Study via CSU Wangaratta

Explore the ever growing opportunities available to regional Victoria through a range of supported distance education courses offered from CSU Wangaratta.

At CSU Wangaratta you can:

Upgrading your qualifications can open doors to new opportunities and allow you to take your career to the next level.

Credit is available if you already hold a relevant qualification from Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (GOTAFE) or the National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA), allowing you to fast-track your degree.

So if you’re curious about how upgrading your qualifications could enhance your career, talk to us today.

CSU Wangaratta

CSU and GOTAFE have worked in partnership to establish CSU Wangaratta, with the aim of delivering a suite of degree programs that allow GOTAFE graduates to enrol with credit for their qualifications or to study with both organisations at the same time. This depends on the course being studied.

CSU Wangaratta is located at the Rural Industries Campus of GOTAFE in Wangaratta and had its first intake of students in 2013. CSU Wangaratta has a range of brand new modern facilities including lecture theatres and tutorial rooms, interactive video teaching and information technology facilities, computer labs accommodating both CSU and GOTAFE students to access their institutional information in the one virtual environment, a state-of-the-art science laboratory and a student learning commons.

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Pathways from other VET providers

Pathway programs offered with a CSU Wangaratta component include:-

If you are interested in these pathway programs, but haven't completed a diploma or advanced diploma, please contact GOTAFE on 1300 GOTAFE (1300 468 233).

Pathways from other providers

Students who have graduated with qualifications from other TAFE and Vocational Education and Training providers are welcome to apply for CSU courses. Credit for these qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


CSU offers GOTAFE Scholarships worth $5,000 for students who have completed a GOTAFE Diploma or Advanced Diploma and who are enrolled in a degree via CSU Wangaratta in 2015; or are undertaking the joint degree program in Veterinary Technology (GOTAFE Certificate IV and CSU Degree). Recipients of this scholarship also receive a one-off $300 CSU Textbook Grant and a one-off $500 CSU Technology Grant.

Additionally there are other CSU scholarships available which can be searched here

Applications open early November 2014.

Joint Programs

From 2015 CSU and GOTAFE will be offering a joint program in Veterinary Technology, where you would study a Certificate IV In Veterinary Nursing with GOTAFE at the same time as a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology with CSU.

Distance education

CSU is a leading distance education provider in Australia, and has a well-developed network of online resources and communication tools to support students throughout their studies.

The Agriculture, horticulture and wine business students will have access to online learning such as CSU forums, recorded lectures, interactive video teaching, and face-to-face tutorials and/or supplementary field exercises, which will vary according to subject and student need, to be held at CSU Wangaratta. Some subjects may also require students to attend short residential schools at CSU Wangaratta or another CSU campus.

The Veterinary Technology students will study their Certificate IV in Veterinary Technology with GOTAFE via flexible delivery which is very similar to CSU’s distance education. The degree component of the Veterinary Technology course can be studied face to face in Wagga campus or by distance education via Wangaratta. Some residential and clinical skills workshops will be held in Wagga and some in Wangaratta.

CSU Wangaratta now offers the opportunity for any Victorian-based student studying the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five) via DE to attend a face-to-face orientation on the Wangaratta site. The orientation provides students with an introduction to the course and what the requirements are to graduate. Students are taken through the CSU online platform, assessment tasks, and are provided with knowledge of what support services are available to assist students thought their studies.

Student Testimonial

I am a third generation dairy farmer and was looking for a way to up skill my dairy qualification. CSU’s Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at CSU in Wangaratta has allowed me to complete my degree quicker with the recognition of my Advanced Diploma of Agriculture from Goulburn Ovens TAFE and my 15 years of industry experience. I am studying by supported distance education mode which means I only have to commute two times a session to CSU in Wangaratta, which is convenient as I live five hours away. The online resources and support is phenomenal. The course enables me to learn and broaden my knowledge without repeating what I already know. Traditionally, agriculture and education haven’t been a perfect fit, but this course offers accessibility to everything you need to study and learn.

Rebecca Huth

Winning Images of Wangaratta

GOTAFE design students have captured the quintessential image of Wangaratta for CSU. They have taken a number of photos of Wangaratta and surrounds to assist with marketing the presence CSU in Wangaratta. A prize of $100 per image has been provided by CSU for the competition - won by Ms Cassandra Pollock, Ms Paige Milne and Mr Phillip Watt.

Ms Cassandra Pollock
CSU and GOTAFE Wangaratta, Tone Rd Wangaratta

Ms Cassandra Pollock
King George V Gardens & Anglican Chapel

Ms Paige Milne
Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

Ms Paige Milne
Merriwa Park, Wangaratta

Mr Phillip Watt
Wangaratta Landmark, Apex Park