Staff accounts and access

Your SCU computer account

As a staff member you will have a computer account. Your account gives you access to:

Password and Username

At Southern Cross University the majority of systems use the same password. This password is commonly referred to as the SCU Password.

Refer to the:

Note: You will not have access to a username and password login or email account until your appointment has been processed by HR Services. Once your appointment has been entered into the HR information system it will take around 24 hours for the various access accounts to be created. If you have any questions or are having problems logging in please contact the .


VPN access

VPN access is provided to allow staff to access university corporate applications while physically located off-campus or using wireless@SCU on-campus. This is not required for standard web browsing or email. All staff have access to the VPN. To install the VPN client software and obtain VPN access go to: How to Setup a VPN.

Ordering business cards

Go to: Order SCU Business Cards. Approval is required for business cards to be printed - see your Administration Officer.

Update staff directory

The information in the staff directory is provided to support our academic, professional and business profile and you should ensure that information and photos are relevant and appropriate for this purpose.

Core information in the staff directory is drawn from MyHR and updated automatically every 24 hours. All staff with a current appointment (continuing, casual, fixed term, etc) have a visible entry in the online directory and it is your responsibility to ensure details are up to date.

Individual staff members have access to their own entry - no other staff member have access to be able to edit your entry. You can update your details at any time.

Go to: Update staff directory profile

Non-Standard account access

Non-Standard accounts are now made and authorised online. Please read the setup procedure instructions before completing the non-standard account online form.

An email will automatically be sent to the email address you nominate as the appropriate person to provide approval. The Service Desk will action your request upon receiving a 'positive' email response from the approver.