Why work at Southern Cross University?

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Southern Cross University is committed to enriching our community through the excellence of our scholarship and the achievement of our graduates. Our values and strategic objectives inform the way we work with each other and connect with our students and our community.

If you share our values and are looking for a great working environment, a rewarding career and a relaxed lifestyle, it can be yours with a career at Southern Cross University. We offer:

Financial benefits

We offer competitive salaries, generous super contributions and a range of salary packaging options that can potentially reduce the amount of tax paid. Employees can also enjoy unlimited digital access to the Gold Coast Bulletin, The Australian, and The Daily Telegraph.

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Flexible work arrangements

We try to help our employees balance their work and life commitments by offering real flexibility through initiatives such as remote working, flexitime, individual flexibility arrangements and variations in employment together with generous leave provisions and flexible return to work provisions after periods of parental leave.

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Professional learning opportunities

We are committed to providing professional learning opportunities for our employees. Starting with your induction and continuing throughout your career, opportunities will be available for your continued development including a range of courses on LinkedIn Learning, study assistance and special studies programs.


Wellbeing initiatives

Through initiatives such as the employee wellness program and employee assistance program we encourage and give our employees the opportunity to enhance their personal health and wellness. See our Wellness website for more details.

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Reward and recognition

We recognise our employees for outstanding service through programs such as the VC's Awards for Excellence.

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Location, location, location!

Our diverse campuses located in Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast are close to the beautiful beaches of Southern Queensland and northern New South Wales and some of Australia's most spectacular world heritage listed reserves, national parks and rainforests. If you are relocating to one of our regions to join us, you may be eligible for relocation assistance.

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