UQ College

Highly experienced professionals offer expertise in learning

Our experienced team at UQ College strive to make each and every student experience a positive and beneficial one - outstanding support and service to students is our purpose.

UQ College boasts a highly experienced and dedicated
team of teaching and support staff.

UQ College staff promotes and value outstanding student service and responsiveness.

UQ College prides itself on its carefully selected teaching staff, with all programs and courses taught by specialist teachers and academics with extensive experience and industry connections.

We aim to provide outstanding learning environments and rich experiences that lead to excellent outcomes for our diverse range of students. Staff work collaboratively to create innovative strategies to support high quality student learning, and the learning support necessary to enable students to overcome obstacles and succeed in their studies.

UQ College workforce is diverse to ensure that our program offerings increase to meet pathway demands to university. 

Rod Arthur

Rod Arthur

CEO UQ College

Rod Arthur is the CEO of UQ College St Lucia. UQ College was established in 2010 by The University of Queensland in response to developing better pathways between higher education and vocational education.

Rod has extensive previous experience across the secondary and vocational education and training sectors in a range of leadership roles at both a state and national level.

Across Queensland, Rod's accountabilities have included:

  • Deputy Director-General of Training Queensland for the Department of Education and Training;
  • General Manager for Queensland's Vocational Education and Training (VET) regulation system regulating Training providers and apprenticeship training;
  • Chief Information Officer for the former Department of Employment and Training as a whole.

In addition, Rod has many years experience as Director of a number of TAFE colleges and institutes, including Director of the Open Learning Institute of TAFE.

At a national level, he was Chair of the National Flexible Advisory Group (FLAG), a strategic body that undertakes initiatives and establishes priorities for e-learning in VET in Australia.

Rod was Deputy Chair of the Australian Apprentices Taskforce set up by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to recommend actions to address maintenance of trade training during the Global Financial Crisis.

Rod has an outstanding depth of understanding and experience within the State of Queensland, Nationally and Internationally in the policy frameworks and delivery of Vocational Education and Training. He has also worked in schools and now is working closely with higher education.

Dale Williams

Dale Williams

General Manager - Education & Training

Dale draws on more than 25 years of success in Vocational Education and Training (VET) activity in dual sector Universities and TAFE institutions.

His roles have included:

  • Deputy Director, TAFE, in the College of Business at RMIT University, Melbourne
  • Associate Director and Head of the TAFE Business School, RMIT University
  • Head of Department, Management & Marketing, Victoria University

Dale has extensive entrepreneurial experience across local and international operations, building a diverse business portfolio responsive to on and off shore markets and industry, community and individual demand. He has led the development and implementation of and Associate Degree in Business, and managed a range of VET and Foundation Year programs.

Dale’s innovative leadership skills are evidenced in the many national and international VET projects he has managed. He has a Master of Business in Leadership & Organisation Dynamics and is passionate about placing students first and ensuring that the education and training provided, gives each student a quality learning experience, resulting in the best outcomes for the student.

Robyn Tyler

Robyn Tyler

Manager Business Development

Robyn Tyler is the Manager of Business Development at UQ College. UQ College was formed by The University of Queensland in response to developing better pathways between higher education and vocational education.

Robyn has over 20 years of extensive experience across the secondary,vocational education and training and higher education sectors in a range of leadership roles.

Robyn has proven project management and institutional development skills within the tertiary sector. As the Institute Director and Acting CEO of Southbank Institute of Technology, Robyn led the rationalisation of programs and a significant curriculum evolution culminating in the rebuilding of program offerings at Southbank Institute of Technology incorporating dedication to research, development and dissemination of educational innovation through the strategic use of technology.

Robyn also led the following Directorates:- Academic, Product Innovation and the Business and Education Faculty, ensuring strong effective leadership and clear direction within Southbank Institute in relation to quality education delivery, industry engagement, higher education and VET program design and development, product technology and student services.

Robyn has developed a strong corporate direction, increased alliances with industry and communities and developed more innovative approaches in Student Services.

Robyn has exceptional liaison and negotiation skills and is highly experienced working with domestic and international government officials.

Dr Michele John

Dr Michele John

Project Manager-Product Enhancement

Michele has a background in health research, with a PhD in Microbiology from UQ, where she investigated the removal of viruses from water and wastewater. She later moved into the area of biotechnology, where her work involved research and development of medical diagnostic tests. The last 18 years has seen Michele develop her expertise in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, where she delivered skills training, produced learning resources and developed accredited courses and training programs across a wide range of industry sectors.

Her most recent role was in the Department of Education and Training, supporting Queensland’s State Training Authority role for the development and endorsement of national training packages. In this role, Michele provided expert advice on VET issues and trends at a state and national level; participated on both state and national advisory committees; and represented the position of the State Training Authority to ensure policy and processes related to the development and endorsement of national training packages met Queensland’s needs for skills development.

Michele has taken on the role of Project Manager, Product Enhancement with the aim to develop programs to address the emerging skills needs in the VET and Higher Education Sector.

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