Student support at USC Fraser Coast

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Student support at USC Fraser Coast


In addition to the support available at our Sippy Downs campus, USC Fraser Coast students have access to the following student support at the Hervey Bay campus:

Student Central Fraser Coast

Student Central is located in Building A at the Fraser Coast campus. Student Central staff aim to deliver excellent service and advice to support students through all administrative aspects of their engagement with the University. This includes initial application through to admission, enrolment, student finance, scholarships, progression and exams to graduation.

Student access hours

Students enrolled to study at USC have 24/7 access to the USC Fraser Coast library for study purposes. All other facilities can be accessed between 7.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday during each semester. Students requiring access outside of these hours will need a current Student ID card to get into the building. If you experience problems with accessing the building after hours contact

IT services

USC Fraser Coast has a number of student computer labs for research, assignment preparation, printing and group study. The Building A lab is available 24/7.

Students can access free wi-fi while on campus. For instructions on how to connect, visit Wireless on campus.

IT Assistance is available by contacting the the Student Helpdesk on 07 5459 4455 (ext 4455 while on campus) or via email at

Visit information technology services for students for more details.

Library services

USC students have access to the USC Fraser Coast Library which is located opposite the Fraser Coast Regional Council Library. Hands-on Library orientation sessions are held at the beginning of each semester to help you learn how to access the on-shelf and online resources available. Library staff are also on hand to guide you through your research.

You must have your USC student ID card to borrow from reserve collections and to pick up requested items. Fines apply for overdue, damaged or non-returned items.


Lists of required text books can be found at:

  • Course outlines from the USC website. Visit your program information page, and a PDF document of the course outline is available under the Study Plan tab by clicking course; or
  • Blackboard, under My Course tab; or Co-op bookshop website. Students can place their text book orders online.

You can buy second-hand text books from the following places:

  • Online through Facebook — Textbook Exchange, University of the Sunshine Coast
  • USC Blackboard — Blackboard Login > USC Community Tab > Campus Life and Student Groups > Textbooks – buy and sell here
  • USC Student Guild — has a textbook hub located at the Uni Club. USC Fraser Coast students can phone the textbook hub and purchase their books over the phone. Payment is made via EFT and the books will be available for collection from the USC Fraser Coast Reception within 5-7 working days from the receipt of payment.
  • Online through StudentVIP Textbooks

Course readers

Course readers for enrolled courses can be purchased from the online store. Students can also purchase their course readers at the Fraser Coast campus on Orientation day for Semesters 1 and 2.


USC Fraser Coast has three colour copier/printer/scanners capable of A4 and A3, a binder and laminator. You must have printing credit on your USC student card to print.

To add credit with eftpos, visit the Droid in the Library or the Eftpos Reload machine in Building A.135. Alternatively, you can add credit online at student printing online. You will need a Debit/Credit Visa/Mastercard to place credit on your student account. Debit Visa/Mastercards are available from your bank or can be purchased from Australia Post.

Student printing assistance is available Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm. You can also collect a Student Printing flyer from the USC Student Central, Fraser Coast campus.

Student ID Cards

Student ID Cards can be requested at USC Student Central Fraser Coast 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Friday. Please note that you will need to bring photo identification in order for us to provide you with a Student ID card.

Places to eat

The Co-op Cafe serves an array of freshly produced cafe food and coffee. It is open Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3pm during the semester, and at variable hours during recess. Other shops and cafes are just a short walk from campus.

Student kitchenettes and common room are also available.

Tertiary Support Options (TSO)

The Tertiary Support Option (TSO) assists undergraduate students to successfully progress in their studies. Students who have undertaken one semester of full/part-time study would benefit most from this option.

The TSO uses Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP) courses to assist students to gain the academic skills and knowledge to become a more effective learner. Students will be enrolled in a TPP course(s) alongside courses required for their undergraduate program, with the Tertiary Support Option appearing on their transcript as a separate program heading. Grades for TSO courses will not count towards a student’s undergraduate program Grade Point Average (GPA).

Students can collect and submit their application forms via Student Central at USC Fraser Coast.

Academic skills workshops

Referencing, critical reading and academic writing workshops will be conducted at USC Fraser Coast throughout the year. Check with your course tutor for details on workshops specific to that course.

Academic skills drop-in sessions

Ask an academic skills adviser about your writing or study skills concern. These sessions will be held from weeks 1–13 of the Semester.

Individual consultations

An Academic Skills Adviser is on-site at USC Fraser Coast. Check Student Hub for availability.

Peer mentoring

You can register to have a student mentor. Further information is available at Student Leadership Opportunities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Representatives from USC's Indigenous Services attend USC Fraser Coast throughout the year to provide information and support to Indigenous students. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to contact Indigenous Services on 07 5456 5889 and utilise the services provided.

Students can also access the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme a program that offers extra tutoring to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at USC.

Ally Network

'Creating safe study and work spaces for LGBTIQ students and staff'

USC is committed to an education environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination and harassment.

To find an Ally near you or for more information visit Ally Network.

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