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UTS Controlled Entities and Commercial Activities

Controlled entities

Section 16A of the University of Technology Sydney Act 1989 (NSW) provides for controlled entities.

UTS’s controlled entities are as follows.

Insearch Ltd

Insearch Ltd is a registered private higher education provider and a pathway provider to UTS. Insearch offers academic English programs, UTS Foundation Studies and higher education diplomas.

Insearch has the following controlled entities:

  • Insearch Education International Pty Limited
  • Insearch Global Pty Ltd
  • Insearch India LLP
  • Insearch Shanghai Limited.

accessUTS Pty Ltd

accessUTS is a wholly owned company of the university.

accessUTS’s mission is to provide a professional gateway for government, industry and the community to access the knowledge, expertise and resources of UTS.

UTS Global Pty Ltd

UTS Global Pty Ltd provides management and administrative services to the university related to UTS representative offices overseas.

UTS Global has the following controlled entities:

  • UTS Beijing Ltd
  • UTS Research and Innovation Institute (Shenzhen) Co Ltd.

Contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) for further information about UTS Global.

ActivateUTS

ActivateUTS provides a range of non-academic services and facilities at all campuses.

Sydney Educational Broadcasting Limited

UTS, in conjunction with Macquarie University, operates Sydney Educational Broadcasting Ltd (radio 2SER-FM), an independent and non-commercial radio station.

UTS Child Care Inc

UTS Child Care is an incorporated association that coordinates the operation of all child care services at UTS.

Commercial activities

Division 3 of the University of Technology Sydney Act 1989 (NSW) (UTS Act) provides key definitions, guidelines and other details relating to UTS commercial activities and functions.

The UTS governance instruments relating to commercial activities are as follows.

Commercial Activities Policy

The Commercial Activities Policy fulfils the obligation of Council under section 21B(1) of the UTS Act. The policy provides requirements for the evaluation of proposed commercial activities, necessary approvals and ongoing monitoring.

UTS Delegations

The key delegations relating to commercial activities are defined in the UTS Delegations.

These delegations should be exercised subject to and in accordance with any other relevant governance instruments.

Changes to governance instruments

The UTS Act was amended in 2014 to, among other things, remove the requirement for ministerial approval of guidelines for commercial activities. In August 2015, Council approved the Commercial Activities Policy, which supersedes the UTS Ministerial Guidelines on Commercial Activities and the Council Directives for Commercial Activities.

Contact

Contact for further information on governance instruments for UTS controlled entities or commercial activities:

Richard Birrell
Deputy Director (Corporate Governance) and Deputy University Secretary
Tel: 02 9514 1249
Email: Richard.Birrell@uts.edu.au