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 Newsletter - June 2018

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


AQA Review of Cycle 5 - June 2018

The second review paper on Cycle 5 "An Analysis of Commendations, Affirmations and Recommendations" is available here

Save the Date

The following AQA events will be happening later this year. Further details will be available soon:

3 October 2018 in Wellington
Quality Meeting

4 October 2018 in Wellington
Student Voice Summit, in partnership with NZUSA

5 October 2018 in Wellington
Students and internal programme review processes, in conjunction with CUAP

31 October 2018 in Wellington
Enhancement Theme Symposium: Access, outcomes and opportunity for Māori students and for Pasifika students.