Key information

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Study mode

Online; On campus
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Campus locations

Albury-Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Bathurst, Port Macquarie
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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 2; Session 3 201830; 201860; 201890

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

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

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Educational Studies is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Educational Studies online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaFPOSYYNJEES
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYYYKEES
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaCGSYYYEEES
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYYKEEA
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYYKEEF
DirectOn campusDubboCGSYNNKEEE
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKEPT

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 open_in_new

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

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaFPOSYYNJEES
DirectOn campusBathurstCGSYYYKEES
DirectOnlineAlbury-WodongaCGSYYYEEES
DirectOn campusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYYKEEA
DirectOn campusWagga WaggaCGSYYYKEEF
DirectOn campusDubboCGSYNNKEEE
DirectOn campusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKEPT

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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Chloe Sanders – Bachelor of Education (K-12)

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, however in order to exit with this award the following course structure requirements apply:

Completion of 64 subject points (8 standard subjects or their equivalent) taught by CSU or subjects designated as 'CSU subjects' (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations), comprising:

completion of at least 48 subject points (six of the eight standards subjects) in Education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator. The two remaining subjects are free electives. normally these subjects will be undertaken at Levels 1 and 2.

Associate Degree in Educational Studies
This course is an exit point only, however in order to exit with this award the following course structure requirements apply:

Completion of 128 subject points (16 standard subjects or their equivalent), comprising:

completion of at least 88 subject points (11 of the 16 standard subjects) in Education-based or Education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator, including at least four subjects at Level 2 (or its equivalent); and, completion of at least 64 subject points (8 of the 16 standard subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations).

Bachelor of Educational Studies
The following course structure requirements apply:

Completion of 192 subject points (24 standard subjects or their equivalent), comprising:

completion of at least 120 subject points (15 of the 24 standard subjects) in Education-based or Education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator, including at least four subjects at Level 2 (or its equivalent) and four subjects at Level 3 or 4 (or its equivalent); and, completion of at least 64 subject points (8 of the standard 24 subjects) by taking subjects taught by CSU or subjects designated as CSU subjects (i.e. those subjects offered under affiliation agreements between CSU and external organisations); compulsory subject EEL304 Educational Studies Portfolio; Students intending to graduate with the Bachelor of Educational Studies degree, regardless of their individual course pathway, must meet CSU Graduate Outcomes. The Course Coordinator will confirm for each student completing the degree program that the appropriate subjects have been completed to satisfy CSU Graduate Outcome requirements..

Key Notes for all students:

The following course retraining structures support students to comply with accreditation requirements, however to graduate students must complete a minimum of 8 subjects at CSU. It is not possible to specify a single enrolment pattern for students. Students will receive advice from the Course Coordinator or 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.  It is recommended that students complete Level 1 subjects (eg EED1XX) before completing Level 2 subjects (eg EED2XX) and Level 2 subjects before completing Level 3 (eg EED3XX) and Level 4 subjects (eg EED4XX). Subject selection should be made in consultation with the relevant Course Coordinator or Course Director (Secondary or Primary).

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

Work With Children Check; Anaphylactic Shock training; and Criminal Records 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 (Secondary or Primary).

QUALIFIED TEACHERS – RETRAINING COURSE STRUCTURES

The following information outlines three of the most common retraining course structures: primary teaching accreditation, secondary teaching accreditation and concurrent course structure for Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Education (Health/PE) and Bachelor of Outdoor Education student cohorts.

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

Primary teaching accreditation

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

The following sequence of subjects is suggested to provide accreditation for primary teaching. Consultation with the Course Director (Primary) for final subject selection is recommended before final enrolment.
The following Primary teaching subjects, at graduate entry degree level:

six curriculum area subjects (one from each curriculum area); and one professional experience subject

You may also be required to study the education subjects below, if you have not already studied these in a previous degree.

Indigenous Education subject (8 credit points) Inclusive Education subject (8 credit points) Classroom Management subject (8 credits points)

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 relates to primary and secondary teachers obtaining a first teaching area in secondary school (subject major), as defined by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES, formerly NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT)), in each of the following secondary school discipline areas:

Two Discipline Subjects at Level 1 (16 subject points)
Two Discipline Subjects at Level 2 (16 subject points)
Two Discipline Subjects at Level 3 (16 subject points)
Two Curriculum Method Subjects (16 subject points)

and
One Professional Experience Subject (8 subject points)
Subject selection should be approved in consultation with the Course Director (Secondary).

The following package of subjects relates to secondary teachers obtaining a second teaching area in secondary school (subject minor), as defined by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES), in each of the following secondary school discipline areas:

Two Discipline Subjects at Level 1 (16 subject points)
Two Discipline Subjects at Level 2 and/or 3 (16 subject points)
One Curriculum Method Subject (8 subject points)

Two Curriculum Method Subjects (16 subject points)
and
One Professional Experience Subject (8 subject points)
Subject selection should be approved in consultation with the Course Director (Secondary).

Secondary English
First teaching area in secondary school (subject major)
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.

Second teaching area in secondary school (subject minor)
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
First teaching area in secondary school (subject major)
A major in pure or applied Mathematics (must include algebra and calculus). One subject in statistics may be included.

Second teaching area in secondary school (subject minor)
At least four subjects in pure or applied Mathematics (must include algebra and calculus). One subject in statistics may be included.

Secondary Science
Science constitutes four separate disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science. To have a subject major or subject minor in the discipline the following combinations apply.

First teaching area (subject major) in:
Biology: A major in Biology requires four subjects in Biology and two subjects in either Chemistry or Physics.

Chemistry: A major in Chemistry requires four subjects in Chemistry and two subjects in either Biology, Physics or Earth and Environmental Science.

Physics: A major in Physics requires four subjects in Physics and two subjects in either Biology, Chemistry or Earth and Environmental Science.

Earth and Environmental Science: A major in Earth and Environmental Science requires one subject in Geology or  Environmental Science and two subjects in Chemistry or Physics and one subject in Biology and two other Science subjects.


Second teaching area (subject minor) 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 HSIE (Human Society and its Environment)
HSIE constitutes nine separate disciplines: CSU can support Business Studies, Economics, Geography, Legal Studies, Modern History, Society & Culture, Studies of Religion.
To have a subject major or subject minor in the discipline the following combinations apply.

First teaching area (subject major) in:
Business Studies: A major in Business related Studies includes at least one subject in Finance or Accounting and one subject of Business Management. Remaining subjects can be drawn from Business Law, 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 in areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, government, history, media studies, philosophy, politics, psychology (only one unit may be counted), religious studies, social communication, sociology (at least one unit preferred).

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

Second teaching area (subject minor) in:
Business Studies: At one subject of finance and one subject of business management, the remaining two subjects can be drawn from Business Law, Economics, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, Marketing, Finance, Accounting and Business Management.

Economics: At least four subjects of economics.

Geography: At least four subjects of geography.

Legal Studies: Social studies 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 areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, government, history, media studies, philosophy, politics, psychology (only one unit may be counted), religious studies, social communication, sociology (at least one unit preferred).

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

Secondary TAS (Technology and Applied Studies)
TAS constitutes nine separate disciplines: CSU can support Agriculture, Computing Technology Information Systems, Computing Technology Software Design, Design & Technology and Food Technology.
To have a subject major or subject minor in the discipline the following combinations apply.

First teaching area (subject major) in:
Agriculture: A major in Agricultural Technology in areas such as Agricultural Science, Agricultural Technology or Horticulture and must include studies of plants and animals, animal care, agricultural enterprises and chemical safety.

Computing technology information systems: A major in Computing Technology Information Studies requires 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 Technology Software Design requires 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 Fashion Design, Graphic Design, and two subjects of practical application in designing and producing in one or more of the following technology related areas of agriculture, computing.

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

Second teaching area (subject minor) 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, chemical safety.

Computing technology information systems: At least two subjects that develop skills in information and communications technologies and information systems, example: database, including relational databases and communication systems/networking. Full requirement is four subjects.

Computing technology software design: At least two subjects that develop skills in the design and development of software, example: programming in a computer-based language and systems analysis, design development and testing. Full requirement is four subjects.

Design & Technology: 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, graphics/multimedia and textile technology.

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

Concurrent Course Structure for Bachelor of Education (K-12) and Bachelor of Education (Health/PE) Student Cohorts

For the course structure of the concurrent programs, discipline subject choice will be prescribed in general alignment with Key Learning Areas. Students enrolled in these courses have the option to concurrently enrol from Session 1, Year 3 of their BEd(K-12) or BEd(H/PE) degree in consultation with the Course Director (Secondary). Students will not become eligible for these studies until 2016.

Key Subjects
No key subjects apply as per the Course Approval document approved by the Faculty Courses Committee on 3 June 2008 (CCE 08/63) and noted by the Academic Programs Committee on 15 July 2008 (APC 08/37).

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. Students should be aware that any subject requiring interaction with children may require them to have a Work With Children Check, Anaphylactic Shock training and/or Criminal Records Clearance. Students should confirm any additional requirements with individual Subject Coordinators.

All students intending on graduating with the Bachelor of Educational Studies, regardless of their individual pathway, must meet CSU Graduate Outcomes and complete the compulsory subject EEL304: Educational Studies Portfolio that will be tailored by the Course Coordinator to meet requirements before 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.

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 .

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.

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.

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

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

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

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing 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

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Bachelor of Education (K–12)

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Are you seeking a rewarding teaching career with the freedom to teach in different settings?CSU's Bachelor of Education (K–12) is...

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Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

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Do you want to become an agile leader in a culture of digital learning? Are you keen to develop expertise...

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Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies)

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CSU's Bachelor of Education (Technology and Applied Studies) will prepare you for a career as a secondary school technology teacher....

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Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education)

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CSU's Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education) will give you the understandings, skills and confidence to be an effective...

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Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)

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Looking to update your qualifications from a diploma to a degree while still being able to work in the early...

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