- What is distance education?
- Study Options
- Student Support
- Scholarships & help with costs
- Getting into Uni
- Overseas study opportunities
- Starting at CSU
- Why CSU
- Study life balance
- Information for TAFE students
Starting at CSU
If you've never studied at university before, it can be a bit daunting. As a distance education student, you'll be responsible for your own study regimes, discipline, and staying motivated.
Starting at university is likely to be an exciting, but sometimes stressful experience. Receiving all your study materials, buying textbooks, balancing home life and study, getting used to doing assignments, relating to other students online, and managing study and a job can all take a while to get used to.
Here are some of the things that you'll need to know before you start studying at CSU, and that will help you get the most from your time as a CSU student.
As a distance education student, all your study materials are conveniently available online or delivered to your home or workplace by mail before your course begins.
Online support is available for all distance education students through a range of online services, including a personalised portal, student support and subject forums, and the University's online scholarly environment CSU Interact.
Most subjects have a combination of prescribed and recommended texts. You will be advised of the textbook requirements of your subject at the start of the session through the subject outline.
Distance education study tips
Tips for study success as a distance education student that will help you stay on track with study.
Preparing for tertiary study
Learning support is available to students to help prepare them for study at tertiary level, even before they commence their degree. CSU offers a range of programs to help improve your study skills.
Study Link Short Courses
Ideal for upskilling yourself in a variety of academic learning areas before you commence your course studies.