Options Day 2021 

There’s more than one way to university. Find the right one for you.

Details on our next Options Day will be available in the near future.

Whether you are about to graduate from high school, have taken a gap year, or are looking to change careers, we have an entry option to suit your situation.

Get personalised advice and find answers to your questions – if you already have an offer, we can even help you enrol!

Ask our expert student advisers about your study options for 2021 and start your university journey.

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Take a Virtual Tour of our campuses

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Gold Coast

Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta, just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach and adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport. Views of the Pacific Ocean and Gold Coast Hinterland can be enjoyed from many vantage points in the campus buildings.

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library building at Lismore campus


Our Lismore campus is set within 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds, landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways. We are part of a region acknowledged for its natural beauty and creative culture.

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skyward shot of a building at Coffs Harbour campus

Coffs Harbour

Set among the rolling hills and bushland of the north coast of New South Wales, our Coffs Harbour campus is home to more than 1200 students.

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National Marine Science Centre

Located adjacent to the Solitary Islands Marine Park which provides practical opportunities in the study of marine science and management.

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Hear from our students

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Alyssa Burness – Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing student

“I definitely made the right decision in choosing to study at Southern Cross after finishing grade 12. I really enjoy my unique double degree in law and creative writing, and especially being in smaller class sizes where the teachers really know you. While it’s been an interesting year studying all our classes online, I’m glad our lecturers have kept the learning engaging and are so invested in our success.”

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Isaac Hawkins – Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws student

“When I was in grade 11 I took a trip to the Supreme Court which really inspired me to learn more about the legal system and one day I want to work in corporate or contract law and start my own business to help others and make a change in the world. I’m now in my second year of study and I’m really glad I decided to study at Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus. It’s got the perfect balance of the beach style, high academic standards, and staff who are so student driven and want to see us succeed.”

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Katie Wainwright – Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student

“I wanted a quality education but at a smaller campus that feels more personal, and where I could take classes online but also easily access the campus when I needed to.”

Luke Austin - Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Marine Science and Management student

Luke Austin - Bachelor of Environmental Science, Bachelor of Marine Science and Management student

“The north coast offers world class marine research facilities with pristine beaches on our doorstep. Studying local has given me the opportunity to enjoy this coastal paradise yet travel and be involved globally, in more ways than I ever imagined.”

 Video transcript

I'm Isaac Hawkins and I'm studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business at Southern Cross University.

For me what I love about Southern Cross University is just the balance between the beach lifestyle and the high academic standards.

The staff are so student driven they want to see you succeed and into the future. I can see Southern Cross being one of the young 50 top universities in the world.

One of the most exciting things for the future of the university is that we're looking to double our numbers in the next five to ten years and just even the new additions of the student amenities and student accommodation coming to the university.

Eventually for me I see myself somewhere in the commercial law area possibly working for myself or just wherever I seem happy. Somewhere that I can make an influence in the world.

At Southern Cross we stand for what matters to students, to individuals, to communities and the world.