20 October 2022

9th AUN-QA Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment: The Return of Onsite Training

AUN Writer Team

By Chanya Chinsukserm, AUN Programme Officer

The 9th Asean University Network-Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment (Version 4.0) has returned to its original format in a full mode of face-to-face operation. Since January 2022, the eight preceding trainings have always been arranged online due to the COVID-19 travel restriction. This time, the training was held onsite in Bangkok, Thailand. The continuation of the AUN-QA onsite training denotes the unceasing development of the AUN-QA operation for quality assurance prospects in the post-pandemic era.


The 9th AUN-QA Training Course for Accomplishing Programme Assessment (also known as AUN-QA Tier 1 Training Batch 9), was successfully held from 17–20 October 2022. It drew over thirty participants from six countries: Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam. In 2022, the total number of online training was eight in total with two hundred forty-five (245) participants throughout the ASEAN region.

The AUN-QA Tier 1 Training provides a well-designed structure for efficient training results. After completing the training, participants will be able to identify the components of a quality assurance ecosystem. They will also apply the 4As iterative framework to implement the AUN-QA programme framework and interpret the AUN-QA programme assessment model, its criteria, and requirements. Furthermore, they can identify and close gaps in performing an AUN-QA programme assessment as well as producing an AUN-QA self-assessment report for programme assessment.

There were four coaches in the 9th AUN-QA Tier 1 Training as follows

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Kay Chuan, AUN-QA Technical Expert;
  2. Prof. Ir. Dr. Shahrir Abdullah, Deputy Chairperson of AUN-QA Council;
  3. Prof. Dr. Arnel Onesimo O. Uy, AUN-QA Trainer; and
  4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Evangeline P. Bautista, AUN-QA Trainer.

With such talents from these distinguished coaches, the 9th AUN-QA Tier 1 Training was successful with favourable comments from the attendees.

The next batches are also open for registration at Google Form with two available options for your perusal. 
10th AUN-QA Tier 1 Training: 15 - 18 November 2022
11th AUN-QA Tier 1 Training: 13 - 16  December 2022 
The testimonials of first-hand experiences from attendees of the 9th AUN-QA Tier 1 Training will be featured in the upcoming article. Stay tuned for more!