UQ-ICTE holds all relevant Australian accreditation, registrations, licenses, memberships and approvals to conduct:

  • English language training
  • language test administration
  • English teacher training and professional development
  • corporate and diploma training
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Accreditation and award details

English language training

Language test administration

  • Registration by IELTS Australia P/L as an IELTS test administration centre (the first and only test centre in Brisbane until 2007) since 1989
  • Registration by Cambridge Assessment English  as an approved administration centre for the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) since 2005
  • Registration by Pearson Inc. as an approved Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) centre since 2018

Awards

Over the years UQ-ICTE commitment to quality education, training and service provision and resultant successful performance has been acknowledged and formally recognised through the receipt of a number of international, national and state awards for excellence including:

  • 2014: Hong Kong Australia Business Association Business Development Award
  • 2013: Finalist Premier of Queensland's Export Award (Business Services)
  • 2013: Hong Kong Australia Business Association (HKABA) Queensland Chapter Business Development Award
  • 2012: Australian Award for University Teaching (Award for Programs That Enhance Learning) - awarded jointly to UQ-ICTE, UQ School of Pharmacy and UQ Teaching Education Development Institute
  • 2011: Australian Export Award (Education & Training)
  • 2011: Premier of Queensland's Export Award (Education & Training)
  • 2010: Queensland Government Education & Training International (QETI) Award for Excellence, Best Practice in International Collaboration (ELICOS)
  • 2010: Queensland Government Education & Training International (QETI) Award for Outstanding International Student Support (ELICOS)
  • 2009: Queensland Government Education & Training International (QETI) Award for Excellence, Best Practice in International Collaboration (ELICOS)
  • 2009: Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI) Export Excellence Award, Services Category
  • 2009: Finalist Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Business Awards – Business Innovation
  • 2009: Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC)/Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) Business Excellence Award (awarded jointly to UQ-ICTE & UQ)
  • 2006: IELTS Global Centre of Excellence 2005 Award
  • 2006: Queensland Government (QETI) Award for Partnerships for Positive Outcomes
  • 2006: Commendation by Queensland Government (QETI) for Taking Queensland to the World Award
  • 2006: Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI) Export Excellence Award, Services Category
  • 2006: Finalist and Commendation, Queensland Premier’s Education Services Export Award
  • 2006: High Commendation for the Australian Latin American Business Council’s Award for Education Export
  • 2001: Queensland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI) Export Excellence Award, Services Category
  • 2001: Finalist and Commendation for the Queensland Premier’s Education Services Export Award
  • 2000: IELTS Administration Centre of Excellence 1999/2000 Award

UQ-ICTE Sir Llew Edwards Building awards

The Sir Llew Edwards Building architecture and construction team of Richard Kirk Architect , ML Design and Watpac Construction , have been awarded the following prestigious architecture and building industry awards in recognition of the state-of-the-art teaching and learning premises including:

  • 2009: Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards – Commendation for Public Architecture (Richard Kirk Architect & ML Design)
  • 2009: Master Builder Association Brisbane Housing & Construction Awards – Residential Building (High-Rise Over 3 Stories) over $60M, Health & Education Facilities over $15M & Residential Building 30-60M (Watpac Construction)
  • 2009: Australian Institute of Building – Professional Excellence Award – Queensland State Winner (Watpac Construction)
  • 2009: Australian Institute of Building – Professional Excellence Award – National Winner (Watpac Construction)
  • 2009: Australian Institute of Architects State Awards – FDG Stanley Award for Public Architecture – top public building in Queensland Award (Richard Kirk Architect & ML Design)
  • 2009: Cement and Concrete Association of Australia (CCAA) Public Domain Award (Richard Kirk Architect & ML Design)
  • 2008: Illuminating Engineer Society Design Awards of Excellence x 2 (Richard Kirk Architect & ML Design)