UniSA is proud to have developed a strong commitment to engaging with and developing tertiary education in the state’s regional communities – so much so that it is a pillar of the University’s strategic direction.
The Centre for Regional Engagement (CRE), established in 2005, is located across the University’s Whyalla campus and Mount Gambier Regional Centre. Our team of over 60 dedicated academic and teaching staff provide specialised tuition, learning and scholarship opportunities to around 450 local and international students. As our name suggests, community engagement is central to our mission.
Higher Education Investment Fund - $18 million to improve facilities at Mt Gambier and Whyalla
The Whyalla Campus and Mt Gambier Regional Centre will benefit from $18 million share in $22 million awarded to the University of South Australia by the Commonwealth Government's Higher Education Investment fund.
The funding will support a threefold expansion of the Mt Gambier Regional Centre, and upgrade of IT infrastructure for both Mt Gambier and Whyalla.
It will mean we will be able to offer a wider range of degrees in regional areas - and ensure country students have access to state of art technologies and simulation labs to improve the student learning experience.
This funding win reflects the strong support for improved educational services from regional South Australian communities. We extend our sincere thanks to all those who backed the bid and look forward with excitement to working with those communities to offer an outstanding education to students in Whyalla, Mt Gambier, their surrounding areas and beyond.
For more information about the HEIF bid and how funds will be used, view the press release (PDF 287KB).
Addressing rural and regional issues
We offer targeted undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in disciplines such as nursing, social work, engineering, and foundation studies, specifically designed to meet the needs of local rural and regional communities.
We also undertake a range of significant research projects, working closely with business, industry and community partners to reflect rural and regional priorities and interests.
In conjunction with the University Department of Rural Health, we host one of the University's research centres, the Centre for Rural Health and Community Development which has developed significant research initiatives surrounding rural health, resource management and indigenous issues. At any one time, around 20 talented and energetic PhD and Honours students are provided with specialised supervision.
Please get in touch to discuss different study options available and let us answer any questions you may have about studying at our regional centres.