Charles Sturt University is a community minded organisation with strong links to industry, government, and other educational organisations. Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry representatives to ensure the skills our graduates acquire meet industry needs.
CSU may be the largest inland university in Australia, with students from across Australia and around the world, but it is our sense of community in the cities in which the University is located that sets us apart.
Some of our outstanding partnerships include:
- TAFE NSW, Griffith University, The Australian National University, The University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, Monash University
- International education providers: Study Group Australia, Holmesglen Institute of TAFE, Economic and Finance Institute (Cambodia), Changchun Taxation College (China), Tianjin University of Commerce, Yangzhou University, Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Deggendorf University (Germany), The University of Hong Kong (SPACE), HELP University College (Malaysia), Lutheran University of Papua New Guinea, Berne University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
- Policing agencies: NSW Police Force, Victorian Police, Australian Federal Police, Queensland Police Service, Tasmania Police Service, NSW Police Forensic Services Group,
- Justice agencies and institutes: Australian Institute of Criminology, National Institute of Forensic Science, Forensic Science South Australia, Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, Australian Institute of Police Management
- Environmental: International Centre for WATER, Department of Environment and Conservation (NSW), Johnstone Centre for Environmental Consulting, Western Research Institute
- St Mark's National Theological Centre in Canberra, and United Theological College in Sydney.
- Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Western Region Academy of Sport (WRAS)
- Association of NSW Regional Conservatorium of Music
- Land and agriculture: ANZLIC including Land Information New Zealand Landgate (WA), Department Agriculture and Food Department of Health Department of Planning, Land and Property Management Authority (NSW), Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water, Department of Sustainability and Environment (Vic), Department of Primary Industries, Department of Human Services, Commonwealth Consortium Geoscience Australia, Department of Environment and Resources Management (Qld)
- Department of Defence, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
- Information: ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association), ASLA (Australian School Libraries Association), CIS (Centre for Information Studies), CISAP (Consortium of Schools Asia Pacific), Curriculum Corporation, HKU SPACE, Institute of Information Management, ITNR (Information Technology Needs Research), University Of Mauritius, WISE, National Information and Communications Technology Australia and IT Masters
- International research centres in Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Canada, the United States, and South Africa.
Practical placements with leading organisations
Not only are CSU degrees accredited with relevant government and industry bodies, these organisations are working hand in hand with the University to guarantee that CSU graduates are industry-ready.
A major benefit of the University's partnership relationships is the ability to organise student internships and practical placements with leading Australian and international organisations. These partnerships ensure students' internship placement in their chosen industries, placements which in many cases lead to offers of employment - often before the completion of their degree.
TAFE pathways to CSU
CSU works closely with TAFE to help you get the qualifications you need with minimal additional study. Many TAFE courses provide a pathway to CSU degrees by following credit for previous TAFE study, or students can complete a Pathway Program, where you study through both TAFE and CSU.
There about one hundred scholarships offered by government and industry to Charles Sturt University students.
CSU offers quality research and research training opportunities to its staff, students and communities, including partners in industry, the professions and the communities of inland Australia. In line with this approach, CSU has established eight research centres which have advisory or management committees with industry or international expert membership.