Residential Schools

Some of our online courses include a residential school where you'll visit our campus for an interactive, hands-on learning experience with your classmates.

Residential schools allow you to:

  • meet your lecturer and fellow students face-to-face
  • attend scheduled lectures, group tutorials or practical / lab sessions
  • ask questions and share information
  • learn new skills to meet the learning objectives of your subject
  • discuss study topics in depth
  • visit the Library and use facilities in the Learning Commons

When and where?

Residential schools are held during session breaks and can vary from one to five days in duration. If you need to attend a residential school we'll let you know before your course starts so you can make any travel and accommodation arrangements. You'll also be sent a reminder about six weeks before you residential school starts.

Where will I stay?

On campus accommodation is an affordable and convenient option, offering you all the essentials you'll need to make your study experience an enjoyable one. Applications for accommodation open six weeks before the official residential school period starts. Accommodation is available at our Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, and Wagga Wagga campuses. All rooms include single study bedrooms with bed linen and towels provided. You'll have access to shared amenities and common areas, internet and coffee / tea facilities.


There are a range of eateries and cafes on campus offering nutritious and delicious meal options. Meals at our eateries are made using your CSU Card so it's important you make sure you've ordered and received your CSU card before you come on campus. Our Bathurst, Orange and Wagga Wagga accommodation packages have catered options where you load dollars onto your CSU Card. Our Albury-Wodonga and Dubbo campuses are self-catered, however there is food available for purchase on campus.

Help with costs

Check out our Residential School Equity Grant and if you're eligible, apply! This grant provides financial assistance to help cover the costs of residential school accommodation.

Andrea Peacey

Andrea Peacey, CSU Midwifery student

"I loved the residential schools, it was great to meet my lecturers face-to-face. The residential schools were interactive and consolidated my midwifery theory knowledge. The technology available to midwifery students in the clinics was very impressive and realistic. The ability to practice these skills safely in a clinical setting using the latest technology was very beneficial and provided me with confidence."