Regional University Study Centres (RUSC)

CSU's Regional University Study Centres (RUSC) offer access to higher education in rural locations. Located in Griffith and Parkes in New South Wales and Wangaratta in Victoria, the Centres are equipped with modern teaching facilities installed with the latest technological features. The Centres, which are developed through partnerships with various TAFE institutes and local councils, also help support transitioning and current CSU students by offering face-to-face academic support.

CSU's RUSCs are regularly visited by CSU's Outreach Team and students have access to support services and assistance via the Study Centre Coordinator.

Griffith RUSC

The Griffith RUSC is located on the TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Griffith Campus, in the heart of the city's civic centre. Set among native gardens, the campus has a relaxed feel, making it an excellent place to study and learn.

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Details

Address

Charles Sturt University
1 Neville Place
Griffith NSW 2680

General Enquiries

02 6962 0444
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Facilities

  • computers connected to the CSU network

  • reciprocal user rights for the TAFE library

Courses

The Griffith RUSC offers a number of course pathways including:

  • Bachelor of Business Studies integrated program, combining qualifications from both TAFE and CSU
  • Bachelor of Education (Birth-Five Years) (degree offered as a pathway from Diploma of Children's Services at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Griffith Campus)
  • Bachelor of Nursing (degree offered as a pathway from Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled / Division 2) at TAFE NSW Riverina Institute Griffith Campus).

Find out more about CSU's Griffith RUSC.

What's Griffith like?

Griffith is in the Riverina region of NSW. Settled on the traditional land of the Wiradjuri people, Griffith and its villages have grown and developed over the past century thanks largely to irrigation. Griffith is a popular food and wine destination, with the area producing about 60 per cent of NSW's grapes. 

Find out more about living in Griffith.

Parkes RUSC

The Parkes RUSC is a study space equipped with CSU connectivity and is located on the TAFE Western Parkes Campus. It is an innovative way of bringing higher education to Parkes and the Central West through a partnership between CSU, TAFE Western, and the Parkes Shire Council.

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Details

Address

Charles Sturt University
25 Bushman Street
Parkes NSW 2870

General enquiries

0417 824 350

Courses

The Parkes RUSC offers a number of course pathways including:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) through supported distance education

  • Graduate Certificate in Management (Professional Practice) and Graduate Diploma of

  • Management (Professional Practice) through the Australian Graduate Management Consortium (AGMC)

Find out more about courses offered at CSU's Parkes RUSC

What's Parkes like?

Parkes Shire is located on the western edge of the Great Dividing Range in central NSW. Parkes is best known for its CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope and the popular Parkes Elvis Festival, held each January.

Find out more about living in Parkes

Wangaratta RUSC

CSU's Wangaratta RUSC is co-located with Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) at its Rural Industries Campus in Wangaratta. The Rural Industries Campus is a world class, $10 million purpose-built facility catering to the needs of the animal science, agriculture, equine, horticulture and viticulture industries and is the main campus of the National Centre for Equine Education. The Centre also serves as a hub for students studying with CSU online by providing student learning and tutorial spaces, and access to the CSU network.

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Details

Address

Charles Sturt University
Wangaratta Centre
218 Tone Road
Wangaratta VIC 3677

General enquiries

Reception: +61 3 5723 6386
Phone: +61 3 5713 9061

Campus postal address

Charles Sturt University
Wangaratta Centre
PO Box 237
Wangaratta, Victoria, 3676
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Facilities

  • 2 x 40 person seminar rooms which can be joined to accommodate 80 people

  • 40 person science laboratory

  • Teaching kitchen with 3 phase power attached to seminar room space

  • 20 person Information Technology/Computer Lab

  • Access to a further 4 x 20 person classrooms (2 of which can be joined to hold 40 people)

  • Open plan student commons facilities with access to CSU student computers

  • A variety of meeting and break out rooms to hold up to 10 people

  • 6 hot desks for visiting CSU staff

Courses

CSU's Wangaratta RUSC delivers undergraduate programs in agriculture, agricultural business management, , horticulture, veterinary technology and wine business via online education.

Find out more courses offered at CSU's Wangaratta RUSC.

What's Wangaratta like?

Wangaratta is a regional centre in Victoria's north east, surrounded by the state's most geographically diverse and scenic landscapes. The rich agricultural land surrounding Wangaratta yields gourmet produce and world-class wines.

Find out more about living in Wangaratta.