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Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

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Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations)

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CSU's Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) covers planning and management and the implementation of communication strategies for a variety of communication environments and organisations.

  • Why study this course?

    The public relations practitioner of tomorrow needs to be totally in the social media space. Being able to manage client or organisational Facebook pages and Twitter accounts; shoot, edit and upload digital footage; and to have a strategic sense of what communication strategies and tactics will work in a highly competitive marketplace are key outcomes. Understanding the global public relations environment is a new field this degree offers.

    One of the unique things about CSU's Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) is we have small class sizes, which allow intensive learning and interaction with your lecturers and fellow students as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience working in small teams with real clients, not just watch the work being done. This makes our course very competitive.

    Course components

    The Public Relations course is the equivalent of 24 subjects and there is also an extensive industry internship program in the final year. You will study subjects in areas including organisations and management, community, government and international communication, social and convergent media strategies, professional ethics, public relations tactics, event management, and crisis management. There are also subjects that provide students with practical experience with community groups.

    Hands-on experience

    Exercises, case studies and projects in the core subjects cover planning and management of communication strategies, ensuring graduates have a portfolio of work that demonstrates a high level of expertise.

    Recent additions to the course structure provide students with the opportunity to work in teams on real projects in the Bathurst-Orange-Oberon region to gain valuable experience prior to their internship.

    Students complete internships of four weeks with major public relations firms and corporate public affairs offices to equip them with practical, useable skills developed while working with real clients on real projects.

    The latest facilities

    To make sure you are experienced using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our Bathurst Campus facilities include:

    • on campus community radio station
    • online newsroom
    • television studio
    • online media technologies

    Experience our campus

    If you would like to see more of the great facilities and meet some of the academic staff for Communication and Creative Industries students at CSU, you can book a course consultation. This is a chance for you to ask any questions you may about about what you would be studying, find out more about the course and tour our excellent facilities. You can also learn more about our exceptional work placements and meet our lecturers in an informal setting. 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.


    Professionals teaching you

    The course is taught by dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience, including Donald Alexander, who has extensive industry experience at senior management level in the manufacturing, resources and technology sectors; and Dr Peter Simmons, medical and health promotions specialist.

    Professional recognition

    The BCommunication (Public Relations) is accredited by the Public Relations Institute Australia (PRIA). The B Communication (Advertising) is accredited by the International Advertising Association (IAA) and professionally recognised by the Media Federation of Australia (MFA). The BCommunication (Radio) is professionally recognised by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA).

  • Career opportunities

    Nearly every medium and large organisation has communication staff or employs public relations consultants.

    You can work in:

    • public relations, public or corporate affairs departments, both corporate and government
    • private public relations consultancies
    • non-profit organisations
    • community relations
  • 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 Communication (with specialisation) 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 (8)
    COM114 Presentation for Communicators (8)
    CCI100 Intro to Media Production (8)
    IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (8)
    COM124 Communication in Context (8)
    COM221 Professional Ethics in Communication and Citizenship (8)
    CCI300 Communication & Creative Industries Professional Practice (24)
    COM321 Communication Fieldwork (8)


    Advertising Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    ADV104 Understanding Advertising (8)
    ADV105 The Advertising Business (8)
    ADV205 Advertising Creative (8)
    ADV206 Channel Planning (8)
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action (8)
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies (8)
    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 (8)
    ADV105 The Advertising Business (8)
    COM116 What is Public Relations (8)
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy (8)
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics (8)
    ADV205 Advertising Creative (8)
    ADV206 Channel Planning (8)
    COM223 Communication Management (8)
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies (8)
    ADV317 Advertising Strategy and Planning (16)
    COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication (8)
    COM322 Going Glocal: Regional & Global Public Relations (8)
    Plus one of either:
    ADV207 Channel Planning in Action (8) or COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management (8)

    Journalism Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    JRN112 Journalism in Society (8)
    JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing (8)
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling (8)
    JRN205 Research and Data Journalism(8)
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter (8)
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing & The Law (8)
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism (8)
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery (8)

    Media Practice Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    COM112 Digital Media(8)
    COM126 Production Planning(8)
    VIS101 Visual Communication(8)
    VPA106 Intro to Sound Production(8)
    COM229 Documentary  Production (8)
    COM212 Scriptwriting(8)
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation(8)
    COM343 Communication Project Management(8)

    Radio Specialisation Subjects (64 points)

    COM113 Commercial Radio Industry (8)
    COM112 Digital Media
    COM125 Radio Production and Content Management (8)
    COM233 Media Sales Principles (8)
    COM234 Media Account Management (8)
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management (8)
    COM343 Communication Project Management (8)
    ADV206 Channel Planning (8)

    Public Relations Specialisation Subjects (64)

    COM116 What is Public Relations (8)
    COM232 Public Relations Strategy (8)
    COM222 Public Relations Tactics (8)
    COM223 Communication Management (8)
    COM236 Making it Happen: Event Management (8)
    COM224 Communication Research Strategies (8)
    COM313 SOS: Issues and Crisis Communication (8)
    COM322 Going Glocal: Regional & Global Public Relations (8)

    Theatre Media Specialisation Subjects (64 points)
    THM108 Principles of Theatre Media (16)
    THM207 Drama & Theatre For Young People (8)
    THM208 Devised Performance (16)
    THM308 Applied Production Research (16)
    THM300 Theatre & Cultural Action (8)

    Journalism and International Studies Extended Specialisation Subjects (112 points)

    Students complete 112 points from the following subjects:
    JRN112 Journalism in Society (8)
    JRN101 Newsgathering & Writing (8)
    JRN200 Convergent Storytelling (8)
    JRN205 Research and Data Journalism(8)
    JRN225 The Specialist Reporter (8)
    JRN207 Multiplatform Publishing & The Law (8)
    JRN322 Beyond News: Longform Journalism (8)
    JRN318 Deadline: Multiplatform Delivery (8)

    Plus 6 subjects from the following:
    POL111 International Relations (8) 
    COM219 Media Communication & Globalisation (8)
    HST210 Media & Society in 20th Century (8)
    POL305 Politics and the Media (8) 
    HST301 International History from 1945 (8)
    HST308 Australia and Asia (8) 
    COM322 Regional and Global PR (8) 
    HSS305 International Exchange (8) (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 & 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 specilisations 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 PR?
    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 Glocal: 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

    Admission to the BCommunication (with specialisation) is based on:

    1. Previous studies
    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
    •     relevant professional and industry experience

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2016 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

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

    Tuition costs
    Commonwealth supported place

    You will make a student contribution (formerly HECS) towards the cost of your tuition fees. Commonwealth supported places may be limited for this course.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a HECS-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your student contribution fee up-front each session
    7288*Student contribution fee for your first year of study

    * This is an estimated fee for your first year of study based on a full-time study load (eight 8 point subjects). Should you be studying less than eight subjects in your first year, the fees would be decreased proportionally. This figure excludes the Student Services and Amenities fee. If your entire course is less than the equivalent of one year of full-time study, then the figure displayed is calculated as a percentage of a full-time study load e.g. 50%.

    More about Commonwealth supported places

    On campus (onshore) study mode
    2500*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2016.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSY
    YNKAPO
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSY
    YN211247
    UAC
    On Campus
    Port Macquarie
    CGS
    Y
    N
    N
    211270
    Direct
    On Campus
    Port Macquarie
    CGS
    Y
    N
    N
    KAPR
    Direct
    On Campus
    Bathurst
    FPOS
    Y
    N
    N
    IARO
    Graduation requirements

    Successful completion of 192 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    International recruitment agents

    CRICOS Code(s)

    012010K (Bathurst)

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  • 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)

    Any of the following subjects are recommended for students who wish to improve the areas of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS022 - Writing at University
    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (F2F Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    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.

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