AQA carries out audits of New Zealand universities every five years. Themes for audit cycles to date have been:
- Cycle 1 1995-1998 – Whole of institution
- Cycle 2 2000-2001 – Research, and a theme chosen by the institution
- Cycle 3 2002-2007 – Teaching and Learning
- Cycle 4 2008-2012 – Whole of institution.
Cycle 5 audits will commence in the second half of 2013; audits will be whole-of-institution with a focus on teaching and learning and student support.
In addition AQA carries out occasional theme audits, the most recent of which was on the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Education in 2008.
Audit reports from the latest two cycles of audit (cycles 3 and 4) are available from the Reports and Papers section of this website. For copies of earlier audit reports (from Cycles 1 and 2), please contact us.