About - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Rise, and shine.

At USC, we see opportunity. Everywhere.

We’re a young university, not limited by tradition or old ways of thinking. We strive to pass this mindset on to our students and staff.

Whether it’s building a career or pursuing a lifelong passion, connecting with your community at home or all around the world, we’re here to help you realise every opportunity.

We value your natural curiosity, your creativity, your resourcefulness, and your commitment to make an impact on the people around you.

This supportive environment sets us apart – our teachers and staff dedicated to ensuring you have the tools you need to reach your goals, whatever they may be.

We provide the hands-on learning and practical skills needed by the people of our diverse regions from Moreton Bay to the Fraser Coast: the nurses, teachers, mental health and medical professionals, environmentalists, scientists, engineers, lawyers, problem solvers, creators and creative thinkers, high-performance athletes, entrepreneurs and the leaders of tomorrow who improve the lives of people at home and abroad.

Vice-Chancellor and President's welcome

The official welcome from the University of the Sunshine Coast's Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett.

female graduates on Graduation day

Our Vision

To become Australia’s premier regional university.

Our mission

Enriching our regions, connecting with our communities and creating opportunities for all.


At USC we will:

  • Advocate for equitable access to education and knowledge.
  • Recognise and embrace diversity and inclusion.
  • Champion environmental sustainable principles and practices.
  • Commit to fair and ethical behaviour.
  • Respect our people, our communities, and their potential.
  • Be accountable to ourselves and each other.
  • Strive for excellence and innovation in all that we do.

USC offers flexible study options at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast.


A snapshot of USC's enrolments, students, graduates, staff and regional profile.

students talking together, standing against a yellow wall

USC is committed to creating a work and study environment which values the rich diversity of its staff and students.


USC is committed to developing an environmentally sustainable campus for students, staff and the wider community.


Find out about USC's wildlife through blogs, stories and the remarkable photography of Gerard Mills

Learning and teaching

Find out about USC's learning and teaching activities, and services for students and staff.


Strategy, quality improvement and planning are crucial to defining the University’s vision, direction and goals.

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Information about the University's organisational structure, including Council, Executive, Schools and Academic Board.

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The University of the Sunshine Coast's policies and procedures cover a range of categories, and may apply to students, staff and visitors to the campus.

2020 Workbook Covers

The University produces a range of reports each year including the Annual Report, Indigenous Education Statement and Workplace Gender Equality Act public report.

University Mace

Each year, USC recognises people who have made outstanding achievements by conferring a variety of honorary awards to nominated recipients. The University is very pleased to include a such a distinguished group of people among its Honour Roll. Read their stories.