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Supporting incarcerated students

At USQ, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to access higher education. To support our incarcerated students, we've developed a selection of programs that can be studied whilst incarcerated.

We understand that as an incarcerated student your needs are unique and internet restrictions will impact how you are able to study. USQ has developed learning materials in an 'offline' format which is available in the Offline Enterprise Platform or the Offline Personal Device. This means you will be able to complete your program without the need for online resources or internet access.

During your studies, Correctional Centre staff such as an Education Officer may be able to provide you with support throughout your program including:

  • communicating with USQ
  • applying and enrolling
  • assignment submission
  • coordination and facilitation of exams
  • referral to a career development practitioner
  • accessing resources that will help inform your career decision making

Authority to speak on your behalf

During your studies if you have any questions, the Correctional Centre Education Officer will speak to USQ on your behalf, therefore a  Limited Resources Support (LRS) and Third Party Authority Consent Form (PDF 201KB) must be completed.

If a family member or friend wants to contact USQ on your behalf, the Student Authority to Act Form (PDF 116KB) will need to be completed and returned to USQ.


Are you unsure if studying a university program is right for you? We've developed a series of workbooks called Unlocking a Future Career, which is designed to help you with the decision to study at university and provide support for students soon to be released from a correctional centre. If you would like a copy of these workbooks, please ask your Education Officer.

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