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The Private Universities Council (PUC) oversees the operation of ACK from the government’s perspective and has accredited the College to operate as a provider of higher education courses. Initially offering two-year diploma courses, ACK now has PUC approval to offer degree programs as well. A ‘2+2’ course is available whereby students obtain their diploma in two years and can then continue, if they wish, to study for a further two years to obtain their degree. This arrangement is unique in Kuwait.

ACK is a Kuwaiti-owned business which uses a consortium of Arab and Australian management and Australian instructors and operates in partnership with a number of Australian Universities and Institutes to provide world-class vocational education for the first time in Kuwait. The Australian College of Kuwait has active partnerships with the University of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Polytechnic, The Western Australian Central Technical and Further Education Institute in Western Australia (WA-Central TAFE) and the Kangan Batman Institute of Technical and Further Education in Victoria.

The College operates from its purpose-built campus in West Mishref, Kuwait, which has been continually expanded and renewed since the first students enrolled in October 2004. It now offers a state-of-the-art training facility from which to deliver a wide range of education and training programs. Some of the specialized equipment available to students at ACK includes a ground-based Boeing 737-200 aircraft, aviation test benches and other sophisticated engineering equipment, a 57-foot boat, a state-of-the art marine simulator and computer laboratories with the latest software.

ACK curricula target courses in Business and Engineering with Maritime programs also under consideration. It currently offers two-year full-time Diplomas together with Degrees based on a further two years of full-time study.

A Foundation program focusing on English language proficiency is available for students who need to build basic English skills prior to entering the Diploma course. In addition, a Foundation Year in Business or Engineering is available to prospective students who have completed their 11th year in the British educational system in Kuwait and who need to build mathematics, writing and science skills, as well as learn valuable study skills to ensure their entry and success in their chosen Diploma or Degree program.

Contact info #1

Megan Nicholas
+965 2537 6111 Ext: 4521
Senior Director
+965 2539 5883
Mubarak Al-Abdullah Area, Block 5, Al-Aqsa Mosque street, Building 1, Kuwait

Contact info #2

Abdullah Al Sharhan
+965 2 537 6111
Chairman
+965 2 537 6222
Mubarak Al-Abdullah Area, Block 5, Al-Aqsa Mosque street, Building 1, Kuwait

English Language Programs

The Australian College of Kuwait has been established under Kuwait Law 34/2000, governing private universities in Kuwait, to provide internationally recognized and accredited education and training to the Business, Engineering, and Maritime sectors. It was licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education under Amiri Decree 141/2003 and commenced operation in October 2004.

The Australian College of Kuwait is the vision of its Chairman, Mr. Abdullah Abdul Mohsen Al Sharhan, who knows that the Australian vocational curriculum is the best in the world and has brought these world-leading courses to Kuwait to assist the development of Kuwait and its young people.

English Language
The Australian College of Kuwait English Language Programs are for students who wish to study at ACK, but who do not have an adequate level of English Language Proficiency to study at Diploma or Degree level through the medium of English. ACK offers three levels of English Language training prior to entry to ACK Diploma and Degree Programs.

English Language Levels

Introductory English
This is a one-semester Introductory English Language course which includes essential training in the four skills. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have adequate English language skills to move forward to the Intermediate English Language Program.

Intermediate English
This is a one-semester Intermediate English Language course with an emphasis on building reading and writing skills. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have adequate English language skills to move forward to either the Business English  Program, the Engineering English Program or the Aviation English Program. The program is determined by the Diploma to be studied in future.

Business English
This is a one-semester Business English Language course designed for students who need Business English for study purposes. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have adequate English language skills to enter an ACK Business Diploma Program.

Engineering English
This is a one-semester Engineering English Language course designed for students who need Engineering English for study purposes. Upon successful completion of this level, students will have adequate English language skills to enter an ACK Engineering Diploma Program.

Introductory English, Intermediate English, Business English and Engineering English will include the following components:

  • Speaking Skills - Conversational English, group discussions, presentations
  • Listening Skills - Listening for information, lecture skills, telephone skills
  • Reading Skills - Reading academic texts and reports, internet reading
  • Writing Skills - Process writing, reports, e-writing, note-taking, formal correspondence
  • Vocabulary Building - General terminology, management terminology, engineering vocabulary
  • Dictionary Skills - Classroom and Internet dictionaries, using spell and grammar check
  • Internet Skills - Writing and delivering presentations
  • Self-Study - Independent self-placed skills practice
  • E-Library Skills - Learning to use the electronic library effectively.

ACK Corporate Training Department

The ACK Corporate Training Department is made up of a vibrant team of highly motivated professionals, extensively trained to probe clients and understand their unique needs and recommend prompt solutions.

ACK hires the most highly skilled and specialized personnel in order to deliver the best training services that are not only beneficial but also enjoyable for its clients. Furthermore, the Corporate Training Department ensures that the training conducted is relevant to the unique needs of each individual client.

The ACK Corporate Training Department’s core function is to recommend training solutions that will add value to organizations today and in the years to come. This unit acts as the vital link between ACK and its Corporate Clients, who form an integral part of the College’s clientele.

In analyzing the needs of clients, the department constantly conducts researches in order to understand clients’ present skills level and to understand exactly what they would like achieve from the training they receive.

The department then advices Corporate Trainers and Corporate Training Consultants so as to adequately develop training programs that will meet and exceed the client’s expectations.

Australian College Of Kuwait (ACK) - الجامعة الاسترالية – الكويت

  • Mubarak Al Abdullah Area, Block 5, Al Aqsa Mosque street, Building 1, Kuwait, Kuwait
  • +965 2 537 6111
  • +965 2 537 6222
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