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New in 2017

New courses | Gold Coast Building C

New courses

Bachelor of Accounting

Gold Coast campus, Lismore campus, Coffs Harbour campus or by distance education

The new degree in Accounting is designed to meet the changing needs of business with subjects aimed at producing work ready graduates who have the scope of skills to suit both private practice and a range of other industries.

Students can select from three major areas of study: Accounting, Finance or Law. In addition to this, students may choose as electives, one or two double-weighted internship units.

SCU's Bachelor of Accounting satisfies the accreditation requirements of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA), CPA Australia, and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

Lismore campus

New in 2017, the Bachelor of Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing prepares students to work as Aboriginal health practitioners in diverse Aboriginal health and counselling contexts.

Students build their theoretical and practical capacity in discipline areas relevant to Aboriginal health practitioners. There is an inter-disciplinary focus which provides students with skills and practices relevant to a variety of professional contexts. Students have the option to select the Indigenous Counselling major.

SCU is seeking professional accreditation from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association(NATSIHWA) and the Australian Indigenous Psychologists Association (AIPA). It is also seeking accreditation with the Australian Counselling Authority (ACA) for the Indigenous Counselling major.

Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Lismore campus or by distance education

The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge is designed to communicate and generate a better understanding of Indigenous world views by exploring past and present histories in a culturally diverse and supportive environment.

This course offers a range of majors to prepare graduates for diverse professional pathways where a sound basis of Indigenous knowledge is required.

Graduates can find positions in project management with Indigenous or other community-based organisations; or follow professional pathways in the private or public sector. Alternatively, they can pursue a range of career opportunities within the higher and tertiary education sectors or in government.

Bachelor of Music

Lismore campus

The new Bachelor of Music degree equips graduates for careers in the music industry and reflects the diverse creative practices that are part of music-making in the 21st century.

Students learn in a professional music industry environment, using state-of-the-art facilities and working with lecturers who are all practising musicians with strong industry links.

Students will hone their practical, musical and musicianship skills while developing extensive knowledge across a range of contemporary music-making practices. Many students perform individually or with bands at a variety of North Coast entertainment venues.

Career opportunities include as performers, songwriters, producers, sound engineers, music educators, session musicians, musical directors, arrangers, music event promoters and band and venue managers

Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications

Digital Media and Communications

Lismore campus or by distance education

This new degree is designed to transform graduates into multi-skilled, agile media 'creatives' and producers. Typically, graduates will find themselves working across a range of digital media industries - from film, music videos, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogging and graphic design, to marketing, advertising and public relations.

Traditional media industries are merging, converging and evolving. Media producers have to adapt to this changing environment. The Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications is a degree designed for the new digital media industries of today and will equip graduates with the core skills required in:

  • visual communication and design
  • digital video production and storytelling
  • journalism and news writing
  • media theory and analysis.

Apply now for 2017

Find a course in 2017. Online applications are open to study in Session 2 with orientation starting on 5 July 2017 and classes starting on 10 July 2017.

Gold Coast - Building C

Gold Coast campus

Building C is the third building to be constructed at Gold Coast Beachside campus. This new 6 floor development will house the SCU College, the Learning Centre/Professional Learning Environment, office and teaching and learning spaces including a 500 seat lecture theatre.

The development will enable access to a new cohort of students through the SCU College transition programs and provide enhanced facilities for all SCU students at the Gold Coast campus.