UniSA offers an outstanding package of support services for elite athletes and performing artists. We want to do all we can to help you succeed in both your education and your sporting or performing career.

Pre-application support & guidance

Before you apply to study at UniSA, we are available to discuss your study options, entry requirements, credit and anything else that may impact on your program choice.

Contact us to arrange your pre-application discussion.

Flexible study options

UniSA's range of flexible study options allows you to study at your own pace and in your preferred environment.

Whether you study as a full-time or part-time student, our range of courses available in on-campus and online mode, together with evening classes and intensive delivery options, will help you strike the right balance between your work, life and sporting commitments.

Flexible study options include:

  • Online study
    Some degrees can be studied partially or completely online. View which postgraduate studies are available online here.
  • Part-time study
    A part-time study load is anything less than 75% of a normal full-time annual study load.
  • Mixed-mode attendance
    Completing some of your studies on-campus and online at the same time.
  • Intensive study
    Usually completed full time over a few weeks during summer or winter school.

The options available vary between programs, so make sure you visit the program information page for each program you are considering to explore your options.

You may also like to consider the study options available through UniSA Online - 100% online, career-focused degrees which give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study.

Advice & Support

At any stage of your study, you can come to us for advice and guidance. We offer an extensive range of services, resources and tools to help you plan your study around your sporting commitments. 

We understand that it can sometimes be difficult for you to meet attendance requirements for classes, placements and exams. That’s why at UniSA we have flexibility and special circumstances provisions for elite athletes and performing artists built into our policies.

We will support you in negotiating the flexibility you need when it comes to attendance, taking leave, cross-institutional study, or meeting other academic requirements. 

Whether it’s planning your timetable, working out how and when to sit your exams, or exploring study options - we’re here to help!

Please send all requests to askCampusCentral@unisa.edu.au.


At UniSA we recognise the importance and commitment levels of your athletic or performance goals and will act as an advocate for you in the University environment. This means everything from considering our policies with you in mind to negotiating with others on your behalf.

UniSA Sport

UniSA Sport is the gateway to all sport, fitness and recreational opportunities at UniSA. UniSA Sport manage the gyms, indoor pool and indoor courts across the four metropolitan campuses and oversee a variety of sporting clubs as well as numerous campus, community and intervarsity representative events, all of which as an elite athlete you are encouraged and welcome to get involved with.

As an elite athlete you are eligible to apply for the UniSA Sport Athlete Development Program to take your training to the next level. Gain unprecedented access to UniSA Sport’s high level facilities and training environment with support from our highly qualified staff. In addition you will have access to on-campus allied health services and fitness testing facilities.

Become a UniSA Sport member today, free for UniSA Students and receive regular e-newsletters on what you can get involved in throughout the year.

Additional student support services

All of this is in addition to UniSA's full range of general student services - including counselling, childcare, disability services, accommodation assistance, learning and teaching support, and career services.

Find out more on the Elite Athlete & Performer Well-being and Student Services pages.

Orientation Week information session 

At the start of each year the UniSA Elite Athlete & Performing Artist Program holds a voluntary session during Orientation Week to welcome all prospective and current Elite Athletes & Performers to the new academic year.

The session will provide important information on how to make the most of the support services offered by the program, allow you to meet with other Elite Athletes and give you a chance to meet the UniSA Elite Athlete & Performing Artist Program Coordinator.

Details of when and where the session will be held can be found on the Orientation Week website.

Industry Engagement

UniSA is proud to partner with a variety of sporting organisations, from elite sporting teams through to community-based organisations.   These innovative and successful industry partnerships drive progression toward a healthier future, while providing a springboard for students to develop skills and relationships beyond the classroom.  

Details of how your sporting organisation can benefit from a partnership with UniSA can be found on the the Industry Sport Relationships website

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