Single subjects

Ever thought about single subject study? It's a way of studying one or two subjects in a fraction of the time it takes to study a degree.

Studying a single subject (or two) is perfect if you're:

  • returning to study
  • preparing for a career change or promotion
  • need some professional development
  • looking for affordable study
  • taking the first steps toward a degree.

A single subject is a great option if you're working full-time and want real flexibility through online study. You'll study the same course material, and get to interact with your lecturers and classmates online.

Most single subjects are open entry, so you can enrol and start learning right away. What's more, your subject will count toward a related degree if you decide to pursue it later. It's a win-win.

How to apply

Step 1

Find a subject

Search the list of available subjects to find the subject you want to study.

Step 2

Collate your supporting documentation (if you need it)

If your course requires extra documentation, here's what you'll need.

  • A copy of your academic transcript (if there are prerequisites).
  • Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency if you were born outside of Australia.
  • Evidence that you meet Charles Sturt University's English Language Proficiency requirements.

Step 3

Complete an application

Apply online in as little as 15 minutes.

How much will it cost?

  • 2019 Fees

    Single Subject Study gives you flexibility without the commitment of a full degree. The program allows you to:

    • study subjects that require no prerequisites, prior knowledge, or experience
    • sample university, or test out a subject area
    • update your professional qualifications
    • build your skills or explore your passions
    • prove to yourself that you are capable of university study

    Detailed information about Single Subject Study

    2019 tuition fees

    Tuition fees for the Single Subject Study program are charged per subject and are the same cost for on campus or online study. Fees are payable upfront and are unable to be deferred. You will receive advice about payment options when you receive a letter of offer into the subject.

    Look up my subject band [XLS]

    Undergraduate subject level - 1xx, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx

    The Undergraduate Student Contribution for each subject falls within one of three bands. These bands indicate what the cost of a subject will be.

    Bands Cost per 8 point subject
    Domestic Students
    Band 1$1,100
    Band 1 - PSY101, PSY102$1,100
    Band 2$1,750
    Band 3$1,950
    Band 3 rate used - PSY1xx, (exclude PSY101,102 above) PSY2xx, PSY3xx, PSY4xxx$2,060
    International Students
    International Students - All Faculties UG$3,150
    STUDY GROUP Domestic Undergraduate$3,280
    STUDY GROUP Domestic Undergraduate BIT$3,450

    *Faculty of Education Practice Teaching subjects requiring supervision in a school environment incur an additional fee of $500.

    Postgraduate Subject level - 5xx & 6xx

    The Postgraduate Student Fee is based on the subject level and the Faculty in which the subject is offered.

    Faculty Cost per 8 point subject
    Domestic Students
    *Arts / Eduction$2,900
    Education - IT Masters all Education Subjects$2,900
    Business & Justice Studies$3,250
    Business - IT Masters all Business Subjects$3,250
    Business - Study Group$3,380
    Science$3,400
    **Science Clinical Placement subjects$3,800
    International Students
    All Faculties$3,450
    IT Masters - all Subjects$3,450
    STUDY GROUP$3,714

    *Faculty of Education Practice Teaching subjects requiring supervision in a school environment incur an additional fee of $500.
    **Faculty of Science Includes Clinical Placement subjects incur an additional fee of $400 (per 8 pt subject).

    The published fees are for 2019 only. Fees may be adjusted in future years. Above fees are for each 8 point subject. Fees should be doubled for 16 point subjects.

  • 2018 Fees

    Single Subject Study gives you flexibility without the commitment of a full degree. The program allows you to:

    • study subjects that require no prerequisites, prior knowledge, or experience
    • sample university, or test out a subject area
    • update your professional qualifications
    • build your skills or explore your passions
    • prove to yourself that you are capable of university study

    Detailed information about Single Subject Study

    2018 tuition fees

    Tuition fees for the Single Subject Study program are charged per subject and are the same cost for on campus or online study. Fees are payable upfront and are unable to be deferred. You will receive advice about payment options when you receive a letter of offer into the subject.

    Undergraduate subject level - 1xx, 2xx, 3xx, 4xx

    The Undergraduate Student Contribution for each subject falls within one of three bands. These bands indicate what the cost of a subject will be.

    Bands Cost per 8 point subject
    Domestic Students
    Band 1$1,060
    Band 1 - PSY101, PSY102$1,060
    Band 2$1,700
    Band 3$1,900
    Band 3 rate used - PSY1xx, (exclude PSY101,102 above) PSY2xx, PSY3xx, PSY4xxx$2,000
    International Students
    International Students - All Faculties UG$3,150
    STUDY GROUP Domestic Undergraduate$3,150
    STUDY GROUP Domestic Undergraduate BIT$3,320

    * Faculty of Education Practice Teaching subjects requiring supervision in a school environment incur an additional fee of $500.

    Postgraduate Subject level - 5xx & 6xx

    The Postgraduate Student Fee is based on the subject level and the Faculty in which the subject is offered.

    Faculty Cost per 8 point subject
    Domestic Students
    *Arts / Education$2,800
    Business & Justice Studies$3,200
    Business - IT Masters all Business Subjects$3,250
    Business - Study Group$3,250
    Science$3,200
    **Science Clinical Placement subjects$3,600
    International Students
    All Faculties$3,350
    IT Masters - all Subjects$3,350
    STUDY GROUP$3,570

    * Faculty of Education Practice Teaching subjects requiring supervision in a school environment incur an additional fee of $500.
    ** Faculty of Science Includes Clinical Placement subjects incur an additional fee of $400 (per 8 pt subject).

    The published fees are for 2018 only. Fees may be adjusted in future years. Above fees are for each 8 point subject for domestic students only. Fees should be doubled for 16 point subjects.

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