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It's your time

We're one of Australia's most experienced
online education providers.

Although we’re among the youngest and smallest universities, we have helped thousands of people with real lives and real ambition to realise their goals and dreams by supporting them every step of the way.


Ready to take the next step in your career?
It's your time.

It’s about time you put yourself first

Whether you want to take the next step in your career, change your career path, make yourself more valuable to employer's or give your own business a greater chance of success, finding time, or the right time to start is easier said than done.

We know how hard it can be to take the first step towards prioritising and achieving your goals. Whether you've been busy helping others achieve their aspirations, or tirelessly hustling at work, it's time to put yourself first. Follow your ambition.

It's your time, use it wisely

We're not here to tell you how busy life can get. We're here to remind you how important yours is. We're here to let you know that your goals and ambitions are closer than you think and more achievable than ever before. 

Southern Cross University Online provides affordable courses, flexible learning and excellent student support, so you can achieve the impossible and make the most out of your time. 

Maria - home page - testimonial

For me the support I've had during the course has been fantastic. Just to get a call for a 'How are you going' and 'What do you need?' That's been great.

Maria Smith

Online MBA (Managing and Leading People) student and CEO

We see you

We know that you've got ambition.
We know you've got a life too.
We see you.

student with family

You're busy 

You've got a job, a side hustle, a partner, a family, a fur baby, a mortgage, a holiday to plan, a cat to worm, a party to organise, a car to drop off at the shop, a car to pick up from the shop. 

Places to go. People to see. A lot on your plate. Responsibilities. 

team collaborating in office

How do we know?

Because we've seen thousands of people just like you before. We understand how you feel, what you think. 

We know what you're seeing and hearing. While we know that everyone is different, we also know that you've got things that everyone at SCU Online shares. 

A life. Ambition. 

support person at computer.

We see you 

We've been delivering online learning for people just like you for over twenty years. We've designed a learning platform that works for you. We know it works because thousands of others just like you have successfully taken the next step in their careers and life. 

You might not know us, but we've been waiting for you. 


About us page - Paul- testimonial

Before I started my degree with SCU online, I didn’t think I had time to do another degree. I have a wife, I have two children who are in primary school and I like to compete in triathlons.

Paul Betts

MBA (Managing and Leading People) graduate

Connected together

We're here to get you over the line.
Connected, together.

Student in office

Online, offline 

Online learning has blurred the line between the classroom, the boardroom or even the dining room table by making quality education more accessible, no matter who you are, where you are, or how old (or young!) you are. 

Woman in office smiling.

Student-centred design

Technology shouldn’t get in the way of the learning experience but enhance it.

We know valuable learning occurs by connecting and collaborating with other humans because some of the most valuable learning happens when we’re together.

Students at laptop.

A window to learning 

On the other side of your learning window are thousands of others just like you. From other students juggling life and ambition; the academics and education designers who built these courses for people like you; and the student success advisors helping you achieve your study goals.

Southern Cross University Campus

Online study with on-campus opportunities

As an SCU Online student, you’ll also have access to all on-campus facilities at Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast. Join us for an info session and campus tour, visit our student hub, join a club or society and enjoy a healthy snack and coffee from one of our campus eateries.

About us page - learning design- testimonial

At Southern Cross University, we aim to make learning accessible for everyone. Studying online can seem daunting to a lot of people, but I’ve seen people from all walks of life succeed in online learning.

Kristen Morgan-May

Senior Learning Designer

You're welcome

Join a community where you're welcome.

'Welcome' means more 

Being welcome is more than a greeting. It's a feeling. It’s being part of something — belonging to a community. At SCU Online, we believe we’re only as strong as our community, and we look after and look out for each other because your success is our success.

We always ask why

Being a student is about a sense of shared purpose, beliefs and values. We embrace excellence, believe in empowering people and strive to lead. Our values guide what we do, the way we do it, and who we do it for.

Always people first

Before human-centred design was a popular concept, we were interested in who you were and how you were doing, and how we could help you get to where you want to go. With us, you’re a student with a name, not a student number.

Learning excellence

We believe in quality education, no matter who you are or where you are. We know that when one benefits, all benefit so lifting one person through education helps raise us all.

Hardworking and proud

We understand the value of hard work, believing anything worth doing, is worth doing well. We’re proud of our past and traditions, and stay focused on the future by looking to the world around us to deliver relevant, empowering online education to our students.

Down to earth

We believe action speaks louder than words. That’s why you may not have heard of us. We’ve been quietly focused on making Southern Cross University Online the best it can be for our students.