Southern Cross University Now Open to Prisoners

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Southern Cross University Now Open to Prisoners

Southern Cross University (SCU) is now providing higher education courses that can be completed by incarcerated individuals around Australia. SCU will provide learning materials online or through hard copy course guides for those with limited or no access to the internet. In line with the recent provision of tablet computers at Dillwynia and John Morony Correctional Centre, this reflects widening education opportunities for incarcerated individuals. 

Students can undertake SCU’s Preparing for Success Program (PSP) to develop their study skills or make the transition to university easier. This can be completed in 12 weeks or part time over a year. The PSP is fee-free for domestic students and allows individuals a chance to experience university classes before committing to a degree. The subsequent degrees would be eligible for HECS-HELP loans if you are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency.

If you or someone you know is interested, you should contact SCU’s Equity and Inclusion team upon application to assess the learning programme suited for the corresponding detention facility.

The Courses now available for incarcerated individuals are:

School of Business and Tourism

Diploma of Business and Enterprise

Associate Degree of Business and Enterprise

Bachelor of Business/Business and Enterprise

Associate Degree of Tourism Management

Bachelor of Tourism Management

Bachelor of Business in Convention and Event Management

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Master of Business Administration

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts *not all majors

Bachelor of Social Sciences

Associate degree Creative Writing

SCU College

Transition to uni

Preparing for Success program

Diploma of Business

Diploma of Hotel Management

Diploma of Science

Diploma of Civil Construction (Engineering and Management)

Diploma of Health

School of Law and Justice

Associate Degree in law (paralegal studies)

Bachelor of laws

Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts. Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing

Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws

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Graduate Certificate in Business Law

Master of Laws

GNIBI College

Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge

Here are SCU’s contact details:

SCU website/Future Students Team 1800 626 481
Student Equity and Inclusion 02 6626 9514
Careers and Employability 02 6620 3300
Indigenous Australian Student Services 02 6620 3377

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