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Student support

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We've got you covered

University can be an exciting and sometimes unfamiliar journey, but at USC we've got your back through your entire studies – from the moment you walk onto campus to the day you graduate.

We have a range of support services available to make your transition to university study as smooth as possible. Explore just some of the services on offer to ensure you succeed at whatever you study.

Academic and study support

All our friendly staff are here to help you succeed. We have a range of learning resources and tailored support services designed to make sure you get the most out of your university experience. Ask us about one-to-one support, academic skills workshops and online advice to help you get the most out of your studies.

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We offer a free, confidential counselling service with a qualified psychologist to support our students while they’re studying. Our team of professionals are here to help you manage your mental health in a safe environment.

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Disability support

If your studies are affected by a disability, learning disorder, mental health issue, injury or illness, or you are a primary carer for someone with a disability or who is considered frail and aged, AccessAbility Services can provide access to appropriate reasonable adjustments and practical advice about the support and facilities available to you throughout the University.

Contact AccessAbility Services on
Tel: +61 7 5430 2890 or Email:

Career and employment

Arm yourself with the information and advice you need to get your career heading in the right direction. We’ll help you decide on a career path, develop your skills and experience, apply for a job and prepare for an interview.

Financial support

There’s plenty of financial support available to help you while you’re studying at USC. Whether it’s advice about managing your money or a financial boost via one of the hundreds of scholarships or bursaries we award each year, we can help you no matter what your needs are.

Our scholarships and bursaries aren’t just for high academic achievers or students who are struggling financially either. They’re also available for students achieving sporting success or who are involved in community work such as fundraising, volunteering or taking a leadership role.

International students

USC International is here to assist you with your application to USC and provide guidance in relation to Student visa and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) matters. Once you are a USC student, Student Central will be happy to assist you. For more information visit the While you are studying pages.

Getting started

USC has an active network of student groups and support services to help you settle into studies and make the most out of your university experience. You can talk about your studies, get information about support services available and receive advice about balancing study with work, family and your social life. We help make the transition to university life easier.

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Health and wellbeing

Take care of yourself with our range of health and wellbeing services designed to help you maintain a healthy mind, body and social life on campus. We can help you with managing your mental health, stress management strategies, tips for staying fit and healthy, and information about initiatives to keep our university a safe and inclusive space for everyone.

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Indigenous services

Make the most of academic mentoring, learning spaces, community engagement activities, sport initiatives and other support services in this culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at USC.

Contact Indigenous Services on Tel: +61 7 5456 5889 or Email:

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Parents and supporters of students

Whether you’re the parent, partner, carer, teacher, friend or relative of a future or current USC student, you play a valuable role in guiding and supporting them in their journey. We have a dedicated space with all the information you need to help your student reach their full potential. Have a look at our Parent Lounge for all the information you need to help students succeed at study.