UQ College

A culture of flexibility and innovation exists across all of our programs

UQ College programs are purposefully designed to give you the academic skills and knowledge necessary to achieve success with your tertiary studies and broader life skills.

UQ College Programs

A suite of programs offer you the opportunity to engage in higher education studies and pathways to boost study and career opportunities.

Associate Degree in Business

If you would like to undertake higher education studies through pathways that will boost your study and career opportunities; The University of Queensland’s UQ College is the place for you. By choosing to study the Associate Degree in Business, you will be supported to achieve your potential through a student-centred learning approach, small classes, specialist teachers and excellent facilities.

Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree in Business with a cumulative grade point average of 4 (on a 7 point scale) in their business subjects may be granted admission to the Bachelor of Business Management at UQ and may be granted 24 units of credit (or 3 semesters of full-time credit) towards that degree program.

There are two QTAC intakes per year January and September

Tertiary Preparation Program

This bridging program offers domestic students a robust program with a pathway to further study options at The University of Queensland and other higher education universities.

The Tertiary Preparation Program is an approved University of Queensland Bridging Program and provides recognised prerequisite courses. Students who successfully complete this program can apply through QTAC with an entry rank or re-rank.

There are three intakes per year, January, May and September.

University Prerequisite Courses

UQ College will deliver prerequisite courses in Math B, Chemistry or Biology in intensive mode over a four week period from Tuesday November 22, 2016 - Saturday December 17, 2016 at St Lucia Campus.

Successful completion of these courses will satisfy the prerequisite requirements in Math B, Chemistry or Biology at The University of Queensland and other universities.

Results will be available to be used in applications for the January 2017 QTAC Offer Round.

 

Associate Degree in Business

The Associate Degree in Business will be delivered at St Lucia Campus from January 2015 onwards.

The program is delivered across 4 trimesters enabling students to graduate in 16 months. Successful completion of this UQ accredited degree provides a strong standalone qualification and, upon meeting specific standards, seamless entry into the fourth semester of UQ's Bachelor of Business Management, or into programs at other Universities.

Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree in Business with a cumulative grade point average of 4 (on a 7 point scale) in their business subjects may be granted admission to the Bachelor of Business Management at UQ and may be granted 24 units of credit (or 3 semesters of full-time credit) towards that degree program.

As a UQ College student, you will study at UQ's St Lucia Campus.  The Associate Degree in Business is accredited by The University of Queensland and students are enrolled with the University who will confer the award.

This link provides information valid for students commencing from 2013, including how to apply and the course list.

http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=1604#australian

The information and links below provide information for current and future students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Business.

http://www.bel.uq.edu.au/assocdbus-welcome

http://www.bel.uq.edu.au/assocdbus-first-year

Program plans

Programs are provided so you know what courses you are expected to enrol in every trimester depending on your commencement in the program. Program plans can be seen below:

https://bel.uq.edu.au/assocdbus-program-plans .

This link provides an overview of the Associate Degree in Business Program structure and planning a program.

http://bel.uq.edu.au/assocdbus-program-plans

http://www.uq.edu.au/startingatuq/important-dates

To plan your program, you should:

  • read the Official Rules and Course lists under the Program Rules and Requirements link in the Courses and Programs section at the following link

http://www.uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=1604#australian

  • attend appropriate information sessions held prior to and during Orientation.

http://www.uq.edu.au

Tertiary Preparation Program

Application Form

Download TPP Application Form

To determine your suitability, it is important that you complete the application form:

1. Once you have completed your application form, you need to save and then attach to your email. 

2. Email you completed form to info@uqcollege.edu.au

3. or print it out and send via post or fax

Aim

To provide a pathway for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage or who wish to return to study, but lack the formal qualifications for University entry.

Overview

UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program has no tuition fees, and is delivered over 28 weeks in two trimester periods. The program is offered at UQ College St Lucia Campus in: January, May and September

 

Students learn skills required for successful university-level study. On completion of the program, students can use their grade point average to apply for entry into a university degree.

UQ College Tertiary Preparation Program students are part of the university community. The program is delivered on St Lucia campuses, and students have access to the full range of support services that the University of Queensland provides. This allows for a smooth transition into a University degree on successful completion of the Tertiary Preparation Program.

The Tertiary Preparation Program attracts a very broad profile of students looking for a new start or seeking the opportunities offered through the targeted course offerings. Our current cohort includes students who didn't undertake Year 12; students with a very successful career, now seeking a new career underpinned with a solid academic experience; and students focussed on one or two courses only, depending on their needs and direction.

Over 85% of our graduates have been successful in obtaining entry into Bachelor Program and higher education awards of their choice.

Entry Requirements

A Language, Literacy and Numeracy test is conducted for all applicants. Applicants must be 18 years of age or have completed Year 12. The Tertiary Preparation Program is open to Australian domestic students as well as New Zealand citizens and holders of a permanent visa for Australia.

Special Consideration:

Special Consideration is a College equity measure to ensure that appropriate allowances are made for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.  In particular that the LLN test may impact negatively on the students’ ability to demonstrate their learning achievements.  Students are asked to self-identify for special consideration.

 

Univeristy Prerequisite Courses

UQ College provides alternate pathways to higher education

UQ College delivers prerequisite courses in Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology in intensive mode over a four week period in November/December of each year.

Please Note:  Age of entry is 18 or have completed year 12 to be eligible for enrolment.  Proof of age is required.

Application Form

1. Save a copy of the Application Form

2. Email your saved and completed form to info@uqcollege.edu.au

3. or print it out and send via post or fax

Successful completion of these courses will satisfy the prerequisite requirements in Math B, Chemistry or Biology at The University of Queensland, and other universities.

Results will be available to be used in applications for the January 2017 QTAC Offer Round.

Important Dates

Applications Close Wednesday October 26, 2016.

Start and Close of Study: Tuesday November 22, 2016 to Saturday December 17, 2016.

Students attend from 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday, with 4 Saturday Tutorials, of which 3 are optional.

To determine your suitability for these courses it is important that you complete an Application for New Student Form.  Ensuring the student application form has been fully completed and signed, and all entry requirement documentation is included. (See course requirments below)

Email your completed application form to:  info@uqcollege.edu.au

Entry Requirements:

As this course is the first step on a prospective academic pathway, students must have demonstrated academic ability at the required minimum.

- Completion of High School Year 11 in Australia, or competencies that demonstrate equivalence at a comparable level.

 - Mature age students or learners from disadvantaged groups without the minimum educational requirements for entry, who are able to demonstrate through interview/testimonials/work samples, the maturity and motivation to succeed in the course may be granted special entry.

Specific Science Courses

Students seeking entry into a Biology or chemistry course are required to have undertaken at least one year science in their senior high school studies or equivalent.

Proof of Status:

 - Australian/New Zealand Citizen: Copy of your Australian/New Zealand Birth Certificate/Passport/Medicare Card

- Holder of a Permanent Visa including a Permanent Humanitarian Visa: Copy of your Passport/Visa/or Letter from Department of Immigration & Citizenship

- Photo ID

What happens next?

Once UQ College receives your application for new student form:

  • you will receive a return email confirmation of receipt of your application
  • you will be sent a Student Handbook
  • you will be contacted either by phone or email to establish a suitable date and time for your Language, Literacy and Numeracy test relating to your specific course/subject test
  • you will be required to show proof of ID at interview
  • following the test you will be interviewed.  At interview, you will be assessed for suitability on the basis of prior educational qualifications and/or life skills and experience
  • at interview you will receive a copy of an assessment schedule for your specific course
  • UQ College will communicate with you regarding the outcome of your tests and interview within 2 business days, with a Provisional Letter of Offer or advising that you have not been successful for entry into this intensive course.

Course Materials: 

All course materials are supplied.

Course Requirements

For acceptance into the intensive course the following are to be submitted:

  • Completed Application for New Student form
  • Completed Enrolment form
  • Signed Letter of Acceptance
  • Tuition fee Deposit
  • Final course fees paid two weeks prior to Start of Study
  • Photo ID x2
  • QTAC ID Number (copy to be supplied)
  • Copy of USI Notification Letter (https://www.usi.gov.au) for verification
  • Proof of Status documentation (if required)
  • Signed media release form and
  • Read the information supplied in UQ College Student Handbook

Nominal Hours: 140 hours

These hours are delivered over a 4 week period: 8.30am – 5pm daily with 4 Saturday tutorials of which 3 are optional.

Intensive Courses:

Apply mathematical concepts to solve problems

This intensive course is designed to meet the Mathematics B prerequisite standards accepted by The University of Queensland.  This course will provide skills and knowledge required for application of mathematical concepts and techniques to solve mathematical problems, at university entrance level.  Students will be provided with a range of theory and practice sessions and importantly a daily session of individual practice where they can target particular areas they need to build. 

Investigate biological science problems

This intensive course is designed to meet the Biology pre-requisite standards accepted by The University of Queensland.  This course will provide skills and knowledge required to investigate and formulate solutions to biological science problems at university entrance level.  Students will also build their knowledge base through discussion, research and evaluation of the strengths and limitations of biological work.

Investigate chemical science problems

This intensive course is designed to meet the Chemistry pre-requisite standards accepted by The University of Queensland.  This course will provide skills and knowledge required to investigate and formulate solutions to chemical science problems at university entrance level.  Participants will also build their knowledge base through discussion, research and evaluation of the strengths and limitations of chemical work.

RTO Code: 32454       

 

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