About Us

Established in 2003, UIL is committed to providing quality short and long term English courses to thousands of students of all ages from around the world. UIL professionally manages and coordinates the process of assisting students with planning an academic pathway from English studies to exam preparation, along with specially designed programs to help students develop the skills for school, vocational college and university courses.

UIL is a unique TEQSA registered, NEAS accredited English language college and all UIL campuses are based within specific education precincts.

UIL must operate in accordance with the ESOS Act 2000 and The National Code 2018. https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

The ESOS Act sets out the legal framework governing delivery of education to overseas students studying in Australia on a student visa. The Australian Government, through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE), administers the ESOS Act and its associated instruments.

Welcome Message from Hugh Ritchie
Union Institute of Language Founder and CEO

Welcome to Union Institute of Language (UIL). Our unique campus locations, modern facilities, supportive staff and effective lessons will provide students with a wonderful opportunity to successfully complete their studies in Australia. UIL’s campuses are located in beautiful Queensland, famous for its stunning environment, friendly people and quality education. It is an ideal and safe location to study, relax and make Australian and international friends. UIL is proud to be an award-winning education institution that strongly believes in offering a caring and supportive environment for all learning. Combining the use of the latest teaching methodology and our well-developed curriculum means that all students receive the best possible English language education. This sound foundation provides an excellent basis for students’ ongoing learning and career opportunities.

Message of Endorsement from Professor Ren Yi (PHD)
Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)

It is with great pleasure that I update you that the University of Southern Queensland has successfully acquired the Union Institute of Language (UIL), and we will work together seamlessly to provide high quality language services and higher education pathways for international students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies with UniSQ. UIL has been a well-established partner of the Queensland Government via Education Queensland International (EQI) and TAFE Queensland and has worked with numerous independent schools, VET providers and a number of university providers, including UniSQ, for over 20 years, specialising in bespoke study tours, primary and secondary school preparation, higher education pathways, and customised training packages for both onshore and offshore institutions. UniSQ welcomes UIL into the university family, and we are confident that our students and partners will benefit from more customised services and pathways options.

UIL has 3 campus locations in Australia: Springfield, Cairns, Sunshine Coast

Springfield Campus, Queensland: UIL’s main campus. Springfield is a modern, growing community conveniently located 30 minutes from the CBD of Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city and less than 1 hour from the famous Gold Coast. The campus is located within Education City, a centre for quality education. As the largest master planned community in Australia, Springfield offers a safe and supportive multi-cultural community.

Cairns Campus, Queensland:  UIL Cairns Campus is situated within the TAFE Queensland Cairns Campus. UIL has had an on campus presence at Cairns TAFE since January 2010. The campus is located in the western suburb of Manunda about 10 minutes drive from Cairns city centre. UIL students have access to the wonderful facilities of the TAFE Qld Cairns campus including spacious outdoor student areas, canteen, library and learning centre, sporting courts, Childcare centre, student-run training facilities including a hair and beauty salon, restaurant, cafe and coffee shop. More information on the Cairns study location is available here.

Sunshine Coast Campus, Queensland: In partnership with Education Queensland International (EQI), the UIL Sunshine Coast campus is ready to take students for EQI Highschool Pathway. Secondary School Preparation Programs (SSPP) are offered on campus at Chancellor State College. EQI can issue package offers for prospective students wishing to study SSSP (please note students need to meet all EQI entry requirements for a package offer to be issued). More information is available here.

Queensland, a gateway to limitless learning experiences.
Queensland is Australia’s second largest state, covering 1,727,000 square kilometres and home to a population of more than 4.7 million people. With its world-class education and training providers at scenic locations from cities to country towns to the beach, students feel at home in Queensland’s safe, vibrant and relaxed environment.

Useful Information on Studying and Living in Queensland can be found on the following sites.

It is important to be aware of the indicative living costs in Australia which can be reviewed on:

• https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/english/live-in-australia/living-costs


Why Queensland?

Tropical Climate State: Queensland has an enviable climate and lifestyle, with most of the state having warm and sunny weather for most of the year.

Ideal Lifestyle: Queensland offers a strong economy, a high standard of living, a safe and relaxed outdoor lifestyle and excellent work experience opportunities.

5 World Heritage Sites: Queensland has five of Australia’s 11 World Heritage sites and is home to many famous landmarks including the Great Barrier Reef and world heritage rainforests in North QLD.