The Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency defines benchmarking as an activity that can be defined as a structured, collaborative, learning process for comparing practices, processes or performance outcomes. Its purpose is to identify comparative strengths and weaknesses, as a basis for developing improvements in academic quality. Benchmarking can also be defined as a quality process used to evaluate performance by comparing institutional practices to sector good practice.

To find out more about how UNE uses benchmarks, see our Benchmarking Overview paper.