New diploma options available to Fraser Coast students

THE University of the Sunshine Coast is expanding its career-focused study options for Fraser Coast Students.

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Applications are now open for one-year diplomas in Education, Animal Ecology, Business and Allied Health Assistance.

The qualifications will be available locally from next year.

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USC Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett said the one-year diplomas would offer choice and flexibility for those wanting to take the initial step towards gaining tertiary qualifications to achieve their career goals and enhance their job prospects.

“This suite of undergraduate diplomas aligns with workforce demand and regional priorities and reflects USC’s commitment to offer the very best higher education opportunities for our Fraser Coast community,” Professor Bartlett said.

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Online diplomas in Education (Early Childhood), Education (Primary) and Business will be also available to Fraser Coast students in 2022.

Each diploma comprises eight undergraduate subjects, and students who successfully complete them can choose to exit with a standalone qualification or apply for up to a year’s credit towards a USC undergraduate degree.

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“As well as having the option to gain university-level knowledge and foundational skills to help secure employment in their desired fields, the diplomas will also help students realise their own strengths and capabilities for further higher education,” Professor Bartlett said.

“For those who decide to continue their academic journeys, and who meet the necessary requirements, there is a smooth pathway to advance towards gaining a degree.”

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Applications are also open to study degrees in Nursing Science, Primary Education and Social Work and enrol in the university’s bridging program Tertiary Preparation Pathway at USC Fraser Coast in 2022.

Students can also complete Honours, Masters and PhD programs through USC Fraser Coast.  

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