Study at Southern Cross University
Find your first degree
Want to make a difference with your education, whether it’s helping people, building cities, performing, teaching or saving the environment? Whatever your passion, there is an undergraduate degree to suit you, in a study mode that suits your lifestyle.
Short courses and pathway programs
No ATAR? No problem. Pathway programs can prepare you with the skills you need before you start a degree. Or, if you need a short qualifying or para-professional course, Southern Cross offers a range of Certificates, Diplomas and Associate Degrees.
Explore postgraduate studies
If it’s time to take the next step in your career, a postgraduate qualification can get you there. From business to law, science, engineering, education and more, our postgraduate courses are delivered in flexible mode to fit around your schedule.
Research degrees and programs
If a career in research beckons, consider the extensive range of research degrees, scholarships and collaborative projects at Southern Cross. Join a community of like-minded scholars at the cutting edge of investigation with world-class facilities at your disposal.
Southern Cross University stands for what matters
It’s not a slogan. It’s an ethos that informs our courses, our research and our direction as a university.
It means we are committed to protecting and managing our precious natural resources, 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.
Why choose Southern Cross?
- 3 main campuses
- 7 branch campuses
- 20,000+ students
- Top 200 uni*
- 380+ scholarships that range from $150 to $60,000.
- One easy application.
- Undergraduate and postgraduate.
Join a community of 65,000+ across the world, in every industry, who want to make a difference.
With 10 diverse research centres and a vibrant research community, Southern Cross achieved the highest possible ERA-5 for 14 research areas in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia results.
Student opportunity in real-world projects, nurturing our next gen entrepreneurs, partnering with our communities for the greatest impact – the University is active in a wide range of industries and places.
5-star Student Support *
5-star Graduate Salary ^
Top 200 Young Universities †
Top 4% Life Sciences †
Top 4% Physical Sciences †
World Standard or Above in 23 Key Research Areas. **
Top 3% of universities worldwide in Forestry and Agriculture. ∆
Something that really intrigued me about osteopathy was the ability to help people get out of pain and improve people's life. I had an experience with an osteopath when I was 14, I couldn't play sport anymore. I went to all different practitioners and then found an osteopath and within a week I felt like I was back to normal. I was like, I really want to be able to do that and help people.
I chose to study at Southern Cross University because there's only three universities in Australia that actually do osteopathy and I really love the lifestyle near the beach.
I actually started playing rugby because of the university team. Some rugby competitions that I've previously played in is college rugby in America, the University Series in Australia, Super W in Australia. Three skills that I've taken from rugby into university life would probably be dedication, commitment and perseverance.
For someone that doesn't know what an osteopath is, we are manual therapists. We look at all aspects of people's lives, mental health, physical health, any previous injuries that they've had, and we take into consideration everything. We make a working diagnosis for the person to understand what's going on with their body, and then we do a lot of techniques that might involve stretching, joint manipulation and we give lifestyle advice.
One of the highlights of my university studies was probably coming into the university Health Clinic and applying all my undergraduate knowledge into practice with patients and getting help from supervisors and seeing the changes that I could make as an osteopath.
Some advice I would give to aspiring female athletes is to remember why they do it, because we're passionate about the sport. And not to forget that because often when it comes to trying to juggle life, training, uni commitments, you kind of forget why you're doing it. So always remembering your why.