UniSQ – Top 5 questions asked for support

01 Sep 2022

The support team at UniSQ have compiled some of the top questions they get asked and the answers to those questions.


I am a mature-age student wanting to study with UniSQ. What are my options?

As a mature aged student there are different options when applying to UniSQ depending on the program you’re wanting to study and your previous study.
  • If you have not completed year 12  or any other study, one of our pathway programs would be the best options.
  • If you’re an undergraduate student and you haven’t studied with TAFE Queensland or UniSQ, you will need to apply through QTAC.
  • If you’re applying for a postgraduate program, apply direct to UniSQ via the online application portal.
Not sure you’ll meet the entry requirements of the program you’re hoping to study?  Let us know and we’ll be happy to give you some advice.

What is online study and how does it work?

Studying online with UniSQ means you will gain access to your course content through our online learning portal, UConnect.

All of your readings, lectures and weekly tasks will be uploaded to your online study desk, where you can access them at your convenience. This houses learning materials such as online lectures, live tutorials, course modules, readings and discussion forums. All of your assignments will be submitted online and any exams you may have can be taken at an exam centre close to you.

What is a Commonwealth Supported place?

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a place in a higher education program where the Australian Government shares the cost of your study by paying part of your fees directly to the University. Students in a CSP pay a reduced fee called a “student contribution” and eligible students may defer this portion of their fees to a HELP loan.

Your letter of offer will indicate if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Commonwealth Supported Places are only available to eligible domestic students.

Am I eligible and how do I apply for credit?

You may be eligible for credit towards your UniSQ study, if you have completed prior study, such as a few subjects, a full Diploma /Degree and/or have relevant work experience.

The amount of credit granted will depend on the type of prior learning and the degree you applying for.

As we receive a high volume of credit applications at the beginning of each Semester, applying early will give us time to process your application before the Semester starts.

If you are a current UniSQ student, you may apply for credit online by going to:

  1. Log into UConnect
  2. Student Centre
  3. Online Requests tile
  4. Add a New Request
  5. Credit Transfer menu item

Credit may be requested for:

  1. Study at an External Institution (126 KB)
  2. Study at UniSQ (124 KB)
  3. Work Experience (205 KB)

You must provide supporting documentation with your credit request. The type of supporting documentation depends on the type of prior learning.

An application for credit is separate to your application to study, therefore:

  1. If you are applying to study directly to UniSQ, you will be directed to the Online Credit application once you have submitted your application to study.
  2. If you are applying to study via QTAC you will be able to access an application for credit via the QTAC application process.

Credit based upon work experience does not apply to all programs and students are encouraged to contact your faculty before commencing work on your credit application.

Your application will be assessed by the relevant Faculty and in most cases will be finalised within 10-20 days. You will receive the outcome of your application via email.

Further information on applying for credit is available.

Can I work and study?

Yes, you can.

Many students will work part-time while studying full-time to get some extra money. On the other side, some students will work full-time and study part-time to upskill, change careers or because they want to learn something new.

Students who work while studying have to organise their study around work and family commitments by choosing a program and study mode that suits their situation best. At UniSQ you can choose to study online or on-campus, part time or full time, so you can choose what best suits you and your situation.

You can choose whether to work while you study or not, it’s completely up to you and your situation.

UniSQ also offers personalised career development advice for current students and those thinking about studying at UniSQ.


If you have further questions to ask UniSQ about support for your future studies please see the below options to contact them


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