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Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA)
Academic Quality Agency is an independent body established and owned by Universities New Zealand, which reviews academic quality monitoring systems and advises on good practice and quality-assurance issues
Adult and Community Education
A nationally registered set of learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria. Achievement standards are derived from the New Zealand Curriculum.
Actual average duration offset
Recalculates STMs adjusting funding where learners have been enrolled longer, on average, than the estimate (the nominal duration) made by the ITO.