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The 2022 Southern Cross University Quick Course Guide - scu.edu.au
The 2022 Southern
             Cross University
             Quick Course Guide

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We stand for what matters
                It’s not a slogan. It’s an ethos that informs our courses, our research and our pursuit of excellence as a
                university.
                It means we are committed to protecting and managing our precious natural resources, and to
                understanding and advancing our human world.
                Regenerating, challenging, exploring, experimenting; finding solutions where there appeared to be none,
                building knowledge from the ground up. Adapting and finding resilience in an uncertain world.
                Whether you study at one of our beautiful campuses or online, our small class sizes mean we know you by
                name. You’ll be supported every step of the way with leading student services designed to help you flourish and
                succeed at university.

                   3 main campuses                                66,000+                                  20,000+
                  7 branch campuses                              graduates                                 students

                                      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 these Lands
                                      always were and always will be Aboriginal Land.

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Contents

Our graduates.................................................... 4                     » Indigenous Knowledge............................ 12

Scholarships ...................................................... 6                   » Information Technology.......................... 13

Student life..........................................................7                 » Law.......................................................... 13

HECS-HELP..........................................................7                    » Music and Creative Arts.......................... 14

Supporting your studies.....................................7                           » Science and Environment....................... 14

Pathways to university....................................... 8                         » Social Work and

                                                                                          Community Welfare................................. 15
SCU College....................................................... 9
                                                                                        » The Hotel School..................................... 15
Why study with us?...........................................10
                                                                                 Our campuses................................................... 16
      » Arts and Humanities................................10

      » Business and Enterprise..........................10                      Course list 2022................................................ 18

      » Education..................................................11            Shared majors...................................................25

      » Engineering..............................................11              STAR Early Offer....................................................26

      » Health...................................................... 12          How to apply.....................................................27

    5-Star Student Support                                                        TOP 400 for Life Sciences and
    5-Star Learning Resources                                                     Physical Sciences
    No. 1 in Australia for overall experience in                                  TOP 500 for Psychology, Education
    Engineering and Technology, Agriculture and                                   and Social Sciences
    Environmental Studies                                                         TOP 600 for Business and Economics

    World Standard or Above in 23 Key Research Areas                              Top 300 Agriculture and Forestry

  On previous page: Marine Science student Jordan Ivey examines coral on the Great Barrier Reef during a research trip in late 2020.
  Jordan was part of the team working on a reef restoration project using Coral IVF, a technique developed by Southern Cross University's
  Professor Peter Harrison to increase the successful reproduction of coral larvae and help restore degraded sections of the Reef.

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Our graduates
         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.

         As a Southern Cross graduate, you'll be joining a community
         of more than 66,000 alumni who live and work in 120
         countries around the world.

               scu.edu.au/graduates

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Engineering the future
Engineer, Transport NSW
In the second year of her degree, Marnie was offered
a role as cadet engineer with Transport NSW in
roadworks construction and maintenance.
She was recently accepted into the Transport NSW
two-year graduate program, where she will begin her
role in transport modelling in 2021.
“The best thing about studying at Southern Cross is
the knowledgeable and diverse teaching staff, who
facilitate great conversations in class, are always
available for a chat, and who really prepared us to        Marnie Atkins
become leaders in the engineering field. Also, the         Bachelor of
facilities in Lismore are fantastic. It’s a new building   Engineering in
so has state-of-the-art engineering labs and teaching      Civil Engineering
spaces.”                                                   (Honours) graduate

                                                              Working for my community
                                                              Registered Nurse, Tweed Hospital and firefighter
                                                              Hailing from a family of paramedics, nurses and
                                                              hospital workers, a career in health services was a
                                                              natural progression for Sophie Longworth.
                                                              Beyond the hospital however, Sophie is also a trained
                                                              firefighter and former surf lifesaver.
                                                              "I knew working full-time as a registered nurse would
                                                              already be busy but that’s the kind of the environment
                                                              I thrive in. I’ve always had the drive to do what I can
                                                              for my community.
                                                              “Studying at Southern Cross University gave me
                                        Sophie                knowledge but also confidence to step straight into
                                        Longworth             the job and to strive to be the best nurse I possibly
                                        Bachelor of           can.”
                                        Nursing graduate

A global career in sport
Lead Strength & Conditioning Coach Rowing/
Swimming, Team Netherlands
From the Queensland Academy of Sport to training the
Bangladesh Cricket Team and Olympic rowers and
swimmers in the Netherlands, Theo’s career in sport has
spanned the globe.
"The best part without doubt is seeing your athletes
achieve on the world stage. One of my swimmers set a
new world record in the 50m – it makes all those hours
of meetings, programming, trying to come up with
solutions to problems worth it."
"We apply scientific theory and technology to produce
some of the best athletes in the world. Completing my
degree at Southern Cross has been a key ingredient
                                                           Theo Pickles
                                                           Bachelor of Human
to my success as a high performance strength and
                                                           Movement Science
conditioning coach."
                                                           (Exercise Science)
Read more graduate stories at scu.edu.au/graduates         graduate
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Scholarships

       One application.
       380+ scholarships.
       $4million+ pool.
       Scholarships really make a difference. They
       make your education attainable by reducing
                                                                                                Marine Science student
       the financial burden of study – enabling you
       to focus on your studies and put your                                                    Tomoki secured a scholarship
       learning first.                                                                          for his outstanding academic
                                                                                                achievement.

                                                      Scholarships range in value from $150,
                                                      which could help you buy textbooks,
                                                      to $60,000 over 4 years, which could help
                                                      pay your living expenses and allow you to
                                                      study full-time.
                                                      Scholarships are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students for:
                                                      •   Academic achievement
                                                      •   Financial hardship
                                                      •   International students
                                                      •   Indigenous Australian students
                                                      •   Leadership and community involvement.

                                                      There are also Australian Government scholarships available for students
                                                      who move to regional areas to attend university or for study abroad as an
                                                      international exchange student.

                                                      Applying is easy – a single application puts you in the running for all
                                                      scholarships that apply to you.

                                                      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, 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

                                             HECS-HELP
                                             Most undergraduate degrees are subsidised by the
                                             Australian Government. These are called Commonwealth-
                                             Supported Places. You pay a part of the tuition fees and
                                             the Government pays the rest.

                                             You can defer the payment of your fees through the HECS-
                                             HELP loan scheme. This allows you to postpone paying
                                             your fees until your income reaches a certain threshold.
                                             You then pay it back in proportion to your income through
                                             the tax system. For details, visit studyassist.gov.au

                                             For course fee details, visit scu.edu.au/fees

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

Careers advice        Student access         Mentor                           Academic
service               and inclusion          programs                         skills support

Counselling           Student                Indigenous                       Student
services              advocacy               student support                  advisers

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Pathways to university
          Start
        There                            Transition
              are many pathways to university. An offer on the basis of your Study
        high school 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                                                  Cross
                and 12 students to                       Fee-free intensive
                study a university unit                  pathway course for          University
                while still at school.                   recent school leavers.
                                                                                     Diplomas
                For details visit:                                                   and degrees.
                scu.edu.au/head-start

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

                                                         Previous study
                                                         or experience

              Associate Degrees and Diplomas
              The following courses can also be a pathway into a Bachelor degree:

              Associate Degree in Civil Construction (Engineering and Management),         2 years full-time
              Creative Writing, Information Technology, Law (Paralegal Studies) or         or equivalent
              International Tourism and Hotel Management.

              Diploma in Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Civil Construction            1 year full-time
              (Engineering and Management), Health, Hotel Management or Science.           or equivalent

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

The Preparing for Success Program (PSP) can
be completed full-time over 12 weeks or part-
time in one year, either on campus or online.
Transition to Uni is a six-week intensive
preparation course for recent school leavers.
Both courses equip you with the study
skills you need at university and successful
completion guarantees a place in a Southern
Cross degree.
SCU College classes are small and extra
support is available for all students.
Students who complete one of these
programs can proceed directly to a Southern
Cross University degree with the confidence
that they are well-prepared.

For more information about SCU College
pathways, visit scu.edu.au/scu-college

                                                My pathway to uni
                                                was different
                                                "My pathway to university was a bit different to most
                                                people as I did not complete high school. I completed
                                                Southern Cross University’s Preparing for Success
                                                Program instead, which helped me develop my essay
                                                writing skills, my science and my mathematical abilities,
                                                which are so crucial at university, and I was able to get
                                                into the degree from there. All the hard work since has
                                                been so worth it.”
                                                Rylee decided to study Biomedical Science to fulfil her
                                                passion for understanding details, such as microbial
                                                interactions, biochemical pathways, and the role of
                                                various blood cells in health and disease.
                                                “I’m hoping to study bacteriophages during my
                                                Honours research year and how we could possibly use
                                                bacteriophages to re-sensitise bacteria to antibiotics they
                                                were previously resistant to.”

                                                Preparing for Success Program and Bachelor of
                                                Biomedical Science graduate Rylee Deehan

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Why study with Southern Cross
        University?
            Arts and Humanities                                              Careers in Arts and Humanities
            In our technology-driven lives, critical thinking and            •   Arts administrator       •       Film producer
            an understanding of how our human world works                    •   Content creator          •       Historian
            are more important than ever.
                                                                             •   Digital media            •       Journalist
            Our arts and humanities degrees equip you with                       producer
                                                                                                          •       Political analyst
            the skills you need for a career in today’s dynamic
                                                                             •   Ethics adviser
            cultural industries.
                     Design your own degree with shared majors

                              Combine your interests                             No.1 in Australia
                              in a flexible, tailor-made degree                  for learning resources in Humanities
                              with a wide choice of subjects                     and Social Sciences
                                                                                 (Good Universities Guide 2021)

           Business and Enterprise
           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. Graduate with the transferable skills
           you need to build a meaningful career in a variety of
           industries.
           Our business degrees have a strong emphasis on
           applied knowledge. Internships and the opportunity
           to study abroad are a feature.

                     Design your own degree with shared majors

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

           93%                                   5-Star
           Graduate employment                   Student Support
           in Business and                       in Business and
           Management                            Management
           (Graduate Outcomes                    (Good Universities
           Survey 2018-2020)                     Guide 2021)

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

Our education degrees are designed to amplify the        •   Education researcher          •   Secondary school
scope of your teaching practice. All degrees include                                           teacher
                                                         •   Preschool director
extensive and meaningful work placements and the
opportunity to engage with the most contemporary
thinking in teacher education.

                5-Star                                               90%
                                                                     undergraduate employment
                rating for overall experience
                                                                     in Teacher Education
                in Education and Training                            (Graduate Outcomes
                (Good Universities Guide 2021)                       Survey 2018-2020)

Engineering                                              Careers in Engineering
Are you curious about our world and what makes
                                                         •   Civil engineer            •       Mechanical
it work? Our degrees will prepare you to solve the                                             engineer
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 expert
water flume, concrete technology, universal
machine testing, and 3D printers.

                No.1 in Australia                              Work around the world
                for overall experience in
                                                               with accredited degrees
                Engineering and Technology
                (Good Universities Guide 2021)

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Health                                                    Careers in Health
           Healthcare and social assistance is Australia’s largest   •   Exercise physiologist        •    Pathology scientist
           and fastest-growing industry. If you have an interest     •   Indigenous allied            •    Pedorthist
           in the human body and a passion for helping people,           health specialist
           health offers a range of exciting careers.                                                 •    Podiatrist
                                                                     •   Nurse or Midwife
           Our degrees are designed in consultation with health                                       •    Speech pathologist
                                                                     •   Occupational
           sector associations to ensure you are job-ready                                            •    Sports scientist
                                                                         therapist
           with extensive work placements and the best of
                                                                     •   Osteopath                    •    Psychologist
           contemporary health research.

                            2 on-campus Health Clinics                               95% graduate employment
                            provide safe and supervised                              in Nursing
                            environments for practicums                              (Graduate Outcomes
                                                                                     Survey 2018-2020)

           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 courses             with local Elders and communities
                                for both Indigenous and non-               as well as international relationships
                                Indigenous people

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Information Technology
The jobs of tomorrow require agile digital specialists
who can create, deliver and distribute content
and resources seamlessly across channels and
technologies.
Our degrees offer not only a thorough grounding
in the technology and communications of today,
but the ability to see what’s coming next.

Careers in Information Technology
•   Big Data expert          •    Software engineer
•   Business analyst         •    User experience
                                  expert
•   Cybersecurity
    expert                   •    Web developer
•   Digital entrepreneur
•   Network planner

5-Star                       Digital
Employment in                Enterprise Lab
Computing and
Information Systems          Participate in real-world
(Good Universities           projects and make
Guide 2021)                  connections

Law                                                      Careers in Law
Whether it’s developing a legal framework for your       •   Barrister                    •     Paralegal
business, challenging a ruling in a sports tribunal,
building a case to protect the environment or            •   Court officer                •     Property
kick-starting a corporate career, a law degree is                                               conveyancer
                                                         •   Criminologist
your passport to a variety of careers and industries.
                                                                                          •     Specialist or
                                                         •   Human rights
Our three-year undergraduate degree gets you ready                                              general lawyer
                                                             advocate
for registration as a lawyer sooner and offers a range
of elective units in diverse areas such as human
rights, race and the law, animal law, psychology
and ecological jurisprudence.

                 5-Star                                       Accelerated study options
                 Learning Resources and                       at intensive Summer and
                 Student Support in Law                       Winter Law Schools
                 (Good Universities Guide 2021)

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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
            writing and visual arts degrees will get you ready for                                   manager
                                                                     •   Composer
            a career in the 21st century creative industries.                                   •    Sound engineer
                                                                     •   Event promoter
            You’ll be taught by lecturers who are successful and                                •    Visual artist
            influential within their respective industries. Study    •   Film producer
            tours and exchange opportunities to international                                   •    Writer
                                                                     •   Graphic designer
            creative arts hubs can be part of your studies.
                                                                     •   Musician

                            5-Star                                            Major festival
                                                                              connections
                            Learning Resources
                            in Creative Arts                                  with Mullum Music Festival
                            (Good Universities                                and Byron Writers Festival
                            Guide 2021)

            Science and Environment                                  Careers in Science and Environment
            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
                                                                     •   Forester                •   Waste management
            laboratories and a strong field focus prepare you
                                                                                                     planner
            for a range of careers.                                  •   Marine biologist

                                 No.1 in Australia                       National Marine
                                                                         Science Centre
                                 for overall experience in
                                 Environmental Studies and               World-renowned teaching and
                                 Agriculture                             research facility in a unique location
                                 (Good Universities Guide 2021)          at Coffs Harbour

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Social Work and
                                                         Careers in Social Work and
Community Welfare                                        Community Welfare
Whether you want to create an impact on one              •   Counsellor               •    Mental health
individual’s life or the lives of many, a rewarding                                        worker
and fulfilling career awaits in social work and          •   Disability services
community services.                                          manager                  •    Policy analyst

This high job-growth area offers a variety of careers    •   Indigenous               •    Social researcher
in client service roles, service management,                 services specialist
                                                                                      •    Youth worker
research, strategy and policy development.

                    Global top 5%                              No.1 in Australia
                    in Social Sciences                         for learning resources
                    (THE World University                      in Social Work
                    Rankings 2021)                             (Good Universities Guide 2021)

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 and on
Hayman Island, the Hotel School is perfectly located
not only for study but also for internships in leading
leisure and hospitality businesses.
The Hotel School offers undergraduate and
postgraduate studies in tourism and hotel
management, with extended Work Integrated
Learning and placements.
Practical training in hotels and tourism structures
with mentorship from experienced management
professionals forms a fundamental part of our
courses. This means you will be well-prepared for the
demands of this dynamic sector once you graduate,
with professional networks already in place – a key
factor for career success.
As a Southern Cross University student at The
Hotel School, you will not only join a globally-
ranked university – you’ll be part of a brand that is
synonymous with excellence in hotel and hospitality
management around the world.

               94% graduate employment                           Top 75 worldwide
               in Tourism, Hospitality,                          in Hospitality and Tourism
               Personal Services, Sport &                        Management
               Recreation
               (Graduate Outcomes Survey                         (Academic Rankings of World
               2018-2020)                                        Universities 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 have metro campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth which operate in collaboration
            with EduCo, and our unique partnership with Mulpha Australia – The Hotel School – has
            campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and on Hayman Island Resort.

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, next to the Gold
                                                                                  Coast Airport. Many vantage points from the campus
                                                                                  buildings 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. You can also study information
                                                                                  technology, music and digital media at our new
                                                                                  Coomera Creative Campus on the northern Gold Coast.

                                                            300 days of
                                                            sunshine per year

                                                            6th largest city in    Health Clinic     Digital Enterprise    Fitness Centre
                                                            Australia                                        Lab

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Lismore
Lismore is the original Southern Cross campus, located
in the heart of the Northern Rivers.
Set on acres of lush rainforest that is home to
abundant native wildlife and a koala hospital, Lismore
campus is a creative hub close to both national parks
and stunning beaches at Byron Bay, Lennox Head
and Ballina.
The campus has 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, gym, heated
pool and an on-campus Health Clinic.

                                                             Arts and
                                                             cultural hub

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

                                                               Coffs Harbour
                                                               The Coffs Harbour campus is at the heart of an innovation
                                                               hub with strong connections to the community and
                                                               beyond. The relaxed coastal lifestyle of this growing city
                                                               is accompanied by international sporting facilities and a
                                                               major regional airport.

                                                               A multi-million-dollar Health Sciences Building on Coffs
                                                               Harbour campus features a biomechanics running track and
                                                               high-tech simulation teaching laboratories. The campus also
                                                               has a fitness centre, extensive landscaped grounds, sporting
                                                               fields and close proximity to beautiful beaches and national
                                                               parks. The University’s world renowned National Marine
                                                               Science Centre is located in nearby Charlesworth Bay.
                                        Coastal tourist
                                        destination

                                        International
                                        sports               National Marine          On-campus                    Fitness centre
                                                             Science Centre           accommodation

Online
Our online campus is a dynamic and interactive
environment where you can access pre-recorded and
live lectures and events, 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.

Learn anywhere,    Connected student      Full access to     7,000+ students
    anytime           community          campus facilities   study online

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Course list 2022
                                                       ATAR^            Location       Duration            Starts          Professional
                                                                                                                           accreditation

         Pathway programs
         Preparing for Success Program (PSP)            n/a    Lismore, Gold Coast,    3moFT/      February, June,
                                                               Coffs Harbour, online   1PT         October
         Transition to Uni                              n/a    Online                  6weeks      January, April, June
                                                                                       FT
         Arts and Humanities
        Undergraduate
          Bachelor of Arts                              60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    3FT/6PT     February, June
          MAJORS in:                                           online
          •   Creative Writing
          •   Cultural Studies
          •   Digital Media
          •   History
          •   Politics and International
              Relations
          + Shared majors available
         Diploma of Arts and Social Sciences            45     Gold Coast, Lismore,    1FT/2PT     February, June
                                                               online
         Business and Enterprise
        Undergraduate
         Bachelor of Business and Enterprise            65     Gold Coast, online      3FT/6PT     February, June,
         MAJORS in:                                                                                October
         •   Aviation Management
         •   Business and Data Analytics
         •   Entrepreneurship and Innovation
         •   Sustainability
         •   Tourism Management
         + Shared majors available
         Bachelor of Business and Enterprise            65     Gold Coast, online      3FT/6PT     February, June,        CPA (pending)
         (Accounting)                                                                              October
         Bachelor of Business and Enterprise            65     Gold Coast              3FT/6PT     February, June,        FASEA
         (Financial Services)                                                                      October                (pending)
         Bachelor of Business and Enterprise,           65     Gold Coast, online      4FT/8PT     February, June,
         Bachelor of Arts                                                                          October
         Diploma of Business                            45     Gold Coast, online      1FT/2PT     February, June,
                                                                                                   October
         Postgraduate
         Graduate Certificate in Accounting                    Gold Coast, online      0.5FT/1PT   February, June,
                                                                                                   October
         Graduate Certificate in Business                      Gold Coast              0.5FT/1PT   February, June,
                                                                                                   October

         Graduate Certificate in Business                      Online accelerated       8moPT      January, February,
                                                                                                   April, June, August,
                                                                                                   October
         Graduate Certificate in Project                       Online accelerated       8moPT      January, February,     AIPM
         Management                                                                                April, June, August,
                                                                                                   October

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ATAR^                Location    Duration             Starts             Professional
                                                                                                                            accreditation
  Graduate Diploma in Accounting                            Gold Coast, online      1FT/2PT    February, June,
                                                                                               October
  Graduate Diploma in Business                              Gold Coast              1FT/2PT    February, June,
                                                                                               October
  Graduate Diploma in Project                               Online accelerated      16moPT     January, February,           AIPM
  Management                                                                                   April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
  Master of Business Administration                         Gold Coast              2FT/4PT    February, June,
                                                                                               October
  Master of Business Administration                         Online accelerated        2PT      January, February,
                                                                                               April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
  Master of Professional Accounting                         Gold Coast, online      2FT/4PT    February, June,              CPA Australia
                                                                                               October                      CA ANZ
  Master of Project Management                              Online accelerated        2PT      January, February,           AIPM
                                                                                               April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
 Education
 Undergraduate
  Bachelor of Early Childhood                        60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June               NESA,AITSL
  Education*                                                Coffs Harbour, online                                           ACEQA
  Bachelor of Education (Primary)*                   60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June               NESA,AITSL
                                                            Coffs Harbour, online
  Bachelor of Education                              60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June               NESA, AITSL
  (Primary/Early Childhood)*                                Coffs Harbour, online                                           ACEQA

  Bachelor of Education                              60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June               NESA, AITSL
  (Primary/Secondary)*                                      Coffs Harbour, online

  Bachelor of Education (Secondary)*                 60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June               NESA, AITSL
                                                            Coffs Harbour, online
  Bachelor of Education (Technology)*                60     Gold Coast, Lismore,    4FT/8PT    February, June               NESA, AITSL
                                                            Coffs Harbour, online
  Postgraduate
  Graduate Certificate in Education                         Online accelerated      8moPT      January, February,
                                                                                               April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
  Graduate Certificate in Educational                       Online accelerated      8moPT      January, February,
  Inclusion and Diversity                                                                      April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
  Graduate Certificate in Educational                       Online accelerated      8moPT      January, February,
  Wellbeing                                                                                    April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
  Graduate Diploma in Education                             Gold Coast, online      1FT/2PT    February, June               ACEQA
  (Early Childhood)

  Master of Education                                       Online accelerated      16moPT     January, February,
                                                                                               April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
  Master of Teaching                                        Gold Coast, online      2FT/4PT    February, June               NESA
                                                                                                                            AITSL
                                                                                                                            ACEQA

  Doctor of Education                                       Gold Coast, online       6PT       February, June

* University approval and accreditation pending for these new courses
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ATAR^         Location         Duration           Starts         Professional
                                                                                                                        accreditation

         Engineering
        Undergraduate
         Bachelor of Engineering Systems                70     Lismore, online        4FT/8PT    February, June         EA
         (Honours)(Civil Engineering)
         Bachelor of Engineering Systems                70     Lismore, online        4FT/8PT    February, June         EA
         (Honours)(Coastal Systems
         Engineering)
         Bachelor of Engineering Systems                70     Lismore, online        4FT/8PT    February, June         EA
         (Honours)(Mechanical Engineering)
         Diploma of Civil Construction                  n/a    Online                   2PT      February, June,
         (Engineering and Management)                                                            October
         Associate Degree of Civil Construction         n/a    Online                  4PT       February, June,
         (Engineering and Management)                                                            October
        Postgraduate
         Master of Engineering Management                      Online accelerated     16moPT     January, February,
                                                                                                 April, June, August,
                                                                                                 October
         Master of Engineering Management,                     Gold Coast             2FT/4PT    February, June,
         Master of Business Administration                                                       October

         Health
        Undergraduate
         Bachelor of Biomedical Science                 70     Gold Coast             3FT/6PT    February, June,
                                                                                                 October
         Bachelor of Clinical Sciences                  60     Gold Coast, Lismore    3FT/6PT    February, June,        OBA
         (Osteopathic Studies)                                                                   October
         Bachelor of Exercise Science and               65     Gold Coast, Lismore,   4FT/8PT    February, June,        APAC
         Psychological Science                                 Coffs Harbour                     October
         Bachelor of Midwifery                          80     Gold Coast, Coffs      3FT/6PT    February, June,        NMBA
                                                               Harbour                           October
         Bachelor of Nursing                            65     Lismore, Coffs Hbr     3FT/6PT    February, June         ANMAC

                                                        70     Gold Coast
         Bachelor of Nursing                            n/a    Gold Coast, Lismore,   2FT/4PT    February, June         ANMAC
         (for Enrolled Nurses)                                 Coffs Harbour

         Bachelor of Occupational Therapy               60     Gold Coast, Coffs      4FT/8PT    February, June,        OTA
         Optional MAJOR: Indigenous Health                     Harbour                           October                OTC
         Bachelor of Psychological Science              70     Gold Coast, Coffs      3FT/6PT    February, June,        APAC
         + Shared majors available                             Harbour, online                   October

         Bachelor of Psychological Science              n/a    Gold Coast, Coffs      1FT/2PT    February               APAC
         with Honours                                          Harbour, online
         Bachelor of Speech Pathology                   75     Gold Coast, Coffs      4FT/8PT    February, June,        SPA
         Optional MAJOR: Indigenous Health                     Harbour                           October
         Bachelor of Sport and Exercise                 60     Gold Coast, Lismore,   3FT/6PT    February, June,        ESSA
         Science                                               Coffs Harbour                     October                FA
         MAJORS in:                                                                                                     ASCA
         •   Exercise Science
         •   Education.

         Diploma of Health                              45     Gold Coast, Coffs      1FT/2PT    February, October
                                                               Harbour, online

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ATAR^            Location      Duration            Starts               Professional
                                                                                                                 accreditation

Health continued
Postgraduate
Graduate Certificate in Australian               Gold Coast            15weeksFT January
Nursing (EPIQ)
Graduate Certificate in Diabetes                 Online                 8moPT      February
Education and Management
Graduate Certificate in Healthcare               Online accelerated     8moPT      January, February,
Leadership                                                                         April, June, August,
                                                                                   October
Master of Healthcare Leadership                  Online accelerated       2PT

Graduate Certificate of Mental Health            Online accelerated     8moPT      January, February,
                                                                                   April, June, August,
Graduate Diploma of Mental Health                Online accelerated     16moPT     October
Master of Mental Health                          Online accelerated       2PT

Graduate Certificate of Mental                   Online accelerated     8moPT      January, February,
Health Nursing                                                                     April, June, August,
                                                                                   October
Graduate Diploma of Mental                       Online accelerated     16moPT
Health Nursing
Master of Mental Health Nursing                  Online accelerated       2PT
Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology           Gold Coast, Lismore   1.5FT/3PT   February, June                ESSA

Master of Osteopathic Medicine                   Gold Coast, Lismore   1.5FT/3PT   February                      OBA
Graduate Certificate in Advanced                 Online                32weeksPT January, April, August
Naturopathic Medicine
Master of Advanced Naturopathic                  Online                  1.5PT     January, April, August
Medicine
Master of Lifestyle Medicine                     Online                  1.5PT     January, April, August

Master of Professional Psychology                Online                 1FT/2PT    February                      APAC
                                                                                                                 pending
Indigenous Knowledge
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge          60     Lismore, online        3FT/6PT    February
Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge                 Lismore                1FT/2PT    February, June
with Honours                                                                       October
Postgraduate
Doctor of Indigenous Philosophies                Lismore, online        3FT/6PT    February, June

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ATAR^            Location    Duration           Starts          Professional
                                                                                                                       accreditation

        Information Technology
        Undergraduate
         Bachelor of Information Technology             60     Gold Coast,          3FT/6PT    February, June,        ACS
         MAJORS in:                                            Coomera, online                 October
         •  Business Analytics
         •  Networks and Cybersecurity
         •  Software Development
         •  User Experience
         Associate Degree of Information                55     Online               2FT/4PT    February, June,
         Technology                                                                            October
        Postgraduate
         Master of Information Technology                      Gold Coast           2FT/4PT    February, June,
                                                                                               October
         Graduate Certificate in Information                   Online accelerated   8moPT      January, February,
         Technology Management                                                                 April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
         Graduate Diploma in Information                       Online accelerated   16moPT     January, February,
         Technology Management                                                                 April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
         Master of Information Technology                      Online accelerated     2PT      January, February,
         Management                                                                            April, June, August,
                                                                                               October
         Law
        Undergraduate
         Associate Degree in Law                        55     Gold Coast, online   2FT/4PT    February, June,        NSW Fair
         (Paralegal Studies)                                                                   October                Trading
                                                                                                                      (Conveyancing
                                                                                                                      major)

         Bachelor of Laws                               80     Gold Coast, online   3FT/6PT    February, June,        LPAB
                                                                                               October
         Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies          60     Gold Coast, online   3FT/6PT    February, June,        NSW Fair
         Optional MAJOR: Conveyancing                                                          October                Trading
                                                                                                                      (Conveyancing
                                                                                                                      major)

         Double degrees in Law
         Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws*            80     Gold Coast, online   4FT/8PT    February, June,        LPAB
                                                                                               October
         Bachelor of Business and Enterprise,           80     Gold Coast, online   4FT/8PT    February, June,        LPAB
         Bachelor of Laws*                                                                     October
         Bachelor of Psychological Science,             80     Gold Coast, Coffs    5FT/10PT   February, June,        APAC, LPAB
         Bachelor of Laws                                      Harbour, online                 October
        Postgraduate
         Graduate Certificate in Business Law                  Online accelerated   8moPT      January, February,
                                                                                               April, June, August,
         Master of Business Law                                Online accelerated   16moPT
                                                                                               October
         Master of Laws (Business Law)                         Online accelerated   16moPT

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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
Bachelor of Digital Media               60     Lismore, Coomera,       3FT/6PT     February, June
                                               online
Associate Degree of Creative Writing    55     Lismore, online         2FT/4PT     February, June
Science and Environment
Undergraduate
 Bachelor of Science                    60     Lismore, online         3FT/6PT     February, June
 MAJORS in:
 •   Chemistry
 •   Biology
 •   Mathematics
 •   Environmental Solutions
+ Shared majors available
Bachelor of Science (Earth and          60     Lismore, online         3FT/6PT     February, June
Environmental Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Marine Systems)    60     National Marine         3FT/6PT     February, June
                                               Science Centre (Coffs
                                               Harbour), Lismore,
                                               online
Bachelor of Science (Forestry           60     Lismore, online         3FT/6PT     February, June
Systems)
Bachelor of Science (Regenerative       60     Lismore, online         3FT/6PT     February, June
Agriculture)
Bachelor of Science with Honours               Gold Coast, Lismore,    1FT/2PT     February, June,
                                               National Marine                     October
                                               Science Centre (Coffs
                                               Harbour), online
Diploma of Science                      45     Lismore, online         1FT/2PT     February

Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Regenerative           Lismore, online         0.5FT/1PT   February, June
Agriculture
Social Work and Community Welfare
Undergraduate
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                AASW

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

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ATAR^              Location          Duration             Starts

          The Hotel School
         Undergraduate
          Associate Degree in International      n/a    The Hotel School Sydney,     2FT/4PT     February, June, October
          Tourism and Hotel Management                  Melbourne Brisbane, Hayman
                                                        Island Resort
          Bachelor of Business in Hotel          n/a    The Hotel School Sydney,     3FT/6PT     February, June, October
          Management                                    Melbourne Brisbane

          Diploma of Hotel Management            n/a    The Hotel School Sydney,     1FT/2PT     February, June, October
                                                        Melbourne Brisbane, online

         Postgraduate
          Graduate Certificate of Business in           The Hotel School Sydney,     0.5FT/1PT   February, June, October
          Global Hotel Leadership                       Melbourne Brisbane, online

          Graduate Diploma of Business in               The Hotel School Sydney,     1FT/2PT     February, June, October
          Global Hotel Leadership                       Melbourne Brisbane, online

          Master of Business in Global Hotel            The Hotel School Sydney,       2FT       February, June, October
          Leadership                                    Melbourne Brisbane, online

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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 psychology 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 of 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.

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

Key to professional bodies:
AASW Australian Association of          Midwifery Accreditation Council          EA Engineers Australia                    NESA NSW Education Standards
Social Workers                                                                                                             Authority
                                        ANZPAC Australian and New Zealand        EIANZ Environment Institute of
ACECQA Australian Children’s            Podiatry                                 Australia and New Zealand                 NMBA Nursing and Midwifery Board
Education and Care Quality                                                                                                 of Australia
Authority                               APAC Australian Psychology               ESSA Exercise and Sport Science
                                        Accreditation Council                    Australia                                 OBA Osteopathy Board of Australia
ACS Australian Computer Society
                                        ASCA Australian Strength and             FA Fitness Australia                      OTA Occupational Therapy Australia
ACWA Australian Community               Conditioning Association
Workers Association                                                              IFA Institute of Foresters of Australia   OTC Occupational Therapy Council
                                        ASIC Australian Securities &
AITSL Australian Institute for          Investments Commission                   IPA Institute of Public Accountants       SPA Speech Pathology Australia
Teaching and School Leadership                                                   LPAB Legal Profession Admission           Note: Some courses may be at a
                                        CA ANZ Chartered Accountants
ANMAC Australian Nursing and            Australia and New Zealand                Board                                     pending phase in their accreditation
                                                                                                                           cycle. See website for specific details.

* University approval pending.
^ ATAR is indicative only and based on 2021 intake. Please note some courses have other admission requirements such as
  an interview or portfolio. Check website for details.

Published by Southern Cross University April 2021. 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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Take the stress out of Year 12
       with a STAR Early Offer
       The STAR program allows you to secure your place in a Southern Cross University degree before your
       Year 12 results are even released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and give you
       a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on your Year 12 results.

       Who is eligible?
       Any student completing Year 12 studies at an Australian school in 2021 can apply.

       How does it work?
       STAR has three levels based on your high school grades.
       These levels are:
       •       STAR Platinum
       •       STAR Entry
       •       STAR Pathway.

           STAR Platinum                                                                   STAR Entry
           Students who qualify at this level may gain entry into                          This level of the program allows early offer access to a
           any Southern Cross University undergraduate degree*,                            broad range of innovative Southern Cross degrees, but
           including Education, Engineering, and Law.                                      does not include our Education, Engineering
                                                                                           and Law degrees.
           Entry Requirements
           Students should achieve an average grade of:                                    Entry Requirements
                                                                                           Students should:
           •     B or above across all subjects in QLD or
                                                                                           •    Be passing all Year 12 subjects, and/or
           •     Band 4 across all subjects in NSW.
                                                                                           •    Have received a principal’s recommendation
           •     AND have received a principal’s recommendation                                 into their chosen degree.
                 into their chosen degree.

           STAR Pathway                                                                          Applications open
           This level of the program provides an access point for
           students who may not have gained the academic
                                                                                                 April 2021
           outcome they’d hoped for, but who still would like to
                                                                                                 More details: scu.edu.au/star
           go to university.

           Students will be recommended into one of the following
           Southern Cross University pathways:
           •     a relevant Diploma
           •     the Transition to Uni program or
           •     our Preparing for Success Program (PSP).

           Upon successful completion of the pathway, students can
           then commence study in a Southern Cross course.

           *Please note STAR Early Offer does not apply to the Bachelor of Midwifery. Please refer to scu.edu.au/midwifery for admission requirements.

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How to apply
If you are an undergraduate (your first degree)
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

If you are a postgraduate
Apply for postgraduate coursework degrees 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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Talk to us about courses, ask a question about
                 your individual situation or find out more about
                 studying at Southern Cross University.

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

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