Portfolio areas

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Registrar is responsible for the following areas:


Centre for English Teaching (CET)

The Centre for English Teaching (CET) provides high-quality English language programs that enable students to successfully attain the standard of English required for postgraduate study, professional or personal contexts.
CET offers five main streams:

  1. University pathway courses
  2. Professional pathway courses
  3. Test preparation courses
  4. Customised programs
  5. Corporate training

As well as teaching English, CET is a registered International English Language Testing System (IELTS) centre.

Find out more about the Centre for English Teaching

Graduate Studies Office

The Graduate Studies Office serves as a focus for all postgraduate research and coursework activities across the University. The office aims to enhance the quality of coursework and research higher degrees and the postgraduate student experience. To achieve these goals, its staff work closely with faculties and other units to provide support on key processes and policies.

Find out more about the Graduate Studies Office

Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL)

The Institute supports the enhancement of teaching and learning across the University. Its purpose is to collaboratively build the capacity of the university community to engage with teaching and curriculum development in a scholarly and student-focused way. It provides professional development, leadership, expertise and evidence to inform the identified strategic teaching and learning priorities of the institution.
Find out more about the Institute for Teaching and Learning

International Services

International Services is dedicated to supporting international students throughout their university experience, from when they apply until the end of their studies. The service provides:

  • advice and assistance relating to academic programs for international students
  • administrative services including application, admission, fee payment and enrolment services.

The International Student Office also manages the University's Study Abroad and Student Exchange Program and coordinates University-wide compliance with important legislation.

Find out more about the International Student Office

Learning Centre

The Learning Centre helps students develop the generic learning and communication skills that are necessary for university study and beyond. The centre is committed to helping students achieve their academic potential throughout their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
The centre’s services include:

  • a wide range of workshops on academic writing, research and other skills
  • individual consultations
  • discipline-specific support programs
  • an extensive range of online and print resources for students.

Find out more about the Learning Centre

Mathematics Learning Centre

The Mathematics Learning Centre supports eligible undergraduate students to develop the mathematical knowledge, skills and confidence that are needed for studying mathematics or statistics at university. The centre offers bridging courses and provides a wide range of programs and resources to assist students with their mathematics learning throughout their degree.

Find out more about the Mathematics Learning Centre

Office of DVC Education

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) provides support to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education who is responsible for all administrative units under the Education portfolio.

Find out more about the office

Student Support Services

Student Support Services helps students to achieve educational and personal success at university by providing:

  • orientation and academic support
  • accommodation information
  • financial assistance, loans, bursaries and scholarships
  • careers advice and employment opportunities
  • health and wellbeing services.

Our support services team also provides assistance and guidance to the University in developing policy to assist students, and guide staff in student interaction and development programs.

Find out more about Student Support Services

Sydney eLearning

Sydney eLearning works with faculties and students in the strategic management of learning space, emphasising its integration across physical and virtual networks. The purpose of learning space at the University is to promote discovery-led, engaged enquiry that is shaped by our research-rich environment and how we engage with our communities. The quality of the student experience across integrated learning space signifies how we value engaged enquiry.

Find out more about Sydney eLearning

Social Inclusion Unit

The Social Inclusion Unit works with the University community to develop programs and policy to make the University accessible and appealing to the most promising students from our diverse community. The unit’s key initiatives include the Compass Program, which works with schools and community groups to encourage and support primary and high school students to participate in higher education.

Find out more about the Social Inclusion Unit

Student Affairs Unit

The Student Affairs Unit administers the University's student appeals process and provides information and advice to faculties and students about all aspects of student appeals, misconduct and plagiarism.

Find out more about the Student Affairs Unit.

The Student Affairs Unit also provides information on the mechanisms the University has set up to address different types of student complaints.

Find out more about student complaint resolution

University Secretariat

Secretariat staff are responsible for providing professional secretariat support for the University's major governance committees.

Find out more about the Secretariat