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Information for parents

Parents and guardians play an important role in providing advice, guidance and support for students deciding on university study. Helping your child to research their options can help to prepare them, and yourself, for a successful transition to university life.

To help you on this journey, CSU will be providing opportunities for parents and students to gather first-hand information from CSU about courses, accommodation, scholarships, costs, how to apply and early entry programs.

Little Bird

Sign up to CSU's 'Little Bird' feed for parents to receive information relevant to parents and guardians.

Parent information evenings

Wondering what to expect for the year ahead? Join us at our information evenings for parents and carers across NSW for information on:

  • what information you need to know and where to find it
  • important dates
  • how the application process works
  • things you can do to support your child.

For enquiries or to register, please contact 1800 334 733.

February / March events

Wednesday 17 February 2016
Charles Sturt University - Building 754, Room 114
Learning and Teaching Hub
Wednesday 17 February 2016
Bathurst RSL - Courtyard Room
114 Rankin Street
Thursday 18 February 2016
Orange Ex-Services Club - Tobruk Room
231-243 Anson St
Port Macquarie
Thursday 17 March 2016
Port City Bowling Club
4 Owen St
Wagga Wagga
Wednesday 17 February 2016
Wagga Commercial Club - RG Hall
77 Gurwood St

August events

Dates and venues coming soon.

Tips for parents:

  • listen to your child and pay careful attention to their hobbies, strengths and any career interests to gain a sense of the direction they might like to take
  • start the conversation to see what your child would like to do after they finish high school
  • encourage your child to take part in work experience in areas that interest them to show them what the industry is really like
  • familiarise yourself with the CSU Future Students website, where you can research university life and find detailed course information across a range of career areas
  • encourage your child to attend a MyDay event at CSU to further research specific courses and careers. Selected MyDays also have parents programs as part of the event too
  • keep track of important dates such as opening and closing dates for UAC / VTAC, the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)  and accommodation
  • discuss costs with your child and research the scholarships available
  • book a campus tour at a CSU campus so you and your child can gain a greater understanding of what living and learning at CSU is like
  • attend CSU's Parent Information Evenings, which cover key information relevant to the stage your child is at in the research and application process. See details above.

To discuss any questions you may have, please talk to a CSU Prospective Student Adviser by phoning 1800 334 733.