Education Framework

Our Education Framework builds upon 30 years of leadership in online and regional experience. Drawing on our distinctiveness and strengths while ensuring high quality experience and outcomes for our students it guides our approach to learning and teaching at Charles Sturt.

The Education Framework builds academic quality into everything we do, connecting external and internal accreditation and governance requirements with our strategic direction. The Framework brings to life our commitment to high quality education for student success. Our Education Framework consists of the following:

  • Education Strategy: one pillar of the over-arching Charles Sturt 2030 Strategy, providing structure and guidance in how we will improve and maintain our sector leading position.
  • Academic Quality Policy: provides quality assurance and enhancement of its academic activities within the context of its statutory obligations and the university's strategic priorities.
  • Charles Sturt Education Principles: describes our current unique value proposition for students that aligns with our brand and education products in a meaningful way. (Still in development)
  • Curriculum Architecture Principles (CAPs): describe the structure of Charles Sturt’s courses, ensuring alignment with the qualifications awarded, and have been developed in alignment with AQF and HESF.
  • Charles Sturt Curriculum model: provides the practical ‘how-to’ for professional and academic teams to design, deliver and support exceptional learning experiences.

Charles Sturt Education Framework (2022)

In 2020-2022 work has been undertaken to establish and embed the components of the Education Framework into our processes, decision making and governance. We will refine it further as we achieve the deliverables in the Education Strategy.

Overall our objective is:

To be a university delivering education excellence with a distinctive focus on courses that deliver an innovative and authentic education for our students to achieve their career aims and impact the sustainability of our regions and the world.

Education Strategy

A pillar of the Charles Sturt 2030 Strategy, it is about connecting our students with the knowledge and wisdom to shape the world. It sets our vision and provides structure and guidance in how we are going to improve and maintain our sector leading position through:


Sector-leading course profile

Course mix is orientated towards the jobs and student needs of the futures and to support regional community development.


Distinctive learning architectures

Evolving our learning experiences which harness leading edge education principles, deliver learning outcomes, and prepare graduates for the careers they desire.


Excellence in teaching and Student Success

We will demonstrate the pursuit of excellence while enabling students to feel connected and supported.


Load Optimisation and Equity

Sustainable student load and margin management to support student demand, economic development and improved participation and equity.

Charles Sturt Education Principles

Our Education Principles are in development and will describe how we are unique in the learning and teaching we offer our students. The Principles will align our brand and course and subjects in a meaningful way. They will draw on our significant achievements and set up the basis for our strategic investment, operational direction and a bold and bright future for the institution. Stay tuned!