my field.

Sasha Bain, NZ Certificate in Financial Services graduate

Where our learners come from

  • 4% Northland
  • 28% Auckland
  • 11% Waikato
  • 6% Bay of Plenty
  • 1% Gisborne
  • 3% Taranaki
  • 6% Manawatu/Wanganui
  • 3% Hawkes Bay
  • 14% Wairarapa/Wellington
  • 3% Nelson/Marlborough
  • 1% West Coast
  • 13% Canterbury
  • 5% Otago
  • 2% Southland


All of these statistics come from our 2017 Annual Report.


*ITP - institutes of technology and polytechnics