1994 - 2014 was an exciting time for Southern Cross University as it evolved from what was a Teachers College, in the 1970s, into a fully-fledged University with its own identity in 1994.
Southern Cross University offers undergraduate (your first degree) and postgraduate courses in study areas that suit your interests and professional goals.
Southern Cross University (SCU) is dynamic university with a vibrant and innovative research program that focuses on issues that are both regionally relevant and globally significant. We work closely with industry, the government sectors, and our community to fulfil this program.
As a student, it's never too early to start thinking about career options and possibilities. The Career Development Service can assist you with this process at all stages of your studies. We can do this with personalised appointments or you can access the online SCU Career Development Program. Book and confirm your appointment on CareerHub (use your MySCU details to log in). CareerHub can also be used to search for graduate employment or part-time jobs.
SCU International is committed to assisting international students. In 2015, our team was ranked #1 in Australia for international student support by the International Student Barometer (ISB) for the third year in a row.SCU International will help with:
Southern Cross University offers services to help you find private rental off-campus (UniStays) or accommodations at one of our on-campus residential colleges (SCU Village).
A range of on-campus accommodation options are available at four residential colleges across the Lismore and Coffs Harbour campuses. Apartments are modern and fully furnished, with their own kitchen, lounge, dining area and bathroom.
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Students with their own personal computers will find installing the free software below will ensure that SCU teaching and learning resources are all accessible on their computer. For anti-virus software please review the Information Security anti-virus/malware software suggestions.
SCU students at the Gold Coast and Lismore have access to the SCU Health Clinic's general practitioners who can provide bulk-billed medical services.The Health Clinic also has a range of other health services including:
Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university with beautiful campuses at the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour.
SCU offers a wide range of sporting, recreational and cultural activities, with something for everyone.Campus sport
There are a variety of clubs and societies on offer at SCU. You can join a club or society and get involved with campus life - learning new skills on the way and meeting other students for around the University!