Online and Distance Education

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is one of Australia's leading providers of online and distance education. Every year, more than 20,000 students around the world study undergraduate and postgraduate programs or single subjects through our world class education program. We highly value students who are studying online with us and have a dedicated staff member officially appointed as the Head of Campus, Virtual to ensure our online students' needs are being met.

The CSU advantages for you:

  • Internationally recognised and portable qualification - all qualifications delivered through Australian Universities are of a high international standard an undergo rigorous regulation by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). TEQSA is Australia's independent national regulator of the higher education sector.

  • Discounted fees – for some courses CSU offers a fee discount [PDF] for Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

  • Recognition for prior learning - CSU highly values and recognises Canadian qualifications and provides credit for relevant study and professional experience, along with flexible entry requirements.

  • Flexible study load – you can take 1-5 courses per session depending on your time availability and how fast you want to complete your program (ie. a standard full-time load is normally 4 courses).

  • Convenience – online study eliminates the need to travel to a campus to attend classes, and it is a great way to balance your career, education and family commitments.

  • Career enhancement – further education not only improves your knowledge and work practices, but it offers you opportunities to take the next step in your career.

  • Economical - many people can't afford leaving their jobs and do full-time on campus study, but with online study you can work and study at the same time.

  • High Tech - use of sophisticated technology to impart education via CSU's Online Learning Platform i2. This allows for easily accessible learning materials and assessment, along with genuine and engaging interaction with both the teaching staff and fellow virtual classmates.

  • Reputation - CSU has the highest graduate employment rates and highest retention rates in Australia so you can be confident that a CSU qualification will improve your job prospects.

Canadian Testimonials

Joanne Cabrera

"I enjoy the online forums and find the lecturers very knowledgeable. I enjoy working at my own pace and find CSU meets my needs of being able to continue to work, take care of my family, and complete my education. There have been times when I have needed assistance with my study and each one of my lecturers has made themselves available when required."

Antonietta Rosati

"I chose CSU because I could complete the whole program online. I really appreciate the practical knowledge that I am receiving and the interactive forums that allow for discussion among students and professors. As a mother of four boys and working full-time in a management position, I decided to apply to CSU because it offered the most flexibility while at the same time offering a high standard of education. I've had nothing but positive experiences since I began studying with CSU."

Emiliano Bonaventura

"What I really enjoyed about CSU as an offshore student, is the organisation. The courses are prepared and organised very well. Timelines, contacts, resources and references are all there ready to be used. Distance education courses can seem overwhelming and difficult; however CSU's offshore courses are constructed to meet the needs of the offshore student. Students who choose CSU are making the right decision and will not be disappointed."