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Study mode

On campus
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Campus locations

Bathurst
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Duration

4 years full-time
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Admission information

6500
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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 1; Session 2 201830; 201860

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

Based at CSU's Bathurst campus, you will take part in a series of workshops, case studies and projects right from the start of this intensive four-year degree. You will learn how to plan, manage and execute communication strategies for a variety of organisations. You will also learn how to manage issues and crisis communication, implement a range of PR tactics, design and implement media relations campaigns and manage internal communications for organisations. Join CSU and take advantage of small class sizes featuring intensive learning and interaction with your lecturers and fellow students.

Develop your skills through hands-on learning

Considering and developing case studies and projects as well as planning and managing communication strategies will ensure you develop a portfolio of work demonstrating a high level of expertise. To ensure you are experienced in using equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include a community radio station, communication agency (Kajulu), online newsroom, television studio, and online media technologies.

Graduate job-ready

The strong practice-based structure of this degree means you will have the opportunity to work in teams on real projects in the Bathurst-Orange-Oberon region to gain valuable experience before your internship. Complete your four-week internship with a major public relations firm or corporate public affairs office to equip yourself with practical, useable skills developed while working with real clients on real projects.

Become a valued influencer

During this course you will become familiar with the world of business so that you can aspire to accept responsibility and learn to manage technical and organisational change. This course will also provide you with skills to help you become an effective manager, able to understand the needs of colleagues, apply technology, and have an extensive knowledge of the political, economic and social environment.

The Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) / Bachelor of Business Studies is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

The Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) / Bachelor of Business Studies is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia.

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

COM223 Communication Management
COM321 Communication Fieldwork

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:

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.

Infographic - 83% of Communications graduates in Australia find full-time employment within 4 months of graduating

Career opportunities

Medium and large organisations employ communication staff, or contract public relations consultants to assist them with internal communication, media relations, government and community relations, product and services communication, and investor communications.

Influence change

Combine your public relations acumen with engagement skills to help bring to life major initiatives and projects across the public and private sector.

Shape messages

Build the brand of an organisation through consistent public relations activities and issues and crisis management.

Guide workplace engagement

Use your skills to design and drive the culture of the organisation through internal communication and personnel engagement activities and tactics.

Medium and large organisations employ communication staff, or contract public relations consultants to assist them with internal communication, media relations, government and community relations, product and services communication, and investor communications.

Influence change

Combine your public relations acumen with engagement skills to help bring to life major initiatives and projects across the public and private sector.

Shape messages

Build the brand of an organisation through consistent public relations activities and issues and crisis management.

Guide workplace engagement

Use your skills to design and drive the culture of the organisation through internal communication and personnel engagement activities and tactics.

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.

No special arrangements apply.

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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.

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) / Bachelor of Business Studies

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.

International recruitment agents

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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 full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

8 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:

Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) / Bachelor of Business Studies 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)
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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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Please note: this course offers a number of specialisations detailed in the course structure below. You will only need to complete the subjects relevant to your chosen specialisation in addition to core foundation subjects.

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

The course consists of 14 core Communication subjects (equivalent to 128 points), one Indigenous subject (8 points) and 15 Business Studies subjects (120 points):

Core Subjects

Communications
COM111 Professional Writing
COM114 Presentation for Communicators
COM124 Communication in Context
CCI100 Intro to Media Production
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
COM223 Communication Management
COM224 Communication Research Strategies
COM321 Communication Fieldwork
COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations
COM116 What Is Public Relations?
COM232 Public Relations Strategy
COM236 Making It Happen: Event Management
COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication
CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 pts)

Indigenous subject

IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Business Studies Restricted Electives

Students must complete 15 standard eight point subjects in business-based, or business related, discipline areas approved by the Course Director. The total number of Business subjects must include at least four subjects at level two (or its equivalent) and four subjects at level three (or its equivalent). Level 3 subjects must be taken in the final year of study.

Core Business subjects:
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MKT110 Marketing and Society
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour
MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
MGT330 Business Strategy

Students must choose 9 subjects from the list below:

ACC100 Accounting 1: Information for Business
ACC110 Accounting 2: Management Decisions
ECO130 Macroeconomics
LAW110 Business Law
MGT100 Organisations and management
MKT110 Marketing Principles
QBM117 Business Statistics
ECO320 International Economics
FIN211 Financial Management
HRM210 Human Resource Management
INR210 Industrial Relations in Australia
LAW220 Business Organisation Law
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MGT310 Service Operations Management
MGT320 Managing Change
MGT330 Business Strategy
MGT340 International Business Management
INR310 Comparative Industrial Relations
LAW335 International Business Law
MGT250 Asia Pacific Business
FIN340 International Finance
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour
MKT260 International Marketing
MGT290 Project Management
MKT230 Business and Professional Ethics
MKT310 Promotions Management
MKT350 Product Innovation Management
MKT235 Internet Marketing
MKT335 Marketing of Services
MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
MKT240 Market Analysis
MKT336 Business to Business Marketing
MGT230 Business and Professional Ethics

Full-time

Session 1

COM114 Presentation for Communicators
COM111 Professional Writing
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MKT110 Marketing and Society

Session 2

COM124 Communication in Context
IKC 100 Indigenous Cultures Histories and Realities
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
MKT220 Buyer Behaviour

Session 3

COM116 What is Public Relations?
CCI100 Intro to Media Production
Business Studies Elective
Business Studies Elective

Session 4

COM232 Public Relations Strategy
COM222 Public Relations Tactics
Business Studies Elective
Business Studies Elective

Session 5

COM223 Communication Management
MGT230 Ethics Sustainability and Culture
Business Studies Elective
Business Studies Elective

Session 6

COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
COM224 Communication Research Strategies
Business Studies Elective
Business Studies Elective

Session 7

COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication (16 Points)
COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations
COM321 Communication Fieldwork
Business Studies Elective

Session 8

CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication and Creative Industries (24 pts)
MGT330 Business Strategy

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 256 points (32 subjects).

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

Apply anytime

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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