UQ College

Your student experience will be shaped by a legacy of history and tradition

About our organisation

UQ College is a company owned by The University of Queensland, created to develop alternate pathways for students wishing to undertake further study. UQ College Ltd began as a company in April 2010 and became operational in August 2010.

The College is governed by a Board comprising members appointed by The University of Queensland. The College aims to bring realistic opportunities for its students to achieve success in order to reach their life goals. Its mission is articulated in its strategic plan.

UQ College has experienced strong growth. Highly valued community and professional partnerships have been developed and continue to deepen. These connections enhance UQ College’s aim of developing and delivering relevant, contemporary and quality education services.


UQ College has been established by The University of Queensland as a separate Company, namely UQ College Limited to further meet the needs of students seeking pathways to, or direct entry into degrees.

UQ College is governed by the Board of UQ College, representing University, College and community interests. 

The Board has primary responsibility for setting the strategic direction for UQ College and driving innovative quality education services to support more adults to reach the tertiary education course of their choice.

The Chief Executive Officer of UQ College, Mr Rod Arthur, is appointed by and reports to the Board. The CEO is responsible for UQ College, overseeing and managing all educational, administrative and operational aspects of the business.

2019 Organisational Chart

UQ College's organization chart is a diagram showing graphically the relation of one to another, of the company. It is also used to show the relation of one business unit to another, or of one function of an organization to another. This chart is valuable in that it enables one to visualize a complete organization, by means of the picture it presents.

Organisational Chart


UQ College is committed to quality teaching and learning for staff and students.

We continually strive to make the student experience better, we listen carefully to students' feedback and ideas.

UQ College will:

  • ensure that the quality of education provided is of the highest standard;
  • continuously improve the quality of education it offers students; and
  • establish policies and procedures to enable it to fulfil government reporting requirements in relation to educational quality and standards.

UQ College will ensure the quality of its education through strategic plans, policy and evaluation.

UQ College programs assist students pathway to University.

The Honourable Dr David Hamill AM

The Honourable Dr David Hamill AM

UQ College Board

BA (Hons) (Qld), MA (Oxon), PhD (Qld), FCIT, FAICD.

Dr Hamill was born and educated in Ipswich and attended The University of Queensland and Oxford University. As a former politician, he served in a number of positions including Minister for Transport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Economic and Trade Development, Minister for Education and Treasurer. He was elected to the Queensland Parliament as member for Ipswich in 1983 and held the seat until his retirement from the parliament in 2001. He was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2001 and in 2009 a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia award.

He has participated in the following organisations:

Premiers Disaster Relief Appeal (Queensland);

  • Chairman, UQ Boilerhouse Community Engagement Centre, University of Queensland;
  • Chairman, The Workshops Rail Museum Advisory Committee (Queensland Museum);
  • Australian Red Cross Society (Board Member);
  • Chairman, Ipswich and West Moreton Committee, Regional Development Australia; and
  • Member of the Senate, University of Queensland 1989.

After retiring from Parliament, David undertook a PhD degree at the University of Queensland, and published his research as a book The impact of the new tax system on Australian Federalism. He is also a director of several corporations and NGOs including Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and is Chairman of the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Emeritus Professor Alan Rix

Emeritus Professor Alan Rix

The University of Queensland


Born in Sydney in 1949, educated in Sydney and at the Australian National University in Canberra

Professor Rix has worked at the Australian National University in Canberra, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Griffith University, and became Professor of Japanese Studies at The University of Queensland in 1985. He has published and consulted widely in his professional academic field.

He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Affairs) in 1994, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts in 1997, and PVC Ipswich in 2004 (a position renamed Pro-Vice-Chancellor in 2009). He was responsible for the overall management and development of the UQ Ipswich campus and its community relationships, and was also in charge of employee relations for the University's academic staff.

Emeritus Professor Rix has been involved in a number of external boards and committees in the education and business fields.

James Sturges

James Sturges

Group General Manager
Llewellyn Motors

Cert IV Buss, Adv Dip Mgmt, Grad Dip (CBL), MEd (CBL).

In 1991 James was involved in a joint venture with a group of educational institutions that were pioneering the developing Interactive Multimedia courseware for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders in his home town of Townsville.  He was then asked to move to Brisbane where he was part of the development team that produced Queensland’s first commercial CD-COM “Essential Management Training”.  Over the next 5 years he became production manager and eventually Manager of this business which had produced “Computer Based Training” programs for Boral, Prudential, Queensland Police, Deakin University and Queensland Mining Industry.  He also formed a joint venture between TAFE Queensland, Silicon Graphics and Oracle to develop Australia’s first online TAFE campus.

James started consulting in 1996. With a national reputation in the area, he was asked to enrol in a newly created Post Graduate and latter Master’s Program in the field.  At the same time he was completing these qualifications he co-developed a training management system for the private training providers nationally.  It achieved over 80% penetration of the market in Queensland and had clients all along the eastern sea board.

During the “dotcom” area James moved into the Electronic Payments industry and was Business Development Manager which had key account responsibilities for India, New Zealand and SME venture which he established for Newscorp.

Given the technology and business management background he had developed, he was asked to join the family business, Llewellyn Motors some ten years ago.  He is the General Manager of this business that employees 180 people with an annual turnover of $150m.  He is an appointed regional representative to the MTAQ, and TOYOTA’s national dealer select committee. 

James is active in the community not only on this Board, but also on the Ipswich Arts Foundation (Past President) Board and recently stood down from the Bremer Institute of TAFE Council.  He is also actively involved in other community organisations such as Rotary and founded “Ipswich Green”, an environmental awareness organisation for likeminded businesses.

He is a proud father to Evangeline and Mackinaly.  With his wife Heidi he is actively involved in their schools.  He is President of the Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School and on the junior school supporters group for the Boys’ School.  His personal hobbies are Photography (awards from Ipswich Photographic Society) and sailing up the coast of Queensland and the Whitsunday area.

Maria Kelly

Director, Taxation and Business Services
Harding Martin
Chartered Accountants

Maria has nearly thirty years’ experience in the taxation and business services area of public practice. This includes providing advice to a very diverse range of clients in regard to all aspects of their business including income tax, accounting, GST and business services.

In the twenty years of her involvement with Harding Martin they have progressed from a firm of twelve to a practice of 25 (5 Directors and 20 Employees). Harding Martin is one of the largest professional firms in the Ipswich region. Their growth has been enhanced by the expansion of their current premises and the use of technology.


Bachelor of Commerce - University of Qld

Professional Memberships:

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

Commissioner of Declarations

Community Involvement:

Trustee, Board of Trustees – Ipswich Girls’ Grammar School (since 2000)

Director/Secretary – Apprenticeships Queensland Limited (since 1999)

Member of the Zonta Club of Ipswich (since 1999)


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