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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga, Dubbo, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Bathurst
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

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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; Session 3; Session 2; Session 3 201830; 201890; 201860; 201790
Session 2; Session 1 201860; 201830

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

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU's educational studies course is the ideal way to become accredited in an additional teaching area and enhance your teaching career. 

Flexible study options

You can tailor your study to include just the subjects you need to become accredited in a teaching field that interests you. Few generalist education degrees offer such flexibility in the design of a program of study to meet your individual requirements. Our course draws on a wide range of subjects from CSU's Faculty of Arts and Education; Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science and Faculty of Science.

Expand your career options

If you're already a teacher you can enhance your career options by adding to your existing teaching accreditation. Add primary teaching accreditation to your high school accreditation or add another high school teaching area. Primary school teachers can also study to gain high school accreditation. If you don't yet hold a teaching qualification, you'll gain a generalist degree in education providing you with knowledge and skills that will be valued in a variety of educational environments.

Support at every step

Receive expert guidance from our friendly and supportive staff, who will help you to construct a personalised study package that recognises previous tertiary study and provides the specific knowledge and skills you need to advance your career. 

If you have partially completed a degree, less than 10 years ago, and you want to be a teacher, it is possible for your prior studies to be recognised in the Bachelor of Educational Studies. CSU will work with your prior studies to match up with eligibility requirement for entry to a postgraduate teacher degree.

Choose your level of study

If your circumstances should change during your study, the Bachelor of Educational Studies also provides flexible exit options through the awards of Associate Degree in Educational Studies or Diploma of Educational Studies.

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is not professionally accredited as a teaching qualification. For qualified teachers, this program is a support service for adding to your existing teacher accreditation. On completing your program of study, you will need to present this package to individual accrediting teacher education authorities for assessment and recognition.

The Bachelor of Educational Studies Articulated Set is not professionally accredited as a teaching qualification.

For existing qualified teachers this program is a pathway for adding an additional teaching area. On completion of the course existing teachers need to present this qualification to individual State and Territory Accrediting Teacher Education authorities for individual assessment/recognition.

Students should be aware that any subject requiring interaction with children requires them to have a:

  • Working with Children Check;
  • anaphylactic shock training; and
  • criminal record clearance.

Students enrolling in a professional experience subject need to be an accredited teacher or have a recognised Australian teacher qualification.

Students should confirm any additional requirements with individual Subject Coordinators. All professional experience subjects need to be selected and coordinated with the relevant Course Director and the Professional Experience Coordinator via the Faculty Workplace Learning Unit.

Working with Children Check

All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

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:

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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

Put your skills to work in a variety of settings or take your teaching career to the next level.

Become a tutor

Depending on your choice of subjects you could be well on your way to becoming a tutor in a private college or work as a home tutor. Check which subjects will best ensure this career outcome by speaking with your course director.

Vacation care

An education studies course could see you working in vacation care centres.

Teach in a new area

CSU's Bachelor of Educational Studies is the ideal way for teachers to obtain accreditation in an additional teaching area and extend their professional knowledge and skills, drawing on a wide range of education and education-related subjects.

Put your skills to work in a variety of settings or take your teaching career to the next level.

Become a tutor

Depending on your choice of subjects you could be well on your way to becoming a tutor in a private college or work as a home tutor. Check which subjects will best ensure this career outcome by speaking with your course director.

Vacation care

An education studies course could see you working in vacation care centres.

Teach in a new area

CSU's Bachelor of Educational Studies is the ideal way for teachers to obtain accreditation in an additional teaching area and extend their professional knowledge and skills, drawing on a wide range of education and education-related subjects.

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.

Due to the general purpose nature of this award credit arrangements will vary for distinct cohorts. Credit awarded will be as determined by the Course Coordinator.

The maximum credit which will be awarded is 120 credit points to be represented as:

  • EDU28C Unspecified Discipline - range of 0 to 120 credit points

Check your eligibility for credit

Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

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Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

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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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

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

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

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Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new 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)
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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

DIPLOMA OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
This course is an exit point only.  To exit with this award, a student must complete 64 points (8 subjects or equivalent) taught by CSU, comprising:

• at least 48 points (6 of the 8 subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator. The 2 remaining subjects are free electives. These subjects are normally undertaken at Levels 1 and 2.
 

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
This course is an exit point only.  To exit with this award, students must complete 128 points (16 subjects or equivalent) comprising:

• At least 88 points (11 of the 16 subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least 4 subjects at Level 2 or above; and,

• At least 64 points (8 of the 16 subjects) of subjects taught by CSU.
 

BACHELOR OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
For the Bachelor of Educational Studies, students must complete 192 points (24 subjects or equivalent), comprising:

• At least 120 points (15 of the 24 subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least 4 subjects at Level 2, and 4 subjects at Level 3 or 4; and,

• At least 64 points (8 of the 24 subjects) from subjects taught by CSU; and,

• Compulsory subject EEL304 Educational Studies Portfolio.
 

Key Notes for All Students
The course retraining structures described in the following sections provide pathways for students to comply with accreditation requirements, but to graduate with one of the awards detailed above students must complete a minimum of 8 subjects at CSU.

Due to the wide variety of possible paths through these courses, it is not possible to specify a single enrolment pattern for students. Students will be advised by the relevant Course Director (Secondary or Primary) about the subjects that best suit their needs and interests. It will be the student's responsibility to select subjects based on this advice, subject availability, prerequisites, assumed knowledge, and/or enrolment restrictions.
 
In general, t is recommended that students complete Level 1 subjects (e.g. EED1XX) before completing Level 2 subjects (e.g. EED2XX), and Level 2 subjects before completing Level 3 (e.g. EED3XX) or Level 4 subjects (e.g. EED4XX).

Professional Experience: Students enrolling in a professional experience subject need to be an accredited teacher / have a recognised Australian teaching qualification.
 

QUALIFIED TEACHERS – RETRAINING COURSE STRUCTURES

The sections below outline three of the most common retraining course structures followed by students in this course: primary teaching accreditation, secondary teaching accreditation, and concurrent study requirements for Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Education (Health/PE) and Bachelor of Outdoor Education student cohorts engaged in studying for additional accreditation beyond their course.

It is recommended that students seek advice from employers regarding specific requirements for all teaching or retraining qualifications.
 

PRIMARY TEACHING ACCREDITATION

Relevant to: Qualified secondary school teachers retraining for primary teaching.

The following sequence of primary teaching subjects is suggested to provide accreditation for primary teaching:

• 6 curriculum area subjects (one from each curriculum area) at graduate-entry degree level; and
• one professional experience subject.

You may also be required to study education subjects of the type described below if you have not already studied these in a previous degree:

• Indigenous Education subject
• Inclusive Education subject
• Classroom Management subject

Consultation with the Course Director (Primary) for final subject selection is recommended before final enrolment.
 

SECONDARY TEACHING ACCREDITATION

Relevant to: Qualified primary teachers retraining for secondary teaching, and for qualified secondary teachers studying an additional teaching area.

The following package of subjects is recommended for primary and secondary teachers qualifying for a major /  first teaching area in secondary school, as defined by NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA, formerly BOSTES), in the chosen secondary school discipline area:

2 Discipline subjects at Level 1
2 Discipline subjects at Level 2
2 Discipline subjects at Level 3
and
2 Curriculum Method subjects
and
1 Professional Experience subject

Subject selection should be made in consultation with the Course Director (Secondary).

The following package of subjects relates to secondary teachers obtaining a minor / second teaching area in secondary school, as defined by the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA):

2 Discipline subjects at Level 1
2 Discipline subjects at Level 2 and/or 3
and
2 Curriculum Method subjects
and
1 Professional Experience subject

Subject selection should be made in consultation with the Course Director (Secondary).

Further details of the required content for discipline subjects for secondary teaching – as prescribed by NESA – are provided below.


SECONDARY ENGLISH DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Major / first teaching area in secondary school:
A major in English with at least three subjects of textual studies including literature. Other subjects may be drawn from communications, creative writing, linguistics and media studies.

Minor / second teaching area in secondary school:
At least four subjects in English with at least two subjects of textual studies including literature. Other subjects may be drawn from communications, creative writing, linguistics and media studies.


SECONDARY MATHEMATICS DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Major / first teaching area in secondary school:
A major in pure or applied mathematics (must include algebra and calculus). One subject in statistics may be included, if studied as a stand-alone subject.

Minor / second teaching area in secondary school:
At least four subjects in pure or applied mathematics (must include algebra and calculus). One subject in statistics may be included, if studied as a stand-alone subject.


SECONDARY SCIENCE DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Science constitutes four separate disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and environmental Science. Requirements for a subject major or minor in one of these disciplines are outlined below.

Major / first teaching area in:
Biology: At least four subjects in biology and two subjects in either chemistry or physics.

Chemistry: At least four subjects in chemistry and two subjects in either biology, physics or earth and environmental science.

Physics: At least four subjects in physics and two subjects in either biology, chemistry or earth and environmental science.

Earth and Environmental Science: At least one subject in geology or environmental science and two subjects in chemistry or physics plus one subject in biology and two other science subjects.

Minor / second teaching area in:
Biology: At least two subjects in biology and two subjects in either chemistry or physics.

Chemistry: At least two subjects in chemistry and two subjects in either biology, physics or earth and environmental science.

Physics: At least two subjects in physics and two subjects in biology or chemistry or earth and environmental science.

Earth and Environmental Science: At least one subject in biology and one subject in geology or environmental science and two subjects in chemistry or physics.


SECONDARY HUMAN SOCIETY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT (HSIE) DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Human Society and Its Environment constitutes 9 separate disciplines.  CSU provides appropriate studies which supports 7 of these, i.e. business studies, economics, geography, legal studies, modern history, society and culture, and studies of religion.  Requirements for a subject major or minor in one of these disciplines are outlined below.

Major / first teaching area in:
Business Studies: A major in business-related studies including at least one subject in finance or accounting and one subject in business management. Remaining subjects can be drawn from business law (Australian / English), economics, human resource management, industrial relations, marketing, finance, accounting and business management.

Economics: At least six subjects of economics.

Geography: At least six subjects of geography.

Legal Studies: A major in social sciences including legal studies.

Modern History: A major in modern history in areas such as Australian history, contact and Aboriginal history, early modern history, historiography and modern history.

Society & Culture: A major in social sciences including at least one subject in sociology, and the remaining subjects drawn from areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, government, history, media studies, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies and social communication.

Studies of Religion: A major in social sciences in areas such as religion (preferably comparative religions) and culture.

Minor / second teaching area in:
Business Studies: At least one subject of finance and one subject of business management, with the remaining two subjects drawn from business law (Australian / English), economics, human resource management, industrial relations, marketing, finance or accounting.

Economics: At least four subjects of economics.

Geography: At least four subjects of geography.

Legal Studies: A major in social sciences including legal studies.

Modern History: At least four subjects in modern history in areas such as Australian history, contact and Aboriginal history, early modern history, historiography and modern history.

Society & Culture: At least four subjects in social sciences including one subject of sociology and the remaining subjects in areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, government, history, media studies, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies and social communication.

Studies of Religion: At least four subjects in areas such as religion (preferably comparative religions) and culture.


SECONDARY TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED STUDIES (TAS) DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
TAS constitutes 9 separate disciplines. CSU provides appropriate studies in support of 7 of these, namely Agriculture, Computing Technology Information Systems, Computing Technology Software Design, Design & Technology and Food Technology.

Requirements for a subject major or minor in the one of these disciplines are outlined below.

Major / first teaching area in:
Agriculture: A major in agriculture in areas such as agricultural science, agricultural technology or horticulture including studies of plants and animals, animal care, agricultural enterprises and chemical safety.

Computing technology information systems: A major in computing or computing technology with at least two subjects that develop skills in information and communication technologies and information systems such as database design, including relational databases and communication systems/networking.

Computing technology software design: A major in computing or computing technology including at least two subjects that develop skills in design and development of software such as programming in a computer-based language and system analysis, design, development and testing.

Design & Technology: A major in design or design-related study in areas such as architecture, fashion design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape design, or product design, including two subjects of practical application in designing and producing in one or more of the following technology related areas: computing, engineering, food technology, industrial technology (wood, metals plastics), graphics / multimedia, textile technology.

Food Technology: A major in food technology including theoretical studies and practical applications in the food industry (such as Australian), food manufacture, food product development, contemporary food issues, and food marketplace.

Minor / second teaching area in:
Agriculture: At least four subjects of agriculture in areas such as agricultural science, agricultural technology or horticulture, including studies of plants and animals, animal care, agricultural enterprises, and chemical safety.

Computing technology information systems: A minor in computing or computing technology, with at least two subjects that develop skills in information and communications technologies and information systems, for example database design including relational databases and communication systems/networking.

Computing technology software design: A minor in computing or computing technology with at least two subjects that develop skills in the design and development of software, for example programming in a computer-based language and system analysis, design, development and testing.

Design & Technology: A minor in design or design-related study with at least four subjects in areas such as architecture, fashion design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape design, product design. Two subjects must be of practical application in designing and producing in one or more of the following technologies: agriculture, computing, engineering, food technology, industrial technology (wood / metal / plastics), graphics/multimedia, textile technology.

Food Technology: At least four subjects in food technology, including theoretical studies and practical applications in food industry (such as Australia), food manufacture, food product development, contemporary food issues and food marketplace.


COURSE STRUCTURE FOR CONCURRENT STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (K-12), BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (HEALTH/PE) AND BACHELOR OF OUTDOOR EDUCATION STUDENT COHORTS

In consultation with the relevant Course Director, students enrolled in the above 3 courses have the option to concurrently enrol in the Bachelor of Educational Studies from Session 1, Year 3 of their Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Education (Health/PE) or Bachelor of Outdoor Education degree in order to qualify for additional teaching areas beyond those offered in their courses.  Discipline subject choices will be guided by the NESA requirements for individual students’ intended teaching areas, as outlined in the above sections.

Due to the wide variety of possible paths through the Bachelor of Education Studies, it is not possible to specify an enrolment pattern. Students will receive advice from the Course Coordinator or relevant Course Director (Secondary or Primary) about subjects that best suit their needs and interests. It will be the student's responsibility to select subjects based on this advice, subject availability, prerequisites, assumed knowledge, and/or enrolment restrictions.

All students intending to graduate with the Bachelor of Educational Studies, regardless of their individual pathway, must complete the compulsory subject EEL304 Educational Studies Portfolio that will be tailored by the Course Coordinator to meet the requirements for graduation.

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.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate, students need to successfully complete 192 subject points. A minimum of 8 subjects (64 subject points) must be studied at CSU, including the compulsory EEL304 subject .

Additional Graduation Requirements

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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 normally 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

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late 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

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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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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