Study support

When you study with CSU, you study with us – we’re in it together. We believe we only succeed when you succeed, so we provide a range of support options and encourage all our students to use them.

At CSU, study support isn’t just a safety net. It’s a key part of the overall CSU experience, and it’s one of the reasons CSU students feel confident in taking up postgraduate and online study with us.

Study support services include

  • individual consultations

  • workshops

  • drop-in sessions

  • short preparation courses

  • study spaces

  • self help resources.

Learning skills

Our learning skills advisers are available on each campus, online and by phone. They’re the study gurus who can help you improve your time management, essay writing, note taking and exam techniques. Learning skills advisers can help you:

  • develop learning strategies that work for tertiary study

  • manage the process of writing essays or reports

  • develop and refine analytical and critical reading skills

  • improve exam techniques

  • enhance academic language and learning skills

  • use study time efficiently and effectively.

Maths skills

If your preferred course involves mathematics or statistics, you might like to work with our maths skills advisers who can:

  • help with specific mathematics or statistics problems

  • help you strengthen your mathematics skills

  • provide workshops on particular areas of concern

  • provide supplementary learning materials

  • help you upgrade your skills in prerequisite areas

  • find you individual support to help with your course work.

English support

English support can help you get your reading or writing skills into the right shape for university study, regardless of your language background. An English skills adviser can help if:

  • you need to understand the requirements of an assignment

  • you need help with the structure of an assignment, and the development and consistency of arguments

  • you need help with expression, grammar, spelling, or learning to edit your own work

  • English is not your first language, and you require help with reading/ comprehension, pronunciation, slang and cultural/social aspects of Australia

  • you need help with vocabulary enrichment, especially for tertiary study

  • you need coaching for oral presentations.