Bachelor of Accounting

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CSU's Bachelor of Accounting will provide you with the analytical, communication and leadership skills you need to become an in demand business professional. Whatever industry you'd like to work in and wherever you'd like to live, CSU's accounting courses can take you there.

Our flexible and professionally accredited Bachelor of Accounting is offered full-time and part-time on campus, or get your degree online from anywhere in the world. Gain a competitive edge over other job applicants when you graduate from the university with the highest graduate employment rate in the country.

     
             

Key information

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Study mode

On Campus; Distance Education
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Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga, CSU Study Centre Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Session availability

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201730; 201760; 201790

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

Study mode

On Campus; Distance Education
  • CRICOS codes and on campus locations
  • 074611E (Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst, Port Macquarie)
    074612D (Albury-Wodonga, CSU Study Centre Sydney, CSU Study Centre Melbourne)
  • Academic and English language requirements
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Want to see the world while you work? An accounting degree can take you anywhere, from large multi-national organisations in the world's most exciting cities to small to medium businesses across regional Australia.

You won't just learn accounting – you'll live it

When you study accounting with CSU you'll undertake a work placement program of 100 hours. All your accounting subjects will feature work-integrated learning and assessment. You'll be job-ready as a highly employable CSU graduate.

You can come to us or we can come to you

As well as having campuses across regional NSW, CSU is one of the largest and most experienced online higher education providers. Online and on-campus classes offer personal engagement and support from our industry-aligned professional educators. CSU also gives you the opportunity to graduate sooner by offering select subjects in the summer session.

You gain a passport to seek globally recognised professional qualifications

CSU's accounting degree is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. You'll be ready to take the next step and join a worldwide network of chartered accountants and certified practising accountants.

You can add another qualification and expand your possibilities

CSU's flexible program of study gives you room to specialise in a second discipline through joint studies. Add options to your accounting qualification by also studying banking, economics, finance, human resource management, marketing or even psychology.

As a CSU graduate accountant you will be eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level without further study and to become an Associate of the Institute of Public Accountants.

CSU's accounting course was developed to satisfy the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Your accounting degree qualifies you to enrol as a member of both associations.

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This course was developed to satisfy the accreditation requirements of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The accreditation enables graduates to enrol in CPA and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand postgraduate programs.

 

 

Your CSU accounting degree requires 100 hours of work placement through core second year subject ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting. You can choose to do your placement locally, interstate or internationally, and it could even be with your current employer.

If you are unable to undertake a placement (for example, you are an international student unable to participate in work placements due to current Australian Government visa regulations) you will complete structured learning activities to build your employability skills, including applying for jobs, completing job applications and preparing for job interviews.

The following subjects all have workplace learning components:

ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting

EPT320 High Level Facilitation Skills for Post Compulsory Education


COM223 Communication Management

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.

Depending on joint studies selected, online students may be required to attend residential schools on campus for the following subjects:

PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
AGR220 Extension
PKM397 Heritage Site Management
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policies and Planning
PKM266 Culture and Heritage

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.

Infographic - The average starting salary for a CSU Business graduate is $62,000

Career opportunities

Accountants hold some of the most dynamic and influential positions in the world. That's because every organisation, in every industry – from agriculture to mining, from global finance to not-for-profit – relies on innovative people who can solve complex business problems. Choose your own path with a CSU accounting degree.

Public practice

Utilise your broad skillset to provide a variety of auditing, advisory, taxation, insolvency and recovery services to clients.

Commerce and industry

Put your budget planning, management accounting, internal auditing, strategic planning and policy formation skills to work for any sized organisation.

Government, semi-government and non-profit organisations

Make a difference by applying your financial accountability, budgeting and performance measurement, policy formulation and cost-benefit analysis skills for the public good.

Accounting qualifications are also highly sought after in the community. Beyond your day job, you could contribute your expertise to a local community organisation through a board or committee position, or another worthy cause close to your heart.

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

Students who have studied and successfully completed relevant subjects at other universities or educational institutions may apply for credit for those subjects when applying to CSU courses. Credit will be granted for subjects, which are equivalent in content and standard, at the discretion of the Course Director.

The Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences has a large number of standard credit packages for TAFE and other institutions.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Accounting is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Accounting is only available to study online

You can study the Bachelor of Accounting online or on campus.

Check your session and application dates

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYYN212010
UACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYN212011
DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBAW
DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKBF
DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYNKBE
DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYYNKBG
DirectOn CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
FPOSYYYNO TAC
VTACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNN1300113123
DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYYNKBAM
VTACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113121
DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYYNIBEQ
DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieFPOSYYNIBAP
DirectOn CampusBathurstFPOSYYNIBAQ
DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIBAW
DirectDistance EducationBathurstCGSYYYEBAQ
DirectOn CampusCSU Study Centre MelbourneCGSYYYPBAC
VTACOn CampusCSU Study Centre MelbourneCGSYNN1300313121
VTACOn CampusCSU Study Centre MelbourneFPOSYNN1300313123
UACOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYN212014
UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN212017

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

Check your session and application dates

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

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYYN212010
UACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYN212011
DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBAW
DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYNKBF
DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYNKBE
DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYYNKBG
DirectOn CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
FPOSYYYNO TAC
VTACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNN1300113123
DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYYNKBAM
VTACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113121
DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYYNIBEQ
DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieFPOSYYNIBAP
DirectOn CampusBathurstFPOSYYNIBAQ
DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIBAW
DirectDistance EducationBathurstCGSYYYEBAQ
DirectOn CampusCSU Study Centre MelbourneCGSYYYPBAC
VTACOn CampusCSU Study Centre MelbourneCGSYNN1300313121
VTACOn CampusCSU Study Centre MelbourneFPOSYNN1300313123
UACOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYN212014
UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN212017

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

Deanne Writer - Bachelor of Accounting

“I chose CSU because I could receive credit for my previous TAFE studies and being located in my town meant that I had access to the library, exam centre and lecturers if I needed them.”

Deanne Writer - Bachelor of Accounting

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

The course consists of eighteen (18) core subjects and six (6) unrestricted elective subjects.

Students must ensure that there are no more than 12 level one subjects in their degree. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code, e.g. ACC100 is a level one subject.

Core Subjects
ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting
ACC331 Auditing & Assurance Services
ACC341 Accounting Theory
ECO130 Business Economics
FIN211 Financial Management
LAW110 Business Law
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
QBM117 Business Statistics

Unrestricted Electives

Students may undertake six (6) unrestricted electives or choose a Joint Study (see below) as their electives.

(An unrestricted elective is a subject that may be chosen from virtually any subject on offer across the University provided prerequisites, assumed knowledge, enrolment restrictions and any other Faculty requirements have been met.)

Charles Sturt University is committed to the process of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. As Australia's leading national inland university, it recognises the particular role and responsibility this tertiary educational institution has in promoting social justice and human rights for Indigenous Australians, both nationally and within the footprint of CSU.

You are encouraged to select IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities as an unrestricted elective subject in your first year and prior to undertaking MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture.

Joint Study

A joint study is a prescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than Accounting. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with Bachelor of Accounting (e.g. Bachelor of Accounting/Finance).

For a Joint Study either from within the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences or consisting of subjects from another Faculty, students must take an established sequence or set of five subjects. Established sequences are determined by the Faculty Board. Students must ensure that they take the necessary pre-requisites or have the required assumed knowledge.

No more than two subjects can be counted towards a Joint Study if they have already been undertaken as part of either the core or a specialisation.

A student cannot claim more than one Joint Study.

The following Joint Studies are offered in the Bachelor of Accounting

Banking joint study
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN310 Commercial Banking & Finance
FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
LAW330 Finance Law

Economics joint study
Five subjects from the list below,  one of which must be at level 3:
ECO130 Business Economics
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
ECO320 International Economics
ECO356 Environmental Economics
AGB110 Agricultural Economics (From Faculty of Science)

Finance joint study
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
PLUS two subjects from the list below:
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management

Financial Planning joint study
FIN211 Financial Management*
FIN221 Investments
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN380 Superannuation
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
*Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Finance) or Bachelor of Business (Banking) should substitute LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues) for FIN211 Financial Management

Human Resource Management joint study
HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour*
MGT340 International Management
*Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Management) need to choose an additional elective in place of MGT210

Industrial Relations joint study
LAW110 Business Law
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW240 Industrial Law
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT320 Managing Change

Information Systems joint study
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis
PLUS three subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3 and only one may be at level 1:
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 IT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

International Business & Culture joint study
MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT340 International Management
PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO320 International Economics
FIN340 International Finance
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
MKT260 International Marketing
BUS201 International Project
POL111 International Relations (From Faculty of Arts).

Legal Studies joint study
LAW110 Business Law
PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW200 Commercial Activities: Law & Policy
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment

Management joint study
MGT330 Business Strategy
PLUS four subjects from the list below:
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT290 Project Management
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues

Marketing joint study
MKT110 Marketing & Society
MKT220 Consumer  Behaviour
PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
MKT230 Market Research
MKT240 Market Analysis and Analytics
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT260 International Marketing
MKT303 Social and Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management

Marketing, Communication & Digital Media joint study
COM112 Digital Media
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 2:
MKT110 Marketing & Society*
COM116 What is Public Relations?
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM219 Media, Communication & Globalisation
JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing
ADV206 Channel Planning
*Students studying the Bachelor of Business (Marketing) should replace MKT110 with another level 1 subject from the above list.

Online Business Technologies joint study
ITC212 Internet Technologies
PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
MGT220 eCommerce
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

From outside the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences

Advertising joint study
(choose 40 points from)
ADV104 Understanding Advertising
ADV205 Advertising Creative
ADV206 Channel Planning
ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16 points)
ADV105 The Advertising Business

Agribusiness joint study
AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
AHT231 Agricultural Finance & Business Management
PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGB351 Commodity Trade and Pricing*
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGR220 Extension
*AGB110 is assumed knowledge.

Cultural Heritage Management joint study
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
PKM260 Interpretive Planning
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PLUS either
PKM397 Heritage Site Management (16 points)
or
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policy & Planning (16 points)

Ecotourism joint study
REC200 Principles of Ecotourism
PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
PKM208 An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Adventure
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation
PKM260 Interpretive Planning
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Recreation
REC167 Recreation Leadership & Communication
REC205 Open Space Planning
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism

Leisure and Health joint study
Choose five subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3:
LES101 Introduction to Leisure and Health
LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
LES110 Foundations of Leisure Activity
LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues
LES301 Health Policy and Program Development
LES302 Leisure and Social Relations

Organisational Communication and Public Relations joint study
COM116 What is Public Relations?
PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which must be at level 3:
COM124 Communication in Context
COM232 Public Relations Strategy
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM223 Communication Management
COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
COM224 Communication Research Strategies
COM313 Crisis and Issues Management
COM322 Going Glocal: Regional and Global Public Relations

Psychology joint study
PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2
PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition
Note: Students who have completed QBM117 Business Statistics or QBM120 Business Data Analysis and MKT230 Marketing Research should not complete PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology but should select an alternative subject from the list above.

Sociology joint study
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
PLUS three SOC coded subjects, at least one at Level 2 and one at Level 3.

Vocational Training joint study
EPT331 Workplace Training
EPT332 Training in Adult & Vocational Education
EPT333 Assessment in Adult & Vocational Education
EEL320 Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
PLUS one subject from the list below:
EEE404 Assessment and Evaluation Practices
EEL407 Mentoring/Workplace PD Strategies for VET
EMT409 Technology for Adult Learning and Teaching
EPT320 High Level Facilitation Skills

Full-time suggested study sequence

If commencing at the start of a calendar year 

Year 1 Session 1

ACC100  Accounting 1
LAW110  Business Law
MGT100  Organisations & Management
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 1 (Suggest IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities)

Year 1 Session 2

ACC110 Accounting 2
ECO130 Business Economics
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
QBM117 Business Statistics

Year 2 Session 1

ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting
FIN211   Financial Management
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 2

Year 2 Session 2

ACC222 External Reporting
ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 3

Year 3 Session 1

ACC322 Company Accounting
ACC331 Auditing & Assurance Services
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 4

Year 3 Session 2

ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
ACC341 Accounting Theory
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 5
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 6  

Part-time/distance education suggested study sequence

If commencing at the start of a calendar year

Year 1 Session 1

ACC100 Accounting 1
MGT100 Organisations and Management

Year 1 Session 2

ECO130 Business Economics
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 1 (Suggest IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories & Contemporary Realities)

Year 2 Session 1

ACC110 Accounting 2
LAW110 Business Law

Year 2 Session 2

MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
QBM117 Business Statistics

Year 3 Session 1

ACC200 Accounting Systems
FIN211 Financial Management

Year 3 Session 2

LAW220 Business Organisations Law
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 2

Year 4 Session 1

ACC210 Management Accounting
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 3

Year 4 Session 2

ACC222 External Reporting
ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting

Year 5 Session 1

ACC322 Company Accounting
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)

Year 5 Session 2

ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 4

Year 6 Session 1

ACC331 Auditing & Assurance Services
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 5

Year 6 Session 2

ACC341 Accounting Theory
[ ] Unrestricted Elective 6

Please Note:  The above is a suggested study sequence.  A range of subjects will be offered in Session 3 each year.  Students may wish to enrol in Session 3 to accelerate their course completion.  

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Study Sequence

Year 1 Session 1

MGT100 Organisations & Management
LAW110 Business Law
ACC200 Accounting Systems
FIN211 Financial Management

Year 1 Session 2

ACC222 External Reporting
ECO130 Business Economics
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
QBM117 Business Statistics

Year 2 Session 1

LAW 220 Business Organisations Law
ACC210 Management Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting
ACC331 Audit and Assurance Services

Year 2 Session 2

ACC275 Professional Practice in Accounting
ACC341 Accounting Theory
ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)

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.

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.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taken 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.

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)

Apply through UAC if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

Important dates

12th Jul 2017
UAC Mid-Year Final Applications

30th Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Apply through VTAC if you do not reside in NSW or ACT and wish to study on campus at Albury-Wodonga Campus.

Important dates

12th Jul 2017
UAC Mid-Year Final Applications

30th Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Apply direct to CSU if you are a non-school leaver or want to study online.

Important dates

30th Jun 2017
2017 Session 2 Extended Application date

7th Jul 2017
2017 Session 3 Applications open

4th Aug 2017
2018 Session 1 Applications open

Check the full list of application dates

Please note that not all courses have an intake each session and some courses may have earlier closing dates. Check the course details and admission information for your course.

Apply direct to CSU

Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

Important dates

30th Jun 2017
2017 Session 2 Extended Application date

CSU study centres

All applicants should apply direct to CSU study centres in Sydney and Melbourne.

Important dates

30th Jun 2017
2017 Session 2 Extended Application date

Recruitment agent

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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Bachelor of Business (Finance)

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CSU's Bachelor of Business (Finance) prepares students for careers in finance or related fields. The degree blends contemporary finance theory...

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Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management

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Ready to help shape the rapidly evolving and growing agricultural industry? CSU's Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management combines study in...

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Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

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Combining sharp strategic skills with creativity and persuasive communication, marketing is a fast-evolving career boasting global demand and opportunities.CSU's Bachelor...

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Bachelor of Business (Management)

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See yourself as a future corporate leader or business owner? CSU's Bachelor of Business (Management) will bring your aspirations to...

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Bachelor of Business Studies

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Looking for a competitive business degree that offers maximum flexibility? CSU's Bachelor of Business Studies allows you to design your...

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