AQA External Review Report 2020 AQA External Review Report 2020

Publication type: 
AQA External Reviews
Publication date: 
December 2020

 As part of its own commitment to quality assurance, AQA undergoes an external review every 5 years. The review is commissioned by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee and managed by Universities New Zealand.

The objective of the External Review was to assess how effectively AQA assists the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee to discharge its responsibilities for quality assurance matters in universities through:

  • delivering on its purpose in line with its terms of reference,
  • meeting or exceeding INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice, and
  • transacting core business processes efficiently and effectively.

The Panel has concluded that:

  • AQA effectively assists the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee to discharge its responsibilities for quality assurance matters in universities.
  • AQA meets, and in a number of cases exceeds, the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice.

The International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) have also confirmed that AQA is fully compliant with the INQAAHE Guidelines of Good Practice.
Work on responding to recommendations is underway. AQA will provide a one-year follow-up report on how it is responding to recommendations and will report again at the time of its next external review.

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