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1 UQ Student and Administration Services Division (SASD) information session UQ College Dale Williams, General Manager Education & Training, UQ College

2 UQ College? UQ considered : – the National Agenda and what it could do to enhance access and build pathways. – Means to increase its program range at Ipswich UQ set up a Company known as UQ College Ltd : – Company formed April 2010 – Commenced operations in August, 2010 – Commenced delivery of its first program in January, 2011

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4 UQ College task? Deliver educational pathways for people/communities in the Ipswich, West Morton and the Western Corridor regions of South East Queensland Build academic capability and skills, confidence and resilience and generate possibility through bridging programs Once established, expand the influence of the College beyond its initial catchment

5 UQ College agenda? UQ College will be a dual sector institution able to meet the needs of students seeking vocational outcomes as well as those seeking pathways or direct entry into degrees. To offer: – foundation, preparatory, language, literacy and numeracy programs – traditional high level VET programs, – entry programs for degrees – new diplomas and /or associate degrees – Innovative learning and teaching in its program design

6 UQ College students? UQ College students will be drawn from: Those seeking to upgrade their qualifications and skills or increase their productivity School leavers Other UQ College pathway programs Those who wish to re-engage with the education process Indigenous students and other Federal Government target groups and International students While there will be numbers of International students, the College will balance the provision of places for domestic students at approx. 30% of total cohort This is unlike many other University owned Colleges in Australia which predominantly produce International students for their parent University Growth Forecasts: students, students, escalation of programs in 2013

7 Program Profile 2012: Tertiary Preparation Program: Students are UQ students and have access to UQ services and facilities. Student profile? For example - mature age return to study, Senior Sec School graduate who could have done better or stayed longer, refugees, disadvantaged groups – those with disabilities, low SES, indigenous and other Federal Gov. target groups Partnership with IES / program level - Y12 Intensive learning processes, small groups and supportive environment Prepare graduates for entry into Assoc. Degree or UG Degree programs

8 Program Profile 2012: Tertiary Preparation Program (continued): Creates opportunity for a re-ranking for future QTAC applications. NB – there are limitations on a re-rank with a maximum of 88 achievable on a GPA of 65+ and only on successful completion of the TPP, this may impact successful applications into programs where the rank is higher than the maximum available. Duration 28 weeks (FT) in 2 x 14 week Trimesters. 25 hours classroom tuition per week across 5 courses in total. Intakes for 2012 – 30 th January and 21 st May Enrolment target 2012 – 100 students No tuition fees. Students to purchase text books and learning resources

9 Program Profile 2012: Tertiary Preparation Program (continued): Entry – to enrol in this program applicants must be 18 or have completed Year 12 Application - direct application to UQ College and individual interview Courses – Core courses English and Maths (A or B) plus 3 courses selected from – Business Management, Accounting, Economics, Behavioural Science, Biology or Chemistry.

10 Program Profile 2012: Associate Degree in Business : BEL Faculty program, UQ College delivers the program. Students are UQ students and have access to UQ services and facilities. Student profile? Some examples – mature age return to study, Y12 graduates with OP20/rank-61 and above, Tertiary Preparation Program Graduates and Federal Gov. target groups. Completion of English or English Communication required and Mathematics are recommended. Intensive learning processes, problem/project based learning methodology, supportive environment and small groups UQC Associate Degree in Business graduates will be admitted into Bachelor of Business Management if they achieve a GPA of 4 or more across all courses excluding Maths for Business, Language for Business and Introduction to Politics, Business and Society. They will be eligibility to transfer 24 units of credit into the above BEL Faculty degree program.

11 Program Profile 2012: Associate Degree in Business (continued) : Duration 16 months (FT) in 4 x 14 week Trimesters. 16 hours classroom hours of lecture/tuition per week CSP funded. HECS available. Students to purchase text books and learning resources Intakes for 2012 – 30 th January and 10 th September 2012 Entry – see website - Applications - QTAC application, code no Enrolment target – 150 domestic students and 45 internationals

12 Program Profile 2012: Associate Degree in Business (continued) : Course areas – Accounting; Management; Law; Microeconomics; Information Systems; Marketing plus Academic English; Maths for Business; Politics, Business and Society plus electives from Macro economics, Organisation Behaviour; Economic Statistics and Business Communication. 16 courses in total.

13 Program Profile 2012: Community Education: Programs include - Successful study skills; Communicating clearly; Successful assignment writing; Basic computer skills; Maths bridging courses and Language courses – Mandarin and French Courses in planning for 2012: Bridging courses: UQ College will build a suite of bridging program in 2012 to enable perspective UG degree students to complete prerequisite requirements, eg – Maths, Literacy, Biology, Chemistry…..

14 Programs for 2013: Associate Degrees UQ College is working with stakeholders to develop Associate Degree pathway programs in: Health and Community Services Arts and Social Sciences Engineering

15 Relationships developing with: UQ Campus Staff UQ Faculty and Other Staff UQ Student Administration Staff Ipswich Community Groups Ipswich Schools Ipswich Indigenous Consultants TAFE,DET, DEEWR IES The College has had initial discussions with the School of Human Movement Studies re opportunities in the region.

16 In process in 2011? UQ College applied for it’s registration as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to provide VET qualifications, the application has been successful and formal registration is in process. UQ College is preparing its application for registration as a – Non Self Accrediting, Higher Education provider enabling the College to also deliver its own programs. Currently it is delivering the Tertiary Preparation Program and the Associate Degree in Business which are UQ programs with UQ enrolled students.

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