University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is and always has been committed to providing a transformative educational experience accessible to everyone, whatever their stage of life and background. This is a central element of our current strategic plan and an aspiration we are absolutely committed to.

Our much-valued predecessor, the Canberra College of Advanced Education (CCAE) transformed many lives with its focus on professional education, at a time when the political and economic climate gave many people opportunity—especially those not traditionally expected to enter tertiary education. This is a commitment that we continue today, within the globalised higher education sector.

UC still has a clear professional focus offering a range of applied degrees and a strong commitment to work integrated learning. Our education and research aims to help build just, prosperous and sustainable communities to redress disadvantage. We are also committed to building the national Reconciliation agenda, through tangible actions under our Reconciliation Action Plan.


  1. Film production students Cameron Griffith and James Christie-Murray standing in front of an elevator

    UC film 'The Elevator' rises to the occasion

    A short film made by University of Canberra students was officially selected to screen at this year’s BAFTA accredited Aesthetica Short Film Festival in England

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  2. students on campus

    UC cracks world’s top 100 young unis

    QS rankings place the University of Canberra in the 91-100 band of universities under the age of 50 making their mark on the global stage.

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  3. A render design of an external view of the UC Public Hospital

    Vision for UC Public Hospital unveiled

    The final design for the University of Canberra Public Hospital has revealed and the head contractor for the $139 million project announced

    More on Vision for UC Public Hospital unveiled
  4. SignOnSite co-founders Alexandria Garlan and Mitchell Harmer

    UC’s start-up businesses accelerate

    Three teams of University of Canberra students and alumni shone during the 2015 GRIFFIN Accelerator program

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Important Dates

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  • Date – to be announced

    Winter Term deferred and supplementary examination period begins

  • Monday, 30th Nov 2015

    Last day to apply for 2016 UC Honours Scholarships

  • Tuesday, 1st Dec 2015

    Summer Semester Teaching period Begins