"A university that is helping our daughter achieve her dreams.

That's Excellent."

Kylie and Michael

Southern Cross parents

Hi I'm Mick and I'm Kylie and our daughter Candice is studying Occupational Therapy at Southern Cross University.

Candice is very hard working she's motivated and she's very goal driven so she knows exactly where she's going. She didn't want to sit behind a desk she wanted to be out helping people. When Candice was looking around for universities, she chose Southern Cross because she felt comfortable there and I think that's a really special thing to look for.

Southern Cross has provided Candice with opportunities and unique experiences that no other university can offer her. The campus on the gold coast is absolutely beautiful you've got the beach on one side you've got the airport on the other.

The facilities being state of the art she has hands-on experience using all the equipment that she will use in her career so it's a pretty special place to study.

Candice has academic lecturers, but she also has Occupational Therapists that are out in the field so when she's doing those subjects, they are talking about real life experiences, and I think that just broadens the horizon for them.

For Candice having a small class size has been beneficial because she gets to know all the students that are in her class and it's nice to know that her lecturers know her by name. It just takes the pressure off going into that subject having that relationship with knowing that they are there to support you and they've done the study as well which definitely makes a difference.

Candice's first placement was at a camp that ESA ran, and she was lucky enough to be offered a position with ESA from her first placement she now has a job from that she's working with Occupational Therapists she has her own clients and possibly have a position after she graduates.

I believe that she will go on and do great things in life and Southern Cross has assisted us with that.

A university that's helping my daughter achieve her dreams. That's Excellent.


In Australia's ever expanding healthcare industry, the need for qualified professionals is greater than ever.  If you have an interest in human health and a passion for helping people in need, Southern Cross University's health degrees are the perfect prescription for your future. 

Our degrees are designed in consultation with health sector professionals and associations, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate courses across disciplines including biomedical science, exercise physiology, midwifery, nursing, psychological science, speech pathology, sport and exercise science, occupational therapy and osteopathy.  

Most fulfil the academic prerequisites for professional registration, and we also have two on-campus health clinics that provide safe and supervised environments for student practicums. As well, you will benefit from learning under our unique Southern Cross Model, which is designed to deliver greater momentum and motivation as you achieve milestones quickly, setting you up for success at university and in your health career. 

Almost 90% of our health graduates are employed shortly after graduation (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018). 

A career in health will enable you to transform lives, both today and tomorrow. Southern Cross University can help get you there. 

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Why choose Health with Southern Cross?

One of the best clinical lab facilities in Australia

Health Clinics on-campus provide safe and supervised environments for practicums

5-star health ratings

We are 5-star rated in psychology, nursing and health services and support (GUG 2023)

Guaranteed entry with Diploma of Health

Students are guaranteed entry with Diploma of Health into numerous Health Bachelor courses

Graduates in very high demand

Health graduates in very high demand as Health Care and Social Assistance is Australia's largest and fastest growing industry

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Fostering capable and creative practitioners, researchers and scientists. The Faculty of Health offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of health disciplines.

Working with professional associations, we design and deliver contemporary courses that are industry-relevant. Students access our modern laboratories and specialist facilities for practical training.

Many of our courses include professional placements that enable students to gain first-hand experience in the workplace. Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending placement.

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Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn

For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.

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