Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities

AQA provides external academic quality assurance for all New Zealand universities via a regular cycle of audits (every 7-8 years in Cycle 6). Key principles underpinning AQA academic audits are: peer review, evidence-based, externally benchmarked, and enhancement-led.  

Information on Cycle 6 Academic Audit for New Zealand Universities is available here, and further information on the Cycle 6 Enhancement Theme is available here.


AQA Constitution - April 2018

The AQA Board has reviewed AQA’s Constitution.  Changes to the Constitution were approved by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee on 13 April 2018.  The 2018 Constitution can be found here


AQA Newsletter - March 2018

AQA's latest newsletter is available here.
Previous editions of our quarterly newsletter can be found here.


AQA Process Review of Cycle 5 - January 2018

AQA’s Process Review of Cycle 5 is available here

Annual Report 2016-2017

AQA’s Annual Report for the 2016 – 2017 year is available here