International student preparation programs

SCU English College student Natsumi Hakai at the Learning Centre on the Lismore campus

Our preparation programs for international students will help you achieve your study and future career dreams.

Our Undergraduate Qualifying Program and Postgraduate Qualifying Program are pathways to prepare you for study at Southern Cross University.

As part of the University’s Study Abroad Program, CareerStart will help you refine your English language and academic skills while you study for one or two sessions in Australia. After the program, you can also stay and join one of our diploma programs.

Start your university journey and work towards the career of your choice with our international preparation programs. Find out more below or contact our team about these programs today.

SCU College Business students at the Gold Coast campus in class

The UQP is the perfect pathway program to help students develop the skills necessary for success at the undergraduate level in business, tourism and hospitality, accounting or information technology. Get ready for success as an undergraduate and improve your English language and academic skills to meet university requirements.

Group of international students in class setting

The PQP has been developed for international students who want to qualify for postgraduate study at Southern Cross University.

Our PQP pathway will develop your academic skills to unlock a variety of on-campus postgraduate courses at Southern Cross University.

SCU English College student Jayanth A. Difinubun at the Learning Centre on the Lismore campus

Your future is waiting for you, are you ready?
CareerStart is made up of 10 weeks of English, followed by four units of academic study. Students can then return to their home countries with credit for their studies or stay in Australia and join a diploma program. Put yourself on the path to career success with CareerStart.


Contact SCU College

Dean, SCU College - Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Quality)

T: +61 7 5589 3366

E: colldirector@scu.edu.au

Assistant to Dean, SCU College

T: +61 7 5589 3360

E: emily.pather@scu.edu.au

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