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Online
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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Business (Finance) is designed to give you a broad range of skills, ensuring you will have excellent prospects to work in local, national or global companies. It provides the foundation and specialist skills and knowledge vital for a successful career in financial settings and business environments.

Join the ranks of successful graduates

A recent study by the Australian Financial Review found that CSU graduates had the highest median salaries in Australia ($60,600) within four months of graduating compared with other universities.

Study online from anywhere in the world

CSU's flexible course allows you to study online at a pace that suits you. You can fast-track and pick up extra subjects, or go slowly, depending on what else is happening in your life. Subjects are taught using a range of online education practices, including video-captured lectures, online meetings and subject forums.

Learn in real-life settings

Structured work placements of 225 hours are integrated into your course, making CSU's program an exciting, practical and confidence-boosting experience. CSU data shows three out of five students were ultimately employed where they did a work placement.

Add another string to your bow

Unlike other business degrees, the Bachelor of Business (Finance) lets you specialise in not one but two areas, giving you a stronger, more versatile qualification in the long run. Joint study areas include accounting, banking, economics, information systems, marketing and management.

Graduate sooner

Subject to approval, previous TAFE or tertiary studies can count towards your degree, potentially reducing the length and cost of your course.

FINSIA
The degree meets the educational requirements for FINSIA associate membership. A minimum 3 years work experience is also required for membership. Student and affiliate membership of FINSIA are available.

ASIC RG146
Completion of the following 5 subjects meets the Australian Security and Investments Commission'(ASIC) training requirements in relation to Regulatory Guide 146 Licensing: Training of financial product advisers (RG146) in skills, general knowledge and the eight (8) listed specialist knowledge areas.

FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN211 Financial Management.
The listed specialist areas mapped to subjects are:
Skills - FIN221, FIN331;
Generic Knowledge FIN230;
Financial Planning - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Securities - FIN230, FIN221, FIN211;
Derivatives - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331;
Managed Funds - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Superannuation - FIN331;
Insurance - FIN331
Deposit Products - FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Foreign Exchange - FIN221, FIN331, FIN340.

Graduates meet the requirements for Tier 1 registration under RG146.

FINSIA
The degree meets the educational requirements for FINSIA associate membership. A minimum 3 years work experience is also required for membership. Student and affiliate membership of FINSIA are available.

ASIC RG146
Completion of the following 5 subjects meets the Australian Security and Investments Commission'(ASIC) training requirements in relation to Regulatory Guide 146 Licensing: Training of financial product advisers (RG146) in skills, general knowledge and the eight (8) listed specialist knowledge areas.

FIN221 Investments
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN211 Financial Management.
The listed specialist areas mapped to subjects are:
Skills - FIN221, FIN331;
Generic Knowledge FIN230;
Financial Planning - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Securities - FIN230, FIN221, FIN211;
Derivatives - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331;
Managed Funds - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Superannuation - FIN331;
Insurance - FIN331
Deposit Products - FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Foreign Exchange - FIN221, FIN331, FIN340.

Graduates meet the requirements for Tier 1 registration under RG146.

Industry requires graduates who are better equipped for the workplace and students are looking for greater flexibility in subjects studied, while retaining the ability to specialise in core discipline areas.

Three workplace learning subjects provide students with the opportunity to undertake a business placement in each of their three years of study (or equivalent). The expectations and outcomes associated with these subjects increases each year - for example, the length of placement will increase from 35 hours in Year 1 to 70 hours in Year 2 and 120 hours in Year 3. Placements may occur in practicum blocks or a dedicated regular time through the session. Students will be expected to make a meaningful contribution that will benefit the business and enhance the student's key employability skills. The focus of each of the workplace learning subjects will be the nexus between theory (what the student will be learning in their studies) and practice (what actually happens in the workplace).

There may be ancillary costs associated with your workplace learning subject (for example, travel costs to reach the workplace). These costs may vary depending on the location of the work placement.

Work placements are not available to international students due to current Australian Government visa regulations.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

BUS110 Workplace Learning 1BUS370 Workplace Learning 3


COM223 Communication Management

BUS220 Workplace Learning 2

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

Depending on joint studies selected, online students may be required to attend residential schools on campus for the following subjects:

AGR220 Extension
PKM397 Heritage Site Management
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policies and Planning
PKM266 Culture and Heritage

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

A finance qualification provides a broad foundation of skills and knowledge to equip you for a career in local, national and international business settings.

Choose your destination

Your qualification could open doors in business development, banking, insurance, marketing, trade export and import, real estate development, financial modelling or policy advice, or research and academia.

Consider diverse employers

Employers may include merchant banks, investment firms, consulting specialists, private and public corporations and government agencies.

Indulge your itchy feet

You will have options to work anywhere from rural and regional areas to major cities all over the world.

A finance qualification provides a broad foundation of skills and knowledge to equip you for a career in local, national and international business settings.

Choose your destination

Your qualification could open doors in business development, banking, insurance, marketing, trade export and import, real estate development, financial modelling or policy advice, or research and academia.

Consider diverse employers

Employers may include merchant banks, investment firms, consulting specialists, private and public corporations and government agencies.

Indulge your itchy feet

You will have options to work anywhere from rural and regional areas to major cities all over the world.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

The Faculty has a large number of standard credit packages for TAFE and other institutions.

For more information on the Faculty of Business credit packages for graduates from TAFE and other institutions, click here.

Applicants who have successfully completed a relevant Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma at TAFE may be eligible for credit of up to four subjects (Certificate IV), up to eight subjects (Diploma) or up to 12 subjects (Advanced Diploma) into this course. Credit for prior learning or study at other higher education institutions will be assessed as part of the application process and will be granted to eligible applicants.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Business (Finance) is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Business (Finance) is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Business (Finance) online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYYYEBAF
DirectOnlineBathurstFPOSYYYJBBF

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineBathurstCGSYYYEBAF
DirectOnlineBathurstFPOSYYYJBBF

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

Core

ECO130 Business Economics
MGT100 Organisations & Management
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture

BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3
QBM117 Business Statistics

ACC100 Accounting 1
ACC110 Accounting 2
FIN211 Financial Management
FIN230 Financial Institutions & Markets
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management

plus at least four (4) Restricted Electives from
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis
FIN221 Investments
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN340 International Finance
FIN360 Treasury Risk Management
FIN370 Funds Management
FIN380 Superannuation
LAW330 Finance Law

Electives
Students must choose eight (8) electives by:

Completing a joint study in another discipline area which will be included on the testamur, and adding the number of electives needed to bring the total number of subjects to 24; or by Selecting eight (8) electives.

An elective is any undergraduate subject offered by Charles Sturt University provided prerequisites and enrolment restrictions have been met.

Note that at least three (3) electives must be Business or Business related subjects.

Students must ensure that there are no more than twelve (12) level one subjects in their degree. Students must also ensure that they complete a minimum of five (5) level three subjects in their degree. The level of a subject is designated by the first digit in the subject code, e.g. MGT100 is a level one subject.

RG146
The following 5 subjects deliver the required RG146 knowledge and provide compliance in the listed specialist knowledge areas: - FIN221 Investments - FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets - FIN331 Financial Planning. - FIN340 International Finance - FIN211 Financial Management. The listed specialist areas mapped to subjects are:
Skills - FIN221, FIN331;
Generic Knowledge FIN230;
Financial Planning - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Securities - FIN230, FIN221, FIN211;
Derivatives - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331;
Managed Funds - FIN230, FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Insurance - FIN331
Superannuation - FIN331;
Deposit Products - FIN221, FIN331, FIN211;
Foreign Exchange - FIN221, FIN331, FIN340.  

JOINT STUDIES

A joint study is a prescribed set of subjects taken from a discipline other than the chosen specialisation. Students are then able to use the title of the joint study in conjunction with the specialisation (e.g. Bachelor of Business (Management/Finance).

For a Joint Study either from within the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences or consisting of subjects from another Faculty, students must take an established sequence or set of five subjects. Established sequences are determined by Faculty Board. Students must ensure that they take the necessary prerequisites.

If a Joint Study is chosen from those offered within the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences it must be in an area other than that of the specialisation chosen. No more than two subjects can be counted towards a Joint Study if they have already been undertaken as part of the core or restricted elective. A student cannot claim more than one Joint Study.

Students enrolled through the CSU Study Centres may only choose the Accounting, Management or Marketing joint studies.

Accounting joint study

ACC100 Accounting 1

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at Level 3:
ACC200 Accounting Systems
ACC210 Management Accounting
ACC222 External Reporting
ACC311 Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
ACC322 Company Accounting

Banking joint study

FIN211 Financial Management
FIN230 Financial Institutions and Markets
FIN370 Funds Management
FIN320 Financial Institutions Lending
LAW330 Finance Law

Economics joint study

ECO130 Business Economics
ECO320 International Economics

PLUS  three subjects from the list below,
ECO210 Labour Economics
ECO215 Managerial Economics for Business Strategy
ECO220 Macroeconomic Analysis

AGB110 Agricultural Economicss (From Faculty of Science)  

Financial Planning joint study

FIN221 Investments
FIN331 Financial Planning
FIN380 Superannuation
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)  

Human Resource Management joint study

HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
 
PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT340 International Management  

Industrial Relations joint study

LAW110 Business Law
HRM201 Workplace Relations in Australia

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW240 Industrial Law
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
ECO210 Labour Economics
HRM210 Human Resource Management
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW370 Law of Employment
MGT320 Managing Change  

Information Systems joint study

ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC211 Systems Analysis

PLUS three subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3 and only one may be at level 1:
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC161 Computer Systems
ITC204 Human Computer Interaction
ITC206 Programming in Java 1
ITC240 IT Infrastructure Management
ITC212 Internet Technologies
ITC218 IT Project Management
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice

International Business & Culture joint study

MGT250 Asia-Pacific Business
MGT340 International Management

PLUS three subjects from the list below:
ECO320 International Economics
FIN340 International Finance
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
MKT260 International Marketing
BUS201 International Project
POL111 International Relations (From Faculty of Arts).  

Legal Studies joint study

LAW110 Business Law

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
LAW200 Commercial Activities: Law & Policy
LAW220 Business Organisations Law
LAW240 Industrial Law
LAW260 Administrative Law
LAW301 Taxation Law (Principles)
LAW302 Taxation Law (Issues)
LAW330 Finance Law
LAW370 Law of Employment  

Management joint study

MGT330 Business Strategy

PLUS four subjects from the following:
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT290 Project Management
MGT245 Managing Yourself & Others
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT340 International Management
MGT367 Leadership Issues  

Marketing joint study

MKT110 Marketing & Society
MKT220 Consumer  Behaviour

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
MKT230 Market Research
MKT240 Market Analysis and Analytics
MKT235 Brand Management
MKT260 International Marketing
MKT303 Social and Environmental Marketing
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management

Marketing, Communication & Digital Media joint study

COM112 Digital Media
MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 2:
MKT110 Marketing & Society*
COM116 What is Public Relations?
CCI100 Introduction to Media Production
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM219 Media, Communication & Globalisation
JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing
ADV206 Channel Planning

Online Business Technologies joint study

ITC212 Internet Technologies

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
ITC114 Database Management Systems
ITC106 Programming Principles
ITC105 Communication and Information Management
MGT220 eCommerce
ITC331 Ethics and Professional Practice
ITC314 Virtualisation Technologies

From outside the Faculty of Business

Advertising joint study (choose 40 points from)

ADV104 Understanding Advertising
ADV205 Advertising Creative
ADV206 Channel Planning
ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16 points)
ADV105 The Advertising Business  

Agribusiness joint study

AGB165 Agribusiness Systems
AHT231 Agricultural Finance & Business Management

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGB351 Commodity Trade and Pricing*
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGR220 Extension
AHT101  Professional skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
*AGB110 is assumed knowledge.  

Cultural Heritage Management joint study

ENM163 Natural Resource Management
PKM260 Interpretive Planning
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PLUS either
PKM397 Heritage Site Management (16 points)
or
PKM398 Cultural Heritage Policy & Planning (16 points)  

Ecotourism joint study

REC200 Principles of Ecotourism

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
PKM208 An Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Adventure
PKM230 Social Psychology of Risk in Outdoor Recreation
PKM260 Interpretive Planning
PKM266 Culture and Heritage
PKM364 Outdoor Recreation Design
PKM363 Shoreline Recreation Management
PKM302 Philosophy of Outdoor Recreation
REC167 Recreation Leadership & Communication
REC205 Open Space Planning
REC302 Interpretive Guiding Management in Ecotourism  

Leisure and Health joint study

Five subjects from the list below, one of which must be at level 3:
LES101 Introduction to Leisure and Health
LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
LES110 Foundations of Leisure Activity
LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues
LES301 Health Policy and Program Development
LES302 Leisure and Social Relations  

Organisational Communication and Public Relations joint study

COM116 What is Public Relations?

PLUS four subjects from the list below, at least one of which must be at level 3:
COM124 Communication in Context
COM232 Public Relations Strategy
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM223 Communication Management
COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
COM224 Communication Research Strategies
COM313 Crisis and Issues Management
COM322 Going Glocal: Regional and Global Public Relations  

Psychology joint study

PSY101 Foundations of Psychology 1
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology 2

PLUS three subjects from the list below, at least one of which should be at level 3:
PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY203 Social Psychology
PSY204 Psychological Testing
PSY305 Psychology of Personality
PSY307 Cognition
Note: Students who have completed QBM117 Business Statistics or QBM120 Business Data Analysis and MKT230 Marketing Research should not complete PSY201 Research Methods in Psychology but should select an alternative subject from the list above.  

Sociology joint study

SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
PLUS three SOC coded subjects, at least one at Level 2 and one at Level 3.

Part time suggested study sequence

Year 1
Session 1

ACC100 Accounting 1
MGT100 Organisations & Management
Session 2
ACC110 Accounting 2
QBM117 Business Statistics

Year 2
Session 3

FIN211 Financial Management
ECO130 Business Economics
Session 4
BUS110 Workplace Learning 1
FIN230 Financial Institutions & Markets

Year 3
Session 5

MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability & Culture
1 x Restricted Elective or an unrestricted Elective of choice (Note that at least three (3) of the eight (8) electives must be Business or Business related subjects).
Session 6
2 Electives from either Restricted Electives, or unrestricted Electives of choice (Note that at least three (3) of the eight (8) electives must be Business or Business related subjects).

Year 4
Session 7

BUS220 Workplace Learning 2
1 x Restricted Elective or an unrestricted Elective of choice (Note that at least three (3) of the eight (8) electives must be Business or Business related subjects).
Session 8
2 Electives from either Restricted Electives, or unrestricted Electives of choice (Note that at least three (3) of the eight (8) electives must be Business or Business related subjects).

Year 5
Session 9

2 Electives from either Restricted Electives, or unrestricted Electives of choice (Note that at least three (3) of the eight (8) electives must be Business or Business related subjects).
Session 10
2 Electives from either Restricted Electives, or unrestricted Electives of choice (Note that at least three (3) of the eight (8) electives must be Business or Business related subjects).

Year 6
Session 11

2 Electives from either Restricted Electives, or unrestricted Electives of choice (Note that at least three (3) of the eight (8) electives must be Business or Business related subjects).
Session 12
BUS370 Workplace Learning 3
FIN350 Strategic Financial Management

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must complete 192 points at pass level or better. These subjects are a combination of core subjects, restricted electives and electives.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)

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Accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), CSU's Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) delivers a professional qualification to...

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Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management

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Ready to help shape the rapidly evolving and growing agricultural industry? CSU's Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management combines study in...

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Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

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Combining sharp strategic skills with creativity and persuasive communication, marketing is a fast-evolving career boasting global demand and opportunities.CSU's Bachelor...

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Bachelor of Business (Management)

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See yourself as a future corporate leader or business owner? CSU's Bachelor of Business (Management) will bring your aspirations to...

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Bachelor of Business Studies

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Looking for a competitive business degree that offers maximum flexibility? CSU's Bachelor of Business Studies allows you to design your...

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