Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities

AQA provides external academic quality assurance for all New Zealand universities via a regular cycle of audits. It also supports quality enhancement activities that assist universities to improve student engagement, academic experience and learning outcomes.

Quality assurance in New Zealand universities is underpinned by key principles including being: reviewed by peers; based on evidence, 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 - September 2023

The latest AQA newsletter is now available here.
Previous Newsletters can be found here. 

Cycle 6 Academic Audit Report - Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa

The report of the 2023 Academic Audit of Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa is now available. This is the third of the reports from Cycle 6 Academic Audit.

AQA Auditors & Reviewers

AQA is seeking applications to join the Cycle 6 Register of Auditors and Reviewers. Applications from Māori and from students or recent graduates are particularly welcome. Please contact for more information.