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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. We've collected some of the key points to help you below, but if there's anything else you'd like to ask, our Prospective Student Advisers will be happy to call you for a chat.

What do you need to know?

As a parent, being able to help your child to answer the following questions will really help:

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

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. CSU's Choose Your Career provides a useful where-to-start-guide for Year 10 students
  • attend a parent information session at your child's school
  • encourage your child to take part in work experience in areas that interest them to show them what 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.
  • browse our range of printed publications to see which courses are being offered
  • consider attending a career area focused MyDay event with your child
  • keep track of important dates such as opening and closing dates for UAC / VTAC, the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS), scholarships and accommodation.

Parent information evenings

Are you a parent with a child about to embark on a university adventure?

Charles Sturt University (CSU) will be providing a unique opportunity for parents and students to gather first-hand information from CSU about courses, accommodation, scholarships, costs, how to apply and early entry programs.

Register to join us at our information evenings for parents and carers across NSW including:                                                                                                           

Griffith TAFETuesday 11th August 5.30pm Information &  Registration
Young Town HallTuesday 18th August 5.30pmInformation  & Registration
Wagga Wagga Commercial ClubTuesday 25th August 5.30pm  Information &  Registration
Dubbo CSUWednesday 26th August 6.00pmInformation  & Registration
Orange TAFEThursday 27th August 6.00pm Information  & Registration
Albury-Wodonga CSU Wednesday 16th September 6.00pm  Information &  Registration
Sydney locations:DateBookings
Parramatta RSL ClubMonday 24th August 6.00pm  Information &  Registration
Chatswood ClubTuesday 25th August 6.00pm  Information &  Registration
Bondi Junction Waverley LibraryThursday 27th August 6.00pm  Information  & Registration
Hornsby RSL Club             Thursday 3rd September 6.00pm 

Information &  Registration