UOW has TEQSA accreditation renewed

The University of Wollongong has had its registration as an accredited Australian university unconditionally renewed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) until March 2025.

The detailed assessment conducted by TEQSA found UOW demonstrated a number of outstanding achievements which secured the maximum seven year accreditation including;

  • Strong performance and reputation as a provider of high quality teaching and learning
  • A strong research culture, led by appropriately qualified and experienced staff, resulting in a strong record of research activity in all faculties
  • Robust quality assurance processes that ensure education quality is maintained in partnerships with onshore and offshore entities
  • A commitment to increasing participation of Indigenous students in higher education activities, and plans for well-targeted support, appropriate to the varying needs of its students
  • A sound commitment to maintaining academic and research integrity, enacted through a comprehensive suite of policies, procedures, educational resources and interventions, and
  • A high standard of record keeping in the form of comprehensive minutes of the meetings of the governing Council and other key advisory and decision-making bodies. These documents enable effective, informed decision-making and assurance of implementation of delegations.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joe Chicharo said it is an excellent result for the University.

“I believe this is an outstanding outcome for UOW and all of our off-shore operations including UOW Dubai. The accolades from TEQSA are a fitting tribute to UOW’s national and international standing as a quality Higher Education institution, its staff and students across our many locations, on and off-shore.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff, Faculties and central units who helped us prepare for our comprehensive re-registration submission. It was a fantastic team effort stretching well over two years of planning and preparation.

“I would like to acknowledge the significant contribution from our Academic Quality and Standards Unit, including Mr Dominic Riordan and Ms Jan Sullivan who took leadership responsibility for coordinating our collective efforts.

“The TEQSA Steering Committee made up of all stakeholder representatives played a pivotal role in developing the submission – a fantastic support team, thank you,” Professor Chicharo said.