USQ’s campuses are in cities with lower costs of living.
Australia is known as one of the world’s most diverse and welcoming countries. We take pride in being a welcoming and inclusive place.
Our campuses are an easy driving distance to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.
Five stars for internationalisation and employability.
*QS Stars, 2019
We are ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide.
*QS Rankings, 2020
USQ is a regional research intensive university conducting highly ranked, world-changing research.
We offer world class facilities such as flight training simulators.
USQ is dedicated to providing quality study programs across all study levels to students around the world.
Established as a university in 1992, it has delivered high quality education programs to the Darling Downs region since 1967. Now ranked in the top three per cent of universities worldwide (QS Top Universities, World University Rankings 2020) servicing a diverse and vibrant international community, USQ graduates enjoy the highest career-entry salaries in Australia (Good Universities Guide, 2018–2020).
USQ is a comprehensive and research intensive regional university that operates from three Southeast Queensland campuses (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich), the Queensland College of Wine Tourism (Stanthorpe), online and through trusted national and international education partners.
USQ’s chosen and highly-ranked research agenda is recognised by the Australian Research Council’s excellence framework (2018–19) and benefits local communities, the nation and the world.
Academics are engaged with their fields as industry professionals, integrating real-world knowhow with teaching and learning expertise.
With strong connections to industries relevant to its study areas, USQ delivers programs that provide students with access to workplace integrated learning and internships.
USQ also maintains strong support from the communities where its campuses are located and has a five star rating for internationalisation and employability (QS, 2019).
Do you want to work as a psychologist? USQ’s Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is developed specifically for those of you who wish to become practitioners.
The program places a heavy emphasis on developing both research and professional skills including a deep understanding of the ethical principles that inform psychological practice.
Throughout the degree, you will be involved in research projects and in activities that foster psychological professional skills. By the end of your degree, you will have had exposure to treatment regimens and experience in the interpretation of psychological tests.
The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) is fully accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a four-year sequence of study. Graduates are eligible to apply for probationary registration as a Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Those who complete the four-year Honours program are also eligible to go on to complete further studies at the Masters level with the aim of registration as a clinical psychologist.
This degree will allow you to work towards becoming a clinical or professional psychologist.
Professional psychologists often find careers in occupational health and safety, change management, professional development, community consultation, and advocacy.
Many students also end up working in roles that do not involve the title of psychologists. These include welfare officers, youth workers, support workers, and employment officers in areas such as child safety and corrective services.
With a combination of theory and clinical simulation in our well-resourced labs and nursing wards, USQ’s Bachelor of Nursing prepares you for practice as a registered nurse, in hospitals, community settings, mental health settings, GP practices, clinics, rural and remote health services and aged care facilities across Australia and the world.
This degree aligns with current Australian professional nursing standards of practice and will give you the skills to deliver high-quality nursing care to people of all ages.
Almost 50 percent of the degree is devoted to clinical practice within simulated on-campus labs or in health care settings, including large metropolitan hospitals, mental health services, regional health care services, aged care settings, community health services, specialty clinics and rehabilitation centres.
At USQ you will learn how to provide the very best nursing practice, and will graduate as a skilled, knowledgeable and highly employable nurse.
Find out what’s involved in the placement process and what opportunities and support USQ and organisations, such as Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH), offer for rural and away placements.
The Bachelor of Nursing at USQ is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) and is listed as an approved program with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulating Authority (AHPRA).
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing you will have the skills required to work as a registered nurse in a multitude of settings in Australia or overseas including public and private hospitals, community health, mental health, aged care, home health care, indigenous health, occupational health, rural practice and international nursing.
With the Biology major in the Bachelor of Science, you will gain a broad knowledge in biology, chemistry and communications, as well as the option of more detailed knowledge in disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and physiology.
This degree will give you a strong grounding for a range of science-related careers or for more specialised postgraduate study.
As a graduate your career opportunities include; research officer (universities, defence, CSIRO, DPI, industry, government, and health), technical officer (labs), agricultural scientist, technical/sales representative in pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnological industries, molecular biologists, microbiologists.
After further study you would be able to become a biotechnologist, dietician, research scientist, secondary science teacher, or medical specialist.
Employment opportunities also exist in laboratory work in agricultural, food, health, medical, veterinary, educational and industrial settings, plant breeding, science journalism.
Gain specific skills that are unique to being a paramedic, and be trained in the areas of assessment, analysis, decision making and working in difficult situations.
From first year and throughout your degree, you will complete 18 weeks of clinical placements with Queensland Ambulance Service and in other healthcare settings.
Improve your skills in our simulated ambulance and emergency training labs.
This degree is designed by leading medical and paramedic staff who understand the real-world of pre-hospital emergency care.
USQ’s Bachelor of Paramedicine is accredited by the Paramedicine Board of Australia and listed as an approved degree with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
A paramedicine degree enables graduates to be employed in multiple areas, such as with the ambulance, intensive care paramedic, emergency and disaster management, flight rescue services or community education.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Paramedicine will be able to apply for entry-level Ambulance Paramedic positions with Australasian ambulance services.
Is your passion to work in the sport, exercise, health or fitness field?
The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science will develop your knowledge and skills to apply the science of sport and exercise and develop interventions that improve sport performance, health, and fitness, and assist in the prevention of chronic diseases.
During your degree, your studies will cover all aspects of sport and exercise science, including anatomy and physiology, psychology, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, and programming and delivery, alongside professional placements.
By combining theoretical knowledge and practical applications with 140 hours of professional placement, you will be well-equipped for the career market.
This degree is currently under review for accreditation with Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA).
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science you can expect to find employment in areas such as health and physical activity promotion, as a sports coach, gym manager, recreation officer, personal trainer, sports development officer, or work within sports tourism, community sport and recreation, and promotion of sport performance among athletes.
The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science may also provide a pathway for postgraduate studies in sport science, elite sport performance, and clinical disciplines.
USQ Master of Clinical Psychology provides advanced training in psychological assessment and clinical intervention and has been developed for students wishing to gain registration as a Psychologist with an Area of Practice Endorsement in Clinical Psychology.
The coursework component is offered as mandatory on-campus workshops, with mid-week workshops at USQ Toowoomba and Saturday workshops at USQ Ipswich.
Learn high-level clinical skills to become prepared for entry into the Clinical Registrar program leading to Clinical Endorsement.
Our USQ Psychology and Counselling Clinics, located in Ipswich and Toowoomba, provide services for the community including therapy services, and, developmental and cognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Services are provided by postgraduate students who are provisionally registered psychologists working under the supervision of our USQ Supervisory team, who are registered Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists, and are approved supervisors under the Psychology Board of Australia.
USQ’s Master of Clinical Psychology is accredited with the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a fifth- and sixth-year program in psychology.
Are you looking to achieve registration as a Psychologist? Graduates of the Master of Clinical Psychology can apply for:
- general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia
- an area of practice endorsement in Clinical Psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia, after completion of the Clinical Psychology Registrar program
- full membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS) after graduation
- admission to the APS College of Clinical Psychology after completion of the Clinical Psychology Registrar program
Graduates of this degree can work as a fully registered General Psychologist in the public and private sectors, and as a Clinical Psychologist following completion of the Clinical Psychology registrar program.
Scholarships for International Students
Each scholarship will have a maximum value of 25% of the tuition fees for the duration of the approved study program (except for the Bachelor of Nursing) and will be applied as a 25% reduction of the tuition fees.
This scholarship is valued at the cost of accommodation on the USQ Toowoomba Residential Colleges for the first semester of on-campus study.
Each scholarship will have a maximum value of 10% of the tuition fees for the duration of the Bachelor of Nursing program on-campus at USQ.