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