New courses
in 2019 at
Coffs Harbour

Bachelor of Marine Science and Management

Understanding and conserving our marine environment is vital to a sustainable future. Establish your dream career and help make a difference with the Bachelor of Marine Science and Management. The course combines marine science with contemporary management concepts and has a focus on conservation issues in both coastal and marine ecosystems. This degree has a strong practical component. You will develop skills in the laboratory and field in a range of tropical and subtropical environments including the Solitary Islands, Cape Byron and Great Barrier Reef marine parks. Explore global environmental issues including marine pollution and climate change, while also learning more about coral reef ecology and marine mammal conservation among other fascinating subjects.

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

If you want a health career that could transform the lives of others by helping them achieve tangible results, you should consider this degree. The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy provides you with the expertise to support people to live independently and take part in in everyday activities to improve their wellbeing. You will develop a range of clinical skills through extensive professional placement, preparing you for work in this rapidly expanding field, identified as a high job growth area by the federal government.

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Bachelor of Exercise Science and Psychological Science

Fascinated by psychology and exercise and where the two combine? This unique combined degree provides a scientific understanding of the structure and function of the human body as it relates to movement, the interrelationships between health and disease, and the psychological basis of physical activity. You’ll be well positioned to begin a career that has therapeutic connections to sport and exercise such as professional athlete counselling, behaviour change therapy or rehabilitation management following injury; or to continue your studies to become a clinical psychologist.

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Bachelor of Social Welfare

A variety of career outcomes are available to graduates of this course that provides the theoretical and practical foundation for work in the human services sector. You will gain skills in case management, community development, counselling, social research, policy work, advocacy, and grief and loss counselling and undertake significant on-the-job professional placement. You can also choose to specialise in either children and youth, health and disability, Indigenous communities or mental health. The course articulates with a range of VET awards and is also a pathway to the University’s Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) that provides the academic pre-requisites for registration as a social worker.

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Diploma of Health

Looking for a career in health but not sure which area is for you? This one-year course provides you with foundational knowledge and skills in a range of health disciplines. As a graduate you may progress directly to a linked Bachelor degree in sport and exercise science, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, biomedical science, osteopathic studies, podiatry and pedorthics with credit for your Diploma of Health studies.

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Bachelor of Nursing EN to RN pathway program

The EN to RN pathway program for the Bachelor of Nursing is being offered for the first time in its entirety at Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour campus from March 2019. This program enables enrolled nurses who have completed an ANMAC-approved course to complete the Bachelor of Nursing in just two years.

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Online study

Southern Cross University offers most courses in online study mode. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses available exclusively online are not listed here. Please visit for more information or contact our student advisers on 1800 626 481