AUQA was formally established in March 2000 by the Ministerial Council on Education, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) [now entitled Ministerial Council for Education, Early Childhood Development and Youth Affairs (MCEECDYA)].
AUQA commenced audits in 2001 with University of New South Wales and Charles Darwin University participating in the trial audit. The first cycle of audits with all Australian Universities was between 2002-2007. AUQA cycle one audits were a whole of institution audit utilising a fitness for purpose approach.
AUQA cycle two audits commenced in 2008 using the same approach used in cycle one. However, rather than undertaking a whole of institution audit, cycle two audits focused on two themes with internationalisation as one mandatory theme for all Universities.
AUQA commenced cycle one audits of private higher education colleges in 2008.
For more information on AUQA please refer to the resources and links webpage.
Cycle 2 (stage 2 audit): 2011
The UC- AUQA cycle 2 (stage 2) audit was conducted between 8-11 August 2011. The panel interviewed approximately 180 staff, student and external members during the four day visit. The AUQA panel also visited two offshore locations. The University would like to thank all participants including students who took part in the audit. The University is grateful to all staff that helped in the AUQA audit preparations. The key documents prepared for the 2011 AUQA audit can be accessed below.
UC cycle two (stage 2) - Performance Portfolio - May 2011 (staff access only)
UC - AUQA progress report May 2011 (staff access only)
Cycle 2 (stage 1 audit): 2008
University of Canberra participated in the cycle two audit in October 2008. The cycle two audit focused on UC’s Planning strategies relating to the Renewal of the University and the mandatory audit of Internationalisation. AUQA also followed up on the progress made on the implementation of a number of recommendations made in cycle one audit.
UC cycle two - Performance Portfolio (staff access only)
Cycle 1 audit: 2003
University of Canberra participated in the AUQA cycle one audit in March 2003. The cycle one audit report and Performance Portfolio can be obtained below.