Key information

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Study mode

  • Online
  • On campus
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Campus locations

  • Albury-Wodonga
  • Bathurst
  • Port Macquarie
  • Wagga Wagga
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  • Charles Sturt University's Pathways

    Full-time: 0.5 years

    Part-time: 1 year

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Admission information

  • To be eligible for admission, applicants must have completed Year 10, or have work experience that demonstrates the development of literacy, numeracy and entry level professional skills. Applicants must be 18 years old or turning 18 years old in year of enrolment.
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Session availability

  • Session 1 2023 (Mar - Jun)
  • Session 2 2023 (Jul - Oct)
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International students

  • This course is not available to International Students

Course highlights

  • Foundation for success

    Looking to build on your experience? Know it’s time to head to uni, but not sure you’ll meet the entry requirements? Want to know how to study at uni? The foundation option is the Pathway course designed for you. Brush up on your maths, learn about studying successfully, develop your reading, researching and writing skills, and build your digital literacy abilities.

  • Tailored for your future

    With the Charles Sturt University Pathway course streams option you’ll improve your foundational academic literacy and numeracy skills. Study two humanities subjects if you aspire to a career in education, social sciences or business. If a career in science or allied health is how you see yourself making a difference, then choose the science subjects to brush up on foundational science knowledge such as biology, chemistry, physics, and biosciences to set you up for first year study.

  • You’re in control

    Whichever path you take to prepare for uni with Charles Sturt, how you study is up to you. We’re flexible – that means you can study however suits you. Full-time or part-time. On campus or online – or a mix of both. Start in March or July. It’s your choice!

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Fees and course offerings

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For each 8-point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, intensive schools, or examinations.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.


Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world? When you study with Charles Sturt University, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a Charles Sturt University student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at Charles Sturt University. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

How to apply

Applying to Charles Sturt University is easy. Just follow the link below, or get in touch with Charles Sturt University and we can help you with your application.

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Important dates

24 Feb 2023
2023 ADMISSIONS Session 1 Final closing date for Domestic applicants

30 Jun 2023
2023 ADMISSIONS Session 2 Extended Closing date