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Since opening in 1996, we have rapidly expanded in size, footprint and reputation, creating greater opportunities for regional communities from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast.


The curriculum is designed to be:

  • Learning-centred 
  • Standards based 
  • Constructively aligned and 
  • Career and future focussed 

These principles are evidenced in innovative and authentic learning experiences that meet sector standards and industry expectations. In addition, USC has Graduate Attributes which are embedded and frame all learning outcomes in courses and programs at USC.


Our research community is young, vibrant and collaborative with a track record of excellence in research performance.

We partner with industry, institutions and all levels of government to deliver innovative, high-quality research with real impact.


We are here to help you enhance your employability and achieve your career goals. Whether you are in your first or final year, you can access workshops, consultations, self-guided resources, and leadership opportunities to build your skills and ensure you are industry ready. Thinking about your employability throughout your studies is important- it can enhance your education, help you to achieve your goals and remain competitive.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Housing services

USC does not provide student accommodation however there are a variety of accommodation options close to USC's campuses whether you want to live in a student village, share a house or find a place of your own.

Library services

The mission of the USC Library is to provide quality services and collections that support the teaching, research and scholarship activities of the University.

We recognise that we need to work in partnership with our clients to ensure that Library services, collections and facilities meet our clients’ needs. The Library has a policy of open access to the collections for study and research.

Student Life

Campus life

USC has modern campuses with award-winning facilities and friendly staff. Flexible study options give you freedom to choose a campus near you with parking, cycling, public transport and express shuttles at all our locations.

  • USC Sunshine Coast
  • USC Moreton Bay
  • USC Fraser Coast
  • USC Caboolture
  • USC Gympie
  • USC SouthBank

Student Reviews

It's not worth it
Ove E rated 1 out of 5 stars

My program is very interesting and I enjoy learning about Exercise Physiology. However, Australia is the worst country to study in because they exploit the international students and they are second class citizens in the eyes of the government. I regret picking Australia.

Mature aged student and home studies
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have only started full time studies and enrolled in a diploma in sports and fitness to complete all the prerequisite degrees needed to enter UQ’a master of physiotherapy. Studying all the courses online while running a fitness business is challenging. I wish I could just study full time without having to worry about keeping my business running.

USC Australia
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great community, teaching staff and campus facilities.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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