Welcome to the Faculty of Health

Unlock your potential with Southern Cross University's Faculty of Health. Choose from a range of courses and discover a fulfilling career in healthcare.

Arpan Kuwar an international student studying Nursing wearing a white lab coat and sitting in a lab looking a model of a heart at Southern Cross University Lismore Campus


The COVID pandemic has thrown the work of our healthcare practitioners into the spotlight. Now more than ever we need a health workforce that is keenly attuned to the needs of local communities, with a global focus on practice and learning.

At the Faculty of Health at Southern Cross University, we are deeply committed to tackling the issues that are closest to home and to training of the highest standard for the professionals our communities need. At the same time, we realise our potential to contribute on the world stage.

Our research aspires to influence global healthcare, building on our strengths to generate new knowledge and to drive practice forward into the future.

Naomie Rigaud, SCU graduate stands smiling in a blue shirt in front of a healthplace reception

“Southern Cross Uni were open-minded about my industry and study experience. I liked the location, the flexibility of online study and meeting face-to-face for residentials. The learning content had a great mix of direct practice and critical reflection which was really valuable.”

Welcome to the Faculty of Health by Professor Julie Jomeen, Executive Dean

Work Integrated Learning

Real world experience is invaluable to employment prospects in the health sector. Plus completing placement fulfils the accreditation requirements for many of our degrees.

Preparing for work integrated learning

Discover our Faculty


Students learn and practise their skills in state-of-the-art simulation laboratories and specialist facilities, located at Southern Cross University's campuses in Lismore, Gold Coast and Coffs Harbour. Two on-campus Health Clinics provide safe environments for supervised placements, where students provide integrated healthcare services to the community.

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Our people

Our lecturers and researchers have strengths in disciplines across the healthcare spectrum, spanning nursing and midwifery, occupational therapy and speech pathology to podiatry, pedorthics, osteopathy and biomedical sciences.

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Research in the Faculty

Drawing on the advice and insights of health departments and professional associations, we design and deliver accredited courses that are relevant and responsive to the needs of our communities. Our research responds to community issues, with a focus on our capacity to influence best practice standards for global healthcare.

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Ashleigh Woods graduated with the Bachelor of Nursing in 2015 and the completed postgraduate studies in midwifery at another university. She works as a nurse at The Tweed Hospital’s emergency department and Women’s Care Unit, helping to deliver babies.

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Student-led clinics

Engage in clinical activities like assessment and diagnosis, and patient treatment planning and intervention – all under full supervision – without leaving the campus at the University’s Health Clinics located at the Gold Coast and Lismore.

Honours research

An Honours year extends your knowledge and develops advanced research skills. It’s the preferred pathway to PhD studies, too. And if you’re considering a career in psychology Honours is the necessary preparation.


A scholarship can help ease the financial burden of getting an education. Southern Cross University’s scholarships range in value from $150 to $60,000.

Volunteer research trials

Get involved in our research studies and trials and help in the development of new treatments for health and wellbeing.

Higher Degree Research

Recognition for prior learning guides (RPL)

Students may have the opportunity to have their prior learning recognised for some courses. Find out more via the links below.

Contact the Faculty of Health

Executive Assistant to the Executive Dean Associate Dean Research

Associate Dean Education

Health Work Integrated Learning Unit (WIL)

Donna Simon
T: +61 7 5589 3224
E: [email protected]

Professor Marianne Wallis AM
M: +61 427 633 708
E: [email protected]

Professor Fiona Naumann
T: +61 7 5589 3470
E: [email protected]
T: +61 7 5589 3439
E: Fit to Practice – [email protected]
E: WIL – [email protected]