Membership Criteria

 There are 8 membership criteria. See table below

Table: The membership criteria

Criteria Examples of documentation
1.Nature of the operations of the organization The organization is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance organizations
2.Mission statement and objectives The organization has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the organization
3.Organization staff numbers profile roles The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
4.Profile of reviewers The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
5.Independence The judgments and recommendations of the organization’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
6.Resources The organization has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
7.External quality assurance criteria and processes The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include: self-evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
8.Quality assurance The organization has quality assurance measures in place and is subject to occasional review

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Those within the APQN region who satisfy the membership criteria referred to Clauses 12.1–12.4 of APQN Constitution, are accepted as members of APQN on completion of the online “Membership Application” (available at

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