Why CSU

DE reasonsStudying by distance education at CSU gives you the chance to continue your work, lifestyle and family commitments while studying towards your dream career, or upgrading your knowledge to get the qualification you have always wanted.

You will gain an industry-relevant degree with support every step of the way, so you will never feel alone.

Five reasons to study at CSU

1. Australia's leading provider of distance education

More than 24,000 students from across Australia and around the world study by distance education through CSU. CSU has a well developed range of resources and support for distance education students, and academic staff with substantial experience teaching online. We are constantly seeking new ways to provide a quality educational experience and updating our resources to include new technologies. Online communication tools mean you can form personal and professional networks across Australia and internationally, gaining a global perspective on your studies.

2. Real study flexibility

You can gain a degree at CSU while still having time for your job, your family and your lifestyle. Study materials for our distance education courses are provided online, and you can study at your own pace, at a time and location that suits you, almost anywhere in the world. You also have the flexibility to choose the number of subjects you study, from one at a time to four in a session, with approval. This means you can vary your study load to suit other commitments in your life at a particular time.

3. Our graduates get jobs

CSU consistently ranks highly for graduates finding a job when they finish their degree. In fact, 84.3% of CSU undergraduate students find full-time work within four months of graduating. This means if you're studying towards your dream career, CSU can get you off to a great start.

4. Study support

You're not alone when you study with CSU. You can access STUDY LINK subjects to help you brush up on your knowledge in a particular field, complete a pathway program to help you gain admission to CSU, or seek learning skills or personal support. Many support services are available by phone or online, so you don't have to come on campus to get the support you need. Subject forums where you can interact with other students also provide a great network of support from people who understand your distance education experience.

5. Join the CSU community

As a distance education student, you can still access the facilities and services provided on campus at CSU. If you live near a CSU campus, you may like to visit the library, use sporting facilities, or visit support services face-to-face. Some courses also include residential schools, where you will come on campus for a few days to complete practical facilities using CSU's state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. These residential schools provide a great opportunity to make the most of CSU's facilities and meet other students and staff in person.

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