Welcome to the Southern Cross Education Institute
Higher Education

SCEI-HE is registered to provide higher education bachelor and graduate diploma courses at its Melbourne campus. Your time at SCEI-HE will expand your professional and creative opportunities by enabling and challenging your innate creativity, critical thinking and problem solving capabilities.

Through the efforts of our dedicated, experienced and talented academic staff, our Institute will deliver a progressive and industry validated program of Human and Community Services, to produce job ready graduates. As students and graduates you will play a crucial role in the delivery of critical human and community services in Australia and abroad.

We take pride in our cultural diversity and dynamic, evolving learning environments.
We look forward to your personal contribution to the shared experience of our student family, and to the national and global communities of practice in your new careers.

“I have faith that you will make lifelong, meaningful friendships during your time here that will assist in establishing a global SCEI-HE Human and Community Services Alumni.”
Professor Anona Armstrong AM
Corporate Board Chair

CEO’s message

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Silvija Dobson
Southern Cross Education Institute Higher Education

I would like to welcome you to Southern Cross Education Institute – Higher Education (SCEI-HE). The courses we are currently offering include the Bachelor of Human and Community Services, the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education.

These courses provide high-standard quality of provision and career prospects in Australia and internationally.  We offer key practical and hands-on professional experience through work placements in partnership with reputable organisations, institutions and centres in the community. The experiential nature of our courses through external placement opportunities has been designed to combine study and real-world experience to increase opportunities for our students to develop the skills, networks and tools they need to successfully secure full-time and part-time work in their chosen field. The courses we offer are accredited by relevant government agencies, professional and industry bodies.


We are committed to providing a collaborative and active learning environment, fostering a culture of scholarship in teaching, learning and research in our curriculum and pedagogy. This is also supported by academic integrity and continuous improvement in your learning experience and professional development. Our teaching teams are highly qualified and experienced, and most have PhDs in relevant areas of teaching and research. The SCEI-HE teaching team comprises some of the most dedicated team members you will love to learn with.

SCEI-HE is regarded by stakeholders as a respected, ethical, innovative, and sustainable national quality higher education provider through a supportive and positive learning environment that focuses on theoretical knowledge, practical application and promoting academic excellence.


The six core SCEI-HE values are excellence, inclusivity, communitas, accountability, partnership, and academic freedom and freedom of opinion. We have campuses in Melbourne and Adelaide and are expanding nationally. SCEI-HE envisions an expansion in offer in 2022 into Bachelor and Master programs in Teaching both in the primary and secondary education sector along with a Master in Social Work (qualifying) to increase pathways for our students and the network of partnerships.


We have successfully transitioned students into careers in health, education and community services and enjoy working with engaged students. We welcome you on board and look forward to supporting you in this exciting journey to success.