UQ College

Take advantage of the opportunity UQ College can offer you

UQ College can help you succeed in higher education, on your terms, and with exceptional support

UQ College is just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre at The University of Queensland's St Lucia Campus which is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses.

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, UQ College is located in the beautiful grounds of The University of Queensland.

Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, the 114 hectare site provides a perfect study and living environment.  You will enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant modern campus with tradition of an established university.

The gracious sandstone architecture, with its hub of cloistered buildings enclosing the National Trust registered Great Court - along with parklands and lakes - encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland's largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres. 

As soon as you join UQ College you commence your journey as a student of The University of Queensland.

UQ College programs prepare you for success at university and equip you to achieve your ambitions.  They allow you to experience the excitement and satisfaction of becoming immersed in life as a university student.

Our Associate Degree in Business, Tertiary Preparation Program and the University Prerequisite Courses provide life-changing opportunities for people of different ages and backgrounds.  All three programs offer new pathways into university study.

If you are a school leaver moving directly into higher education, or a mature-aged person embarking on a career change, you will experience the welcoming and focussed community UQ College offers.  You will have the opportunity to develop positive relationships with staff members who will work with you to help you achieve at your highest level.

Our aim across all programs is to assist your successful transition into undergraduate study.

Program Guide

2018 Program Timelines

Tertiary Preparation Program - May 2018

Applications are now open

Application Close: Wednesday April 18, 2018

Orientation: Tuesday May 8, 2018

Start of Study: Tuesday May 15, 2018


Language, Literacy and Numeracy Test

Recent funding changes from the Federal Budget from 1 January 2018, students may be charged a student contribution rate for enabling programs, at this time UQ College cannot confirm if a charge will be incorporated into this program for 2018.


Intensive 4 Week University Prerequisite Course in Math B, Biology or Chemistry

Applications are now open.

Start and Close of Study: Tuesday November 20, 2018 to Saturday December 15, 2018

Students attend Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4pm.  There are 4 Saturday tutorials available to students of which 3 are optional.

All course learning materials are supplied.

Units of Competency:

UPRMTH401 - Apply mathematical concepts to solve problems

UPRBIO401 – Investigate biological science problems

UPRCHE401 – Investigate chemical science problems

The units of competency above forms part of 10246NAT Certificate IV in University Preparation.    

Students who successfully complete the requirements of a unit will receive a Statement of Attainment.

Results will be available to be used in applications for the January 2019 QTAC Offer Round.

Applications Close: Friday October 26, 2018

RTO Code: 32454


Associate Degree in Business - September 2018

Applications open through QTAC in the beginning of August for the September intake of the Associate Degree in Business.

QTAC Code: 752302/1604

Delivery Location: St Lucia Campus

Duration: 16 months

The Assocaiet Degree in Business is a credit pathway into the Bachelor of Business Management at The University of Queensland.


6th February 2018

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4th September 2017

Your Pathway to University