Education in Australia 

Benefits of studying in Australia

The Australian higher education system is respected throughout the world. It is ranked in the world top 10 (Universitas 21 2018). Universities in Australia including CSU Study Centres are known for their focus on practical learning, so your degree will prepare you well for the real world of work. CSU is Australia's #1 university for graduate employability.

Australian education system for international students

During your time as a student in Australia you will be encouraged to think for yourself and develop your own ideas. You will do this whilst you work towards becoming an expert in your subject. Studying at CSU Study Centres gives you the freedom and responsibility to explore your ideas and interests with the support of expert teachers who are in touch with the latest industry developments.


You will learn in group lectures, group discussions and through studying by yourself at university in Australia. Your degree may also include opportunities for practical work or fieldwork. The methods of teaching you will experience depend on the degree you choose.


The type and number of assessments you will need to complete depend on the degree you study. Some degrees involve regular assessment. Some may be assessed with one final exam, whilst others may include both assessments and exams. You may be asked to submit coursework, essays and a final dissertation, take part in group work and presentations, or sit exams.


You can study a degree in Australia if you would like to explore your chosen subject in greater depth. Qualifications you can work towards include Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degrees.

Associate Degrees

Lasting two years, an Associate Degree teaches the foundations of an area of study and allows you to develop work-related skills. It can be a pathway to a Bachelor Degree. It can also be preparation for an Advanced Diploma in specialist industry training.

Bachelor Degrees

A Bachelor Degree in Australia usually takes three years to complete. It teaches you the knowledge, principles and problem-solving skills you need to enter a specific field of work. Study for a Bachelor Degree can lead to postgraduate study and is more in-depth than study for an Associate Degree. If you do well in the first three years of your Bachelor Degree, on some Australian degree courses you can study a fourth year and graduate with a Bachelor Degree (Honours).

Master Degrees

A Master Degree in Australia helps you to become an expert in your field. It may involve independent research, coursework or a combination of the two. A Master Degree takes one year to complete following a Bachelor Degree (Honours) or two years to complete following a Bachelor Degree in Australia.

Doctoral Degrees

Typically taking three years to complete, a Doctoral Degree is the highest level of degree you can complete at Australian universities. It involves an original research project and may also involve some coursework. You are required to submit a long thesis detailing your findings. 

Australian degrees for international students

CSU Study Centres provide extra support for international students to help you adapt to living and studying in Australia. Small class sizes mean you get more individual attention to help you achieve academic success. Teachers know their students by name, so you'll feel much more like a family member than just a number in a large university. 

Multiple intake dates, flexible entry requirements, and English for Academic Purposes courses give you several ways to access the Australian degree you want to achieve.