USC's new Caboolture campus in 2018
From 1 January 2018, QUT’s Caboolture campus will be transferred to USC. Pending final agreements and approvals, USC will offer USC programs and courses at the Caboolture campus.
The Caboolture campus is in addition to our plans to open a second Moreton Bay campus in Petrie in 2020, and the two campuses will operate in conjunction with each other from 2020 onwards.
Both QUT and USC are committed to the future of higher education in the Caboolture region. QUT has proudly nurtured university education in the area through its Caboolture campus for more than 15 years, and is now consolidating its focus on its inner-city campuses at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.
During the same period, at USC we have expanded our strategic priorities beyond the Sunshine Coast to include study locations on the Fraser Coast, in Gympie, Brisbane’s South Bank precinct, North Lakes and the Caboolture CBD. This new campus is a natural extension of USC’s ongoing presence in the local community, and our plans to open a major new USC campus at Petrie in 2020.
Providing higher education opportunities to a diverse student population, with an emphasis on face-to-face teaching and work-integrated learning, will remain key to USC’s long-term commitment to its new Caboolture study location and the wider Moreton Bay region.
QUT and USC are currently in discussions to finalise the transfer process.
If the proposed transfer passes through all relevant approvals, it will take effect on 1 January 2018. USC will begin teaching from the new Caboolture location from the start of Semester 1, 2018.
Current QUT students should refer to the FAQs on the QUT website, and should contact QUT in the first instance for any student enquiries.
The proposed transfer is not likely to impact any students currently enrolled at any of USC’s existing study locations.
USC will begin teaching from the new Caboolture location from the start of Semester 1, 2018. At this time, USC plans to offer at least the same (or equivalent) programs at Caboolture as those that are currently available through QUT Caboolture. USC will also investigate opportunities for additional programs.
Depending on program and course availability, current USC students who wish to transfer their enrolment to the new Caboolture study location may be able to do so (for example, students who reside in the Caboolture region and wish to reduce travel time).
Program and course availability is still be finalised. Once available, students who wish to transfer their enrolment will be able to express their interest.
At this time, USC plans to offer at least the same (or equivalent) programs at Caboolture as those that are currently available through QUT Caboolture. At this stage, these programs are:
- Bachelor of Business (selected majors)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- Bachelor of Creative Industries (first year)
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
- Bachelor of Primary Education
- Bachelor of Nursing Science
USC will also investigate opportunities for additional programs.
USC will continue to align its program offering with the needs of local industries and the wider Caboolture community.
Both QUT and USC will work in partnership regarding the transition arrangements for QUT and USC staff.
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QUT and USC agree on Caboolture campus transition
The governing councils of QUT and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have agreed to move towards a transfer of QUT’s Caboolture campus to USC from 1 January 2018.
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