Life at UniSA offers a range of opportunities and experiences for your student to embrace along their journey to an unstoppable career! As Australia’s University of Enterprise, our degrees provide students with the skills they need to graduate career-ready with innovative teaching, hands-on and real-world experiences. As South Australia’s #1 university for student satisfaction^, studying at UniSA is a great opportunity for your student to make lifelong friends, broaden their horizons and maximise their potential.

You can play a critical role in helping your student choose a study program and support them along the way in their university experience. UniSA’s here to help you with useful tips and pointers!

^ ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2021-22 – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities.

Guide for Parents and Friends


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Help identify your student’s interests and career choices

Choosing a career path can be a challenging task and may take some time! You can utilise UniSA’s tools below to help the student in their first steps to university!

Explore UniSA

During their decision-making process, we encourage you and your student to explore UniSA to learn about the benefits of studying with us! Attending UniSA’s Open Days, campus events, tours or tuning into one of our webinars are great options to gain further insight into what we offer.

Choosing a study program

After your student has identified their interests, explored what UniSA has to offer and chosen their career path, it’s time to choose a program to study. UniSA has a large variety of study options to suit each students unique pathway. Once your student has chosen the program that suits them, they can get started with their application! We have some helpful resources to help students navigate the application process.

Life at UniSA

We understand that the transition from school to university can be challenging for some students, which is why we provide full support for students from their first day of orientation all the way through to their graduation day. Along with student support, UniSA provides great opportunities for students to get involved, meet new people, and create unforgettable memories throughout their university journey! From clubs and societies, sport teams, to events on campus, there’s so much for students to get involved in to enrich their time at UniSA.

University costs

The costs of university will be different for everyone. At UniSA students are offered either a 'Commonwealth supported place' or a 'fee-paying place'. A Commonwealth supported place means that the Australian Government contributes to the costs and the student pays a 'student contribution', which can be deferred to a HECS-HELP loan. Check out our Fees and Finances webpage for more detail. We encourage students to explore and apply for scholarships, which are available for many programs and for students in all different circumstances. UniSA also supports students relocating to Adelaide with finding accommodation that suits them.



ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021-23– Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities.



ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2021-22 – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Domestic Undergraduate). SA public universities.



ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Teaching Quality Indicator (Postgraduate). SA public universities.

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