Information for Year 10

With your senior years of school in sight, now is the perfect time to start planning for uni. The subject choices you make in Years 11 and 12 could help prepare you for university study and your dream career.

Choosing your subjects

Your subject choices should reflect your strengths and interests, and support your career aspirations. Plus, if you enjoy the subjects you study you're more likely to do well in them. Some university courses may also assume you've already learned certain things, so it's important to check if the course you're interested in studying requires you to have completed particular subjects in school. You can do this by having a chat with one of our friendly Prospective Student Advisers, or look up your preferred course in the UAC or VTAC Guides.

Getting into uni

Your final school exams and course work will determine your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), which is important for your application to some university courses. But some courses let you apply for early entry through the Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS), which might mean you receive an offer to study before you've even sat your final exams. And other courses rely on interviews, auditions, submission of portfolios, questionnaires or supplementary application forms to determine who gets in. To find out if there are specific admission requirements for the course you're interested in, visit the online course brochures.

Still deciding on your course?

If you're not sure what course you would like to study, or if you change your mind about your career direction after you've started your course, that's OK because:

  • some CSU degrees have similar subjects in the first year, so you can start one degree and transfer to another if you change your mind
  • you can take one of our general studies courses that let you choose subjects that appeal to your needs and interests
  • you can study one subject at a time through Single Subject Study – a great way to sample university study before beginning your degree.

What is uni like?

Going to university can be an exciting and life-changing experience. You will have more freedom than in high school and will be responsible for your own study, although you'll have plenty of help when you need it. You'll meet new people, make new friends, join clubs and sporting teams and enjoy the many CSU community events. University is what you make it so get involved where you can and enjoy the ride!

Book a campus tour

Once you've decided on a course, you can book a campus tour to get a real feel for what it will be like to study and live at a CSU campus. One of our friendly student ambassadors will show you around the campus and answer any questions you might have about life at CSU.