At the University of Canberra (UC), preparing you for the workforce is our core focus. It’s this practical focus to learning that ensures our graduates enjoy the top employment and salary outcomes in Canberra year after year.

Our connection to local industry sets our students apart. You’ll learn from industry-connected teachers who have impressive expertise in their fields. Plus, each and every one of our courses includes a range of practical experiences – from internships, to industry projects and clinical placements.

You’ll be spoilt for choice, with over 200 courses across a diverse range of study areas.

Facilities & Services

Our classes take place in contemporary, technology-enabled spaces that reflect the modern workplace.

Thanks to our deep connection with the Canberra Health community, you’ll find impressive facilities on campus, such as the University of Canberra Rehabilitation Hospital, the UC Health Clinics and a range of simulated learning environments for nursing, optometry, physiotherapy and more.

We also offer

  • the latest science laboratories and specialist equipment
  • industry-equipped film, media and recording media studios
  • state-of-the art sporting commons and sport research spaces
  • contemporary, technologically enhanced computer labs
  • a range of modern and comfortable collaborative learning space.

Admission & Selection

We believe university education should be accessible to all. That’s why we offer admissions and pathways programs that use diverse criteria to help get you to UC.

School Leaver Admission options:

  1. ATAR entry
    If you apply to UC through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) and meet the entry requirements for your course, you’ll receive an offer in the main UAC offer rounds each year.

  2. Early Offer Round
    The Early Offer Round provides you with an early offer based on your Year 11 results and a personal statement, before you receive your ATAR. All Year 12 students are welcome to apply to receive an offer via UAC.

  3. Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
    SRS provides you with an early offer for your UC course, based on the recommendation of your school, before you receive your ATAR.

  4. Portfolio entry
    Portfolio entry is available for all students applying for UC undergraduate courses in arts and design, the built environment, or communication and media study areas. It lets you potentially receive an offer for your course based on the merits of your creative portfolio, rather than your previous studies or qualifications.

Admission for Non-School Leavers

If you aren’t a recent school leaver, you're encouraged to apply directly to UC through our online application portal. It’s an easy process and there’s no fee if you apply through the portal.

There are a number of factors that we'll consider when assessing your application. No matter how long ago you finished school, you can still gain admission into your preferred course using your ATAR, UAI or TER.

We will also accept admission based on prior study including Vocational Education and Training (VET) even if it was only partially completed. If you have at least one year of full-time professional work experience, we can consider it when assessing your application.

Study options

At UC, we know how important flexibility and student support are to your success.

Our proven practical approach to learning, strong ties to industry and innovative Work Integrated Learning programs will get you where you want to go.

We offer study options from short courses, to bachelor degrees and a range of postgraduate programs from short Certificates to full Master degree programs.

Our key study areas are:

  • Allied Health
  • Sport
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Business
  • Politics and Society
  • Arts
  • Law
  • Media and Communications
  • Design
  • Built Environment
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