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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                  65,000+                       10 Research                20,000+
   7 branch                    graduates                     centres                    students
   campuses

   Image: Christian Miller / Great Barrier Reef Foundation
   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

     STUDENT             OVERALL
     SUPPORT            EXPERIENCE

5-Star Student Support
5-Star Social Equity

Top 150 Young Universities
Top 3% in 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 listen to us. 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, be it a career of substance in your
       own backyard or anywhere in the world.

       Read more graduate stories at

            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
               Holly Millican                    maths fun, won a prestigious state prize that gave her the
                Bachelor of Arts/                opportunity to work with the maths teacher and YouTube personality,
             Bachelor of Education               Eddie Woo.
              (Primary/Secondary)                It also kickstarted her emerging YouTube channel, inspiring other
              Credit: Teachers Mutual Bank       maths 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. While on professional placement
                       with the Brisbane Broncos, he developed the skills to succeed as a
                       strength and conditioning coach within a high-performance environment.
                       “I was fortunate enough to learn from lecturers and tutors with industry-
                       specific experience throughout the course.”
  Blake Duncan
  Bachelor of Sport    Now a Rehabilitation Coach, Blake is responsible for returning injured
and Exercise Science   players to full training and competition. “By working in conjunction with
                       medical, performance and coaching staff, we develop individual training
                       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
  Thomas Lynch         and protected,” says Tom. In his ‘spare’ time, Tom now lectures in
    Bachelor of        Media Law at the Australian Institute of Music.
Contemporary Music,
  Bachelor of Laws

                       Empathy and compassion are
                       tools of the trade
                       Registered Nurse, 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 that simulate a hospital environment really helped
                       me before getting out into the actual hospital environment.”

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Scholarships

   One application.
   380+ scholarships.
   Value up to $60,000.
   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.

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

                                            Scholarships range in value from $150,
                                            which could help you buy textbooks, to
                                            $60,000, 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.
                                            Get more information or apply for a scholarship 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, and University-
wide 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                  UniMentor –                Academic skills
  employability                   and inclusion                   connecting 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                                school
                                                                         Study
   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 or Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management); Diploma of Arts and Social
    Sciences; Diploma of Business; Diploma of Health; Diploma of Hotel Management; Diploma of Science.
    For details, see courses starting on page 18.

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

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Why study with us?

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

                        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 and include internships and the
        opportunity to study abroad.

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

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

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Education                                                Careers in Education
Teachers can have lasting and profound impact on         •   After-school program        •   Principal
the lives of their students, from the early childhood        coordinator
                                                                                         •   Secondary school
years right through to secondary school.
                                                         •   Careers adviser                 teacher
Our education degrees are designed to amplify the
                                                         •   Preschool director          •   Education researcher
scope of your teaching practice and all degrees
include extensive and meaningful work placements.        •   Primary school
                                                             teacher

                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
                                                         •   Civil engineer          •       Mechanical
work? Our degrees will prepare you to problem solve                                          engineer
the biggest challenges facing civil, mechanical and      •   Coastal systems
coastal systems engineering.                                 engineer                •       Renewable energy
                                                                                             consultant
Our engineering laboratories are fitted with state-of-   •   Environmental
the-art technology, including a 10-tonne self-reacting       engineer                •       Robotics engineer
frame, climate-controlled rooms, a 10-metre tilting      •   Hydrology
water flume, concrete technology and universal               expert
machine testing, and 3D 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
                                                                 •   General practise or         •    Pedorthist
       you have an interest in the human body and passion            hospital nurse
       for helping others, your career prospects are                                             •    Podiatrist
       promising.                                                •   Midwife
                                                                                                 •    Speech pathologist
       Our degrees are designed in consultation with health      •   Occupational
                                                                     therapist                   •    Sports scientist
       sector associations to ensure you are well-prepared
       for what the industry needs.                              •   Osteopath                   •    Psychologist

                        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 resouces 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 degree explores                                       adviser
                                                                 •   Cultural heritage
       Indigenous histories, knowledge systems, health and           consultant              •       International aid
       wellbeing, and ways of living. You can also tailor your                                       worker
       studies by choosing a major in either community and       •   Engagement adviser
       land management or in Aboriginal health care.                                         •       Paralegal work
                                                                 •   Environmental
       Graduates are well-prepared for careers in a range            consultant              •       Policy officer
       of professional sectors including health, community
                                                                 •   International land
       services, tourism, business, justice sector or policy
                                                                     manager
       and research.

                        Culturally safe                                Strong links
                        dynamic and innovative                         with local Elders and communities as
                        course 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     •   Web developer
who can create, deliver and distribute content
and resources seamlessly across channels and                 •   Business analyst    •   Cyber security
technologies.                                                                            expert
                                                             •   Network planner
Our degrees offer not only a thorough grounding in                                   •   Digital
                                                             •   Software engineer
the technology and communications of today, but the                                      entrepreneur
ability to see what’s coming next.                           •   User experience
                                                                 expert

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

Law
Whether it’s defending a client in court, challenging
a ruling in a sport tribunal, building a case to protect
the environment or kick-starting a corporate career, a
legal 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, psychiatry, 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
                                  options at Law Summer
for learning resources
                                  and Winter Schools
and student support
in Law and Paralegal
(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           •    Sound engineer
         and creative arts degrees will prepare you for the        •   Film producer         •    Visual artist
         21st century creative industries. You’ll be taught by
         lecturers who are successful and influential within       •   Graphic designer
         their respective industries.
                                                                   •   Musician
         Study tours and exchange opportunities to
                                                                   •   Recording studio
         international creative arts hubs are offered as part of
                                                                       manager
         your studies.

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

         Science and Environment                                   Careers in Science and Engineering
         Knowledge of the interaction between ocean,               •   Aquaculture or        •    Natural park
         atmosphere, land, biota and humans is the key to              fisheries manager          scientist
         the management of our built and natural systems           •   Ecological            •    Regenerative
         and to finding solutions to the problems they face.           researcher                 agriculture expert
         From regenerative agriculture to marine ecology, our      •   Ecotourism            •    Sustainable
         degrees cover every aspect of the management of our           manager                    resource consultant
         natural and built environments. Advanced analytical
                                                                   •   Environmental         •    Waste management
         laboratories and a strong field focus prepare you
                                                                       policy analyst             planner
         for a range of careers.
                                                                   •   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 Work and
                                                                Careers in Social Work and
Community Welfare                                               Community Welfare
Are you a people person? Whether you want to create             •   Counsellor             •    Data expert
an impact on one individual’s life or the lives of many, a
                                                                •   Social worker          •    Human services
rewarding and fulfilling career awaits.
                                                                                                manager
                                                                •   Youth worker
You can focus our degrees towards your passion by
                                                                                           •    Disability services
selecting a major which will lead you towards your              •   Social scientist
                                                                                                manager
dream career – such as disability and working with
children, or politics and sociology.                            •   Policy analyst

                     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
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, recently in
the world’s top 75 hospitality and tourism management
universities by the prestigious Academic Rankings of
World Universities.
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.

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

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

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Our campuses
           We are a multi-campus university on Australia’s east coast 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, right next to 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 Creative
           Campus on the Gold Coast in 2019.

make your degree to become a
list in your chosen field
Australia for learning resources in
ities and social sciences
niversities Guide 2020)

                                                                                                        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 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 Learning Centre and
library complex, heated pool and gym, and an on-
campus Health Clinic. The campus grounds are home
to abundant wildlife including koalas, lizards 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.

                                                              A multi-million-dollar Health Sciences Building opened on
                                                              campus in 2019, with state-of-the-art teaching facilities for
                                                              our health science students. 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         Use 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
     Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences          45     Gold Coast, Lismore,      1FT/2PT     February, June
                                                         online
     Business
     Undergraduate
      Bachelor of Business and Enterprise         60     Gold Coast, Lismore,      3FT/6PT     February, June,
      MAJORS in:                                         online
      • Aviation management                              Please note not all
      • Business analytics                               majors are available
      • Entrepreneurship and Innovation                  at all locations. Check
      • Tourism Management                               the website for
      + Shared majors available                          details.

      Bachelor of Business and Enterprise         60     Gold Coast, online        3FT/6PT     February, June,
         (Accounting)                                                                          November
      Bachelor of Business and Enterprise         60     Gold Coast, online        3FT/6PT     February, June,
         (Financial Services)                                                                  November
     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 mode                                                 November
     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 mode                                                 November
     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
                                                                                                       ACEQA
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     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February            NESA
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)               Coffs Harbour, online                                  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      ACEQA
(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 Construction   n/a    Online                   4PT       February, June,
Engineering and Management                                                         November
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)        70     Lismore, online         4FT/8PT    February, June      EA
(Civil Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)        70     Lismore, online         4FT/8PT    February, June      EA
(Coastal Systems Engineering)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)        70     Lismore, online         4FT/8PT    February, June      EA
(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              4FT/8PT    February, June,          PAA
     Pedorthics                                                                           November                 ANZPAC
     Bachelor of Psychological Science          65     Gold Coast, Coffs       3FT/6PT    February, June,          APAC
      + Shared majors available                        Harbour, online                    November

     Bachelor of Speech Pathology               75     Gold Coast, Coffs       4FT/8PT    February, June,          SPA
     Optional MAJOR in:                                Harbour                            November
     •   Indigenous Health
     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     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June,          APAC
     Psychological Science                             Coffs Harbour                      November
     Diploma of Health                          45     Gold Coast, Coffs       1FT/2PT    February
                                                       Harbour, online
     Postgraduate
     Graduate Certificate in Australian                Gold Coast             15weeksFT January, April, July
     Nursing (EPIQ)
     Graduate Certificate in Diabetes                  Online                  8moPT      March
     Education and Management
     Graduate Certificate in Healthcare                Online accelerated      8moPT      January, March, April,
     Leadership                                                                           July, September,
                                                                                          November
     Graduate Certificate in Intellectual and          Online                  8moPT      March
     Developmental Disabilities
     Graduate Certificate in Primary Health            Online                  8moPT      March
     Care Nursing
     Graduate Diploma of Intellectual and              Online                  16mo PT    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                  Gold Coast, Lismore    1.5FT/3PT   February                    OBA

Graduate Certificate in Advanced                Online accelerated     32weeksPT January, March, April,
Naturopathic Medicine                                                            July, September,
                                                                                 November
Master of Advanced Naturopathic                 Online                   1.5PT     January
Medicine

Graduate Certificate in Organic                 Online accelerated     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, Coomera,    3FT/6PT    February, June,
MAJORS in:                                      online                             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      16moPT     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
     MAJORS in:                                                                        (November start online only)   (Conveyancing
                                                                                                                      major)
     Optional MAJOR in:
     •    Conveyancing
     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,   3FT/6PT    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
     MAJORS in:                                      online                            November                       Trading
                                                                                       (November start online only)   (Conveyancing
     •  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,                    80     Gold Coast, Lismore,   5FT/10PT   February, June,
     Bachelor of Laws                                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                                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 start Lismore only)
                                              online
Associate Degree of Creative Writing   55     Lismore, online        2FT/4PT    February, June
Postgraduate
Graduate Diploma of Creative Writing   n/a    Online                 2PT        February, June
Science and Environment
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science                    60     Lismore, online        3FT/6PT    February, June                   EIANZ
MAJORS in:
•     Chemistry
•     Biology
•     Mathematics
  + Shared majors available
Bachelor of Science (Marine Systems)   60     National Marine        3FT/6PT    February, June
                                              Science Centre Coffs
                                              Harbour, Lismore,
                                              online
Bachelor of Science (Earth and         60     Lismore, online        3FT/6PT    February, June                   EIANZ
Environmental Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Forest Systems)   60     Lismore, online        4FT/8PT    February, June                   IFA

Bachelor of Science                    60     Lismore, online        3FT/6PT    February, June
(Regenerative Agriculture)
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 Work and Community Welfare
Undergraduate

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

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

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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 Business and Enterprise        60    Gold Coast, online   3FT/6PT     February, June,
     MAJOR in:                                                                         November
     •    Tourism 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      n/a   Gold Coast, online   0.5FT/1PT   February, June,
     Tourism and Hotel Management                                                      November
     Graduate Certificate of Business in        n/a   The Hotel School     0.5FT/1PT   February, June,
     Global Hotel Leadership                          Sydney, Melbourne                November
                                                      and Brisbane
     Graduate Diploma in International          n/a   Gold Coast, online   1FT/2PT     February, June,
     Tourism and Hotel Management                                                      November
     Graduate Diploma of Business in            n/a   The Hotel School     1FT/2PT     February, June,
     Global Hotel Leadership                          Sydney, Melbourne                November
                                                      and Brisbane
     Master of International Tourism and        n/a   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         n/a   The Hotel School       2FT       February, June,
     Leadership                                       Sydney, Melbourne                November
                                                      and Brisbane
     International Hotel and Tourism            n/a   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 cen-
      tres 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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Design your own degree
with a shared major
Want to study Arts, but also passionate about helping
to solve global environmental challenges? Or perhaps
you’re interested in tourism but also in digital media?
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 disciplines across the
University. A shared major is the equivalent of eight units
or one year’s full-time study.

You can study a shared major with the
following degrees:
•    Bachelor of Arts
•    Bachelor of Business and Enterprise
•    Bachelor of Psychological Science
•    Bachelor of Science
•    Bachelor of Social Science

Choose from these shared majors:
•    Art and Design                                                               •    History
•    Aviation Management                                                          •    Indigenous Knowledge
•    Biomedical Science                                                           •    Law and Justice
•    Business and Data Analytics                                                  •    Organisational Management
•    Communication and Cultural Studies                                           •    Politics and International Relations
•    Contemporary Music                                                           •    Psychology
•    Creative Writing                                                             •    Regenerative Agriculture
•    Cultural Studies                                                             •    Sustainability
•    Digital Media                                                                •    Tourism Management
•    Entrepreneurship and Innovation
•    Environmental Solutions

* University approval pending

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

Published by Southern Cross University December 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

   Never mind gap-year backpacking, you can have meaningful
   travel experiences all over the world 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 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/

                                                                  Take a virtual tour
                                                                  See our campuses as never
                                                                  before
                                                                  From the Gold Coast through to Lismore, Coffs Harbour and
                                                                  even the National Marine Science Centre, you can take an
                                                                  immersive 3-D tour of our main campuses.

                                                                  Embedded in each tour are videos and extra information
                                                                  about the amazing facilities at each location.

                                                                  scu.edu.au/study-at-scu/why-scu/locations/

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Where to next?
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

Please see our Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) guide for more information about HDR degrees.
All applications for 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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Contact us and find
               out more,
               All course enquiries          scuonline
               T: 1800 626 481               southerncrossuniversity
               E: futurestudent@scu.edu.au   southerncrossuni
               scu.edu.au/futurestudents     uniscu

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