Charles Sturt University (CSU) offers excellent educational opportunities to students across Australia and around the world through its network of regional campuses and highly regarded distance education programs. The university builds on the proud history of its predecessor institutions, some of which date back more than 100 years.
As one of Australia’s largest regional universities, CSU has campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Canberra, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Parramatta, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga, as well as a Regional University Centre at Wangaratta, a campus in Ontario, Canada, and the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) in Manly.
International students can study business and information technology at CSU Study Centres in Sydney and Melbourne.
CSU has developed a course and research profile with a focus on giving back to regional Australia and meet workforce shortages. Graduates are encouraged to live and work in regional communities, but are also equipped with the skills to give them a competitive edge in metropolitan or even international settings. Strategic and applied research at CSU is recognised internationally, but also focuses on areas that support and contribute to regional communities, such as agriculture, health and water security.
Flexible study options allow CSU students to study from almost anywhere in the world, at a time that suits them. Study materials, interactive learning activities and a range of communication tools are provided online, so students can fit study around their work and lifestyle commitments, while still feeling connected to the CSU community. More than 24,000 CSU students are enrolled in courses by distance education.
Students at CSU receive support at every step of their study journey. A range of entry programs help students access a university education, including regional bonus points, an Indigenous program, and pathways through TAFE. Teaching staff are committed to helping students achieve their goals, and a range of learning skills, disability, counselling and other support programs are also offered to ensure gaining a degree is a positive experience. Support services may be available face-to-face, online or by phone or email, to suit each student’s needs.
Each campus has its own distinctive character, and a range of impressive state-of-the-art facilities, including dental and oral health clinics, an allied health clinic, television studios and editing suites, modern computer laboratories with the latest software, and a range of laboratories. Students gain extensive practical experience to prepare them with the latest knowledge and skills to step straight into a career when they graduate. Strong connections with industry and government, coupled with a high level of workplace learning, ensure CSU consistently ranks highly for graduate employment, making it a great place to take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding career.