Quick course guide 2021 - Southern Cross University

 
 
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Quick course guide 2021 - Southern Cross University
Southern Cross University is a different kind of university. We combine academic and research excellence
   with outstanding learning opportunities and a commitment to what matters, from protecting and managing
   our precious natural environments to understanding and advancing our human world.
   All three of our main campuses at Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Lismore offer something unique, thanks to
   their locations and the vibrant communities that live in these subtropical areas.
   Whether you study at one of our beautiful campuses or online, we are focused on developing the industry-
   relevant skills, experience and knowledge you need to forge your 21st century career.

   3 campuses                  82,000+                      Trimester                   9 research                   20,000+
   + 7 branch                  graduates                    calendar                    centres                      students
   campuses

   Image: Christian Miller
   Site of the Larval Restoration Project at the Marine World pontoon, 45km off the coast of Cairns. The globally significant project, led by
   Southern Cross University’s Professor Peter Harrison, aims to regenerate the reef by harvesting coral sperm and eggs, growing new larvae
   and releasing them back onto heavily degraded sections of the Great Barrier Reef.

                          Southern Cross University acknowledges and pays respect to the ancestors, Elders and descendants
                          of the Lands upon which we meet and study. We are mindful that within and without the concrete and
                          steel of buildings, these Lands always were and always will be Aboriginal Land.
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Contents
Our graduates............................................. 4

Scholarships................................................ 6

Student life.................................................. 7

Pathways to university................................ 8

Why study with us?....................................10

Our campuses............................................16

Course guide..............................................18

See the world while you study.................. 26

How to apply..............................................27

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   5-Star Student Support
   5-Star Social Equity

   Top 150 Young Universities
   Top 3% Life Sciences, Top 4% Physical Sciences

   World Standard or Above in 23 Key Research Areas

   Cover image: Lee Conneely.
   Fluorescent microscope image of glandular trichomes (leaf hairs)
   from a major study by Southern Cross Plant Science, a leader in research
   underpinning the cultivation and utilisation of plants.
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Our graduates
    Choosing a university degree is a moment you’ll always remember.
    It might be the start of a study journey and a career you had not even
    imagined. It might be where you are introduced to ideas and people
    who will take your life in a completely new and exciting direction.

    But don’t take our word for it. Listen to the people who have already been there.

    Our graduates are the best examples of
    where a degree from Southern Cross can
    take you, whether it’s a career of substance in
    your own backyard or anywhere in the world.

    Read more graduate stories

    scu.edu.au/graduates

                                                  The rising YouTube star and
                                                  maths teacher
                                                  South Grafton High School Teacher. Young Alumnus of the
                                                  Year 2019.

                                                  If it takes becoming a rising YouTube star to get students interested in
                                                  maths, Holly Millican isn’t afraid.
                                                  “Maths doesn’t need to feel like an ominous hour-long period that students
                                                  dread,” says Holly.
                                                  The Southern Cross graduate teaches at South Grafton High School.
                                                  Her first video, showing some of the ingenious ways she makes maths fun,
                Holly Millican                    won a prestigious state prize that gave her the opportunity to work with the
                Bachelor of Arts/                 maths teacher and YouTube personality, Eddie Woo.
                Bachelor of Education             It also kickstarted her emerging YouTube channel, inspiring other maths
                (Primary/Secondary)               teachers. Who said maths isn’t glamorous?

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Sporting passion becomes a career
                       Strength and Conditioning Coach, Brisbane Broncos

                       When Blake Duncan knew he would not make it as a young rugby player,
                       he chose the next best thing: training elite athletes.
                       “The degree I completed at Southern Cross enabled me to connect
                       with some excellent mentors,” says Blake, who completed a professional
                       placement with the Brisbane Broncos, as he developed the skills to
                       succeed in a high-performance environment.
                       “I was fortunate enough to learn from lecturers and tutors with industry-
                       specific experience throughout the course.”
                       Now a Rehabilitation Coach, Blake is responsible for returning injured
Blake Duncan           players to full training and competition. “By working in conjunction with
Bachelor of Sport      medical, performance and coaching staff, we develop individual training
and Exercise Science   programs to enable the athletes to be at their best. I think I’ve got the
                       best job in the world,” he says.

                       The lawyer and artists’ champion
                       Solicitor, Kay & Hughes Entertainment Lawyers

                       Thomas – Tom – Lynch is the sort of rock star you’d want to end up in the
                       courtroom with.
                       The passionate yet humble drummer and self-confessed ‘garage producer’
                       is a solicitor with Kay & Hughes Entertainment Lawyers in Sydney.
                       He spends his days helping artists of all kinds navigate the colourful life of
                       being a creative who makes a living.
                       “Law touches every aspect of our lives and I love helping to arm artists with
                       the tools they need to be sure that their work is valued and protected,” says
                       Tom. In his ‘spare’ time, Tom now lectures in Media Law at the Australian
Thomas Lynch           Institute of Music.
Bachelor of
Contemporary Music,
Bachelor of Laws

                       Empathy and compassion are tools
                       of the trade
                       Registered Nurse, The Tweed Hospital

                       From an early age, Ashleigh Woods knew she wanted to be a nurse
                       and a midwife.
                       After graduating with her nursing degree from Southern Cross in 2015,
                       she completed postgraduate studies in midwifery. Ashleigh now works
                       as a nurse at The Tweed Hospital’s emergency department and Women’s
                       Care Unit, helping to deliver babies.
                       During her nursing degree, Ashleigh volunteered in Nepal, assisting
Ashleigh Woods         community health workers and teaching healthy hygiene practices.

Bachelor of Nursing    “I really hope to make a difference in people’s lives by providing
                       compassionate care to my patients. The incredible facilities at Southern
                       Cross simulate a real hospital environment. That really helped me before
                       getting out into the actual hospital environment,” says Ashleigh.

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Scholarships

         Nursing student Janine received the
         Mayor of Lismore Scholarship. She
         plans to use some of the scholarship
         to fund an overseas placement.

         One application. 380+ scholarships.
         Valued up to $32,000.
         Scholarships really make a difference. They make your
         education attainable by reducing the financial burden –
         enabling you to focus on your studies and put your
         learning first.

                                          Scholarships range in value from $150, which could help you buy
                                          textbooks, to $32,000, which could help pay your rent.

                                          Scholarships are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students for:
                                          •     Financial hardship
                                          •     Academic achievement
                                          •     International students
                                          •     Indigenous Australian students
                                          •     Leadership and community involvement.

                                          There are also Australian Government scholarships available to help you
                                          study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student.

                                          Applying is easy. With just one application, commencing students are in the
                                          running for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

                                          More details and how to apply at scu.edu.au/scholarships

                                          For equity scholarships visit uac.edu.au/equity

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Student life
Going to university is not only about getting a first-class education and setting yourself
up for that dream career. It’s also about having fun, making lasting friendships and
enjoying the social side of university life.

Our UniLife program aims to encourage both your academic success and support your
wellbeing. Students can get involved in social sports, clubs and societies, events such as
the University Student Awards, snow tour, learn-to-surf camps, beach and water safety
programs, and other national competitions.

See the full list of programs and activities offered at scu.edu.au/unilife

Supporting your studies
No student is an island. No matter the extra help you need – we’ve got you covered.

  Careers and                      Student access                    Connecting              Academic skills
  employability                    and inclusion                     students                support

  Counselling                      Chaplaincy and                    Indigenous student      Student advisers
  services                         pastoral care                     support

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Pathways to university
    There
     Startare many pathways to university. An offer on the basis of your high
                                   Transition                            Studyschool
    results is just one.

                                                    ATAR
                                                    Direct entry to
                                                    course based on
                                                    ATAR.

         Secondary                                  STAR Early Offer
         School                                     Based on high school
                                                    grades and principal’s
                                                    recommendation.

         Head-Start
         Head-Start is a                            Transition to Uni                        Southern
         program for Year 11                        Fee-free intensive                       Cross
         and 12 students to
         study a university unit
                                                    pathway course over
                                                    summer for school
                                                                                             University
         while still at school.                     leavers who have just
                                                    completed Year 12 but                    Diplomas
         For details visit:                                                                  and degrees
                                                    did not obtain an
         scu.edu.au/head-start
                                                    ATAR to enter university.

         Non-school
                                                    Preparing
         leaver
                                                    for Success
         or
                                                    at SCU Program
         TAFE / VET                                 Fee-free academic
                                                    preparation course
                                                    offered on campus
                                                    and online.

                                                    Previous study
                                                    or experience

   More ways to your Bachelor degree
   The following courses can also be a pathway into a Bachelor degree:
   Associate Degree of Information Technology; Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies); Associate Degree of
   Creative Writing; Associate Degree of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management); Diploma of Civil Construction
   (Engineering and Management); Diploma of Business; Diploma of Health; Diploma of Hotel Management; Diploma of
   Science.
   For details, see courses starting on page 18 or visit scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/pathways
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Pathway course graduate
                                     Jordan is now studying
                                     Marine Science
                                     “My grades weren’t very good in high school. After graduation I entered the
                                     workforce and almost completed a trade apprenticeship, however what I really
                                     wanted to do was to follow my passion for the ocean and turn it into a career.
                                     When I found out about Southern Cross University’s Preparing for Success at SCU
                                     Program I wasn’t sure if I was even capable of studying. I really went in with no
                                     expectations, but to my surprise, I did quite well. It prepared me for studying, got
                                     me the grades I needed to enrol and taught me the skills to do well at university.
                                     I’m over halfway through my degree now and the subjects are really interesting. We
                                     go on field practicals to rockpools, beaches, rivers and I’ve also done my scuba dive
                                     instructor course down in Coffs Harbour. I was also selected for the New Colombo
                                     Plan Scholarship and this has enabled me to study extensively overseas.
                                     I want to be a coral researcher so I’m planning to do my Honours and then a PhD
                                     after my degree.”

SCU College
If you don’t meet the Bachelor degree entry
requirements, SCU College offers a range
of alternative pathways to university study.

The Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) can be         Year 12, but who did not obtain an ATAR to enter university.
completed full-time over 12 weeks or part-time in one year,   It is delivered over the summer break so you can start
either on campus or online. SCU College classes are small     your undergraduate degree at the beginning of the
and extra support is available for all students.              academic year.
PSP equips you with the study skills needed for success       The College also offers a range of Diplomas, which are
at university. Students who complete the program can          guaranteed pathways to a Bachelor degree, provided you
proceed directly to a Southern Cross University degree        achieve the required results. Diplomas provide up to one
with the confidence that they are well-prepared.              year of credit towards a Bachelor degree.
Transition to Uni is an intensive preparation course
designed for school leavers who have just completed

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Why study with us?
         Arts and Humanities                                         Careers in Arts and Humanities
         In our technology-driven world, critical skills             •   Arts administrator       •   Historian
         and knowledge in languages, art, history, ethics,
         philosophy, psychology and human development                •   Communication            •   Journalist
         are more important than ever.                                   specialist
                                                                                                  •   Multimedia
                                                                     •   Ethical adviser              designer
         Our arts and humanities degrees equip you with the
         skills you need for a career in today’s dynamic media       •   Film producer            •   Political analyst
         and cultural industries.

                         Tailor-make                                     No.1 in Australia
                         your degree to become                           for learning resources in humanities
                         a specialist in your                            and social sciences
                         chosen field                                    (Good Universities Guide 2020)

        Business
        Business professionals of tomorrow need more than
        an understanding of core business disciplines – they
        need adaptability, curiosity and agility to respond to a
        changing future.
        Our business degrees have a strong emphasis on
        applied knowledge. Internships and the opportunity to
        study abroad are a feature.

        Careers in Business
        •     Aviation expert           •     Financial consultant
        •     Business                  •     Marketing executive
              intelligence analyst
                                        •     Public relations
        •     Entrepreneur                    manager

        Top 5%                              5-Star
        of universities worldwide           rating for teaching
        in Business and Economics           quality and student
        (Times Higher Education World       support in Business
        University Rankings 2020)           and Management
                                            (Good Universities
                                            Guide 2020)

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Education                                                    Careers in Education
Teachers can have a lasting and profound impact on
the lives of their students, from the early childhood        •   After-school program        •    Primary school
years right through to secondary school.                         coordinator                      teacher

Our education degrees are designed to amplify the            •   Careers adviser             •    Principal
scope of your teaching practice and all degrees              •   Education researcher        •    Secondary school
include extensive and meaningful work placements.                                                 teacher
                                                             •   Preschool director

                5-Star                                             Higher starting salary
                rating for learning resources                      than national average in
                in Teacher Education                               Teacher Education
                (Good Universities Guide 2020)                     (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-2019)

Engineering
                                                             Careers in Engineering
Are you curious about our world and what makes it
work? Our degrees will prepare you to solve the biggest      •   Civil engineer          •       Mechanical
challenges facing civil, mechanical and coastal systems                                          engineer
                                                             •   Coastal systems
engineering.                                                     engineer                •       Renewable energy
Our engineering laboratories are fitted with state-of-the-                                       consultant
                                                             •   Environmental
art technology, including a 10-tonne self-reacting frame,        engineer                •       Robotics
climate-controlled rooms, a 10-metre tilting water flume,                                        engineer
concrete technology, universal machine testing, and 3D       •   Hydrology
                                                                 expert
printers.

              Industry connections                                  16 key competencies
              for work placement opportunities                      identified by Engineers Australia
              and networking                                        inform course structure

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Health                                                    Careers in Health
       The healthcare and social assistance industry is          •   Exercise physiologist     •      Pathology scientist
       Australia’s largest and fastest growing industry. If
                                                                 •   Indigenous allied         •      Pedorthist
       you have an interest in the human body and passion
                                                                     health specialist
       for helping others, your career prospects are                                           •      Podiatrist
       promising.                                                •   Nurse or Midwife
                                                                                               •      Speech pathologist
       Our degrees are designed in consultation with health      •   Occupational
                                                                                               •      Sports scientist
       sector associations to ensure you are well-prepared           therapist
                                                                                               •      Psychologist
       for what the industry needs.                              •   Osteopath

                        2 Health Clinics                             No.1 in Australia
                        on-campus provide safe and                   for overall quality of education
                        supervised environments for                  experience, student support and
                        practicums                                   learning resources in Psychology
                                                                     (Good Universities Guide 2020)

       Indigenous Knowledge                                      Careers in Indigenous Knowledge
       Discover how learning and knowledge is shared in          •   Community worker         •       Indigenous programs
       the world’s oldest living cultures. Our degrees explore                                        adviser
                                                                 •   Cultural heritage
       Indigenous histories, knowledge systems, health and           consultant               •       International aid
       wellbeing, and ways of living.                                                                 worker
                                                                 •   Engagement adviser
       Graduates are well-prepared for careers in a range                                     •       Paralegal work
       of professional sectors including health, community       •   Environmental
       services, tourism, business, justice sector or policy         consultant               •       Policy officer
       and research.
                                                                 •   Indigenous land
                                                                     manager

                        Culturally safe                              Strong links
                        dynamic and innovative                       with local Elders and communities as
                        courses for all people                       well as international relationships

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Information Technology                                       Careers in Information Technology
The jobs of tomorrow require agile digital specialists       •   Big data expert        •   Network planner
who can create, deliver and distribute content
and resources seamlessly across channels and                 •   Business analyst       •   Software engineer
technologies.                                                •   Cybersecurity          •   User experience
Our degrees offer not only a thorough grounding in               expert                     expert
the technology and communications of today, but the          •   Digital entrepreneur   •   Web developer
ability to see what’s coming next.

                 86% of IT graduates                               Digital Enterprise Lab
                 employed within four
                                                                   on campus enables you to work
                 months of graduation
                                                                   on real-world projects
                 (Graduates Outcomes Survey
                 2017-2019)

Law
Whether it’s defending a client in court, challenging a
ruling in a sports tribunal, building a case to protect
the environment or kick-starting a corporate career, a
law degree can get you there.
Stand up for what’s important to you and personalise
your degree with elective units in areas such as
human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate
law and policy, psychology and the law, and
ecological jurisprudence.

Careers in Law
•   Barrister                 •      Paralegal
•   Court officer             •      Property
                                     conveyancer
•   Criminologist
                              •      Specialist or general
•   Human rights
                                     lawyer
    advocate

No.1 in NSW                       Accelerated
                                  study
for learning resources
and student support               options at Law Summer
in Law and Paralegal              and Winter Schools
(Good Universities
Guide 2020)

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Music and Creative Arts
                                                                   Careers in Music and Creative Arts
         Do you dream of showcasing your creative work in
         galleries or on stages around the world? Our music        •   Art curator           •    Recording studio
         and creative arts degrees will prepare you for the                                       manager
                                                                   •   Composer
         21st century creative industries. You’ll be taught by                               •    Sound engineer
         lecturers who are successful and influential within       •   Event promoter
         their respective industries.                                                        •    Visual artist
                                                                   •   Film producer
         Study tours and exchange opportunities to                                           •    Writer
                                                                   •   Graphic designer
         international creative arts hubs are offered as part of
         your studies.                                             •   Musician

                          Major festival                               Extensive
                          connections                                  facilities
                          such as Splendour in the Grass,              Outstanding visual arts,
                          Mullum Music Festival and                    recording and
                          Byron Writers Festival                       performing studios

         Science and Environment                                   Careers in Science and Environment
         Answers to the world’s largest challenges and greatest    •   Aquaculture or        •    Natural park
         opportunities are hidden in the sky, in the sea and           fisheries mangager         scientist
         under the soil. Support the change generation by          •   Ecological            •    Regenerative
         seeking solutions to the issues facing our planet.            researcher                 agriculture expert
         Our four science laboratories for biology, chemistry,     •   Ecotourism            •    Sustainable
         geology and aquaculture are fully equipped with               manager                    resource consultant
         advanced analytical equipment. Our new major
                                                                   •   Environmental         •    Waste management
         in regenerative agriculture blends extensive
                                                                       policy analyst             planner
         transdisciplinary expertise.
                                                                   •   Marine biologist

                          No.1 in NSW                                  World renowned
                          for teaching quality and                     National Marine
                          skills development in                        Science Centre at
                          Science and Mathematics                      Coffs Harbour
                          (Good Universities
                          Guide 2020)

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Social Sciences and
                                                             Careers in Social Sciences and
Community Services                                           Community Services
Are you a people person? Whether you want to create          •   Counsellor             •    Mental health
an impact on one individual’s life or the lives of many, a                                   worker
                                                             •   Disability services
rewarding and fulfilling career awaits.
                                                                 manager                •    Policy analyst
This high job growth area offers a variety of careers in
                                                             •   Indigenous             •    Social scientist
client service roles, service management, research,
                                                                 services specialist
strategy and policy development.                                                        •    Youth worker

                      Global top 5%                                No.1 in Australia
                      in Social Sciences                           for student support and
                      (THE World University                        learning resources in
                      Rankings 2020)                               Social Work
                                                                   (Good Universities Guide 2020)

Tourism
Tourism is a super-growth industry driving the
Australian economy. With more than nine million
international visitors every year*, here’s your chance to
be a part of the boom.
Whether you hope to pursue a career in luxury travel,
resorts, events and entertainment or travel management,
a degree in tourism gives you transferable skills for a
career rich with diversity.
* Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018-2019

Careers in Tourism
•    Ecotourism operator          •     Hotel or resort
                                        manager
•    Event manager
                                  •     Tourism operator
•    Food and beverage
     manager                      •     Tourism policy
                                        adviser
•    Guest relations
     manager                      •     Travel agent

No.1 in NSW                           89% of graduates
for full-time employment              employed within four
in Tourism, Hospitality,              months of graduation
Personal Services, Sport              (Graduates Outcomes
and Recreation                        Survey 2017-2019)
(Good Universities
Guide 2020)

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Our campuses
   We are a multi-campus university on Australia’s east coast with main campuses at the
   Gold Coast in Queensland and at Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

   The regions we call home all have unique characteristics as study locations – from
   cosmopolitan cities, thriving industries and coastal lifestyles to living laboratories of great
   natural beauty and ecological diversity within easy reach of the campus.
   We also have branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth which operate in
   collaboration with EduCo, and The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in
   partnership with Mulpha Australia. We opened a new branch campus at Coomera
   on the Gold Coast in 2019.

                                                                                                Gold Coast
                                                                                              Lismore
                                                                                             Coffs Harbour

                                                                          Gold Coast
                                                                          Our Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta, just
                                                                          400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and adjacent to the
                                                                          Gold Coast Airport. Many vantage points offer stunning
                                                                          views of the Pacific Ocean.

                                                                          The campus is spread across three contemporary
                                                                          buildings that house innovative learning spaces, health
                                                                          science laboratories, computer labs, student lounges,
                                                                          the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab and an on-campus
                                                                          Health Clinic. From 2020, you can also study information
                                                                          technology, music and digital media at our new Coomera
                                                                          branch campus.

                                                   300 days of
                                              sunshine per year

                                                 6th largest city          Health Clinic        Digital Enterprise   Transport hub
                                                     in Australia                                       Lab

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Lismore
Lismore was the first Southern Cross campus, located
in the heart of the Northern Rivers. Set on acres of lush
rainforest, Lismore campus is a creative hub within
easy reach of both national parks and the ocean.

It also houses state-of-the-art engineering and
environmental science facilities, specialist health labs
and simulated hospital wards, a law moot court, Learning
Centre and library complex, heated pool and gym, and
an on-campus Health Clinic. The grounds are home to
abundant wildlife including koalas, water dragons and
native birds.

                                                                Arts and
                                                                cultural hub

                                                                Surrounded by
                                                                World Heritage
On-campus             Health Clinic         Fitness centre
accommodation                               and pool
                                                                nature reserves

                                                                 Coffs Harbour
                                                                 The University is part of an education precinct in Coffs
                                                                 Harbour, co-located with TAFE NSW and the Coffs
                                                                 Harbour Innovation Hub.

                                                                 Our multi-million-dollar Health Sciences Building opened
                                                                 in 2019 and features a biomechanics running track and
                                                                 high-tech simulation teaching laboratories. The campus
                                                                 includes a fitness centre, extensive landscaped grounds
                                                                 and close proximity to beaches and the growing regional
                                                                 centre of Coffs Harbour. The University’s National Marine
                                                                 Science Centre is located in nearby Charlesworth Bay.

                                              Coastal tourist
                                                destination

                                                Close to the
                                             Solitary Islands    National Marine         On-campus                Fitness centre
                                                Marine Park      Science Centre          accommodation

Online
Online learning, the Southern Cross way, is a dynamic
and interactive environment where you can access
pre-recorded and live lectures and events, online study
materials and interact with your peers and lecturers.

Online learning provides access to the quality of
a Southern Cross University education with the
convenience of studying where and when it suits
you best.

                                                                7,000+ online
                                                                students
Learn anywhere,     Connected student       Access campus
    anytime            community               facilities
                                                                Connected
                                                                and convenient
                                                                study
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Course guide
                                                ATAR         Location         Duration             Starts           Professional
                                                                                                                    accreditation

     Arts and Humanities
     Undergraduate
     Bachelor of Arts                           60     Gold Coast, Lismore,   3FT/6PT     February, June
     MAJORS in:                                        online
     •   History
     •   Creative Writing
     •   Cultural Studies
     •   Digital Media
     •   Politics and International Relations
     + Shared majors available
     Bachelor of Digital Media*                 60     Lismore, Coomera,      3FT/6PT     February
                                                       online
     Business
     Undergraduate
      Bachelor of Business and Enterprise*      60     Gold Coast, Lismore,   3FT/6PT     February, June,
      MAJORS in:                                       Coffs Harbour,                     November
      • Aviation Management                            online.                            (November start Gold
      • Business Analytics                             Please note not                    Coast and online only)
      • Entrepreneurship and Innovation                all majors and
      + Shared majors available                        specialisations
                                                       are available at all
      SPECIALISATIONS in:                              locations. Check the
      • Accounting                                     website for details.
      • Financial Services
     Bachelor of Business and Enterprise,       60     Lismore, online        4FT/8PT     February, June,
     Bachelor of Arts*                                                                    November
                                                                                          (November start online
                                                                                          only)
     Diploma of Business                        45     Gold Coast, online     1FT/2PT     February, June,
                                                                                          November
     Postgraduate
     Graduate Certificate in Business                  Gold Coast             0.5FT/1PT   February, June,
     Also available in online accelerated                                                 November
     mode
     Graduate Certificate in Project                   Online accelerated      8moPT      January, March, April,   AIPM
     Management                                                                           July, September,
                                                                                          November
     Graduate Diploma in Accounting                    Gold Coast, online     1FT/2PT     February, June,
                                                                                          November
     Graduate Diploma in Project                       Online accelerated     16moPT      January, March, April,   AIPM
     Management                                                                           July, September,
                                                                                          November
     Master of Business Administration                 Gold Coast             2FT/4PT     February, June,
     Also available in online accelerated                                                 November
     mode
     Master of International Tourism                   Gold Coast             2FT/4PT     February, June,
     and Hotel Management, Master of                                                      November
     Business Administration
     Master of Professional Accounting                 Gold Coast, online     2FT/4PT     February, June,          CPA Australia
                                                                                          November                 CA ANZ
     Master of Project Management                      Online accelerated       2PT       January, March, April,   AIPM
                                                                                          July, September,
                                                                                          November

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ATAR            Location       Duration         Starts         Professional
                                                                                                      accreditation

Education
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Arts/                      60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June      NESA
Bachelor of Education (Primary)               Coffs Harbour, online                                  QCT
                                                                                                     AITSL
Bachelor of Arts/                      60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June      NESA
Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early          Coffs Harbour, online                                  QCT
Childhood)                                                                                           AITSL
                                                                                                     ACECQA
Bachelor of Arts/                      60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June      NESA
Bachelor of Education (Primary/               Coffs Harbour, online                                  QCT
Secondary)                                                                                           AITSL
Bachelor of Arts/                      60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June      NESA
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)             Coffs Harbour, online                                  QCT
                                                                                                     AITSL
Bachelor of Technology Education/      60     Online                  4FT/8PT    February            NESA
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)                                                                    QCT
                                                                                                     AITSL
Postgraduate
Graduate Certificate in Educational           Online accelerated      8moPT      January, March,
Wellbeing*                                                                       April, July,
                                                                                 September,
                                                                                 November
Graduate Certificate in Educational           Online accelerated      8moPT      January, March,
Inclusion and Diversity*                                                         April, July,
                                                                                 September,
                                                                                 November
Graduate Diploma in Education                 Online                  1FT/2PT    February, June      ACECQA
(Early Education)
Master of Education                           Online accelerated      16moPT     January, March,
                                                                                 April, July,
                                                                                 September,
                                                                                 November
Master of Teaching                            Online                  2FT/4PT    February            NESA, AITSL
Doctor of Education                           Gold Coast, online       6PT       February, June
Engineering
Undergraduate
Diploma of Civil Construction          n/a    Online                   2PT       February, June,
(Engineering and Management)                                                     November
Associate Degree of Civil              n/a    Online                   4PT       February, June,
Construction (Engineering and                                                    November
Management)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) *    70     Lismore, online         4FT/8PT    February, June      EA
SPECIALISATIONS in:
• Civil Engineering
• Coastal Systems Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
Postgraduate
Master of Engineering Management              Online accelerated      16moPT     January, March,
                                                                                 April, July,
                                                                                 September,
                                                                                 November
Master of Engineering Management,             Gold Coast              2FT/4PT    February, June,
Master of Business Administration                                                November

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ATAR         Location          Duration           Starts           Professional
                                                                                                                 accreditation

     Health
     Undergraduate
     Bachelor of Biomedical Science           60     Gold Coast              3FT/6PT    February, June,
                                                                                        November
     Bachelor of Clinical Sciences            60     Gold Coast, Lismore     3FT/6PT    February, June,          OBA
     (Osteopathic Studies)                                                              November
     Bachelor of Midwifery                    80     Gold Coast, Coffs       3FT/6PT    February, June,          NMBA
                                                     Harbour                            November
     Bachelor of Nursing                      60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    3FT/6PT    February, June,          ANMAC
                                                     Coffs Harbour                      November
     Bachelor of Nursing (for Enrolled        n/a    Gold Coast, Lismore,    2FT/4PT    February                 ANMAC
     Nurses)                                         Coffs Harbour

     Bachelor of Occupational Therapy         60     Gold Coast, Coffs       4FT/8PT    February, June,          OTA
     Optional MAJOR in:                              Harbour                            November                 OTC
     •   Indigenous Health
     Bachelor of Pedorthics                   65     Gold Coast              3FT/6PT    February, June,          PAA
                                                                                        November

     Bachelor of Podiatry                     65     Gold Coast              4FT/8PT    February, June,          ANZPAC
                                                                                        November
     Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of        65     Gold Coast             5FT/10PT    February, June,          PAA
     Pedorthics                                                                         November                 ANZPAC
     Bachelor of Psychological Science        65     Gold Coast, Coffs       3FT/6PT    February, June,          APAC
                                                     Harbour, online                    November

     Bachelor of Speech Pathology             75     Gold Coast              4FT/8PT    February, June,          SPA
                                                                                        November
     Bachelor of Sport and Exercise           60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    3FT/6PT    February, June           ESSA
     Science                                         Coffs Harbour                                               FA
     MAJORS in:                                                                                                  ASCA
     •   Exercise Science
     •   Education
     •   Nutrition Studies
     Bachelor of Exercise Science and         65     Coffs Harbour           4FT/8PT    February, June,          APAC
     Psychological Science                                                              November
     Diploma of Health                        45     Gold Coast, Coffs       1FT/2PT    February
                                                     Harbour, online
     Postgraduate
     Graduate Certificate in Australian              Gold Coast             15weeksFT January, April, July       ANMAC
     Nursing (EPIQ)
     Graduate Certificate in Diabetes                Online                  8moPT      March                    ADEA
     Education and Management
     Graduate Certificate in Healthcare              Online accelerated      8moPT      January, March, April,
     Leadership                                                                         July, September,
                                                                                        November
     Graduate Certificate in Intellectual            Online                  8moPT      March
     and Developmental Disabilities
     Graduate Certificate in Primary Health          Online                  8moPT      March
     Care Nursing
     Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and            Online                  16moPT     March
     Developmental Disabilities
     Graduate Diploma of Mental Health               Online accelerated      16moPT     January, March, April,
                                                                                        July, September,
                                                                                        November

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ATAR            Location      Duration             Starts            Professional
                                                                                                              accreditation

Health continued
Postgraduate
Graduate Diploma of Mental                      Online accelerated     16moPT     January, March, April,
Health Nursing                                                                    July, September,
                                                                                  November
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology          Gold Coast, Lismore   1.5FT/3PT   February, June              ESSA

Master of Healthcare Leadership                 Online accelerated       2PT      January, March, April,
                                                                                  July, September,
                                                                                  November

Master of Mental Health                         Online accelerated       2PT      January, March, April,
                                                                                  July, September,
                                                                                  November
Master of Mental Health Nursing                 Online accelerated       2PT      January, March, April,
                                                                                  July, September,
                                                                                  November
Master of Osteopathic Medicine                  Lismore               1.5FT/3PT   February                    OBA

Graduate Certificate in Advanced                Online                48weeksPT January, March, April,
Naturopathic Medicine*                                                          July, September,
                                                                                November
Master of Advanced Naturopathic                 Online                   2PT      January
Medicine*

Graduate Certificate in Organic                 Online                32weeksPT January, March, April,
Food and Nutrition                                                              July, September,
                                                                                November
Information Technology
Undergraduate
Associate Degree of Information          55     Online                 2FT/4PT    February, June,
Technology                                                                        November
Bachelor of Information Technology       60     Gold Coast, online     3FT/6PT    February, June,
MAJORS in:                                                                        November
•  Business Analytics*
•  Networks and Cybersecurity*
•  Software Development
•  User Experience
Postgraduate
Master of Information Technology                Gold Coast             2FT/4PT    February, June,
                                                                                  November
Graduate Certificate in Information             Online accelerated      8moPT     January, March, April,
Technology Management                                                             July, September,
                                                                                  November
Graduate Diploma in Information                 Online accelerated     16moPT     January, March, April,
Technology Management                                                             July, September,
                                                                                  November
Master of Information Technology                Online accelerated       2PT      January, March, April,
Management                                                                        July, September,
                                                                                  November

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ATAR         Location          Duration              Starts               Professional
                                                                                                                        accreditation

     Indigenous Knowledge
     Undergraduate
     Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge         60     Lismore, online         3FT/6PT    February

     Postgraduate
     Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies               Lismore, online         3FT/6PT    February, June

     Law
     Undergraduate
     Associate Degree in Law                  55     Gold Coast, Lismore,    2FT/4PT    February, June,                NSW Fair
     (Paralegal Studies)                             online                             November                       Trading
     Optional MAJOR in:                                                                 (November start online only)   (Conveyancing
     •    Conveyancing                                                                                                 major)

     Bachelor of Laws                         80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    3FT/6PT    February, June,
     (Graduate Entry)                                online                             November
                                                                                        (November start online only)

     Bachelor of Laws                         80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June,
     (Undergraduate Entry)                           online                             November
                                                                                        (November start online only)

     Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies    60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    3FT/6PT    February, June,                NSW Fair
     Optional MAJOR in:                              online                             November                       Trading
     •   Conveyancing                                                                   (November start online only)   (Conveyancing
                                                                                                                       major)
     Double degrees in Law

     Bachelor of Arts,                        80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    5FT/10PT   February, June,
     Bachelor of Laws                                online                             November
                                                                                        (November start online only)

     Bachelor of Business and Enterprise,     80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    5FT/10PT   February, June,
     Bachelor of Laws*                               online                             November
                                                                                        (November start online only)

     Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing    80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June,
                                                     online                             November
                                                                                        (November start online only)

     Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies,   80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    5FT/10PT   February, June,
     Bachelor of Laws                                online                             November
                                                                                        (November start online only)

     Bachelor of Psychological Science,       80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    5FT/10PT   February, June,
     Bachelor of Laws                                Coffs Harbour, online              November
                                                                                        (November start online only,
                                                                                        Coffs Harbour start February
                                                                                        only)

     Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor     80     Gold Coast, Lismore,    5FT/10PT   February, June,
     of Laws                                         online                             November
                                                                                        (November start online only)

     Bachelor of Sport and Exercise           80     Gold Coast, Lismore     5FT/10PT   February, June
     Science, Bachelor of Laws
     Postgraduate
     Graduate Certificate in Business Law            Online accelerated      8moPT      January, March, April,
                                                                                        July, September,
                                                                                        November
     Master of Business Law                          Online accelerated      16moPT     January, March, April,
                                                                                        July, September,
                                                                                        November
     Master of Laws                                  Online accelerated      16moPT     January, March, April,
     (Business Law)                                                                     July, September,
                                                                                        November

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ATAR            Location      Duration             Starts            Professional
                                                                                                            accreditation

Music and Creative Arts
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Art and Design             n/a    Lismore                3FT/6PT    February
Bachelor of Contemporary Music         60     Lismore, Coomera       3FT/6PT    February, June (June
                                                                                start Lismore only)
Bachelor of Digital Media*             60     Lismore, Coomera,      3FT/6PT    February, June (June
                                              online                            start Lismore only)

Associate Degree of Creative Writing   55     Lismore, online        2FT/4PT    February, June
Postgraduate
Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing          Online                 2PT        February, June
Science and Environment
Undergraduate
Bachelor of                            60     Lismore, online        3FT/6PT    February, June             EIANZ
Environmental Science*
MAJORS in:
•   Land and Water Management
•   Fauna and Flora Conservation
•   Environmental Stewardship
+ Shared majors available

SPECIALISATION in:
•  Regenerative Agriculture
Bachelor of Marine Science             60     National Marine        3FT/6PT    February, June
and Management                                Science Centre Coffs
                                              Harbour, Lismore,
                                              online
Bachelor of Environmental Science/     60     Lismore, online        4FT/8PT    February, June             EIANZ
Bachelor of Marine Science and
Management
Bachelor of Forest Science and         60     Lismore, online        4FT/8PT    February, June             IFA
Management
Diploma of Science                     45     Lismore, online        1FT/2PT    February

Postgraduate
Graduate Diploma of Forest Science            Lismore                1FT/2PT    February, June
and Management
Master of Forest Science and                  Lismore                2FT/4PT    February, June
Management
Master of Marine Science and                  National Marine        2FT/4PT    February, June
Management                                    Science Centre
                                              Coffs Harbour
Social Sciences and Community Services
Undergraduate

Bachelor of Social Science             60     Gold Coast, Lismore,   3FT/6PT    February, June
 + Shared majors available                    online
Bachelor of Community Welfare*         60     Gold Coast, Coffs      3FT/6PT    February, June             ACWA
                                              Harbour, online
Bachelor of Social Work*               60     Gold Coast, online     4FT/8PT    February, June

Postgraduate
Master of Social Work (Professional           Gold Coast, online     2FT/4PT    February, November         AASW
Qualifying)                                                                     (November start online
                                                                                only)

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ATAR          Location         Duration            Starts        Professional
                                                                                                                accreditation

     Tourism
     Undergraduate
     Diploma of Hotel Management                n/a   The Hotel School       1FT/2PT     February, June,
                                                      Sydney, Melbourne                  November
                                                      and Brisbane
     Bachelor of Tourism Management*            60    Gold Coast, Lismore,   3FT/6PT     February, June,
     MAJORS in:                                       Coffs Harbour,                     November (November
     •    Sustainable Tourism                         online                             start Gold Coast and
          Management                                                                     online only)
     •    Sustainable Convention and
          Events Management
     •    Sustainable Hospitality
          Management
      + Shared majors available
     Bachelor of Business in Hotel              n/a   The Hotel School       3FT/6PT     February, June,
     Management                                       Sydney, Melbourne                  November
                                                      and Brisbane
     Postgraduate
     Graduate Certificate in International            Gold Coast, online     0.5FT/1PT   February, June,
     Tourism and Hotel Management                                                        November
     Graduate Certificate of Business in              The Hotel School       0.5FT/1PT   February, June,
     Global Hotel Leadership                          Sydney, Melbourne                  November
                                                      and Brisbane
     Graduate Diploma in International                Gold Coast, online     1FT/2PT     February, June,
     Tourism and Hotel Management                                                        November
     Graduate Diploma of Business in                  The Hotel School       1FT/2PT     February, June,
     Global Hotel Leadership                          Sydney, Melbourne                  November
                                                      and Brisbane
     Master of International Tourism and              Gold Coast, online     2FT/4PT     February, June,
     Hotel Management (also available as a                                               November
     double degree with MBA, see Business)

     Master of Business in Global Hotel               The Hotel School          2FT      February, June,
     Leadership                                       Sydney, Melbourne                  November
                                                      and Brisbane
     International Hotel and Tourism                  The Hotel School          2FT      February, June,
     Management Program                               Sydney, Melbourne                  November
                                                      and Brisbane

       The Hotel School
       The Hotel School is a unique partnership between
       Southern Cross University and Mulpha Australia, a
       global hotel investment group. With campuses in the
       centres of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, the Hotel
       School is perfectly located not only for study but also for
       internships in leading leisure and hospitality businesses.

       Southern Cross was the first university in Australia to offer
       a degree in tourism and is consistently ranked among the
       world’s best tourism and hospitality schools, most recently
       rated number 34 in the Academic Rankings of World
       Universities.
       The Hotel School offers Diploma, Bachelor and
       postgraduate studies in tourism and hotel management,
       with extended Work Integrated Learning and placements.

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Shared majors
Want to study Arts, but also passionate about helping to
solve global environmental challenges?
Depending on which course you are enrolled in, you may
be able to combine more of your interests by choosing a
shared major from a wide range of discipline areas across
the University.
A shared major is the equivalent of eight units or one year’s
full-time study.
Southern Cross is developing exciting shared majors to
allow you greater flexibility in designing your degree.
Check scu.edu.au/shared-majors for updates.

Proposed shared majors in 2021*:
Business Analytics
Creative Urban Renewal
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Environmental Solutions
Environmental Stewardship
History
Indigenous Knowledge
Law and Justice
Politics and International Relations
Psychology
Regenerative Agriculture
Sustainable Convention and Event Management
Sustainable Hospitality Management
Sustainable Tourism Management

* University approval pending
FT/PT = Full-time/Part-time
Please note total duration of courses may vary according to start month and some courses require an interview, portfolio or other
criteria as part of the application process. Visit scu.edu.au/courses for further information.

Key to professional bodies:
AASW Australian Association of           ANMAC Australian Nursing and             EA Engineers Australia                    OBA Osteopathy Board of Australia
Social Workers                           Midwifery Accreditation Council
                                                                                  EIANZ Environment Institute of            OTA Occupational Therapy Australia
ACECQA Australian Children’s             ANZPAC Australian and New                Australia and New Zealand
Education and Care Quality               Zealand Podiatry Accreditation                                                     OTC Occupational Therapy Council
Authority                                Council                                  ESSA Exercise and Sport Science
                                                                                  Australia                                 QCT Queensland College of
ACWA Australian Community                APAC Australian Psychology                                                         Teachers
Workers Association                      Accreditation Council                    FA Fitness Australia
                                                                                                                            SPA Speech Pathology Australia
ADEA Australian Diabetes                 ASCA Australian Strength and             IFA Institute of Foresters of Australia
                                                                                                                            PAA Pedorthic Association of
Educators Association                    Conditioning Association                 IPA Institute of Public Accountants       Australia
AIPM Australian Institute of Project     ASIC Australian Securities &             NESA NSW Education Standards
Management                               Investments Commission                   Authority
AITSL Australian Institute for           CA ANZ Chartered Accountants             NMBA Nursing and Midwifery Board
Teaching and School Leadership           Australia and New Zealand                of Australia

Published by Southern Cross University January 2020. The information in this brochure was accurate at the time it was published and is to be used as
a guide only. Southern Cross University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of course offerings and other information published in the
brochure at any stage. To the extent permitted at law, the University excludes all liability (including all losses, damages, costs and expenses of whatever
nature) arising from the use of, or reliance on, any of the information contained in this brochure. Information in this brochure refers to Australian domestic
students only. International students should refer to the University website: scu.edu.au/international

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See the world while you study
   You don’t need a gap year to see the world; you can have
   fantastic travel experiences while you study. It might even
   count towards your degree.
   From Sweden to Indonesia, Southern Cross has partnership
   agreements with dozens of universities abroad for a session-
   long exchange.
   Most courses also offer short-term programs or study tours
   abroad – ­some even have generous scholarships to pay for
   your travel and living expenses. Studying overseas provides
   you with amazing opportunities to expand your unit choice,
   travel, meet new friends and form global networks.
   If your course includes an internship, consider an overseas
   placement – the experience of living and working in another
   country is invaluable in a global career market.

   scu.edu.au/current-students/global-experience

   Open Day 2020
                                                                  Experience Southern Cross
                                                                  for yourself at Open Day
                                                                  Coffs Harbour
                                                                  Friday 14 August 2020

                                                                  Gold Coast
                                                                  Sunday 16 August 2020

                                                                  Take a guided tour to see the fantastic facilities up close
                                                                  and talk to current students about what studying at
                                                                  Southern Cross University is really like.
                                                                  Presentations run throughout the day about each discipline
                                                                  or if you’re not sure what you want to study, you can
                                                                  browse the stalls and chat to our friendly staff about your
                                                                  options.
                                                                  Enjoy the activities and imagine what your future uni life
                                                                  could look like.
                                                                  scu.edu.au/openday

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How to apply
If you are an undergraduate
Step 1. Choose a course

Step 2. Check the course requirements on scu.edu.au

Step 3. Talk to a student adviser if you need more information on 1800 626 481

Step 4. Apply!
        To apply as a school leaver with an ATAR, go to uac.edu.au or qtac.edu.au
        To apply as a non-school leaver or for online study, apply directly to the University.
         scu.edu.au/howtoapply

Don’t forget to consider the
STAR Early Offer program!
This is a direct offer to Year 12 students based on
recommendation by the Principal of a Southern
Cross University partner school.
scu.edu.au/star

If you are a postgraduate
Apply for postgraduate coursework degrees online directly to the University at
scu.edu.au/howtoapply

All applications for Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) are made via the Southern Cross University Graduate School.
Southern Cross offers Masters by Thesis, Professional Doctorates and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) awards.
scu.edu.au/graduateschool

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Open Day
                          August 2020
                          scu.edu.au/openday

                          All course enquiries          scuonline
                          T: 1800 626 481
                                                        southerncrossuniversity
                          E: futurestudent@scu.edu.au
                          scu.edu.au/futurestudents     southerncrossuni

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