Charles Stur t University
CRICOS provider number 00005F (NSW), 02960B (ACT)
Charles Sturt University tel: 1800 334 733
Panorama Avenue +61 2 6338 6077
Bathurst NSW 2795 fax: (02) 6338 6001
email via: www.csu.edu.au/contacts/enquiry
Albury-Wodonga campus: Prospective Student Adviser
Building 673, Gordon Beavan Building
Elizabeth Mitchell Drive
Bathurst campus: Prospective Student Adviser
Canberra (Theology): Dean of Students
St Mark’s Theological Centre
15 Blackall Street
Dubbo campus: Administration Ofﬁce
Charles Sturt University
Tony McGrane Place
Orange campus: Prospective Student Adviser campus. Students will receive key information about their course of interest
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Leeds Parade as well as the opportunities and support available to make their goals
Orange NSW achievable. Register your Interest at www.csu.edu.au/myday
Parramatta (Theology): United Theological College Course advisory day in Sydney
16 Masons Drive A course advisory day will be held in Sydney on Thursday 3 January 2013.
North Parramatta NSW For details, call 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733)
Port Macquarie: Suite 1, 21–27 Grant Street
Port Macquarie NSW
Wagga Wagga campus: Prospective Student Adviser
Building 481 Orientation/Enrolment Week begins Monday 25 February 2013
Boorooma Street Session 1 begins Monday 4 March 2013
Wagga Wagga NSW
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a national university with an international Charles Sturt University will admit you to an undergraduate course, subject
reputation for excellence. As a university for the professions, CSU prides to a place being available, if it believes you have a reasonable prospect
itself on providing practical hands-on courses developed in collaboration with of completing the course. In determining your prospects of success in the
industry representatives. Specialised teaching facilities, such as industry- course, CSU will consider your previous studies and/or other attainments
standard radio and television studios, allied health and nutrition clinics, and experience.
dental/oral health clinics, audiometry and exercise physiology laboratories, Some courses have additional selection criteria, where you have the
and the professional placement opportunities available in most courses, opportunity to showcase yourself, or express your interest and enthusiasm
result in highly sought-after employment-ready graduates. to pursue that career path. Refer to individual course descriptions for details.
With a network of campuses in major regional centres (Albury-Wodonga,
Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga), Canberra and
Parramatta, and around 37,000 students, CSU is the largest inland university
1 Australian secondary studies
in Australia. A lower cost of living, clean air, an increased sense of safety, plus 2012 Australian Year 12 students
a wide range of services and activities, are just some of the advantages of Admission is normally based on your ATAR or equivalent. You may also be
living in our cities. admitted on the basis of a strong performance in subjects that are relevant to
On campus, student accommodation is comfortable and affordable, and the course you wish to study. Assumed knowledge and recommended studies
the lifestyle is relaxed and friendly. Students enjoy small class sizes, easy subjects are listed in the course entries.
access to staff and support services, and excellent facilities such as computer No prerequisite subjects are speciﬁed for admission. Some courses, however,
centres, networked libraries and state-of-the-art laboratories. indicate assumed knowledge subjects that provide the level of knowledge
necessary for successful completion of ﬁrst-year university subjects. It is your
responsibility to ensure that you have studied the appropriate subjects to
OPEN DAYS undertake the course you choose.
Open day every day Offers made to applicants who have an ATAR below the
At CSU, it’s open day every day. Current students will take you, your family published cut-off
and friends on a personalised tour of the campus at a time you choose, CSU has a number of alternative pathways for admission, which may allow
any working day of the year. You can also meet staff who can advise you 2012 Year 12 applicants to receive an offer to a course even though they
on career pathways and entry schemes. To book your tour, call 1800 DEGREE have an ATAR below the published cut-off. These include:
(1800 334 733) or go online at www.csu.edu.au/campustour. Three working
days’ notice is required. ■ Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
■ special consideration for admission for direct applicants, including elite
MyDay athletes or performers
MyDay offers Years 11 and 12 students the unique opportunity to experience ■ Darrambal skills assessment program
a day in the life of a uni student. The day is designed to showcase CSU ■ Principal’s Report Entry Program (PREP)
courses and give prospective students a taste of living and learning on
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■ Regional Bonus Points (RBP)
■ strong performance in Year 12 subjects relevant to the course of study
EDUCATIONAL ACCESS SCHEMES
(read ‘Assumed knowledge’) – applies to some courses only. CSU participates in Educational Access Schemes (EAS) for people who have
For more information, contact CSU on 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) or visit experienced long-term educational disadvantage and whose educational
www.csu.edu.au performance has been affected by circumstances beyond their control during
Years 11 and/or 12 or equivalent. CSU participates in both EAS through UAC
Previous Australian Year 12 and the Special Consideration for Admission Scheme (SCA) direct through CSU.
CSU will consider admission on the basis of previous Australian Year 12 studies. Eligibility for either scheme does not guarantee admission, but may offer
bonus points to assist students to compete for a place. For more information
on EAS, read section 3.5 in Part 1.
CSU will consider overseas equivalents of the NSW HSC and the International
The main closing date for EAS applications is Friday 28 September 2012
The ﬁnal closing date for EAS and SCA applications is Friday 4 January 2013.
2 Australian tertiary studies For further information, about the direct SCA scheme and for application
forms and guidelines, refer to Special Consideration entry below, or visit
Studies such as those listed below are considered indicators that you can www.csu.edu.au/oncampus/getting-to-uni/csu-access-schemes
complete a course at the University. Please note that some courses may give
different weightings to these indicators:
■ a course completed or part-completed at a university, college of advanced
education, or other accredited tertiary institution CSU offers two types of Equity Scholarships: CSU Equity Scholarship and
■ an approved course completed or part-completed at a TAFE college Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarships, which are open to all eligible
or other accredited post-secondary institution, including the Tertiary applicants applying to or enrolled at CSU.
Preparation Certiﬁcate (TPC) All CSU Equity and Indigenous Commonwealth Scholarship applications are
■ approved foundation studies or bridging courses processed centrally through UAC.
■ subjects studied through the CSU Single Subject Study program or Read section 7.6 in Part 1 for more information on Equity Scholarships.
at another university. Read section 7.7 in Part 1 for more information on Commonwealth
Scholarships available through Centrelink.
3 Overseas qualiﬁcations For other CSU scholarships, visit www.csu.edu.au/scholarships or read
‘Financial assistance’ on page 176.
Applicants with overseas qualiﬁcations should check their eligibility
by referring to table 7 in Part 1 for information on overseas secondary
qualiﬁcations, or contact CSU to discuss eligibility for admission. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION
If you hold overseas secondary or tertiary qualiﬁcations from countries where
The Special Consideration for Admission (SCA) scheme is not a substitute
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English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence
of English language proﬁciency – refer to table 5 in Part 1. or alternative pathway to enter University; rather it is a complementary
program looking at addressing educational disadvantage, taking into account
4 Alternative entry
circumstances that may have impacted on a person’s ability to perform
well educationally. Students must also apply for their course in the usual
CSU will consider the following attainment and experience in determining your manner. SCA is for students applying directly to CSU and for elite athletes and
prospects for success: performers. All other applicants should apply for Educational Access Schemes
(EAS) as mentioned above.
■ voluntary or paid work experience
■ performance in exams conducted by professional bodies Elite athletes and performers
■ nursing qualiﬁcations gained by hospital-based training If you are an elite athlete or performer at a national level, whose training and
■ completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) or uniTEST. competitive commitments have affected your preparation for the HSC, you
may be eligible for special consideration. You will need to apply direct to CSU.
You must provide veriﬁed documentation with your application to UAC – For an application form and guidelines, visit www.csu.edu.au/oncampus/
for details read the instructions carefully when you apply. For information getting-to-uni/csu-access-schemes
on STAT, read section 9 in Part 1. For advice on whether you should sit STAT,
For more information, call the Student Equity and Diversity Ofﬁcer on
contact a Prospective Student Adviser on 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733)
1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) or email equity.ofﬁcer@csu.edu.au
The University places considerable importance on vocational experience in ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AUSTRALIANS
determining the likelihood of your success in a course. For some courses your
admission rank will automatically be increased by up to four points if previous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders may be admitted under the Darrambal
vocational experience is closely related to the course you wish to study. Skills Assessment Program. Admission is based on a three-day (maximum)
assessment of the individual’s academic and personal merit. Darrambal can
Regional Bonus Points (RBP)*
be run in various places and at different times of the year depending largely
Regional Bonus Points is an equity program assisting applicants from regional on demand. Darrambal will consider any educational disadvantage.
areas to gain admission to CSU. The program offers an additional ﬁve points To participate in the Darrambal program, call CSU on 1800 611 248.
to your university admission rank. Both school leavers and non-Year 12 For further information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/darrambal
applicants beneﬁt from this program. For further information, call 1800 DEGREE
(1800 334 733) or visit: www.csu.edu.au/rbp
Principal’s Report Entry Program (PREP)*
INTERNATIONAL FEE-PAYING APPLICANTS
The aim of the PREP scheme is to attract current school leavers from high Some international fee-paying applicants apply through UAC International;
schools in the region served by the University who, during their senior high others apply direct to CSU. Read sections 1.3 and 1.4 in Part 1 for more
school years, have been identiﬁed by their school principal as consistent information on how to apply.
achievers with the potential to succeed at university study. 2012 Year 12
students may be guaranteed an offer of a place in full-time on-campus
courses before the release of their ATAR. Application forms are available
COURSES AVAILABLE BY DIRECT APPLICATION
from your secondary school principal. Applications for part-time study are made direct to CSU. You should call CSU
Make applications through this scheme directly to CSU and not UAC. on 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) to conﬁrm whether the course you are
For further information, call 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) or visit looking at can be studied part-time on campus.
www.csu.edu.au/prep Late applications
* The region served by the RBP is all of regional Australia, excluding the The University will consider late direct applications for full-time study after
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth metropolitan areas, the UAC ﬁnal closing date if places are available after on-time applications
but including Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. The region served by PREP have been assessed. If you wish to apply directly to CSU, you must do this by
is all of regional NSW, Victoria and the ACT, excluding the Sydney and completing the CSU Application for Admission form, not through UAC.
Melbourne metropolitan areas.
You should also call CSU on 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) for advice on
Limited ATAR your prospects of receiving an offer before submitting your application.
Read section 8.8 in Part 1.
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Accommodation is fully furnished with shared bathroom facilities and
DISTANCE EDUCATION common areas within each complex. An extensive, residential support network
CSU also offers courses by distance education study. You must apply direct exists at each campus to provide pastoral and welfare care to residents.
to CSU for admission to these courses, not through UAC. For details, visit Telephone and data systems with voicemail allow access to the University’s
www.csu.edu.au/apply computer network and the internet.
Refer to table 3 in Part 1 for a list of undergraduate distance education As on-campus accommodation is limited, your application for accommodation
courses and how to obtain information on the courses and how to apply. should be made in the days immediately after receipt of an offer. Applications
On-time applications close Wednesday 31 October 2012. for new students will open on Monday 19 November 2012 and close on
Wednesday 6 February 2013.
For more information, call 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) or visit
Acceptance of offer The University maintains an ‘Off Campus Accommodation Database’ for
off-campus accommodation. This service lists privately provided student
Acceptance and enrolment procedures are provided to successful applicants
housing, private board, or rented houses and units. For more information,
when they receive an offer of a place in a course. Because on-campus
accommodation is limited, your online application for accommodation
should be made in the days immediately after receipt of an offer.
Advanced standing/academic credit
STUDENT AND CAMPUS SERVICES
If you believe you qualify for credit towards your proposed course, talk to the Careers and appointments
co-ordinator of the course for advice. Applications for credit are considered
Facilities and services available to students include religious and community
during Orientation Week.
advocacy connections, childcare, counselling (career and personal), equity
Deferment of offer advocacy and support, health promotion services, learning assistance,
libraries and computing services, educational centres for Indigenous
Refer to table 6 in Part 1.
students, services for students with disabilities, sporting and recreation
Fees and charges facilities, canteens, dining rooms, cafes and mini supermarkets, security
and buses to and from some campuses. These services are described in the
All students must pay student contributions for a Commonwealth-supported
undergraduate prospectus Your First Degree. For a copy, call 1800 DEGREE
place (CSP); read section 7 in Part 1.
(1800 334 733) or visit www.csu.edu.au/about/publications
All Commonwealth-supported and fee-paying domestic students will be
charged a Student Services and Amenities Fee as a result of the Student Internet access
Services and Amenities Fee Legislation. For further information, visit The University has minimum requirements for internet access. Access is
www.csu.edu.au/courses/fees-and-costs available on each campus.
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FURTHER INFORMATION
Youth and student allowance If you are considering studying at CSU, you are advised to read the relevant
printed and online publications. Call 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) for
For information about Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, read section 7 an undergraduate prospectus or ﬁnd all this information and more on the
in Part 1. University’s website at www.csu.edu.au
Loans Of course, the best way to make an informed choice is to take a personalised
CSU administers a loan scheme to provide short-term ﬁnancial assistance tour of the campus with a current student. At CSU, it’s ‘open day every day’ –
to enable students to continue their studies. Loans are available to read ‘Open Days’ on page 174.
Commonwealth-supported place students who are currently enrolled at the
University. Students also need to be Australian citizens or have permanent COURSE INDEX
residence status and have a satisfactory academic record and the ﬁnancial
capacity to repay a loan. For information, visit www.csu.edu.au/courses/ Course descriptions for the following Career Areas can be found on the page
fees-and-costs/help-with-costs/loans number listed:
■ Agricultural and Wine Sciences p177
Scholarships ■ Allied Health p177
Other than the range of Equity Scholarships and grants, the Charles Sturt ■ Animal and Veterinary Sciences p179
University Foundation administers an extensive scholarship program with ■ Business p180
scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 to $6,000 for one year, to ■ Communication and Creative Industries p181
$18,000 over the duration of a three-year course. ■ Environmental Science p183
■ Exercise and Sports Sciences p184
Selection criteria include academic performance, motivation and commitment
■ Humanities, Social Work and Human Services p184
to school and/or community life. Scholarship applications for students entering
■ Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics p185
their ﬁrst year generally close mid-February, so you are advised to make a
■ Medical Science p185
scholarship application as soon as you make a decision on university study.
■ Nursing p186
CSU also offers other merit-based scholarships for commencing ■ Policing, Security and Emergency Management p186
undergraduate students, such as CSU Excellence Scholarship, CSU Science ■ Psychology p187
Scholarship, CSU Honours Scholarship, CSU ‘TAFE Pathway and Partnership’ ■ Science p187
Scholarship, CSU ‘TAFE to University’ Scholarship and CSU Honours SCF ■ Teaching and Education p187
(HECS) Exempt Award. ■ Theology and Religious Studies p188
For more information, call 1800 DEGREE (1800 334 733) or visit
www.csu.edu.au/courses/fees-and-costs/help-with-costs STUDY LINK
Further information on other scholarships is available at www.csu.edu. CSU’s STUDY LINK program will kickstart your studies and prepare you for
au/scholarships. These merit-based scholarships have varied application success at University. Use the time between enrolling and starting your studies
deadlines – usually before the end of 2012. to really give yourself the edge.
Read Equity Scholarships on page 175 for information on other scholarships. STUDY LINK subjects are available to students who are seeking to gain or
For more information on Equity Grants for computers, textbooks and renew skills and knowledge in areas such as essay writing, study skills, online
accommodation and for other ﬁnancial assistance options, visit learning, mathematics, physics and chemistry. The subjects that are offered
www.csu.edu.au/courses/fees-and-costs/help-with-costs will also help you to understand the expectations of tertiary study. STUDY
LINK subjects are self paced and available by flexible delivery; so, if you have
not studied for a while, or just want to brush up on your skills, STUDY LINK is
ACCOMMODATION perfect for you!
CSU has University-managed accommodation at campuses in Albury-Wodonga, For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/student/studylink
Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga. Students may choose to live in
either full board, semi-catered or self-catered accommodation at Bathurst
and Wagga Wagga. Only self-catered accommodation is available at the other
campuses with some semi-catered options available at Orange.
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