Pathway Programs

There are many different pathways to university. An offer on the basis of your high school results is just one.

Southern Cross Scholarships

Your pathway to a range of Bachelor degrees

If you are applying as a school leaver, you may apply with an ATAR through Tertiary Admissions Centres like UAC or QTAC.

If your ATAR is not high enough for the course you want to do, there are other options. You can complete one of our fee-free pathway programs: Preparing for Success at SCU (three-month course) or Transition to Uni (six-week intensive course over summer). These are excellent preparation for university, equipping you with the academic and study skills you need to succeed. Plus they are both taught in a flexible mode online, meaning you can easily fit your work and study commitments around them.

If you’re an international student and you need extra language tuition before undertaking a degree, English for Academic Purposes (now available online) is perfect. You can even package this program with academic skills in the Undergraduate Qualifying Program.

There's more than one way to get where you want to go

“It's a very manageable and exciting course because it is so short. I’d recommend the PSP course to anyone wanting to further any avenue of their education or if they haven't been in education for a while then this is definitely a course that I would recommend.”

Preparing for Success Program student

Preparation Courses

Undergraduate Certificates

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Why study at Southern Cross University?

At Southern Cross University we're always looking for a better way to do things, that's why we created 'The Southern Cross Model'. By dividing the academic year into six-week terms, with a maximum of two subjects per term, students are better able to focus, dive deeply into the subject matter and really learn. The content is highly interactive, with real-world applications; and it leaves more time for the other things you love.

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Pathway Programs

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