What is AUQA?
AUQA (The Australian Universities Quality Agency) is an independent national agency that promotes, audits and reports on quality assurance in Australian Higher Education. It audits all aspects of an institution including its quality and business processes.
What does a quality audit mean?
USQ will be audited during every 5 year cycle by AUQA to ensure that our quality assurance systems are adequate, and provide quality outcomes in all aspects.
AUQA audits will cover USQ's quality systems and strategic goals, and measure how we have performed against these.
USQ's 2009 audit focussed on International Activities, identified by AUQA as a compulsory theme for all Australian universities. The second theme was Program Design and Delivery
Final reports from AUQA commend, affirm or recommend actions for universities. The reports are made public.
Universities are required to provide AUQA with updates in addressing recommendations and affirmations.