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Going to university is a life-changing moment for your child – and for you.

We're here to help you both make the transition smoothly. Whether your child is in Year 10 and thinking about the best subjects to choose for the next two years to get them where they want to go, or if your child is in their final year at high school, you can get all the info you need to support them at school, and into their ideal course at university.

Because university opens the door to a world of career opportunities. Charles Sturt has Australia’s highest graduate employment rate. Eighty-seven per cent of our grads find full-time jobs within four months of graduating.* Why? Well, from day one your child will get to put their ideas into action. They'll gain experience in world-class facilities, on industry placements and in digital collaboration spaces. Plus, they'll develop the employability skills needed for any job in any industry. So when they graduate they’ll be ready to make their mark from day one.

Did you know? UAC is open! Your child can apply to study on campus at Charles Sturt right now.

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

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Join us for a Parent Information Session and get the info you need to help your child transition from high school to uni. We’ll step you through early offer programs, applications, paths into uni, accommodation options and our student services. Plus, our experts will be available to answer your specific course questions.

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Want to boost your child's finances?

A Charles Sturt scholarship could really help your child with the cost of study. We give away more than $3 million in scholarships and grants to students each year. And your child doesn't need to be at the top of the class to get one. We offer all kinds of scholarships – but they've got to be in it to win it!

Scholarships and grants take the pressure off and can make uni that much easier. Extra cash in the kitty means your child doesn't have to stress about paying for things like course fees, accommodation, textbooks and attending work placements. Trust us, it’s worth their while to apply.

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Support at every step

Our wide range of support services covers everything from academic assistance to personal wellbeing. Your child can get one-on-one support from our Academic Skills team, tap into the latest career advice from our Career Development Service, and access student health and counselling services if they need to chat about, well, anything.

However your child chooses to study, we’ve got their back. So you can rest easy knowing they've got everything they need to succeed at uni.

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Making a difference from day one

Is your child ready to be the change the world needs? They can make it happen at Charles Sturt University. Because it’s not what we say that makes a difference. It’s what we do.

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Charles Sturt University is #1 for graduate employment

Get qualified and get the job. More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia.

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

Charles Sturt University is a 5-star uni for graduate salaries

Get your dream job and get paid well for it! Charles Sturt grads earn an average of $68,900 straight after graduating.

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

We're Australia’s most experienced online university

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¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics

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  • Why should my child choose to study with Charles Sturt?

    Charles Sturt will prepare your child for the real world with professional, accredited courses that will give them the skills they need. They'll put ideas into action from day one. It’s what we do. And it’s what will give your child the edge in their industry when they step into the workplace.

  • What makes Charles Sturt University special?

    Yindyamarra Winhanganha. This is a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’. This ethos is at the heart of everything we stand for. It’s the reason we strive to actively create a world worth living in. We believe everyone offers something unique. At Charles Sturt University your child will become part of something bigger: join a tight-knit community from across the globe that is committed to changing things for the better. And wherever they want to take their career we’ll have the course to help them push the boundaries and make an impact. After all, we're Australia's number one university for graduate employment.*

    *QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

  • What else can my child do at Charles Sturt besides their course?

    There's heaps to get involved with at Charles Sturt University. Whether your child is interested in sports, theatre, art, culture or religion – there's probably a club on their campus they can join. And if your child is learning online, there are lots of ways to get involved and connect with their fellow students and teachers. From volunteering to tree-planting, from film nights to leadership courses – there is always something for your child to get involved in, gain new skills, and have fun!

  • How will my child afford uni?

    We don’t want finances to hold your child back from their future. That’s why we’ve got more than $3 million in scholarships and grants that they can apply for.  And if your child needs a hand getting to grips with budgeting, they can connect with Charles Sturt University’s dedicated financial support team to get the lowdown on all things dollars and cents. They can also help your child navigate the HECS system and access funds like the Away From Base grant. They’ll even help put the applications together! What's more, we have a team who can help your child find a part-time job while they're studying, as well as get to grips with writing a CV, job searching and networking with employers.

  • Who makes decisions about uni entry?

    When it comes to the HSC/VCE, ATARs and uni entry, there are a few different organisations that oversee different parts of the process. For all things HSC/VCE and exams, that's the NSW Education Standards Authority and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority respectively. Universities decide on the entry criteria for their courses (so that means things like the ATAR you need, any additional entry info, such as an audition for an acting course, and early offer requirements). UAC and VTAC are the organisations that handle ATAR calculations and process applications for on-campus uni study.

Applying to study at Charles Sturt

Once you've ticked all of your course requirements, you can apply to study with Charles Sturt in as little as 15 minutes.

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