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Start your studies online
We are doing everything to make sure that your education isn’t impacted due to COVID-19. That's why we have continued to teach online to ensure you don’t have to delay the start of your course.
All teaching will now take place using our face-to-face virtual blended learning model. Produced with you in mind, this model uses the best expertise and technology from Charles Sturt University’s online platform, whilst providing the same level of interaction as studying in-centre.
We are committed to helping you reach your ultimate goal of studying on campus as soon as we can.
In-centre teaching will resume as soon as possible and we will support you to smoothly transition to in-centre learning when the time comes. We will get you to where you want to be and support you on your path to studying in Australia.
You will experience the same level of exceptional, high-quality teaching you would receive in-centre. You can start your studies with our face-to-face virtual blended learning before moving to in-centre learning in Australia when the time comes.
Academic guidance, tutorial sessions, careers support and personal and welfare support is all available virtually from the same specialist staff. You’ll be part of a community of students, connected through live classes and discussion groups, and we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.
Your future is waiting. Let's take your first step now.
Arrival Care package, valued at AUD $4,200
Offshore students continuing or commencing in the March 2021 intake, could receive the Arrival Care package, valued at AUD $4,200. The package is available to offshore students currently studying at the Study Centres as well as offshore students commencing their studies in March 2021, and includes:
- 2 nights’ accommodation, valued at up to AUD $500
- a grocery voucher valued at AUD $100
- a local public transport travel card with AUD $100 credit
- up to AUD $500 towards technology purchases (PC or laptop)
- free text books for your first Semester subjects in Australia valued at up to AUD $500
- a guaranteed internship on completion of qualification, valued at AUD $2,500
- Students are required to be offshore at point of enrolment
- Continuing students need to have commenced their studies in the July or November 2020 intake
- Commencing students need to commence in the March 2021 intake
*Full eligibility criteria
- The applicant cannot be an existing student of Charles Sturt University Study Centres who commenced prior to July 2020 intake.
- The applicant must confirm their enrolment to study in our March 2021 intake at Charles Sturt University Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.
- The Arrival Care Package is provided by Study Group Australia Pty Limited.
- New applicants must confirm by 5 March for the March 2021 intake.
- Study Group Australia Pty Limited reserves its right to withdraw its offer of the Arrival Care Package at anytime
- The offer of the Arrival Care Package is entirely discretionary.
- The value of the Arrival Care Package is up to and not exceeding AUD $4,200 dollars.
- Accommodation, textbooks and technology purchases are reimbursed after receipt submission
- The Arrival Care Package is applied when offshore students arrive on-campus in Australia.
- Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
- Applicants must remain enrolled in all mandatory semesters until arrival in Australia.
- The offer can’t be exchanged, transferred, replaced or refunded.
- The participants will be responsible for any taxes or charges that may arise due to the earning of the offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a change to the intake date?
We have moved our original start date for the 202160 session from 12 July 2021 to 19 July 2021, with a last commencement date of 23 July 2021, in the hopes of giving students enough time to prepare and adjust to any changes. This will have an impact on session dates.
The November session, 202190, intake dates remain with a commencement date of 15 November 2021.
Are there any changes to academic entry requirements?
Entry requirements remain the same for all courses, however, we will accept a broader range of documents to assess academic entry requirements.
Undergraduate: Where final high school results are not available we are accepting interim or predicted Year 12 results for entry to the session currently offered in F2FV mode. You will be required to produce final official results by 12 October 2020 for the July intake and by 4 December 2020 for the November intake. Check undergraduate entry requirements.
Postgraduate: Where final undergraduate results are not available, we will make offers based on five of your six (for 3-year degrees) or seven of eight (for 4-year degrees) semesters completed if you can demonstrate that your cumulative GPA in your second to last semester was significantly high enough to offset any risk of making an offer on this basis. You will be required to produce final official results by 12 October 2020 for the July intake and by 4 December 2020 for the November intake. Check postgraduate entry requirements.
Can I defer my place?
If you choose to defer your place, we will work with you to find an alternative study plan so you can begin your studies at the next available intake offering in-centre teaching in your chosen Study Centre.
Will there be an impact to my ability to apply for post-study work rights if I start my studies online?
"Student visa holders studying online outside Australia due to COVID-19 will be able to use that study to count towards the Australian study requirement for a post-study work visa”
The Hon Alan Tudge MP
Former Acting Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs.
For the latest information and recent announcements by the Australian government regarding student visas and post study work rights refer to immi.homeaffairs.gov.au.
Online study information
Is now the right time to start my degree?
Now is the perfect time to start a degree. If you have additional time or had already planned to begin your studies, by starting a degree online you are using your time constructively and starting your plans for your future.
What are the benefits of studying online?
If you begin your studies online, you will receive everything you would expect from your degree whilst knowing that you haven’t had to delay your study and career ambitions.
You can expect:
- World-class teaching
- One-to-one sessions with your tutor
- An engaged, international community
- English language tuition
Studying online is an excellent way to prepare for your future career. Starting a course online during the current climate will show future employers that you are committed to learning and are eager to progress your education and career.
What is blended learning or face-to-face virtual?
As Australia’s number one choice for online university, we’re able to offer expert delivery of online study. To ensure you receive the same quality education and remain connected and engaged, we offer face-to-face virtual meetings, lectures and workshops via zoom or other tools. We want you to achieve the best possible outcome. We believe providing you with a virtual experience similar to in-centre learning, also known as blended learning, will help you achieve your goals.You will then have a smooth transition to in-centre learning when the time comes.
How will I attend face-to-face virtual classes or workshops from my home country?
We will endeavour to schedule all new student classes and workshops to afternoon and evening sessions to accommodate a broader range of time zones.
Will l be able to meet with academic support, lecturers or Centre staff virtually?
Yes, you will have the opportunity to schedule virtual appointments with academic and centre staff such as course coordinators, career and wellbeing staff, when you need to.
How will I receive career support and advice?
Our career workshops will be made available to join virtually, both live and with recordings. Career advisors will also share regular updates and content as they do during in-centre teaching periods, via the Interact platform. You will also be able to book individual consultations, held virtually, to assist you with your career aspirations.
Can I ask for extra support during my studies?
We invite you to reach out to your course coordinator, academic support team, wellbeing and career staff regularly, but also as and when you need. Your peers are also available to assist through the STEP, SRC, PASS and Mentor programs that we continue to run virtually and will remain available when we return to in-centre teaching. Find out more about student support.
What equipment do I need to study online?
To access virtual classroom, course materials, LMS/VLE and undertake assessments, it is important to be prepared with the appropriate technology.
While it is possible to access and interact with most course content using various tablets and smartphones, such as iPads, iPhones and Android devices, these devices will not work for assessments and therefore it is important that you have a PC or Mac based computer available for use.
- Any Microsoft Windows based PC (laptop or desktop, preferably running Windows 10)
- Web Browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium version)
- Installation of Zoom for virtual classroom
- Any Apple MacOS based laptop or desktop
- Web Browser: Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge (Chromium version)
- Installation of Zoom for virtual classroom
Internet connectivity is required for access to all coursework. Internet connectivity could be in the form of a fixed line connection, 3G/4G/5G, wi-fi or other technologies.
Minimum: 600kbps download and 600kbps upload speed
Recommended: at least 1.5Mbps download and 1.5Mbps upload speed
Zoom restricted countries
Zoom is used for access to virtual classroom and is therefore an important part of all courses. Zoom is unavailable or restricted in several countries, with the full restricted list available here. While Zoom may still work from the countries listed, individuals should test Zoom using their own equipment to ensure connectivity.
What happens if I experience technology issues?
When you enrol to study with us, we will provide details on who to contact if you experience any issues. Technical support will be provided on a case-by-case basis via email.
What if I have issues with my internet connectivity or experience low bandwidth?
The majority of the content we will be providing to you for study has a low bandwidth requirement. If there are any additional issues, we encourage you to contact technical support when you enrol to address concerns.
Teaching will start online if your study centre/college remains closed or partially closed at the time you are due to begin your program. We will reopen our study centres and colleges when we determine it is safe and viable to do so guided by advice from government and public health authorities and in consultation with our university partners. When the time comes, we will provide the information and pre-arrival support you need so that you are fully prepared to travel and begin studying on campus.
Our first priority must be education. That’s how I motivate myself to get a degree no matter what. The staff at the Study Centre have provided Zoom links and phone numbers. The response time has been quicker than before. They've been supporting us and all of the services are now online.
Studying at Charles Sturt University Study Centres