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Online
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Duration

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

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

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Designed to maximise learning applications from a personal and professional perspective, Graduate Certificate in Commerce will enhance your knowledge and challenge the way you think.

Spoilt for choice

CSU's Graduate Certificate offers you complete flexibility in subject choice and study mode. Choose from more than 100 commerce-related subjects that meet your career needs, interests and aspirations.

Flexible online study

You can study this degree from any location at a time convenient to you. Subjects are taught using blended learning techniques, including online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings and subject forums.

Support when you need it

From day one of your degree, you'll receive personal engagement and support from dedicated academic staff. Studying a CSU commerce degree, you'll join a vibrant learning community where you can test your knowledge and ideas and receive expert feedback.

Study pathways

If you don't have an undergraduate degree, you can use the Graduate Certificate in Commerce as a pathway to a number of CSU's Master's programs, including the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Commerce. Once you've completed your Graduate Certificate in Commerce, you'll receive credit for up to four subjects in most of CSU's Master's programs.

Single subject study

If you're not sure you have the time to complete a whole degree, consider CSU's single subject study. This is a great way to find out what study at university is like and see how you can balance study with your other commitments.

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

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.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

FIN560 Financial Planning
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
LAW519 Negotiation Skills

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

With the knowledge and skills you gain in CSU's Graduate Certificate in Commerce, you'll be able to add value in many different roles and organisations. You could work in all types of businesses and industries, including retail, hospitality, medical or services, government, public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Your CSU qualification could also lay the groundwork for promotion in your workplace through the development of targeted business skills and professional interests.

With the knowledge and skills you gain in CSU's Graduate Certificate in Commerce, you'll be able to add value in many different roles and organisations. You could work in all types of businesses and industries, including retail, hospitality, medical or services, government, public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Your CSU qualification could also lay the groundwork for promotion in your workplace through the development of targeted business skills and professional interests.

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.

Candidates may receive transfer credit for up to 50% of the course for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at the postgraduate level. To apply for credit, candidates are required to submit with their application for admission a certified transcript of results and subject outline/curriculum of those subjects

Credit in the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is also a pathway into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) for students without an undergraduate degree. Students may receive credit for up to four subjects into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate.

More about Credit

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

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Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

8 Points

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year part-time ( points)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Graduate Certificate in Commerce specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new 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)

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

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce consists of four subjects (32 points) with the following requirements to be met:

  • all subjects must be selected from the range of restricted elective subjects offered by the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences at Level 4 or Level 5 or equivalent;
  • students may not enrol in any subject which is substantially similar to a subject already completed; and
  • students shall meet all prerequisite requirements.
  • Credit in the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is also a pathway into the MBA for students without an undergraduate degree. Students may receive credit for up to four subjects into the MBA upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate.

    Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences restricted elective subjects

    ACC501 Business Accounting & Finance
    ACC512 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
    ACC514 Financial Accounting
    ACC515 Accounting & Finance
    ACC518 Current Developments In Accounting Thought
    ACC525 Financial Accountability in the Public Sector
    ACC539 Accounting Information Systems
    ACC585 Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
    ACG504 Communication in Business
    ACG506 Financial Management of Small Business
    ACC566 Accounting Systems and Processes
    ACC567 Financial Accounting 2
    ECO501 Business Economics
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    FIN518 International Financial Management
    FIN521 Corporate Treasury Management
    FIN522 Financial Modelling
    FIN523 Lending and Financial Institutions
    FIN525 Financial Institutions Management
    FIN530 Financial Markets and Instruments
    FIN531 Investments Analysis
    FIN535 Strategic and Contemporary Financial Issues
    FIN560 Financial Planning
    FIN563 Estate Planning
    FIN564 Superannuation and Retirement Planning
    FIN567 Investing in Property
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM507 Research Methods
    HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
    HRM514 International Human Resource Management
    HRM516 International Management Behaviour
    HRM523 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
    HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management
    HRM531 Organisational Politics
    HRM540 Theory of Conflict Resolution
    HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
    HRM550 Evaluating Human Resources
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    HRM560 Human Resource Development
    HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities
    INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
    INR502 Industrial Relations System and Issues
    INR503 Industrial Relations Practice
    INR510 Comparative Labour Relations
    ITC505 ICT Project Management
    ITC514 Linux Security Administration
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management PG
    ITC560 Internet of Things
    ITC561 Cloud Computing
    ITC563 IT Management Issues
    ITC568 Cloud Security and Privacy
    ITC572 Software Defined Networks
    ITC595 Information Security
    ITC596 IT Risk Management
    JST408 Cyber and Technology Enabled Crime
    JST409 Investigations Principles
    JST410 Investigations Management 1
    JST411 Investigations Management 2
    JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management
    JST413 Risk Management
    LAW503 Administrative Law
    LAW504 Business and Corporations Law
    LAW505 Taxation 1
    LAW515 Law of Employment
    LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
    LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses
    LAW518 Taxation 2
    LAW519 Negotiation Skills
    LAW523 Finance Law
    LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
    LAW540 Australian Law & Legal System
    LAW545 Taxation Strategies
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGT503 The Social and Economic Environment
    MGT505 Managing Quality & Innovation
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT530 International Business
    MGT531 Business Ethics
    MGT536 Leadership - A Critical Perspective
    MGT537 Entrepreneurship Project
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
    MGT549 Toxic Leadership
    MGT550 Operations Management
    MGT552 Leadership and Social Impact
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability
    MGT584 Leadership in Teams
    MGT594 Leadership and Business Ethics
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT510 Customer Behaviour
    MKT513 Social Marketing
    MKT520 Managing Product and Service Innovation
    MKT525 Digital and Social Media Marketing
    MKT540 Marketing Strategy
    MKT550 Global Marketing
    MKT560 Marketing and Organisational Research
    MKT561 Services Marketing
    MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
    MKT570 Integrated Marketing Communications
    PAD591 Public Sector Management
    PHL401 Critical Reasoning

    Students should obtain the permission of the Course Director, if they wish to complete subjects not on the list above.

    Due to the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites.

    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.

    Minimum Graduation Requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four standard subjects) and meet the requirements outlined in the course structure guidelines.

    Additional Graduation Requirements

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    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.

    As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

    Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

    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

    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

    10 Nov 2017
    2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

    1 Dec 2017
    2018 Session 1 Late Application date

    23 Feb 2018
    2018 Session 2 Applications open

    Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

    Apply direct to CSU

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

    Important dates

    10 Nov 2017
    2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

    1 Dec 2017
    2018 Session 1 Late Application date

    23 Feb 2018
    2018 Session 2 Applications open

    Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

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    Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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