The Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC) is an independent, not-for-profit, incorporated body, supporting university courses in Geraldton on behalf of partner universities including CQUniversity, the University of Southern Queensland and Curtin University. The higher education awards for these courses are offered and conferred by our university partners.
We are your first point of contact in the Mid West when seeking information on university study with our clear and unwavering objective to facilitate, deliver, promote and provide access to university education for people residing in the Mid West.
The GUC was reconstituted in 2010 to this independent structure.
This approach has led to the nationally renowned mixed-mode and supported distance education model now operating at the Centre which sees GUC operating under three guiding principles:
- To utilise the best possible technology for high quality online experiences, ALWAYS accompanied by local face-to-face support.
- To ensure that the programs delivered to students at the GUC provide equity in terms of quality, services and value for money.
- And that the agreements with our university partners be mutually beneficial.
With the support of Royalties for Regions funding received in 2012, Geraldton Universities Centre expanded its infrastructure and services in order to meet increasing student enrolments. Today, around 300 students a year are supported at the Centre in mixed mode courses with more than one hundred other students studying across the region accessing GUC as their exam centre. Support from the Commonwealth Government saw GUC further expand facilities in 2020, with a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week study centre opening at the campus.
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GUC staff and students have worked together to develop a Charter that sets out how they will work together. You can read it here.