SSS020 Transition to Tertiary Study for Indigenous Students (6)

This subject will provide Indigenous students with information and resources designed to help them make a successful transition to tertiary study. The focus will be on encouraging students to identify and utilise strategies that enable successful university learning. These include identifying and developing support networks to facilitate academic success as well as acquiring the academic skills needed to study successfully.

Specifically this subject will help students recognise and harness their personal and cultural strengths as motivation for learning. Further it will show students how to plan for study and manage their time effectively; identify and apply their learning style; understand academic culture and language; read, take notes, and write for academic purposes; and use electronic resources for research and communication.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Office for Students

Enrolment Restrictions

The subject is only available to students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to identify skills and strategies needed for successful transition to tertiary study
  • Be able to identify relevant support structures within the community and the university
  • Be able to prepare a time management plan to meet study and other commitments
  • Be able to read critically in response to an assessment task or topic
  • Be able to take notes from a lecture or presentation
  • Be able to summarise a written resource
  • Be able to use notes and summaries to plan a response to an assignment task or topic
  • Be able to apply the principles of academic integrity and use a number of referencing styles
  • Be able to use information and communications technology within the CSU online learning environment to support learning.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Module 1 - Online learning at CSU Module 2 - Social aspects of university life Module 3 - Academic aspects of university life Module 4 - Reflection; putting it all together.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.