Distance education aims to deliver a quality university education to students who are not able to be physically present on campus.
With CSU's flexible study options, you can study from home, work, or anywhere in the world, at a time that suits you and your lifestyle.
Charles Sturt University is Australia's leading provider of distance education with our comprehensive communication system enabling online forums, wikis, blogs, podcasts, access to library resources and assignment submission.
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Distance education at CSU provides real study flexibility, allowing you the freedom to choose when and where you complete your degree. With the flexibility of distance education and CSU's online learning and research tools, you can study your own way, in your own time.
You're never too old to study. At CSU, we are firm believers that lifelong learning contributes greatly to a successful and healthy life.Distance education at CSU develops your self-motivation, and gives you an independent approach to lifelong learning.
Anyone can study at university. University is not designed to be difficult — it's designed to help you get where you're going, to realise your own potential and graduate with the skills and experience you need to reach your goals.
Our courses are 'theory in practice'. You'll be encouraged to participate and learn by doing, and you won't be doing it alone. You might just surprise yourself.
With distance education and flexible study options, you can study at your own pace. You can study in the comfort of your own home, and do as many subjects that suit you — whether that's one, two or four subjects a session. With our three session timetable, many courses offer students the opportunity to slow or fast-track their degree.
University study is not designed to monopolise your time. We recognise that our students have social lives, families, other commitments, which is why we provide education that is accessible, whatever your lifestyle.
When you're a distance education student with CSU, your learning experience is enhanced through our flexible study delivery options.How do I study by distance education?
The University's extensive online environment provides you with access to the services and facilities you will need during your time as a CSU student.Go to Online learning page.
Residential schools are a component of many CSU courses offered by distance education.More about Residential schools
Distance education students are assessed through a combination of methods that vary depending on the course being undertaken. In some subjects, an assessment may be held online, giving instant feedback to the student on their performance.More about Assessment.
CSU's courses also offer diversity and flexibility. We offer courses through the Faculty of Arts, Business, Education and Science.
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Distance education students are assessed through a combination of methods that vary depending on the course being undertaken.
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The overall cost of obtaining a degree at CSU is lower than most other universities in Australia, and our students find that the cost of living is less in a regional centre compared to metropolitan locations.