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New in 2019

New courses and offerings for 2019.

Gold Coast campus

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Online

Provides the first three years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study and training required to prepare you for employment in a range of careers that require critical thinking and an understanding of human psychological factors. Graduates may undertake a fourth year Honours year to apply for conditional registration as a psychology intern.

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Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours

Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour

Completion of this fourth year of study is the minimal educational qualification to apply for conditional registration as a postgraduate intern in psychology in Australia.

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Bachelor of Podiatry, Bachelor of Pedorthics

Gold Coast

This double degree equips students with the skills to become both a podiatrist and a pedorthist, extending their possibilities in the design and manufacture of footwear and orthotics to treat foot and lower limb conditions. High-tech laboratories and manufacturing facilities on campus provide contemporary learning environments, complemented by significant blocks of workplace experience.

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Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology

Gold Coast, Lismore

This is a professional-entry-level degree. Graduates will be eligible to register as an accredited exercise physiologist (AEP). Accredited exercise physiologists can provide exercise testing, preventative exercise programs and specialist rehabilitation exercise interventions for people living with chronic diseases, disability or injury.

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Diploma of Health

Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Online

The one-year Diploma of Health equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a range of health disciplines such as sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics. Graduates are guaranteed entry into a Bachelor degree in these disciplines.

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Diploma of Business

Gold Coast, Online (Domestic)
Melbourne, Sydney (International)

The one-year Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to develop your academic and business skills in areas that could include digital business, finance, management, economics and marketing. Successful completion of the diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a range of Southern Cross University business, tourism and information technology degrees.

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Coffs Harbour campus

Bachelor of Marine Science and Management

Lismore, National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour

The course combines marine science with contemporary management concepts and has a focus on conservation issues that challenge both coastal and marine ecosystems. You will develop practical skills in the laboratory and through fieldwork in a range of tropical and subtropical environments. Explore global environmental issues including marine pollution, coral reef ecology and marine mammal conservation. This course is offered at the National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour and in Lismore.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast

This course provides you with the expertise to support people to live independently and take part in in everyday activities to improve their wellbeing. You will develop a range of clinical skills in our state-of-the-art laboratories and through extensive professional placement, preparing you to work in a wide range of settings in this rapidly expanding field. Occupational therapy has been identified as a very strong job growth area in the Australian government’s latest Job Outlook.

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Bachelor of Exercise and Psychological Science

Coffs Harbour

This unique combined degree provides a scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body as it relates to movement, the interrelationships between health and disease, and the psychological basis of physical activity. You’ll be well positioned to begin a career that has therapeutic connections to sport and exercise such as professional athlete counselling, behaviour change therapy or rehabilitation management following injury; or to continue your studies to become a clinical psychologist.

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Bachelor of Social Welfare

Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Online

This course provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services sector. You will gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling and undertake significant on-the-job professional placement. Choose a specialisation in either children and youth, health and disability, Indigenous studies or mental health. The course articulates with a range of VET awards and is also a pathway to the University's Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) that provides the academic pre-requisites for registration as a social worker.

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Diploma of Health

Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Online

This one-year course provides you with foundational knowledge and skills in a range of health disciplines. As a graduate you may progress directly to a linked Bachelor degree in sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics with credit for your Diploma of Health studies.

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Bachelor of Nursing EN to RN pathway

Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Lismore

The EN to RN pathway program for the Bachelor of Nursing is being offered for the first time in its entirety at Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour campus from March 2019. This program enables enrolled nurses who have completed an ANMAC-approved course to complete the Bachelor of Nursing in just two years.

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Online

Graduate Diploma in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Online

The course is ideal for professionals who wish to expand their career opportunities by developing greater knowledge and expertise in the delivery of services to people with disability, whether in a service, management or policy role.

An elective professional portfolio unit allows you to develop your ideas for service delivery in a project format.

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Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Knowledge

Online

This course offers a range of theoretical approaches that capitalise on the real application of skills and concepts in situ, facilitated primarily by Indigenous academics, rangers, scientists and land owners. Learning experiences link to local community aspirations and values, introduce Indigenous ontologies, respect Indigenous languages and perspectives, and involve local people. Fieldwork engages students with learning processes that bridge Indigenous and Western knowledge systems.

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Graduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing

Online

The course is designed for registered nurses either working, or wishing to work in the primary health care environment, including general practice. Through studies in primary health care practice and philosophy, managing chronic and complex health conditions, and clinical reasoning and assessment, students gain skills and experience in primary healthcare, consolidating their clinical and professional knowledge.

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Diploma of Health

Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Online

The one-year Diploma of Health equips you with foundational knowledge and skills in a range of health disciplines such as sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics. Graduates are guaranteed entry into a Bachelor degree in these disciplines.
Please note only the psychological science stream in this course is offered online.

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Diploma of Business

Gold Coast, Online (Domestic)
Melbourne, Sydney (International)

The one-year Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to develop your academic and business skills in areas that could include digital business, finance, management, economics and marketing. Successful completion of the diploma will guarantee you entry and up to eight units of credit towards a range of Southern Cross University business, tourism and information technology degrees.

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Gold Coast - Building C

Building C is the third building to be constructed at the Gold Coast campus.

Coffs Harbour campus

Study at Southern Cross University in beautiful Coffs Harbour.

Lismore campus

Walkthrough the Learning Centre at Lismore campus.

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