As a post-graduate, you more than likely lead a busy life where making time for anything is invariably a challenge. And yet you have a need to get ahead and make the most of your life – and existing qualification(s). This is where distance learning and distance education comes into its own. Where you can study further, in your own time, at your own pace – from home.

At the University of Southern Queensland, we understand the time pressures of our students (more than 25 000 of them, studying for a variety of programs and courses in over 100 countries) and go out of our way to offer flexibility in learning wherever we can. It is because of this, and our experience and expertise, that today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of distance education, and one of the world’s most awarded and recognised. So whether you’re set on studying for an MBA, an MBA with Project Management, a Masters in Project Management or anything else, know that in USQ, you’re in particularly good hands.

The South Africa Australian Education Centre (SAAEC) represents the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) in Africa providing students across the width and breadth of the African continent with the opportunity to pursue a USQ qualification at home though quality distance education. Based on the West Rand, Johannesburg South Africa, our programs meet the educational requirements for a number of professional associations and are continually updated to ensure you are job-ready once you have graduated.

By studying through USQ, you’ll be studying with one of the most experienced education providers in the world and one that has been recognised as such by virtue of multiple awards received for its global education initiatives and expertise in providing flexible learning opportunities. Recognition comes from a number of independent bodies and in a number of forms.

Why Study with USQ?

TOP 200

USQ is in the top 200 universities in the world under 50 years old.


More than 98,000 alumni across 146 countries


USQ’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) has ranked 11th in the world for best online MBA and achieved a Tier One rating.

No. 1

No. 1 university in Queensland, Australia for graduate employment.


USQ’s graduates earn the highest starting salaries in Australia.


USQ has been awarded 5 Stars for Internationalisation and Employability.

Awarded to USQ:

2012 World Education Congress Global Awards - The ‘Woman Super Achiever Award’ was presented to the Vice-Chancellor and President Jan Thomas, from amongst 4 000 nominations.

MyUniversity website - MyUniversity ranked USQ as the second best university in Queensland for the number of students who find full-time work after study.

i-Graduate International Student Barometer (ISB) 2011

The International Student Barometer is a global survey designed to gather information about international students' experiences with 130 universities worldwide and 30 Australian universities participating.

In this survey, USQ ranked:

1st in Australia for ‘Learning Overall’
2nd overall in Australia (up from 9th in 2010)
3rd for Student Support categories.

Department of Education, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education Higher Education Statistics: USQ was adjudged to the leading provider of distance education from 2007-2011.

Australian Research Council (Excellence in Research for Australia study - released 2011) : The Australian Research Council rated research at USQ as world-class in four clusters: agriculture and veterinary sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences and accounting and auditing. inSync Client Satisfaction bi-annual national survey: USQ was declared the number one Library in Australia in 2008 and 2010.

USQ students come from over 100 countries around the world and are of all ages and backgrounds. Because of the diversity of our student population, we are cognisant of the need to be flexible to their needs. By studying through a USQ Education Partner (such as SAAEC), you will benefit from this flexibility and our personalised attention to your unique circumstances. As a USQ student, you become part of a global family of more than 25 000 students completing their studies throughout Australia and the world. So wherever you are in Africa, be it South Africa, East Africa, West Africa or even North Africa, know that you will be welcomed with open arms.