Southern Cross University

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University honored with Athena SWAN Award



The early 1990s was an exciting time for Southern Cross University as it evolved from what was a Teachers College, in the 1970s, into a fully-fledged University with its own identity in 1994.

This site has been developed to showcase stories, historical information and personal recollections of the University's development. It includes a condensed Brief History of SCU from Teachers College (pre-1994) to University.


Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia's east coast. We are proud of our reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the communities we serve to create change that has an impact around the world. The regions we call home all have unique characteristics as study locations – from cosmopolitan cities, thriving industries and coastal lifestyles to living laboratories of great natural beauty and ecological diversity, right next to the campus.

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Are you a Southern Cross University graduate? Connect with this global community of world-class athletes to  business leaders.

Live Ideas

Live Ideas provides opportunities for Southern Cross University students and staff to work with community partners for mutual benefit.


We work to create distinctive opportunities for engaged learning and research as a hallmark of the Southern Cross University experience.

Equity & Diversity

We value our engagement with the diverse communities and benefit from the knowledge, lived experience and perspectives they bring.









PEC Education Fair 2019 - Southern Cross University

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