The Open Access College (OAC) provides alternative entry options for students to enter the University through pathway and award programs. These students may not meet all of the entry requirements, come from a non-English speaking background, or be starting study later in life.
The College also provides a unique opportunity for Study Tour groups to widen their education and improve their English at USQ Toowoomba.
A number of programs are offered that will equip students with the skills and knowledge for academic success:
- tertiary preparation programs for domestic and international students
- pathway programs
- a suite of English language programs for International students and people from non-English speaking backgrounds
- Study Tour programs.
Students who satisfactorily complete a relevant pathway program are able apply to enter USQ undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The OAC has a strong commitment to social justice, research and development in enabling education. It also initiates and facilitates activities that foster greater social inclusion in higher education.