Why CSU

Why CSUStudying on campus offers you the opportunity to undertake a cutting edge degree that will excite you and help you realise your career aspirations. Through our culture of student service, industry relevance and practical course components, you can be assured that study with CSU is all about you.

10 reasons to study at CSU

1. Our graduates get jobs

CSU consistently ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 85.2 per cent of all CSU domestic graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.

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2. Hands-on approach

CSU courses offer access to practicum opportunities from the first year of study, ensuring students are equipped to tackle real life situations and building relationships with prospective employers right from the start.

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3. Industry collaboration

CSU degrees are accredited with relevant government and industry bodies, and these organisations work with the University to ensure that CSU graduates are industry-ready.

4. Academically focused

CSU is dedicated to excellence in the delivery of higher education and has a well-earned reputation for providing exceptional education delivered by dedicated professionals with practical and relevant industry experience. Our academics are supported by well researched curriculum and teaching methodologies that maintain high levels of satisfaction among graduates and employers.

5. Part of our community

As the largest inland university in Australia, with students from across Australia and around the world, our size allows for diversity in our facilities and courses, however it is our sense of community on campus and in our campus cities that sets CSU apart.

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6. Eco aware

At CSU we are committed to environmental sustainability, through the responsible stewardship of resources and reduction of the footprint of our operations, as well as through changing the mind-sets and actions of our students and staff by including principles of sustainability in teaching and research activities.

CSU Green has been formed as part of CSU's commitment to sustainability and global citizenship. The CSU Green office serves as a hub of communication and coordination for the University's sustainability efforts. It assists in monitoring what has been achieved, and in initiating and promoting activities to further our commitments.

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7. Study flexibility

CSU is committed to the flexible delivery of learning and teaching, using technology to allow flexibility and responsiveness to student needs. CSU's online scholarly environment, CSU Interact, provides access to learning and research resources and opportunities to collaborate online.

8. Study support

CSU offers a range of programs to help improve your study skills before you commence your degree, including:

  • STUDY LINK (improve your academic study skills in specific areas)
  • Single Subject Study (get a taste of studying before commencing your degree)
  • Pathway Programs, such as the University Certificate in General Studies that offers guaranteed entry to many CSU courses, plus many TAFE articulated and integrated programs.

CSU also accepts a number of preparation programs, including the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (Year 12 equivalent course for people returning to study).

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9. The best of both worlds

At CSU you can undertake a cutting edge degree while enjoying a great social life.

Our campuses are ideally located, enabling access to a range of activities in the regions. You can join social or sporting groups, enjoy local nightclubs or a night at the theatre. Lower costs of living, unpolluted air and an increased sense of safety are just some of the advantages of living in inland Australia.

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10. Techno savvy

As a CSU student, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities including computing centres, networked libraries, learning commons, and science laboratories.

Students may gain experience in:

  • an industry standard radio station
  • television broadcast studio
  • dental, allied health or veterinary clinics
  • an audiometry laboratory
  • or exercise physiology laboratory

With this experience, you will develop first-hand skills in current industry practices in a professional environment.

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Undergraduate guide for study

CSU guide to study for undergraduate on campus students

This comprehensive study guide is designed for all students planning to study an undergraduate degree, whether they are school leavers completing Year 12 and applying through UAC / VTAC, or mature age students.

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CSU's courses also offer diversity and flexibility. We offer courses through the Faculty of Arts, Business, Education and Science.

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    CSU consistently ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 85.2% of all CSU domestic graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree. So if you want to learn to earn, choose CSU.