Academic Success

The Academic Success team works with students throughout their entire University journey. Starting in schools, Academic Success works to build awareness and aspiration for university study. We deliver a range of assessment, pathway and enabling programs to facilitate equitable access to CSU and to prepare students for their studies.

Our expert staff work with Faculty and directly with students to help them develop the CSU graduate attributes in literacy, numeracy and lifelong learning. We provide an extensive academic support program for Indigenous students and we also help students plan for their careers and find a job. Our services are free of charge to all enrolled CSU students and are accessible in person and online.

Liz Smith – Director, Academic Success

Liz Smith

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6338 4325
Email: elsmith@csu.edu.au
Location: Bathurst
Building & Room: 1410

More about Lizchevron_right

Academic Literacy, Learning and Numeracy (ALLaN)

The ALLaN Team helps students develop their academic literacy and numeracy skills. Students can submit assignment drafts for feedback, book an individual appointment or attend a workshop. The ALLaN team works with Faculty to embed academic literacy skills into the curriculum and can design bespoke programs according to the specific needs of students.

ALLaN - Student portal page


Key contact

Andrew Meenahan
Andrew Meenahan
Manager, ALLaN


Phone: (02) 6338 4198
Email: ameenahan@csu.edu.au
Location: Bathurst
Building & Room: 1410

Career Development

CSU's Career Development Service can assist a student's journey towards their dream career. The team provides advice on planning a career path, preparing a resume or job application, or searching for a job. It also supports students to participate in workplace learning outside their course requirements, or to gain confidence going for job interviews. If you have job opportunities for students, they can be promoted on the Career Development Service's online job noticeboards.

Career Development - Student portal page


Key contact

Cecilia Hunt
Cecilia Hunt
Manager, Career Development


Phone: (02) 6338 6348
Email: cehunt@csu.edu.au
Location: Bathurst
Building & Room: 1430/1.07

Diploma of General Studies

The Diploma of General Studies is a one-year, full-time program that helps students prepare for university and offers a pathway into a wide range of CSU Bachelor degrees. The course includes four CSU subjects and Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation from a selection of partner TAFE Institutes. It is designed to help students build the skills they need to make a successful transition to university study and to their careers.

Diploma of General Studies - Future students page


Key contact

Sandra Fisher
Sandra Fisher
Program Coordinator, Diploma of General Studies Pathway Program


Phone: (02) 6582 9416
Email: sfisher@csu.edu.au
Location: Port Macquarie 

Future Moves

Future Moves works with school students in our regions to increase aspiration and awareness of university as a realistic option. The Future Moves team runs workshops and events in schools and communities, provides teacher professional development and brings students onto campuses to experience university life. Future Moves can work with Faculty to develop events and programs to promote specific courses.

Future Moves website


Key contact

Sue Rogan
Sue Rogan
Manager, Future Moves


Phone: (02) 6365 7557
Email: SRogan@csu.edu.au
Location: Orange
Building & Room: 1001/A41

Indigenous Academic Success Program

The Indigenous Academic Success Program provides a suite of services to Indigenous students to help them achieve their study potential. This includes content-specific subject tutoring, dedicated Learning Advisers (Indigenous) to improve general study skills, and referral to a range of other CSU services. As a result, Indigenous students are supported to remain engaged in their university studies.

Indigenous Academic Success Program - Student portal page


Key contact

Shaarn Hayward
Shaarn Hayward
Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Coordinator


Phone: (02) 6582 9342
Email: shayward@csu.edu.au
Location: Port Macquarie

STUDY LINK

STUDY LINK offers a suite of short, online preparatory subjects to help students feel better equipped for their University studies. Some subjects boost general study skills, such as grammar or the transition from TAFE or VET to university, while others focus on preparation for particular subjects, including Anatomy, Mathematics or Statistics. The program supports students in making a successful transition to university, or in achieving their potential in specific subject areas. STUDY LINK subjects are free for Commonwealth supported students.

STUDY LINK website


Key contact

David Ward
David Ward
Study Link Coordinator


Phone: (02) 6365 7118
Email: daward@csu.edu.au
Location: Orange
Building & Room: 1001/A38