Single subject study

Our single subject study is a flexible option that lets you choose one or two subjects without committing to a full degree. It's ideal if you're returning to study, preparing for a career change or professional development, or even if you're taking the first steps toward your degree.

You will study the same course material as students studying the full degree and have the same opportunities to interact with other students and lecturers in a supportive online learning environment. Most single subjects are open entry, so you can enrol and start learning right away, and your subjects will count toward a related full degree if you decide to pursue it later.

Find out more about single subject fees

How to apply

Step 1 - Find a subject

You'll need to find a subject that suits and note these details for your application:

  • subject code

  • subject name

  • on campus location (if required)

  • mode (either on campus or online)

  • session available

Find a subject

Step 2 - Complete an application

Once you've found your subject you can apply online. Just be sure to follow the steps below.

  • Choose what type of course you are wanting to study: Single Subject Study, Cross Institutional - Undergraduate,  Cross Institutional - Postgraduate, or Study Link.

  • Select application type: 'Single Subject or Subjects'.

  • Review and create your application.

  • Complete the next steps of the application form and click 'Save & Continue' to confirm your course and nominate your subjects.

  • Select your session and mode of study then type 'Single Subject Study' in course search section.

  • Nominate your subject(s) by searching for the subject(s) name or code (minimum 3 characters) and select from the drop down list - more than one subject may be added.

Apply Online

Step 3 - Supporting documentation

In most cases you won't need additional documentation for Single Subject Study. But if you haven't studied at CSU before and your chosen subject has prerequisite study requirements you'll need to provide a copy of your academic transcript.

If you were not born in Australia but you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident, you will also need to provide evidence of your citizenship or residency. You may also need to show you've met CSU's English Language Proficiency Requirements.