Quality and standards

UOW College is part of the UOW Global Enterprises’ group and a key engine for achieving its purpose: “unlocking potential through learning”.

To achieve organisational goals and objectives and enhance customer satisfaction, UOW Global Enterprises is committed to the development and continuous improvement of effective and efficient systems and processes across the organisation.

UOW Global Enterprises is committed to providing the benefits of a high quality education to more people, in more places, in more ways by:

  • Encouraging and supporting excellence and innovation in learning and teaching
  • Providing facilities, support services and opportunities to enable students to reach their academic potential and achieve their academic goals
  • Building an appropriately trained and skilled workforce with staff who excel at and are passionate about what they do
  • Ensuring UOW Global Enterprises is strategically aligned with the University of Wollongong
  • Facilitating governance founded on openness, accountability, transparency and ethical conduct
  • Using student & other stakeholder feedback to improve operations, facilities, programs, customer services and teaching standards
  • Undertaking external benchmarking, where appropriate, to monitor and improve academic standards and program delivery
  • Complying with legal & regulatory requirements
  • Achieving organisational excellence based on sustainable work practices and an adaptability to change
  • Fostering a culture where all staff demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement

Quality is fundamental to all operations across the organisation. Our commitment to quality complements our UOW College Australia strategic plan 2020 - 2023 and is underpinned by our values:

  • Passion
  • Creativity
  • Exceptional
  • Collaboration
  • Courage, and
  • Integrity

* UOW College is a trading division of UOWC Ltd (ABN 14 105 312 329) a part of the UOW Global Enterprises group.

Great place to work

UOW College Australia has a long and proud history as one of Australia’s most successful university colleges. Our success lies in the quality delivery of English language courses, academic pathway programs, higher education courses and vocational education and training, coupled with an unwavering focus to deliver an exceptional student experience. Our commitment to quality is shared by our dedicated, passionate and highly skilled staff who encourage and support academic excellence and innovation in teaching and learning to foster successful student outcomes.

Registration and Accreditation

UOW College Australia is a registered Higher Education Provider (HEP) with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the Higher Education sector in Australia, and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator for Australia's Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, with both registrations most recently renewed for the maximum 7 year period. UOW College Australia is also registered with TEQSA and ASQA to deliver courses to international students studying on Australian student visas and is listed on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS Provider Code: 02723D).

All Higher Education courses offered by UOW College Australia are accredited by TEQSA, with Higher Education Diploma courses also accredited by the University of Wollongong. All VET programs are nationally recognised training packages that are approved by ASQA for UOW College Australia delivery. All Higher Education and VET courses delivered by UOW College Australia are nationally recognised qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework, ensuring that the qualifications received by UOW College Australia graduates are recognised throughout Australia and internationally for further education and employment in the private and public sectors.

Alongside UOW College Australia’s prescribed accreditation, professional accreditation and recognition for Nursing and Engineering programs has been achieved with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and Engineers Australia.

In addition to the regulatory review processes and monitoring exercises conducted on providers by TEQSA and ASQA to maintain the high standards expected of registered HEPs and RTOs, UOW College Australia programs are also quality assured by the University of Wollongong, with rigorous annual reviews conducted and representation of key UOW senior academic staff throughout UOW College Australia’s internal governance framework. This ensures that all aspects of the administration of our programs meet and reflect UOW’s high standards of academic quality.