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Academic Audit

AQA provides external academic quality assurance for all New Zealand universities via a five-yearly cycle of audits. Key principles underpinning AQA academic audits are: peer review, evidence-based, externally benchmarked, and enhancement-led. Learn more about our current cycle of academic audits here.

Report of the 2013 Academic Audit of Massey University

Massey University 2013 academic audit report

The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities has released the report of its most recent academic audit of Massey University. This audit was conducted in late-2013 and was the first of the Cycle 5 academic audits of New Zealand universities to be conducted by AQA. Cycle 5 audits cover all aspects of an institution which are related to teaching,
learning and student support.

The executive summary and full report of this audit can be found in the Reports and Papers section of this website, and further information about Cycle academic audits is
available here.

About our name

Previously the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit, from 1 January 2013 we are now the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA), Te Pokapū Kounga Mātauranga mō ngā Whare Wānanga o Aotearoa. Find out more about our name, our history and our purpose here.


4 August 2014: Ako Aotearoa (the National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence) is seeking to make appointments to its Governing Board in two categories of membership: Tertiary Education, and Wānanga and Māori Tertiary Education. For more information, please refer to the Ako Aotearoa website. Applications close Friday 29 August.

13 June 2014: Our June 2014 newsletter is available now. You can subscribe to our email distribution list. To unsubscribe at any time, click here.

12 June 2014: Registrations are now open for AQA's 2014 Support for Quality Conference. The Conference will be held in Wellington on Wednesday 10 September from 9.30am - 5.00pm and the theme is "Challenges and Innovations in Internal Quality Assurance". Click here for further details about the programme and our online registration form.

12 June 2014: AQA undertakes a regular review of its various communication activities including the AQA newsletter. We'd be pleased to receive your responses to our 2014 Communications Survey.