About us

Welcome from the General Manager

At UOW College, our purpose is clear: to transform lives through education.

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Transforming lives through education

Our Academic Pathways Programs, English Language, and Vocational Education and Training courses are underpinned by a comprehensive student support framework designed to help our students succeed in their studies.

In collaboration with the University of Wollongong, we provide an exceptional education and a supportive and inclusive community where every student can thrive.

Our history

Starting from the humble beginning of the Wollongong English Language Centre in 1988, the College has shaped the lives of over 38,000 students from 70 countries by providing educational opportunities. This journey, marked by our inspiring stories, demonstrates our dedication to fostering success among our students, locally and globally.

What we offer

University Pathway Programs
Vocational Education and Training
English Language Courses
Study Tours

Our teaching locations

Our courses are taught from three campus locations - Wollongong, Liverpool (Sydney) and Sydney CBD. Students located in regional areas of NSW completing a UOW College course online, are invited to use the facilities and support services at their local UOW campus.

We also have partnerships with international education institutions in China and India, to provide students with opportunities to access quality education delivered outside of Australia.

Connection with the University of Wollongong


UOW College is owned by UOW Global Enterprises (UOWGE), a subsidiary group of the University of Wollongong. UOWGE also owns and operates the University of Wollongong in Dubai, UOW College Australia, UOW College Hong Kong and UOW Malaysia.

Our relationship extends beyond ownership, as we collaboratively provide quality education and essential campus services. This synergy ensures that our students not only receive quality education but also have a seamless experience if they choose to transition to further studies at the University of Wollongong. 

Governance and strategic planning

UOW College Australia is part of the UOW Global Enterprises Group which, although owned by the University of Wollongong, operates under an independent corporate governance structure with an independent board.

Planning and operations are guided by the UOW College Strategic Plan 2024-2027. The goals and objectives support the delivery of the vision and mission of the College and are aligned with the University of Wollongong (UOW).

Our values

At UOW College, our values drive our behaviour. They are our commitment to creating a purposeful and united operation.


We are honest, ethical and reliable.


We encourage everyone to shine, going above and beyond.


We love what we do.


We share our knowledge, expertise and resources to get results.


We think outside the box.


We speak our mind, take the initiative and are steadfast in our decisions.


Working at UOW College can be the place for a impactful and rewarding career in education. From teaching positions to administrative roles, explore your next career opportunity.

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The thing that makes me really proud to work for UOW College is what we do for students. The opportunities we create for international students and for students from all over Australia as well.

What we’re about is actually something really positive. We want to… We want to open up opportunities for young people, so what’s better than that really?

To see my students when they’re in university as well, so once they’ve gone through the College, I’ve helped them on that journey, they’re in the university, I’m really often feel proud to talk to them and enjoy listening to their stories. Their successful stories about how they’re developing in their… in their career.

What makes me proud to work here is I honestly believe that it is a collaborative team.

Because we support the goals of students to take on the challenges out there in the wider world.

Being given the opportunity to grow in the organisation. There are many, many people that support your growth and they give you the resources to do just that.

So we’ve had the… this citation for 20 years and I think the good thing with that is we’ve built layer upon layer of actually improvements in this space and that really does underline the fact that you are working with good people. Because they haven’t just been parachuted into a role, they’re actually there because they can do the job and they were the best person for that job at that particular time.

I’m really proud that I work for a purpose lead organisation. That we really are here to change the lives of all of our students but at the same time we have… we… we encourage and help all of our staff achieve their dreams and goals as well.


Meet some of our teaching team

Each member of our team brings experience, passion, and expertise to the table, supported by a shared commitment to nurturing and supporting our students. From inspiring educators with a love for learning to professional staff who ensure the smooth operation of our college.

The College Insider


UOW College provides a transparent and consistent approach to the handling and monitoring of feedback to ensure that staff and students have access to equitable, effective and responsive feedback mechanisms that promote and drive continuous improvement of UOWC operations. Relevant UOW College systems, policies and procedures can be accessed in the policy directory on this site.

Registrations and course accreditations

All Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training courses offered by UOW College Australia align to the Australian Qualifications Framework.

UOW College Australia is registered by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as a provider of Higher Education in Australia. Our provider registration and TEQSA course accreditations can be found on the TEQSA National Register. All other UOW College Australia Higher Education courses are accredited by UOW (a self-accrediting provider) and are listed on the National Register under UOW. UOW College Australia maintains a commitment to academic excellence and ensures the delivery of quality education for both domestic and international students in accordance with the Higher Education Threshold Standards (2021).

UOW College Australia delivers Academic Pathway courses (non-award courses that don’t lead to a degree or other qualification) to prepare students for undergraduate study. Enabling pathway courses for domestic students (citizens and residents) are supported by federal funding so they can be offered fee-free to students (with limits on the number of places). Foundation Studies pathway courses are offered to international students studying onshore on an Australian student visa. Foundation studies courses comply with the requirements set out in the National Standards for Foundation Programs. 

UOW College Australia is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered with the Australian Skills and Quality Authority (ASQA). UOW College Australia delivers VET courses to domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visitors who are not on student visas) and to international students studying on an Australian student visa, under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011. Our registered VET courses can be found on the Training.gov.au website.

UOW College Australia is a registered provider of education to international students studying onshore in Australia under the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) and the National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018. All UOW College courses, accredited by TEQSA or ASQA, that are offered to international students (onshore) are listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) - Provider Code: 02723D. UOW accredited courses offered by UOW College Australia are listed on the CRICOS register under UOW – Provider Code: 00102E.

UOW College Australia delivers ELICOS courses to international students studying onshore on an Australian student visa as well as to international students studying English in conjunction with a UOW course offshore. ELICOS courses are delivered in accordance with the ELICOS Standards 2018. ELICOS courses delivered in Australia are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

In addition to UOW College Australia’s regulatory accreditations, professional accreditation and recognition has been achieved for some specialist courses. The Diploma of Nursing is accredited with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC), and the Diploma of Engineering is accredited with Engineers Australia.