Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University (SCU) is a university based on the North and Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is a regional University with more than 14,000 students. The University's primary campus is in Lismore, with other campuses located at Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast.

The University is Australia’s seventh-largest provider of distance education. It also has international students from about 50 countries. More than 700 students are enrolled on-campus and with partners in Australia, with a further 1300 enrolled in overseas programs.

Southern Cross University offers courses in arts, education, social sciences, business, tourism, law, health, indigenous studies, and environmental science.

Southern Cross University offers the Bachelor of Business (majors in Accounting, Marketing or Human Resource Management) and Bachelor of Information Technology degrees at the Institute of Business Studies. Students who successfully complete the IBS Advanced Diploma in Business or Information Technology receive a maximum of 16 units’ advanced standing into the Southern Cross University Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Information Technology degrees. Students must successfully complete 8 units with SCU to be awarded the bachelor degree.

University of Papua New Guinea

The University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) was established by ordinance of the Australian administration in 1965. This followed the Currie Commission which had enquired into higher education in Papua New Guinea. The University of Papua New Guinea Act No.18, 1983 bill repealing the old Ordinance was passed by the National Parliament in August 1983.

There are more than 15,000 students annually in Port Moresby campuses, five Open Campuses and 13 Study Centres. In July 2008, it was announced that a new Open Campus would be opened in Honiara. It will be the first UPNG campus in the Solomon Islands.

IBS has been a Study Centre of the University of Papua New Guinea since 1996, in which it conducts their Diploma in Accounting Programme in Port Moresby.

UPNG offers a range of courses in the following disciplines:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Health Sciences
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • Law
  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

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