AQS

AUQA Quality Audits 

The Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) operated from 2000-2011 as an independent, not-for-profit, national agency established to promote, audit, and report on quality assurance in Australian higher education.  During its operation, AUQA conducted two quality audits of the University of Wollongong; the first in May 2005 (cycle 1) and the second in March 2011 (cycle 2).
  

2005 Audit of UOW

The 2005 audit was a whole-of-institution audit. The AUQA audit report was publicly released in March 2006. Following its release, six UOW practices were included in AUQA's Good Practice Database.  The report included:

  • 13 Commendations - relating to commendable practices
  •   5 Affirmations - areas identified by UOW in its portfolio as requiring attention
  • 13 Recommendations - areas AUQA believed required improvement  

 

2011 Audit of UOW

AUQA audited UOW again in March 2011 and its audit report was publicly released in July 2011. This audit focused on two key thematic areas: (1) enabling undergraduate learning and (2) international activities; as well as a review of progress on areas for improvement identified in the previous audit. The report included:

  • 15 Commendations - relating to commendable practices
  • 12 Affirmations - areas identified by UOW in its portfolio as requiring attention
  •   8 Recommendations - areas AUQA believed required improvement 

 

Good practice examples from university audits conducted by AUQA can be accessed via http://www.teqsa.gov.au.

Australian higher education quality assessments are now undertaken by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). 

Last reviewed: 31 July, 2017