OPEC College

Diploma to Degree Qualification Pathways with Southern Cross University (SCU)

Upgrade your qualification to a degree with SCU

Diploma to Degree pathways are now available for OPEC College Alumni at Southern Cross University (SCU).

By applying credit from your Diploma to a particular Degree pathway, OPEC College Alumni can achieve significant cost savings. You also have the advantage of completing your degree sooner, bringing the advantage of better career choices and the potential for promotion a little closer.

How does it work?

How it works in practice is that you are given credit from prior learning, also known as advanced standing, to articulate into a first or second year of a Tertiary Degree course. Then, with some additional study, you can achieve a higher qualification.

Credit offerings vary between different courses depending on your OPEC College qualification and what you would like to study, with some Diploma to Degree pathways offering a 50 per cent course credit.

What does SCU offer?

Southern Cross University offers a broad range of courses including Digital Enterprise and IT, Law and Justice, Social Welfare, Busines, Tourism and Education, with most faculties offering a multitude of pathway options for graduates of OPEC College.

Credit offerings vary between different courses depending on your OPEC College qualification and what you would like to study.

For example, an OPEC College graduate with a Diploma of Business could use the pathway to study a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise with Southern Cross University, achieving a guaranteed total of 96 credits toward the qualification, which represents 33 per cent of the course.

Alumni with an Advanced Diploma of Marketing and Communication could use the pathway to undertake a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Marketing, achieving a credit of 144 points, which represents 50 per cent of the course.

To consider what courses are available to you, please click here  to explore the many pathway options.

About Southern Cross University

World class results

Southern Cross University has achieved world-class results in research, rankings, student satisfaction and overall reputation.

Long-established education provider

SCU a long-established, tertiary education provider which offers a vibrant teaching, learning, research and cultural environment to help students achieve their goals.

Multiple campuses and online

The University has campuses at Lismore, Coffs Harbour, the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with opportunities for online learning.

Find out more about vocational linkages with Southern Cross University here