Key information

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Study mode

On campus
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Campus locations

Bathurst
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Duration

5 years (3 years full-time then 2 years part-time study)
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Admission information

7000
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 1 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

With CSU's Bachelor of Nursing – Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) you'll have a career that will take you places – from regional, remote and urban Australia to all corners of the globe.

Graduate with a versatile skillset

You'll complete the Bachelor of Nursing full-time at Bathurst in the first three years of the course, gaining a solid theoretical and practical grounding in health care. You'll then go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) part-time over two years online.

Advance your skills with the latest technologies

The Bachelor of Nursing component prepares you for health care equipping you to work in a broad range of contexts and with patients across the lifespan. You will become a competent and adaptable graduate, able to be a creative and critical thinker, and a reflective and ethical practitioner, educator and facilitator.

Learn complex problem solving skills

The Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) enables registered nurses to transition to paramedicine and enhances complex problem solving skills. You will complete theoretical subjects in the sciences and health care, as well as nursing and paramedicine clinical placements to develop your practical skills.

The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited through the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. The Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) has provisional accreditation with the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc.

The Bachelor of Nursing is accredited through the ANMAC and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) has provisional accreditation with the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc.

During the Bachelor of Nursing, you will develop practical skills using simulated learning in various health care settings on campus, as well as attending placements. These may include working in secondary health settings with children and adults, community or residential aged care facilities, mental health community or institutional settings, or other primary, secondary or tertiary health settings.

Students in the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) complete 140 hours of clinical experience in a supervised placement in an ambulance service setting. The placement focuses on developing clinical skills working with patients with acute health conditions, with an emphasis on communication, scene management and procedures dealing with airways, breathing, circulation, posture and patient assessment.

All students are required to comply with the risk management policies and procedures of their host ambulance authority while on placement.

Immunisation

NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all clients in health care settings and providing a safe and healthy working  environment for all staff and other clinical personnel, including students  undertaking workplace learning. This commitment includes adopting an assessment, screening and vaccination policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specific Infectious Diseases (PD2011_005) that minimises the risk of acquiring infectious diseases. Compliance with this  policy is mandatory for all health facility staff, including students on clinical placement.

Students must comply with NSW Health immunisation and vaccination requirements and be verified prior to being allocated to a workplace learning facility. This applies to all students regardless of state or territory. All students must undergo vaccination against infectious diseases prior to being allocated to a facility within NSW or other states. Results of these vaccinations are kept on a  personal record card (available from the School through which the student is  studying). This card must be presented, upon request, by NSW Health, or other health facility staff, whilst the student is attending workplace learning.

The Policy requires that you consult your local doctor to  obtain written proof of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.

NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of this policy have been met, and failure to comply with the requirements may jeopardise completion of your studies.

As a full course of vaccinations may take several months to complete, you are advised to consult your local medical practitioner well in  advance of the commencement of your studies.

PLEASE NOTE that, as many courses involve workplace learning in the first year of study, the hepatitis B immunisation should be commenced early to meet NSW Health requirements.

Further information is available from NSW Health.

Working with Children Check

Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.

First Aid Certificate

All students are required to have a current First Aid Certificate, obtained at their own cost, from an accredited body (Workcover  approved) before undertaking any workplace learning. The Senior First Aid Certificate must be current for the duration of the course.

If you are an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse or Paramedic you may instead provide documentation from a current employer which indicates evidence of competency based CPR accreditation.

NOTE: As many courses include workplace learning in the first session, students are advised to complete their First Aid Certificate prior to commencement of their first year of study.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient
CLS411 Paramedic Internship
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component for online students:

NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
CLS412 Introduction To Internship
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

Nursing

Your professional nursing skills and strong knowledge of regional and Indigenous health services will equip you to become a registered nurse with opportunities to work in a vast range of health facilities. You'll have the knowledge to support your decision-making processes, skills to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and positive and caring attitude to work at the front line of health care.

Urban and rural health care

While there is a particular need for high-quality health professionals in regional, rural and remote locations, you'll also be in high demand in urban and metropolitan settings reflecting as they do the resilience and independent thinking for which rural Australians are known.

No two days are ever the same

From essential nursing care to acute care and crisis management, your skills will be highly valued in all situations.

Nursing

Your professional nursing skills and strong knowledge of regional and Indigenous health services will equip you to become a registered nurse with opportunities to work in a vast range of health facilities. You'll have the knowledge to support your decision-making processes, skills to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and positive and caring attitude to work at the front line of health care.

Urban and rural health care

While there is a particular need for high-quality health professionals in regional, rural and remote locations, you'll also be in high demand in urban and metropolitan settings reflecting as they do the resilience and independent thinking for which rural Australians are known.

No two days are ever the same

From essential nursing care to acute care and crisis management, your skills will be highly valued in all situations.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Students who have previously completed part or all of a tertiary course may be eligible for credit, as per CSU Credit Regulations.
The following credit packages apply for Enrolled Division 2 Nurses entering the Bachelor of Nursing.

Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Diploma of Nursing NSW TAFE Course No 4393 Diploma of Nursing Course Nos. HLT51607 and HLT51612
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS111 Professional Nursing 1: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Certificate IV (2008 and beyond): Course No. 3262
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Cert IV (prior to 2008) Course No 3228
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
Enrolled Division 2 Nurse Cert IV (prior to 2008) Course No 3228 + Medication Endorsement
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYNNKSNG
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYNN214707

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

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Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYNNKSNG
UACOn campusBathurstCGSYNN214707

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Jordan Hoffman - Bachelor of Nursing / Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice

“I always wanted to become a nurse and CSU was the ideal university to study at because of its professional attributes and location. I loved my nursing placement because a huge part of it was the hands-on learning. The highlight of my university experience was definitely graduating and meeting lifelong friends.”

Jordan Hoffman - Bachelor of Nursing / Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

To complete this combined course and graduate with the Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) students must successfully complete 256 points from a combination of eight and sixteen point subjects.

Students can transfer and exit after completion of 192 points with the Bachelor of Nursing as outlined in the Bachelor of Nursing enrolment pattern.

Bachelor of Nursing

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing
NRS221 Life-Stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)
NRS311 Life-Stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Key subjects

BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)

Students will graduate with the Bachelor of Nursing.

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

The course will consist of 64 credits points consisting of:
APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies
CLS411 Paramedic Internship
CLS412 Introduction To Internship **
CLS410 Major Incident Management
PHC401 Paramedic Intensive Care for Paediatrics
PHC404 Paramedic Systems
PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

Internships must be completed in an approved out-of-hospital setting such as a statutory ambulance authority. Students undertaking the internships must satisfy the risk assessment requirements of the relevant ambulance authority.
** This subject has a 5 day residential school.

FULL-TIME (this course is available at the Bathurst campus to full-time students only)
Session 1

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning
NRS112 Essential Nursing Care: Valuing Health
NRS113 Introduction to Primary Health Care

Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS121 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Communication
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses

Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing

Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Division 2 Nurse TAFE NSW Diploma of Nursing HLT51607 or HLT51612
Session 1

BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)

Session 2
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 3
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 4
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Division 2 Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW 2008 and beyond.
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing 1: Foundations of Learning

Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses

Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)

Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Division 2 Nurse Cert IV TAFE NSW prior to 2008.
Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
NRS111 Professional Nursing: Foundations of Learning

Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
NRS122 Essential Nursing Care: Foundation Skills
NRS123 Professional Nursing: Health Law for Nurses

Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
NRS211 Essential Nursing Care: Acute Care (16 point)
NRS212 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Health and Nursing

Session 4
NRS221 Life-stage Considerations: The Older Person
NRS222 Essential Nursing Care: Mental Health Nursing
NRS223 Essential Nursing Care: Chronic and Complex Nursing (16 point)

Session 5
NRS311 Life-stage Considerations: Child, Adolescent and Family Health
NRS312 Essential Nursing Care: Managing the Deteriorating Patient (16 point)
NRS313 Professional Nursing: Transition to Practice

Session 6
NRS326 International and National Perspectives on Primary Health Care
NRS327 Essential Nursing Care: Theory to Practice (16 point)
NRS328 Professional Nursing: Evidence-Informed Practice

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate from the Bachelor of Nursing - Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) students must satisfactorily complete 256 points. Students can transfer and exit after completion of all core Bachelor of Nursing subjects up to a total of 192 points to graduate with the Bachelor of Nursing.

The Bachelor of Nursing has been designed to integrate theory and practice and constructively align course and subject outcomes with authentic assessment tasks and learning and teaching activities. The student prior to completion of the course must demonstrate the achievement of the NMBA National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse which will be assessed by a Registered Nurse using the National Competency Assessment Schedule (NCAS).

Students are automatically eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) upon satisfaction of the requirements of the Bachelor of Nursing and successful registration as a Registered Nurse.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees. Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2017 Session 3 Extended Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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