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Industry engagement

At UniSC, we believe that a better tomorrow is best achieved through collaborative partnership with our students, staff, community and industry.

Making impactful change through partnership

We can all benefit from the impact of this collaboration. This is why we strive to make industry engagement everybody’s business at UniSC.

Together we can broaden industry experience opportunities, enhance graduate employment outcomes, and leverage business and industry development opportunities that contribute to a better tomorrow.

Why partner with us?

In less than three decades, UniSC has grown from a single greenfield campus to a multi-campus university with over 18,000 students. As we continue to grow, our mission to enrich our regions, connect with our communities, and create opportunities for all, will be strengthened through increased engagement with industry and community.

Founded with a close alignment of values and expertise, a strategic partnership with UniSC can provide new opportunities and improved student success, growth in research activity and impact, and contribute to industry growth and prosperity locally and globally.


Access and grow talent

At UniSC, we place great emphasis on providing meaningful experiences and creating opportunities for our students to ensure they are work-ready once they graduate.

Student scholarships

Support students to reach their full potential through providing a scholarship or bursary. Your support can make impactful change to people and society.


Events and initiatives

Connect with our students and give back to the next generation by sharing the knowledge and skills that contributed to your organisation's success.


Research partnerships

Collaborate with our researchers to create impact, drive growth, and access new knowledge and funding opportunities.


young office workers in a team meeting
Innovation and commercialisation

Brainstorm commercial ideas, accelerate your existing business, or take your vision all the way to the investors at UniSC’s Innovation Centre.


Professional learning

Keep pace with the fast-changing business environment with short courses and training delivered by UniSC's industry experts.

Venue hire and co-location

Access UniSC's modern and flexible spaces for events or co-location opportunities for business of any size.

Opportunities to give back

A gift today can truly change the future. Make a difference in partnership with UniSC.


Our industry partners

Building strong and long-term relationships with industry and community opens new possibilities. Explore some of our partnership success stories and how they are making impactful change.

In our region

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) 2013 – 2033 was developed via a partnership between Sunshine Coast Council, State Government and local business and industry partners to guide and facilitate economic development in the region. After a period of significant growth and change within the region, a review of the REDS is currently underway. Michael Campbell from Lucid Economics facilitated consultations with local business and industry leaders that will help to inform the direction of the REDS. In this video, hear from Taksil Dias, UniSC.


‘Huge regional opportunities’: UniSC partners with Comlink Australia on future of aged care

A new partnership between community care provider Comlink Australia and UniSC allows more university students to stay in their home regions and earn while they learn, and will also help tackle critical workforce shortages in aged care.

Free workforce planning course for Queensland small businesses

Businesses seeking skilled staff will benefit from a new free short course developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Nicholas Hill has already secured employment with KPMG after he graduates with a Bachelor of Commerce (accounting)
On the fast track from UniSC to KPMG

After thinking he may not make it through his first semester, Nick is ticking off a list of successes including completing an internship and securing a job with KPMG.

Key contacts

General enquiries: Email:

Taksil Dias
Taksil Dias

General Manager | Industry Engagement

Belinda Hopegoog
Belinda Hopgood

Manager | Industry Engagement