Open Day

First year starts here.

Going to uni is a life-changing experience. You want to make the very best of this investment in your future. That’s why your first year at university is so important.

At USC Open Day you’ll find all the information and tools you need for a great first year. It’s the perfect way to check out the campus, get your questions answered, and learn more about the programs you’re interested in.

First year is about more than lectures and textbooks

Your first year at university is also about people. At USC Open Day you can meet our lecturers and tutors, and chat with others who are interested in the same study areas as you. You’ll also learn more about your own learning style and what you want from the future.

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Make the most of Open Day!

There’s plenty to see and do. Here’s what we recommend to help you make the most of your Open Day experience.

1 Bring a support person

Open Day is busy and exciting, and there’s a lot of information to take in. Bring along a support person who can remind you of the key questions you want answered.

To ensure we have enough room for everyone, we ask that you only bring one support person into each session.

If you have other supporters with you, send them for a coffee or a walk around our beautiful campus while they wait for you.

2 Start the day with a panel session

No matter how you’re feeling about university, USC has got you covered. Our must-see Open Day panel sessions will include stories, tips and advice from USC students and graduates who’ve been where you are.

Check out the panel descriptions and register for the sessions that best describe where you’re at.

3 Sit in on a real lecture

Grab your notebook and take a seat in the lecture theatre for a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a USC student.

4 Choose your information sessions

These sessions will give you an overview of the programs and career opportunities on offer in different study areas at USC.

You’ll be able to attend up to three information sessions on the day.

5 Talk to us at the Info Hub

Our lecturers and tutors will be on hand all day to answer questions about the programs and courses you’re interested in.

You can also chat to our Student Central team about how to apply, scholarships, studying overseas and more.

6 Take a tour

Grab a map and go for a stroll around our beautiful campus. Stop in at the Library, Art Gallery, CAVE2TM 3D visualisation studio and USC Stadium.

And see how many of the 202 species of insects, 112 species of birds, 10 species of reptiles, and five species of amphibians recorded on the campus you can find. Start with the nesting boxes!

Open Day

  • The best way to find out about life at university is to hear from people who’ve been there.

    Our must-see panel sessions feature real USC students, graduates and staff talking about the USC experience and sharing their own stories and advice.

    No matter where you’re at in the decision-making process, these panels will help you think about what you want from your time at university.

    Choose the panel session that best describes you.

    Make the USC Experience work for you

    Know what you want to do? Let us help you get the most out of uni! Hear about the study, career, networking and social opportunities that help USC students compete on the global stage, or shine right here at home.

    "Please help me choose!"

    Not sure what you want to study? Frightened of making the wrong choices? Learn how to choose the right program and career path based on your interests, strengths and goals (and why you shouldn’t panic if you do change your mind).

    "I want to study but I'm not sure I can…"

    Nervous about starting uni? So were our panellists. They have reassuring stories and firsthand advice on how to get confident, prepare for study and balance those other priorities you’re worried could get in the way of success.

    Choose the uni that’s right for you

    Not sure which university is right for you? Where and how you study is just as important as what you study. Hear from current students, graduates and staff about how USC compares to other universities they’ve experienced.

  • Learn how to prepare for the jobs of the future, whether you should take a gap year, or how to balance study and sport.

    There’s also a special panel session for your support person.

    Careers of the future

    How do you study for a job that might not exist yet? Our panellists talk about the core skills you’ll need for the future workforce – and how to start building them during your degree and protect your future options.

    Is a gap year a good idea?

    Are you considering a gap year? Are you prepared to make the most of it? Here’s what you need to think about. (Plus, how to make travel part of your degree.)

    High Performance Sport at USC

    The smartest sports stars have a plan for life after sport. Find out about USC’s High Performance Student Athlete Program, and hear some of USC’s top student athletes talk about how to prepare for exams and the Olympics.

    Cheer Squad 101

    Are you supporting your child, partner or friend as they get started at uni? We’re here to help you help them. Our panel has tips on how you can provide support during the decision-making process and the transition to student life.

  • These must-do information sessions will show you the programs and career opportunities on offer in different study areas.

    Learn the difference between health science and nursing; how you actually study to become a paramedic; the skills you need to be a good engineer or lawyer; or what kind of teacher you want to be.

    When you leave, you’ll have a better idea of which programs you might choose and how you should order your QTAC preferences.

    Each session is 30 minutes long and is on at 11am, 12noon and 1pm.

    Choose up to three study areas:

    Business, IT, Tourism and Events

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Business (all majors)
    • Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Events Management)
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
    • Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology

    Come to this session if you’re interested in careers in business, international trade, accounting or financial planning, management, marketing, tourism or IT.

    Law and Criminology

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Laws (including double degrees)
    • Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (including double degrees)

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers as a lawyer, legal researcher, criminologist, forensic psychologist, law enforcement officer, youth or community justice worker or community corrections officer.

    Psychology and Social Sciences

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Psychology
    • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
    • Bachelor of Counselling
    • Bachelor of Social Work
    • Bachelor of Human Services

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers in psychology, counselling, social work, youth work, community development, and child safety.

    Creative Industries

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Creative Industries
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Design
    • Bachelor of Design and Marketing
    • Bachelor of Serious Games

    Come to this session if you’re interested in careers in graphic design, web design, game design and development, advertising, marketing, performing arts, film and TV.

    Communication

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Communication
    • Bachelor of Creative Writing
    • Bachelor of Journalism

    Come to this session if you’re interested in careers in media, journalism, writing and editing, public relations, communications and social media.

    Arts, Languages and International Studies

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of International Studies
    • Bachelor of Social Science
    • Diploma in Languages

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers in international relations, foreign policy, international or community development, interpreting/translating, publishing, research, drama and performing arts.

    Education

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
    • Bachelor of Primary Education
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies
    • Double degrees in Education

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers as an early childhood educator or teacher (primary or high school), or other roles working with children and young people.

    Sport and Exercise Science

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Science
    • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
    • Bachelor of Sports Studies
    • Diploma in Sport and Fitness

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers in exercise physiology, sport science, biomechanics, coaching and sports management.

    Science and Biomedical Science

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Associate Degree in Science (Medical Laboratory Science)

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers in biomedical research, scientific research, pharmaceuticals, working in a laboratory, or would like to study medicine one day.

    Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Nursing Science
    • Bachelor of Midwifery
    • Bachelor of Paramedic Science

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers as a registered nurse, midwife, ambulance paramedic, emergency care paramedic, or aeromedical officer.

    Health Sciences

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Nutrition
    • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
    • Bachelor of Health Science
    • Bachelor of Health and Community Care Management

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers in nutrition, dietetics, occupational therapy, health research, community health and public health promotion.

    Environmental Studies

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Environmental Science
    • Bachelor of Environmental Management
    • Bachelor of Animal Ecology
    • Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning
    • Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers in environmental management and protection, wildlife management, conservation and sustainability.

    Engineering

    This session includes:

    • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours)
    • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours)
    • Double degrees in engineering

    Come along to this session if you are interested in careers in engineering, construction, environmental management, transport, manufacturing, technology and aviation.

    Uni Pathways

    Come along to this session if you’re interested in USC’s bridging programs, including the Tertiary Preparation Pathway.

  • Grab your notebook and take a seat in the lecture theatre for a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a USC student.

    Our lecturers will be teaching real content from some of our most popular first-year courses.

    Choose one of these 45-minute sessions commencing at 12noon:
    • Business
    • Law and Criminology
    • Health and Sport Science
    • Education
    Choose one of these 45-minute sessions commencing at 1pm:
    • Communication and Creative Industries
    • Science and Engineering
    • Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
    • Social Sciences
  • Info Hub

    Visit the Info Hub to speak one-on-one to our lecturers and tutors about the programs you’re interested in. This is the perfect place to ask more detailed questions and get into the nitty gritty.

    You can also chat to our Student Central team about how to apply, scholarships, studying overseas and more.

    Self-guided tours

    Grab a map and go for a stroll around our beautiful campus. Stop in at the Library, Art Gallery, CAVE2TM 3D visualisation studio and USC Stadium, where students and staff will be on hand to show you around and answer all your questions. And see how many of the 202 species of insects, 112 species of birds, 10 species of reptiles, and five species of amphibians recorded on the campus you can find. Start with the nesting boxes!

Register for Open Day!