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Southern Cross University

SCU is a contemporary regional university with three campuses across regional NSW and southern Queensland.


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Studying at Southern Cross University

SCU’s healthcare courses are designed with guidance from health professionals and associations to allow students to achieve the prerequisites for professional registration. Select a course and enquire to be connected with a Student Enrolment Advisor who help you get started on your SCU education journey. 

Studying at Southern Cross University

About SCU

SCU is driven to change lives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact. As an innovative university with a unique learning model, SCU creates an immersive learning experience for students across all course disciplines. The Good Universities Guide 2024 gave SCU a five-star rating for teaching quality, student support and skills development for postgraduate studies.

Where is SCU?

SCU has three campuses located in Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and Lismore.

What is SCU ranked?

SCU is ranked in the #651-660 band in the QS World University Rankings 2024, rising more than 50 places since last year.

SCU health courses


  • Biomedical Science
  • Counselling
  • Exercise Science
  • Midwifery
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Psychological Science
  • Speech Pathology


  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Mental Health
  • Osteopathy
  • Psychology

Study online at SCU

SCU Online offers graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master’s degrees for busy professionals looking to further their education and gain valuable qualifications. Online students receive one-on-one support from Student Success Advisors and learn from industry-practising academics. All SCU Online courses have six intakes per year and follow an accelerated, part-time learning model.

SCU Online’s semester start dates

SCU’s intake dates for 2024 are January, March, May, July, August and October.

SCU Online’s enrolment process

Ready to embark on your education journey with SCU? Speak to a Student Enrolment Advisor by selecting a course above and enquiring. A Student Enrolment Advisor will be in touch to help you look at your course options, determine your eligibility and answer your questions.