Study options at UniSA Whyalla
The following courses are available for study at the UniSA Whyalla campus:
- Foundation Studies
- Aboriginal Pathway Program
- Early Childhood Education (Honours)
- Primary Education (Honours)
- Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical) *
- Social Work
* Some occasional attendance for practical sessions at Mawson Lakes campus in Adelaide will be required. These sessions are arranged in a block of a few days and students generally are required to attend no more than two times per year.
Take the next step towards your career goal, while continuing with your work and other commitments.
A study seachange
Kemal Brkic, Bachelor of Education (Primary)
“I feel much more prepared now at 40 than I was at 18-19 years old, at that age all I wanted to do is see and experience the world, I know so much more now. It’s not going to be easy, full-time study is like having a full-time job, hard work for four years; however I know the rewards will come. Not too many people could say they have had two careers in their life time.”Kemal Brkic has already had one career he was passionate about, working for Victoria Police at the Dog Squad. After 13 years, Kemal decided to pursue a career as a primary school teacher. "I live one kilometre from uni and I can certainly see a future staying and teaching here.”
Kemal’s advice for new students, “Chip away every day. You need to do a little bit every day, no matter how little you do. Four years pain for long term gain!”
Solid foundation for teaching
Kirsty Connor, Bachelor of Education (Primary), Foundation Studies
University was always part of the career plan for Kirsty Connor, but after high school, circumstances lead her straight into a full-time work opportunity. After 10 years, Kirsty decided it was time to start her university study, but felt she needed help with this new phase of her life.
“I chose to study Foundation Studies because I had not studied in a very long time and I was concerned about studying at a university level and all the aspects of academic writing. I wanted to enter a degree program with the confidence and understanding of university expectations. I wanted to understand my capabilities, strengths, weaknesses and develop critical thinking, researching, referencing and essay writing skills. I completed Foundation Studies and feel it gave me the confidence I needed and prepared me for an undergraduate degree.
”Now studying the Bachelor of Education (Primary) on campus at Whyalla, Kirsty enjoying the smaller class sizes, close community feeling at UniSA, and calm lifestyle the town affords. She hopes to work in a school with students from more disadvantaged backgrounds, and empower students to further their education.
Areas of study and research
- UniSA Cancer Research Institute
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre
- Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Development
- Creative People, Places and Products Research Concentration
- Design Research for Health & Wellbeing
- Digital Transformations Research Group
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Research for Educational and Social Inclusion
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College