With more than 20 years of international expertise supporting students to progress to university, UP Education is partnering with Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne to deliver higher education pathway opportunities. The partnership is the third key university partnership UP Education has forged in Australia this year.
The joint venture will see Swinburne University of Technology and UP Education work together to deliver Swinburne’s English language/ELICOS courses, Foundation Year courses, UniLink diplomas and Masters Qualifying Program at the university’s Hawthorn campus.
Leveraging UP Education’s specialist expertise in international student recruitment, the joint venture is anticipated to be operational in early 2020. In the meantime, UP Education and Swinburne have commenced working together to promote the February 2020 intake.
UP Education Group CEO, Mark Rushworth says the partnership will help bring international students to a prestigious and career orientated university in a key metropolitan centre in Australia.
“We are thrilled to be working with Swinburne University of Technology on this joint venture. They are a globally ranked university and a leader in science, technology, innovation, business and design. Having a large university partner in Melbourne, one of Australia’s leading education centres, creates great opportunities for students.”
Swinburne University of Technology Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson AO says the partnership will support Swinburne to continue to grow and further position Swinburne as an industry leader.
“This partnership creates new opportunities that will benefit the university and our students, aligned with Swinburne’s 2025 vision and strategy. The joint venture will enhance Swinburne’s existing marketing and recruitment capability, providing access to new and emerging international markets,”
Rushworth continues by saying Australia is one of the fastest growing international education markets in the world, and pathway learning is a proven factor that supports universities as they look to maximise international student demand.
“With an unparalleled pathway learning track record in New Zealand, bringing this model across the ditch to Australia was the logical next step for our business. We’re focused on scaled growth through the delivery of our core offering to more students, in more places.
“The opportunity for UP Education to grow in the Australian education market is significant. We’re a proven player with global reach – and our contemporary approach to partnership is firmly focused on delivering excellent outcomes, for both the students we teach and the universities we partner with.”
University Partnerships CEO, Marnie Watson, says UP Education’s commitment to delivering world class student experiences is the hallmark of its success, and this will set it apart from other players in the Australian market.
“We’ve attracted and educated thousands of pathway students in the unique global market of New Zealand, competing successfully against much larger east coast Australian universities. We’re now ready to expand our offering and continue this success by building a strong network of innovative and industry-leading university partners in Australia.
“Our approach is firmly centred around student experience – every step of the way we work to ensure we are delivering a high-touch, welfare-oriented experiences for students. Unlocking higher learning opportunities for international students is a real privilege and a responsibility we take seriously at UP Education,”
UP Education also recently partnered with the University of Tasmania in Hobart and Charles Darwin University in Darwin.
The move into Australia sees UP Education becomes a top three international pathway provider in the Australasian market with six partnerships in the region (Swinburne University of Technology, University of Tasmania, Charles Darwin University, AUT University, University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington).
Recently opening its Australian head office at Surry Hills in Sydney, UP Education supports the education goals of 11,000 students each year across 35 Australasian campus locations.