UQ College

Take advantage of the opportunity UQ College can offer you

UQ College can help you succeed in higher education, on your terms, and with exceptional support

UQ College is just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre at The University of Queensland's St Lucia Campus which is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses.

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, UQ College is located in the beautiful grounds of The University of Queensland.

Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, the 114 hectare site provides a perfect study and living environment.  You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant modern campus with tradition of an established university.

The gracious sandstone architecture, with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust registered Great Court - along with parklands and lakes - encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland's largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres. 

As soon as you join UQ College you commence your journey as a student of The University of Queensland.

UQ College programs prepare you for success at university and equip you to achieve your ambitions.  They allow you to experience the excitement and satisfaction of becoming immersed in life as a university student.

Our Associate Degree in Business, Tertiary Preparation Program and Intensive Four Week Prerequisite Courses provide life-changing opportunities for people of different ages and backgrounds.  All three programs offer new pathways into university study.

If you are a school leaver moving directly into higher education, or a mature-aged person embarking on a career change, you will experience the welcoming and focussed community UQ College offers.  You will have the opportunity to develop positive relationships with staff members who will work with you to help you achieve at your highest level.

Our aim across all programs is to assist your successful transition into undergraduate study.



Casual Teaching Positions in: English

Reference Number: UQCHR002.16

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UQ College is an exciting innovation in education and training, providing new opportunities for its students to broaden their horizons and build their careers through education and training at UQ’s St Lucia campus.

With the flexibility of a small company structure, together with a quality reputation and experience of its owners, the College provides high quality educational programs that provide more than just entry into university; we equip students with the knowledge and skills to succeed.

The Tertiary Preparation Program offers a supportive education model that builds confidence and helps students gain the necessary skills to –

  • Improve their QTAC ranking
  • Acquire prerequisites for undergraduate studies and
  • Develop academic and discipline knowledge and skills


The College is inviting applications for casual teaching roles in the Tertiary Preparation Program commencing 9 September 2016 at St Lucia. Subject areas include Pre-University – English.

Teachers must have experience in a Tertiary Preparation Program, Foundation Year or at Y11-12 level, hold a Bachelors degree in one or more of the above subject areas and hold a teaching qualification and/or the TAE40110.

UQ College is building a reputation for delivering engaging and relevant adult learning experiences, high retention and completion outcomes and great student and staff satisfaction ratings. Courses are well resourced and innovation and creativity are encouraged and supported.

To apply, please email your current CV and a short cover letter addressing the key selection criteria within the position description to – andrew.cowan@uqcollege.edu.au

For more information please call Andrew Cowan on 3346 1688

To express interest in teaching in any other subjects/programs at UQ College please refer to the subject/program details at - http://www.uqcollege.edu.au/


4th August 2016

2017 TPP January Timelines


January 2017

Applications Open: Monday June 13, 2016

Applications Close: Friday November 18, 2016

Orientation: Wednesday January 18, 2017

Start of Study: Tuesday January 24, 2017

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September 2016

Orientation: Thursday September 1, 2016

Start of Study: Monday September 5, 2016.


University Prerequisite courses in Math B, Chemistry or Biology

Applications Close: Wednesday 26 October 2016

Orientation: Tuesday November 22, 2016

Duration of Course: Tuesday November 22, 2016 - Saturday December 17, 2016.


22nd August 2016


Each year the Board approves the College's Academic Calendar:

The calendar includes:

. trimester start and end dates;

. census dates;

. trimester breaks, end of trimester breaks and public holidays;

. exam periods.

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12th August 2016

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