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Bachelor of Communication (Advertising)

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Are you ready for the dynamic and constantly changing world of advertising? Are you a creative problem solver who loves fast-paced teamwork and excels at communication?

CSU’s Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) prepares you for the world of advertising. The course has a global communication perspective, where national borders are often irrelevant and audiences are fluid and changeable.

Our course equips you with solid skills for strategic planning, research and client management, in addition to the creative, media and channel communication skills required to be an effective and sought-after graduate.

Learn in authentic, intimate spaces with a real agency organisational culture and structure, not just a room full of computers and equipment with simulated activities.

Importantly, at CSU you will gain extensive hands-on experience working in our on-campus student communications agency, Kajulu Communications. Here, you will work on projects and campaigns for real, paying clients.

The experience offered through Kajulu Communications is enhanced by industry placements in Australia and overseas. As a result, CSU’s advertising graduates are often the first choice of advertising and media agency employers.

  • Why study this course?

    There are many reasons to choose CSU’s Bachelor of Communication (Advertising):

    • you will gain extensive practical experience working with real clients in Kajulu Communications, CSU’s award-winning student advertising agency. Kajulu teams have won 11 of the past 14 International Advertising Association’s Big Idea titles since the inception of the competition in 2003, with Kajulu Red taking the title in 2016.
    • CSU boasts a proud industry reputation and a history of high achievers in this arena. Graduates are highly sought after and known for their extensive practical experience and high-level strategic thinking skills.
    • you will have access to the latest in both theoretical and practical learning, led by a highly experienced and award-winning team.
    • The course is one of only a few Australian degrees with accreditation from the International Advertising Association, an accreditation tespected by the industry.
    • standard internships in agencies are offered for four weeks; however, longer internships in international environments may also be offered. 
    Workplace learning

    In the final year of the course, you will spend almost all your time in Kajulu Communications, CSU’s on-campus student advertising agency, where you will develop integrated communication programs for real clients.

    Past Kajulu clients include the United Nations, Compaq, Yahoo!, Telstra, Electrolux, the Commonwealth Bank, Foxtel, Pfizer and not-for-profit organisations such as the National Heart Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Foodbank and Assistance Dogs Australia.

    Since its inception, Kajulu has been the most awarded International Advertising Association accredited advertising program in the world. Students from Kajulu have won 11 of the past 14 in the IAA’s Big Idea advertising competition. Final-year students also complete internships for a minimum of four weeks.

    Professionals teaching you

    The course is taught by professionals with a comprehensive range of industry experience, including David Maxwell and Anne Llewellynn. They offer expertise in multiplatform communication and the variety of digital media options available to advertisers today.

    Top facilities

    Gain access to the latest equipment, technology and techniques on campus, including:

    • CSU’s student communications agency, Kajulu Communications
    • the community radio station, 2MCE Community Radio, which supplies student-produced news bulletins to 90 radio stations around Australia daily
    • a multi-function television studio
    • multimedia production facilities
    • fully equipped computer labs
    Experience our campus

    If you would like to see more of the great facilities and meet some of the academic staff in Communication and Creative Industries at CSU, you can book a course consultation. To organise your consultation, visit our booking page.

    You can also book a general tour of the campus where you would be studying.

    Book a campus tour.

  • Career opportunities
    If you are a creative problem solver with a good head for business, you will have access to a broad range of career opportunities in the expanding marketing and communication industry, including:

    • advertising agencies (creative, media, digital and interactive)
    • online publishers
    • social media departments
    • television and radio stations
    • newspaper and magazine publishers
    • advertising departments in corporations or organisations
    • direct response, sales promotion or other consultancies
    • marketing companies
    • marketing divisions and departments within companies.
    To give yourself the best chance to gain entry to this course, focus on your HSC English score.
  • Professional recognition
    The Bachelor of Communication (Advertising) is recognised as a nationally outstanding course. It is one of only a few Australian degree courses accredited by:

    • the International Advertising Association (IAA)
    • the Media Federation of Australia (MFA).
    CSU graduates automatically receive the IAA’s internationally recognised Certificate in Marketing Communications.

  • Subjects

    Please note: this course offers a number of specialisations detailed in the course structure below. You will only need to complete the subjects relevant to your chosen specialisation in addition to core foundation subjects.

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    To successfully graduate from the Bachelor of Communication (with specialisations) students will be required to complete 192 points. These comprise 80 points of Communication Foundation Studies, a minimum of 64 points of Discipline Specialisation Studies and a maximum of 48 points of Academic Enrichment Studies offered from within SCCI and/or externally as approved by the Course Director.

    The course structure is as follows:

    Communication Foundation Subjects (80 points)

    COM111 Professional Writing 
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators 
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production 
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities 
    COM124 Communication in Context 
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship 
    CCI300 Communication and Creative Industries Professional Practice (24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork 


    Advertising Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    ADV104 Understanding Advertising 
    ADV105 The Advertising Business 
    ADV205 Advertising Creative 
    ADV206 Channel Planning 
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action 
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies 
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16)

    Advertising and Public Relations Extended Specialisation Subjects (112 points)

    Students complete 112 points from the following subjects:
    ADV104 Understanding Advertising 
    ADV105 The Advertising Business 
    COM116 What is Public Relations? 
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy 
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics 
    ADV205 Advertising Creative 
    ADV206 Channel Planning 
    COM223 Communication Management 
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies 
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16)
    COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication 
    COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations 
    Plus one of either:
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action or COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management 

    Journalism Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    JRN112 Journalism in Society 
    JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing 
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling 
    JRN205 Research and Data Journalism
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter 
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing and The Law 
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism 
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery 

    Media Practice Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    COM112 Digital Media
    COM126 Production Planning
    VIS101 Visual Communication
    VPA106 Intro to Sound Production
    COM229 Documentary  Production 
    COM212 Scriptwriting
    COM219 Media Communication and Globalisation
    COM343 Communication Project Management

    Radio Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    COM113 Commercial Radio Industry 
    COM112 Digital Media
    COM125 Radio Production and Content Management 
    COM233 Media Sales Principles 
    COM234 Media Account Management 
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management 
    COM343 Communication Project Management 
    ADV206 Channel Planning 

    Public Relations Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    COM116 What is Public Relations? 
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy 
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics 
    COM223 Communication Management
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management 
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies 
    COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication 
    COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations 

    Theatre Media Specialisation Subjects (64 points)
    THM108 Principles of Theatre Media (16)
    THM207 Drama and Theatre For Young People 
    THM208 Devised Performance (16)
    THM308 Applied Production Research (16)
    THM300 Theatre and Cultural Action 

    Journalism and International Studies Extended Specialisation Subjects (112 points)

    Students complete 112 points from the following subjects:
    JRN112 Journalism in Society 
    JRN101 Newsgathering and Writing 
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling 
    JRN205 Research and Data Journalism
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter 
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing and The Law 
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism 
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery 

    Plus 6 subjects from the following:
    POL111 International Relations 
    COM219 Media Communication and Globalisation 
    HST210 Media and Society in 20th Century
    POL305 Politics and the Media 
    HST301 International History from 1945 
    HST308 Australia and Asia 
    COM322 Regional and Global PR 
    HSS305 International Exchange (or other approved International Project subject)

     

    Bachelor of Communication
    Students must undertake a minimum of 64 points from subjects offered across the specialisations of Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, Media Practice and Radio. The remainder of course points (maximum 48 points) can be taken from subjects outside of the Communication specialisation set (as approved by Course Director). These represent the Academic Enrichment component of the program.

    Academic Enrichment (elective) Subjects* (48 points)
    Students undertake up to 6 electives to be taken as a combination of unrestricted electives and/or professional clusters (4-6 subjects per cluster) from within the School of Communication and Creative Industries, or from outside the School as approved by Course Director.

    *students in the Media Practice specialisation draw their academic enrichment cluster from the disciplines of Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism, Graphic Design and Marketing.(or others as approved by Course Director)

    *students undertaking extended specialisations will not complete these electives.

     

    Enrolment pattern

    Advertising Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    ADV104 Understanding Advertising
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    ADV105 The Advertising Business
    ADV205 Advertising Creative
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy & Planning (16)
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries (24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Advertising and Public Relations Extended Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM116 What Is Public Relations?
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    ADV104 Understanding Advertising
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    COM223 Communication Management
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship

    Session 4 (60)
    ADV105 The Advertising Business
    ADV205 Advertising Creative
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action or COM236 Event Management

    Session 5 (30)
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy & Planning (16)
    COM313 SOS: Issues & Crisis Communication
    COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries (24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Journalism Specialisation

    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    JRN112 Journalism in Society
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    JRN205 Data Mining & Research
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing & The Law
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries (24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Journalism and International Studies Extended Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    JRN112 Journalism in Society
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    JRN205 Research and Data Journalism
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    POL111 International Relations
    HST210 Media & Society in 20th Century

    Session 4 (60)
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing & The Law
    POL305 Politics and the Media
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation

    Session 5 (30)
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery
    HST308 Australia & Asia
    COM322 Regional & Global PR or HST301 International History from 1945

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork
    *International Exchange can be set up from the 2nd year of the program

    Media Practice Specialisation (DE & Int)
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM126 Production Planning
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM112 Digital Media
    VPA106 Intro To Sound Production
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    VIS101 Visual Communication
    COM212 Scriptwriting
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    COM229 Documentary Production
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    COM343 Communication Project Management
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork
     

    Public Relations Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM116 What is Public Relations?
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    COM223 Communication Management
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    COM313 SOS: Issues & Crisis Communication
    COM322 Going Global: Regional and Global Public Relations
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Radio Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM113 Commercial Radio Industry
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM125 Radio Production & Content Management
    COM112 Digital Media
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    COM233 Media Sales Principles
    ADV206 Channel Planning
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    COM234 Media Account Management
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    COM343 Communication Project Management
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

    Theatre Media Specialisation
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    THM108 Principles of Theatre Media (commenced)
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    THM108 Principles of Theatre Media (continued)
    THM207 Drama & Theatre For Young People
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 3 (30)
    THM208 Devised Performance (commenced)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 1
    Elective 2

    Session 4 (60)
    THM208 Devised Performance (continued)
    Elective 3
    Elective 4
    Elective 5

    Session 5 (30)
    THM308 Applied Production Research (16)
    THM300 Theatre & Cultural Action
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork
     

    Media Practice Specialisation
    Part time suggested study sequence
    (DE)

    Session 1 (30)
    COM111 Professional Writing
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production

    Session 2 (60)
    COM112 Digital Media
    COM124 Communication in Context

    Session 3 (30)
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    COM126 Production Planning

    Session 4 (60)
    VPA106 Intro To Sound Production
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

    Session 5 (30)
    VIS101 Visual Communication
    Elective 1

    Session 6 (60)
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation
    Elective 2

    Session 7 (30)
    COM212 Scriptwriting
    Elective 3

    Session 8 (60)
    COM229 Documentary Production
    Elective 4

    Session 9 (30)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Elective 5

    Session 10 (60)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork
    Elective 6

    Session 11(30)
    COM343 Communication Project Management

    Session 12 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries (24)

    Bachelor of Communication (DE & Int)
    Full time suggested study sequence

    Session 1 (30)
    COM111 Professional Writing
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production
    Specialisation 1

    Session 2 (60)
    COM124 Communication in Context
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Specialisation 2
    Specialisation 3

    Session 3 (30)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship
    Specialisation 4
    Elective 1
    Elective 2


    Session 4 (60)
    Specialisation 5
    Specialisation 6
    Elective 3
    Elective 4

    Session 5 (30)
    Specialisation 7
    Specialisation 8
    Elective 5
    Elective 6

    Session 6 (60)
    CCI300 Professional Practice in Communication & Creative Industries(24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork

     

  • Residential schools

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    HSS305 International Exchange

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    6500

    This is a projected cut-off as the additional selection criteria has been removed from this course.

    Admission to the Bachelor of Communication (with specialisations) is based on:

    1. Previous studies
    Eligible previous studies include:

    • the NSW Higher School Certificate or interstate /overseas equivalent;
    • the International Baccalaureate Diploma;
    • a completed or part completed course of a university, college of advanced education or other accredited tertiary institution;
    • a completed or part completed course of a TAFE college or other accredited post-secondary institution (including TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate);
    • an approved Foundation Studies program certificate;
    • completion of undergraduate subjects as an Associate Student with the University or through another University, or Open Universities Australia.

    NSW and interstate school leavers are normally selected on the basis of their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) or interstate equivalent. Candidates may also be admitted on the basis of a strong performance in subjects relevant to course preferences.

    2. English proficiency
    Applicants will be deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if they have:

    • undertaken an academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an average score of 6.5, and with scores of 6 or higher in each of the individual skill areas within the last 12 months; or 
    • undertaken a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 577 (or computerised TOEFL score of 233), with a Test for Written English Score (where reported) of at least 5.0 or an Internet-based score of 90 (with a written score of 24) within the last 12 months; or 
    • undertaken other equivalent examinations, as determined by the Examinations Committee; or 
    • completed a university degree where the language of assessment is in English.

    3. Attainment and experience
    These may include:

    • voluntary or paid work experience; 
    • performance in tests and examinations conducted by professional recognised bodies; 
    • participation in continuing education programs and/or staff development programs conducted by adult education agencies, consultancies, professional bodies or employers; 
    • completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

    4. Schools Recommendation Scheme

    5. Special admission requirements
    Some Specialisations will have special admission requirements, as follows:

    Bachelor of Communication (Theatre Media)

    Applicants attend an audition/interview to assist in the assessment of their application.

    Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Communication (Media Practice)

    Non-school leavers and those completing courses in relevant areas at other universities and tertiary institutes are eligible for admission to the course.

    The principle criteria used to assess applications are:

    •     capacity to pursue tertiary studies
    •     motivation to pursue tertiary studies in professional communication
    •     demonstrated potential for writing, media production, and research; and,
    •     relevant professional and industry experience.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

     
  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNN211210
    UAC
    Direct
    On CampusBathurstCGSYYNKAJJ
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieFPOSYNNIAAD
    DirectOn CampusBathurstFPOSYYNIAAA
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN211207
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKAJP

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Successful completion of 192 points.

  • How to apply
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    CRICOS Code(s)

    012009C (Bathurst, Port Macquarie)

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School
    School of Communication and Creative Industries

    CSU’s School of Communication and Creative Industries have built a hub for innovative storytellers who want to make a difference. Based on Bathurst, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga campuses, the School has an emphasis on cross-disciplinary collaboration created through a unique balance of practical production and theoretical foundation. CSU’s courses are delivered in authentic industry settings including our state-of-the-art television studio, radio station, newsroom, performance theatres, exhibition spaces and animation and visual effects facilities. Our students gain a competitive advantage in industry through practical learning, internships and other invaluable networking opportunities.

  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS021 - Transition to University Study
    • SSS033 - Transition from TAFE / VET to University (F2F Workshop)
    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS024 Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (Intended primarily for International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 Academic Writing Skills (FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP ONLY)
    • SSS034 Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 Critical Thinking

    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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