Southern Cross University (SCU) had its beginnings in the 1970s operating as a teacher’s college and was established as a university in 1994. With campuses now in the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and Hotel Schools and branch campuses in Sydney and Melbourne, SCU welcomes students from across Australia, as well as from more than 60 countries across the world.

Positioned in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, SCU offers exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, delivered by highly-regarded educators who are recognised as leaders in their fields.

More than 55,000 people have graduated with an SCU degree – people from all walks of life and a diversity of backgrounds, many of whom were the first in their families to gain a university education. SCU prides itself on being able to make education accessible to more people.

Leading the way in distance education

The university has been a pioneer in distance education since its foundation. Over the past 23 years, SCU has developed a successful distance and online education delivery platform, with more than 5000 students enrolled each year in distance courses. SCU Online was established to cater specifically for the growing needs of working professionals seeking online postgraduate qualifications to enable them to further their careers.

SCU Online delivers a range of career-focused postgraduate courses, all accredited through Southern Cross University. Offering affordable and flexible learning options, operating 100% online means students have the opportunity to learn at their convenience, with location, family and work commitments no longer a barrier to education.

Our online courses include:

Each course has been designed in consultation with industry, and all are structured specifically to be studied online, meaning no campus-based obligations for our students.

Connected across the globe

As part of our online learning experience, all postgraduate students are part of a connected network of peers undertaking the same course, giving you the community and support you need to help successfully complete your degree.

All enrolled students also receive personalised, one-on-one support from a dedicated Student Success Advisor who is available to offer guidance and advice to help you achieve your study goals.

SCU Online is proud to offer accessible education, and we look forward to helping you to advance your career.