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The governing Councils of QUT and the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) have agreed to move towards a transfer of QUT’s Caboolture campus to USC from 1 January 2018.
QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake and USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill welcomed the planned transition.
Both universities are committed to the future of higher education in the Caboolture region, and are resolved to act in the best interests of students, staff and the community.
Professor Coaldrake said QUT had proudly nurtured university education in the area having invested in the campus over 15 years of stewardship.
“In that time, QUT has provided the local community with undergraduate courses in business, nursing, education and creative industries at our shared campus with TAFE Queensland,” Professor Coaldrake said.
“This change comes at a time when USC is expanding its presence in the region, and it is appropriate for QUT to transfer its Caboolture campus to USC to facilitate this consolidation.”
Professor Hill said USC would seek to maintain and expand the impressive educational platform established by QUT at Caboolture.
“USC already has a close relationship with schools and the community in Caboolture, and we see the campus transfer as an opportunity to consolidate and increase this engagement,” Professor Hill said.
“We currently have 400 students enrolled from Caboolture and Morayfield, and a total of 1,400 students from across the Moreton Bay region.”
Professor Hill said the campus transfer would give USC a strong presence in the Moreton Bay region ahead of its planned opening of a full-service campus at Petrie in 2020.Both universities will work in partnership regarding the potential implications for QUT and USC staff and students.
QUT will follow through with its school outreach activities, under the Commonwealth HEPP Program which aims to ensure that people from low socio-economic backgrounds have the ability to study at university.
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Semester 2, 2017 will be 'business as usual' at QUT Caboolture campus, with teaching continuing as normal. You're encouraged to maintain your current enrolment for semester 2, 2017.
These options are available to students from 2018.
To assist you with your decision making for this option, you can express your interest in studying a USC program. This will then allow for USC to undertake a credit transfer assessment which will detail what subjects you've undertaken and allow USC to advise which of the studies will credit towards a USC degree. You are able to lodge these requests now and assessments will be back to you within a couple of weeks. The last date for lodgement of the credit assessment for USC programs is the 29 September, 2017.
If you decide that, after you've received your credit assessment, you wish to transfer to a USC degree, you will need to follow the transfer process which will be provided to you in September.
This will involve completing your studies through undertaking USC units at Caboolture cross-institutionally from 2018. This means you will study approved USC units and QUT will then grant advanced standing (ie credit) for the units undertaken with USC towards your QUT degree.
Nursing students will still be required to undertake some QUT subjects. Details of these requirements will be communicated with nursing students over the coming weeks.
QUT will advise you in September of the process to request to study cross-institutionally with USC.
Students with a preference for this option will be supported to complete 96 credit points with QUT by the end of 2018. If records indicate that this applies to you, and this is your preference, QUT will be in touch with you in to discuss your options.
You should submit a change of campus form and QUT will then amend your home campus information. This form should be submitted by 24 November 2017 (noting that Creative Industries students automatically transfer to the City campus in 2018 and therefore will not require a transfer form to be completed).
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All Creative Industries students wishing to complete a QUT degree will automatically transfer to the City campuses from Semester 1,2018. If you have a preference to complete your studies at the Caboolture campus, you will have the opportunity to transfer to USC and graduate with a USC degree.
To assist with your decision making, you can now express your interest in studying a USC program which allows USC to undertake a credit transfer assessment of the studies you've already undertaken and allow them to advise which subjects will credit towards a USC degree.
As a QUT student, you will also have the opportunity to study individual subjects cross institutionally at another approved institution, which includes USC.
Please note: QUT and USC use different terminology. A QUT unit is a USC course and a QUT course is a USC program. For consistency, the term ‘subject/s’ will be used represent QUT units/USC courses. Similarly, the term ‘degree’ will be used to represent QUT courses/USC programs.
QUT and USC will work together for the remainder of this year to ensure a successful handover, effective 1 January, 2018.
Both QUT and USC will work in partnership regarding the transition arrangements for QUT and USC staff.
USC proposes to have students on campus for the beginning of Semester 1, 2018.
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None. Teaching and classes will continue as planned, and the QUT campus will continue to run its day-to-day services and activities as normal.
There will be no QUT offerings to commence study at Caboolture campus in 2018 and beyond. USC will be offering courses at Caboolture from 2018.
QUT staff will be available on campus in Semester Two, 2017, to assist with prospective students’ enquiries.
The circumstances of admitted students who are not enrolled will be considered individually and QUT will be in contact with each student to work through their options.
Students who complete their award with QUT Caboolture by the end of Semester Two 2017 will graduate with a QUT degree.
If you have successfully completed 96 credit points (8 standard subjects) of your degree at QUT then you are eligible to graduate with a QUT degree.
As advised by the University Registrar, the options available to students are:
You can now express your interest in studying a USC program, which allows USC to undertake a credit transfer assessment of the studies you've already undertaken and allow them to advise which subjects will credit towards a USC degree.
For further information, please refer to the Registrar's recent email to you.
All Creative Industries students wishing to complete a QUT degree will transfer to the City campuses from Semester 1, 2018. If you have a preference to complete your studies at the Caboolture campus, you will have the opportunity to transfer to USC and graduate with a USC degree.
As long as you have completed at least 96 CP (8 standard subjects) of QUT studies, you will be able to graduate with a QUT degree under the transition arrangements, even if some of your ongoing studies are delivered by USC. Please contact your Faculty for further advice.
Students on leave of absence will be contacted by QUT to discuss their options.
Yes, it is understood that TAFE will continue to run courses from the Caboolture campus.
Details on the Orientation program for transferring and cross-institutional students will be provided once finalised.
USC will offer assistance to students.
USC have advised they hope this will not happen as there could potentially be new students on the campus as Sippy Downs students may elect to undertake subjects at Caboolture.
The timetable for 2018 is still being considered by USC and QUT.
If remaining at the Caboolture campus, you will be given a USC log-in and you can access information when available.
USC have advised that most subjects will have on-campus lectures. USC is focussed on class based, on-campus delivery of undergraduate programs.
USC have advised that lectures are recorded at the campus it is delivered at, as is the practice at the USC Sippy Downs and Hervey Bay campuses.
USC have advised that they will be offering all years for all programs offered at Caboolture from 2018.
Yes you can, but some subjects will only be offered in one semester, so your degree duration may be extended further. Please be aware that USC may have different processes and key dates to abide by.
If you transfer to USC, a checklist will be included with your offer for enrolment at USC which will require you to re-complete the forms to defer your debt. If you remain a QUT student and study cross-institutionally, QUT will confirm your financial status and USC will apply the same arrangement.
Studying cross-institutionally means if you are enrolled at a university you can study subjects at other universities to gain credit towards your degree. In the specific case of Caboolture, you can remain at the Caboolture campus as a QUT student, but can enrol into USC subjects to finish off your degree. This is designed for students who have completed 96 credit points with QUT. If this is your preferred option, you are encouraged to contact your Faculty for a detailed study plan. For students with less than 96 credit points, please contact your Faculty for assistance.
All Creative Industries students wishing to complete a QUT degree will transfer to the city campuses from Semester 1, 2018. If you have a preference to complete your studies at the Caboolture campus, you will have the opportunity to transfer to USC and graduate with a USC degree.
If you chose to graduate with a QUT degree and study some of your subjects cross-institutionally with USC at the Caboolture campus, you are a QUT student, however you will be considered a cross-institutional student if undertaking USC subjects.
Students who have completed 96 credit points will be able to graduate with a QUT degree and complete subjects cross-institutionally with USC at the Caboolture campus. USC will be offering programs in Accountancy, Business, Creative Industries, Education and Nursing from 2018 and have indicated their interested in expanding their program offerings at the Caboolture campus into the future.
Students who have completed 96 credit points will be able to graduate with a QUT degree and complete subjects cross-institutionally with USC at the Caboolture campus. Course progression maps have been provided for each program under the discipline tabs on the FAQ site. For further information, please contact your Faculty for a study plan that will detail the timeframes required to complete.
Please note, all Creative Industries students wishing to complete a QUT degree will transfer to the city campuses from Semester 1, 2018. If you have a preference to complete your studies
On-campus support services for QUT students are still being considered by QUT and USC.
Please note, QUT cross-institutional students can still access QUT welfare and support services offered at the city campuses.
The type and range of services offered to students are still being worked out. Consideration will be given to the continuation of current services.
Both QUT and USC are working on a plan for disability support at the campus and will provide further information regarding this once finalised. Both institutions are committed to a smooth transition for these arrangements.
As a QUT student will you have access to QUT’s Equity Scholarship Scheme. Further information can be found on the QUT Student Equity Scholarships Scheme page.
You would access the Blackboard site for your QUT or USC subject. If you are studying USC subjects you would log into the USC Blackboard site. Similarly, if you are studying a QUT subject, you would log onto the QUT Blackboard site. Therefore, you will require separate log-ins for both institutions
Library, support services and information technology arrangements for QUT students are still being considered by QUT and USC.
From 2018, facilities previously managed by QUT will be managed by USC. Therefore, access will be via a USC access system.
Yes, cross-institutional students can return to study subjects at QUT’s city campuses. Contact the relevant faculty for advice prior to changing.
This may be possible, however it is recommended that you seek advice from your Faculty in regards to an appropriate study plan.
Once approval is given by your faculty to study cross-institutionally with USC, you will need to submit HELP forms to USC and complete the enrolment processes as prescribed by USC. Information on these processes will be provided to students before the end of semester 2.
It is understood there is no time limit for cross-institutional studies, however there may be different processes and dates to abide by. Contact your faculty if you require further information.
Cross-institutional subjects currently don’t count towards your final GPA as they are credit for subjects undertaken. You will receive an academic transcript from USC which will detail your academic performance in the cross-institutional subjects.
If you are applying for health positions include copies of both USC and QUT transcripts.
Yes, as long as the 5 subjects you have left are offered by USC and in the semesters you require. Ensure you contact your Faculty to confirm which cross-institutional subjects you can undertake.
Yes, you may choose to do this. However, it is recommended that you contact your Faculty to confirm which cross-institutional subjects you can undertake.
There may be student roles available. Further information will be made available once known.
Complete the change to a city campus form to transfer to a city campus.
No, you don't have to transfer to a QUT city campus in 2018.
For further information, please refer to the Registrar's recent email to you on the 14 August 2017.
Please complete the Change to a city campus form.
Yes. All Caboolture students will be able to transfer to their equivalent course at Kelvin Grove or Gardens Point.
Students need to take that into consideration when deciding whether to continue at Caboolture or transfer to Kelvin Grove or Gardens Point.
As a QUT student will you have access to QUT’s Equity Scholarship Scheme.Further information can be found on the QUT Student Equity Scholarships Scheme site.
Education students: The Faculty of Education will flag ex-Caboolture students to ensure that they are given professional experience in the Caboolture area.
Nursing students: The InPlace computer program uses residential address postcodes to allocate students to clinical practice locations. If you live in the Caboolture area you will have access to placements in this area, however all placements may not be at Caboolture hospital.
The timetable for 2018 is still being considered.
Yes, all QUT school programs, visits and events, will continue to go ahead as scheduled.
We value our long-standing partnerships with schools, and will continue to work hard to ensure that people from all backgrounds have the ability to study at university.
The University of the Sunshine Coast opened in 1996, and was the first greenfield university to be established in Australia since 1975. The University serves the Queensland Coast from Hervey Bay to Moreton Bay, with campuses at Sippy Downs, Gympie, Southbank in Brisbane and study centres at Fraser Island, Noosa, Caboolture and North Lakes. It contributes strongly to the economic and cultural development of the region it serves. It is renowned for its student support, work-integrated learning, and innovative study programs.
Approximately 30 minutes by car. USC already provides a subsidised shuttle bus service that travels from North Lakes via Caboolture to the Sippy Downs campus.
At this time, USC plans to offer at least the same (or equivalent) degrees as those that are currently available through QUT at Caboolture from Semester 1, 2018. USC will also investigate opportunities for additional degrees over the coming months, and will make this information available on its website as soon as decisions are finalised.
USC will continue to align its degree offering with the needs of local industries and the wider Caboolture community.
Students received individual communication on 14 August inviting them to submit a request for a credit assessment via an expression of interest. USC will undertake the assessment and provide students with the outcome.
You will be reassessed by USC if you submit an expression of interest.
Transferring students will need at least 96 credit points or 8 standard subjects to graduate with a USC degree. For students with less than 8 standard subjects to complete, please contact your Faculty for advice.
USC and QUT are working on a direct admission process so that application through QTAC will not be required. Further information on this process will be provided.
SSAF payment arrangements are currently being looked into and will be included with fee information.
Any legislation changes will affect ‘new’ students (and students that transfer will technically be considered as new USC students). If the legislation is passed, new students would need to pay international fees, so it may be wiser to stay at QUT in a Commonwealth Supported Place.
QUT and USC Bachelor of Education degrees are accredited with AITSL and ACECQA (for Early Childhood). They are both recognised in Queensland and interstate as meeting the requirements for teacher registration.
Both QUT and USC degrees are accredited by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board for students who successfully complete to be eligible for registration as a nurse with AHPRA.
There are differences between QUT and USC’s 2018 Academic Calendars.
QUT Academic Calendar 2018
USC Academic Calendar (semester-based) 2018
Like QUT, USC is committed to promoting wide-ranging and enduring benefits to the communities it serves.
USC already has a close relationship with schools and the community in Caboolture, and sees the campus transfer as an opportunity to consolidate and increase this engagement.
USC currently have 400 students enrolled from Caboolture and Morayfield, and a total of 1,400 students from across the Moreton Bay region.
Yes, QUT has proudly nurtured university education in the area for 15 years, and will continue to do so. QUT will follow through with our school outreach activities under the Commonwealth HEPP Program. QUT values our long-standing partnerships with schools and the community and will continue our work in the region.
USC intends to continue to offer degrees at the Caboolture campus once the Petrie campus has opened.
Yes, if the degree is offered there.
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