Academic audit

AQA carries out audits of New Zealand universities every five years. Themes for completed audit cycles have been:

Cycle 5 audits commenced in the second half of 2013. Cycle 5 audits are whole-of-institution audits with a focus on teaching and learning and student support.

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.

The audit reports of a university's last two audits are available from the Reports and Papers section of this website. For example, if a university has been audited in Cycle 5, you will find the Cycle 4 and 5 audit reports on this website. If a university has not yet been audited in Cycle 5, you will find the reports from Cycle 3 and 4 audits. For information about earlier audit reports, please contact us.