Parent or guardian

Starting university is an exciting, life-changing time for your child.

And it's just as special for you, their biggest cheerleader! It’s a time to be proud of everything your child has achieved at high school. It's also a great opportunity to help ensure they reach their full potential.

University is different to high school, but it doesn’t need to feel like you’re learning a whole new language. We’ll keep you across the careers of the future, simplify the application process and even decode ‘uni speak’. Together, we can help your child make the best choice for their future career.

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Online Parent Information Sessions

Get the information needed to help your child transition from high school to uni.

We’ll present all the info you’ll need. Applying for uni, getting early offers, our courses, scholarships, accommodation, events, services, and support – even understanding UAC (Universities Admissions Centre) or VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre).

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Come on campus

When you're helping your child choose a university, it's important you find the perfect fit for them. That's why we've created lots of ways for you to come on campus and experience Charles Sturt at our open days and events.

  • Explore Day gives your child a hands-on taste of what life as a uni student is really like.
  • Open Day lets your child explore the campus of their choice and check out our state-of-the-art facilities.
  • You can book a personalised campus tour and be guided around campus by a current student.
  • If your child wants to study online, our friendly team are available to discuss course options and help them find the right course for their career goals.

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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.

Scholarships and grants

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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Featured courses

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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*.

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 $67,100 straight after graduating.*

*QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019

Leaders in excellence in learning and teaching

Charles Sturt is a Global Teaching Excellence Award 2018 finalist.

You might be asking...

  • Will my child still get an ATAR?

    UAC, VTAC and other state tertiary admissions centres intend to calculate ATARs for Year 12 students this year. It is unclear at the moment whether or when Year 12 exams will go ahead. State governments are considering other forms of assessment if exams won’t be possible.

  • Can my child study online?

    Yes. We’re Australia’s online uni of choice. More students choose to study online with us than any other uni in Australia. So, whether by design or default, your child will get the best study experience online. And as the situation changes and we can offer more on-campus options, we will, so your child can choose to learn however suits them best.

  • Does my child still apply for uni the normal way?

    At the moment, yes. They can apply via UAC and VTAC as normal or directly to us if they know they want to study an online course. The courses your child applies for via UAC and VTAC are still listed as on-campus ones, but we will monitor the situation and if these need to be delivered online – even for a short time – we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

  • What financial help is available?

    From scholarships and grants to student loans, there are many ways we can help your child afford their studies.

    The cost of a degree varies depending on the course. For domestic students, you can expect fees per 8-point subject to range from around $800 to $1300. If your child receives a Commonwealth supported place, they can access the HECS-HELP scheme. This means they’ll pay their tuition fees once they’re working and earning over a certain amount.

    Your child can also speak to our financial support team, who will help them with budgeting, planning and applying for loans. We can even help them find a part-time job to boost their cash flow. While a degree is certainly a big financial commitment, it's a wonderful investment in your child's future.

    Scholarships and grants

  • Will Open Days be happening?

    We’ll keep assessing whether Open Days go ahead, with safety our top priority. We will definitely be holding an online Open Day. You can sign up for updates so you’ll get all the information as we have it.

  • Are Parent Information Sessions still happening?

    We’ve moved our dedicated parent info session online. It will take place on 20 April, and you can book a spot now. We’ll give you an overview of what’s possible at Charles Sturt, and then you can attend specialist sessions on areas of interest to your child. Can’t make that date? Don’t worry, we’ll make a recording available as soon as possible after the event.

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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