Level-up your future with a short course at Southern Cross University.

A pathway to your future.

One day soon I'm gonna be the boss.

And I'm going to teach and empower the next generation. One day soon I'll use Science to save the planet and one day soon I'll save lives. Right now I'm ready to take the first step.

Level up with a short course at Southern Cross University a pathway to your future. Apply now.

Pathway Programs

There are many pathways to university. An offer on the basis of your high school results is just one. 

For example, if you are applying as a school leaver, you may do so with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) through Tertiary Admissions Centres like UAC or QTAC. 

If your ATAR is not high enough for the course you desire, you can complete one of our fee-free pathway programs – Preparing for Success Program (three-month course) or Transition to Uni (six-week intensive course over summer). These provide excellent preparation for university, equipping you with the academic and study skills you need to succeed. 

If you successfully complete a pathway course – delivered through SCU College – you may then apply for entry to a range of Bachelor degrees*. 

International students can complete an English Language Program or the Undergraduate Qualifying Program, which offer academic preparation with the addition of language skills. 

We also offer a range of diplomas, so you can dip your toes into a new career. If you don’t want to commit to a three-year degree but do want a qualification to work in agriculture, business, education, engineering, health, hotel management, IT or science, our diplomas offer flexibility and choice. Graduates can work as para-professionals while completing their study and gain credit into a related Bachelor degree.

2023 Diploma scholarships
Destination Australia scholarships worth $15,000 are available for 30 Diploma students studying at Lismore and Coffs Harbour in 2023. Learn more.

* Some courses also have additional entry requirements such as an interview, refer to the relevant course page for further information.

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About SCU College

Making University education more accessible than ever before, SCU College supports students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and language groups.

There are many pathways to University, a high school score is just one of them. If you don’t meet the Bachelor degree entry requirements, SCU College offers a range of alternative pathways to university study, including our Preparing for Success Program and Transition to Uni courses.

The College also offers a range of Diplomas, which are guaranteed pathways to Bachelor degree studies provided you achieve the required results.

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How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Upcoming info sessions

Southern Cross University regularly holds on-campus and online information sessions.

Get in touch

Future students (domestic)

T: 1800 626 481

E: Domestic enquiry

Current Students

T: 1800 005 687

T: +61 2 6620 3666

E: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Future students (international)

T: +61 2 6620 3876

E: international@scu.edu.au

International enquiries

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