Australia's University of Enterprise and the University for South Australia contributes at all levels to the social, intellectual, economic and cultural development of regional communities. We have a deep and lasting commitment to the regions of South Australia and are committed to working with the local communities to ensure our deliveries meet the needs of the regions and the entire state.
In its strategic action plan, Crossing the Horizon, the University has set itself the goal of engaging with society beyond the classroom and campus and building on its strong social mission and commitment to the communities it serves, adding value to the economic and social environment of society. The University of South Australia has a strong commitment to community engagement and providing valuable services to build stronger communities. The University works closely with local, national and international communities to address issues of significance and places high importance on regional engagement and its connections with the wider South Australian community.
View the University of South Australia’s Regional Engagement Framework.
Our Regional Footprint
Regional engagement activity is led and contributed to by many areas across the University, ranging from informal community interactions, outreach programs, recruitment initiatives, research collaborations, business engagement and student placements. Our network of regional campuses, learning and study centres enable us to advance the interests and aspirations of communities in rural and regional Australia by developing distinctive, lasting and mutually beneficial education, research, economic, social and cultural partnerships, and by providing knowledge, expertise and resources that contribute to the life of those communities.
Regional Engagement Facility
The University of South Australia has many locations, each with a range of facilities, programs and course offerings. The University has two regional campuses, located in Whyalla and Mount Gambier. Our campuses have a range of student facilities including libraries, lecture theatres, learning spaces and commercial food and beverage outlets. Our campus facilities are available to all UniSA students, whether studying on-campus or in external mode.
The University has Study Centres located at Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Ceduna. A Study Centre is typically a shared space, established in partnership with a community organisation. They may include student computers and workstations, basic student amenities and access to the UniSA network and online resources. While you may find staff and teaching facilities here, these study centres do not offer the full range of services you would find at one of our campuses.
Regional Engagement Activity
Whyalla is home to the State’s largest regional university campus.
Mt Gambier Campus
The Mt Gambier campus is located on the picturesque Limestone Coast.
Department of Rural Health (DRH)
A multi-disciplinary health science school operating across regional SA.
Indigenous Participation Pathway (IPP)
Build the skills needed to study successfully at tertiary level.
Areas of study and research
- Health Research
- Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
- Centre for Cancer Biology
- Centre for Drug Discovery and Development
- Centre for Population Health Research
- Centre of Research Excellence for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Rural and Remote High Risk Populations
- International Centre for Allied Health Evidence
- Medicine and Device Surveillance CRE
- Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College