The Southern Cross Model
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Your tomorrow is our purpose
Our immersive style, six-week terms help you achieve your learning milestones quicker and improve your success. If you’re looking for a university to transform your future, you’ll love it here.
Top 200 Young UniversitiesTimes Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2022
Top 7 for graduate incomeGraduate Outcomes Survey 2022
91% graduate employmentGraduate Outcomes Survey 2022
Future students, let’s get started
The Southern Cross Model
Terms are six-weeks long with a break between each one. You’ll typically study across four Terms a year - it’s up to you!
Between 2019-2022, the average GPA of students in the Southern Cross Model increased by 11% and unit completion rates increased by 16%.
Focus on just one or two units each Term for an immersive study experience. Learn more, quickly, in workshops and tutorials.
You’re in control
The Southern Cross Model works with you in juggling all your other commitments – family, work, sport, friends. It’s university for the 21st century.
How to apply
2. Start your application
Don’t forget to consider your scholarship options and if you’re eligible for credit for prior learning.
Supporting high school students
Southern Cross Advance offers school programs, events, academic support, and tailored opportunities for direct entry, early offers, and scholarships for high school students. There are a range of resources and advisors available to help future students make informed choices about higher education.
Explore our scholarships and take advantage of our single scholarship application process, allowing you to apply for a wide range of donor-funded scholarships all at once.Scholarship finder
Credit for prior learning
Prior learning, work experience and qualifications can all play a role in reducing the study required to complete your undergraduate or postgraduate studies.Learn more
Where will you go?Transforming Tomorrow
To help you get the most out of our services and collections, we will:
- Provide you with access to the information and resources you need.
- Provide you with expert advice via chat, phone and email.
- Provide you with access to borrow our physical collections on campus. If you are unable to visit our campuses, we will send physical collection items to your home address with free return postage.
- Send you email and SMS notifications when items are available for collection and reminders to return Library items on time.
To make the most of your Library experience, we ask that you:
- Return your loans on time.
- Take care of the items you borrow from the Library.
- Check your University email account and respond to any notices from the Library.
- Engage and communicate with our staff in a respectful and appropriate manner.
HECS-HELP is a loan program where eligible Commonwealth supported students receive a financial subsidy from the Australian Government.
For eligible students, the Australian Government contributes an amount to the cost of study in the form of a loan.
The loan is repaid when income reaches the compulsory repayment threshold. For more information, see the see the Australian Government's Study Assist website.
Austudy and Abstudy are forms of financial assistance for full-time students from the Australian Government. You will need to contact Centrelink to determine your eligibility.
See the Australian Government's Department of Human Services students and trainees page for eligibility information.
To be eligible for HECS-HELP you must be an Australian citizen or on a Humanitarian Visa with a valid tax file number. Other eligibility requirements apply; see the Australian Government's Study Assist website.
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