Information for parents

At CSU, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend university if they want to. It can open up a world of possibilities in terms of career, community and personal development.

Going to university is an important decision for a student - whether they are wondering if it's right for them or already determined to get a degree.

You play a very important role in helping your child make that choice. You provide advice, guidance and support as they consider their options approaching the final years of school.

But we also realise that choosing a university can be daunting - for parents as much as for students!

That's why we're giving you the opportunity to get first-hand information about studying at CSU

From entry pathways and scholarships to courses, accommodation and support - our parent events are the easy way to get everything you need to help your child make the best decision for their future.

Parent information evenings

CSU is hosting a number of Parent Information Evenings at various regional locations, so we can answer all your questions about studying at university.

These evenings will give you the opportunity to meet with Student Advisers and discuss your child's study options in more detail, as well as find out more about getting in to uni, getting help with costs, and all the benefits that come from study - and life - at CSU.

The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will also be presenting at a number of these events and explaining things such as the ATAR and how it is calculated, as well as the university preference system.

Check out the list of events below to see when CSU is near you.

Date and time
UAC attending
Tuesday 21 February;
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Commercial Club Albury, Stanley A Room (Elizabeth St entrance);
618 Dean St, Albury

Wednesday 22 February;
5.30pm - 7.30pm


Orange Ex-Services Club, Moresby Room;
231-242 Anson St, Orange
Thursday 23 February;
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Bathurst Panthers, Skyline Room; 132 Piper St, Bathurst
Thursday 23 February;
5.30pm - 7.30pm
Wagga Wagga
Wagga Wagga Commercial Club, RJ Hall Function Room;
77 Gurwood St Wagga Wagga


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.

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