Australian Institute of Advanced Studies has confirmed pathways to SPC Group Brisbane and Cairns,
University of the Sunshine Coast and Southern Cross University. 

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SPC first opened its doors in Cairns city in 2001 and never stopped growing. Against all odds moved to Kewarra Beach in 2011, a residential suburb north of Cairns to ensure students can focus their energy in developing their English skills in a quiet and peaceful location on a short bike ride from the beach. more information



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We are focused on delivering a quality educational experience, with choice in degrees, lifestyle benefits, experiences, modern facilities and a commitment to support for students. You don’t need to be a student to enjoy our world-class facilities. Learn more about opportunities for schools, alumni, business and industry; browse upcoming community engagement activities and events; or learn more about working with us. more information



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Southern Cross University is a multi-campus university on Australia's east coast. We are proud of our reputation as a progressive institution, engaging with the communities we serve to create change that has impact around the world. Our campuses are located in southeast Queensland adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport, in New South Wales at Lismore and in Coffs Harbour, where the University’s National Marine Science Centre is also located. more information


Australian Institute of Advanced Studies is forging links with universities to give students credit towards university programs. Our management team is in the process of negotiating formal agreements with a number of universities for direct articulation programs.

There are many pathways that lead from an AUS-IAS course to a university degree. When you study with AUS-IAS, you'll open up many possible future routes into higher education. AUS-IAS partners with a number of universities to deliver graduate qualifications.

Many AUS-IAS qualifications can earn you credit towards a Degree at universities or higher education organisations across Australia. The amount of credit you may receive depends on the agreed arrangements (known as articulation arrangements) for your qualification and the higher education qualification you want to do.

You may be eligible for:

  • Credit for a whole year or stage of a university or other higher education qualification.
  • Credit towards some elective components only of a university degree. These may equate to a whole year of study, but usually not all of the first year.

How do I apply for credit?

Each university has a different way to apply for credit. You usually have to provide evidence of your AUS-IAS qualification when you apply for entry or at enrolment. Check the process with your chosen university or institution. Even if credit transfer arrangements exist and you meet the criteria, your entry is not guaranteed.

What if no credit transfer agreement is listed for my course?

Where there is no AUS-IAS articulation agreement for either your chosen AUS-IAS course or your chosen university, you may still approach any Australian university to negotiate your own credit arrangement.

University Links

Links to University Websites

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Griffith University

University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Central Queensland University (CQU)

Southern Cross University (SCU)