Participation and Pathways

The Participation and Pathways stream is responsible for building aspiration and developing pathways into University, particularly for students in low socioeconomic status (SES) regions. The stream is responsible for developing an enticing Widening Participation strategy that aligns with Charles Sturt’s unique position as the largest regional university in Australia.

The stream develops and delivers pathways and skills preparation that suit the needs of Charles Sturt’s prospective students. Our teams are experts in regional low SES students, and are proactive and strategic in achieving outcomes within HEPPP funding and programs and widening participation knowledge development

Tina Osman - Associate Director, Participation and Pathways

Tina Osman

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6338 4972


Location: Bathurst

Future Moves

Future Moves works with school students in our regions to increase aspiration and awareness of university as a realistic post-school option. The Future Moves team runs in-school workshops, community events, and brings students onto campuses to experience university life. Future Moves can work with Faculties to develop events and programs to promote specific courses.

Find out more about Future Moves.

Key contact

Ben Morris

Ben Morris 
Operations Manager, Future Moves

Phone: (02) 6338 6229
Location: Bathurst


We offer two pathway courses with guaranteed entry into most Charles Sturt degrees. Students choose the pathway that best fits their life and study needs with options to study full or part time, on campus, online, or a mix of both. There are two pathway courses, a Diploma level qualification for students who want to attain a qualification while they prepare for university studies, or a non-award pathway course to enter a degree after one session of full time study, or equivalent.

Find out more about the Diploma.

Key contact

Photo of Sandra Fisher - Program Coordinator, Pathways

Sandra Fisher
Program Coordinator, Pathways

Phone: (02) 6582 9416
Location: Port Macquarie


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 Australian residents.

Find out more about Study Link.

Key contact

Photo of David Ward - Study Link Program Coordinator

David Ward
Study Link Program Coordinator

Phone: (02) 6365 7118
Location: Orange

Wangaratta Study Centre

Wangaratta Regional Study Centre (WRSC) is a partnership between Charles Sturt University and the Goulbourn Institute of TAFE. WRSC is a regional hub that supports the successful participation by Victorian students in tertiary studies – for current online Charles Sturt students – and meeting the needs of industry and community. It empowers a strong and vibrant region through supporting its students and communities. In our work we build aspirations, support online learning, create pathways to higher education, develop industry capacity and share knowledge.

Key contact


Ilena Young
Centre Manager

Phone: (03) 5713 9061
Location: Wangaratta