Year 10 students
How do you decide on your future career? That feels like a pretty big question. But you don't have to have all the answers right now.
The key thing is to start thinking about everything that interests you. What do you like studying? What are you good at? What makes you happy? How do you want to help create a world worth living in? Taking everything into account is the best way to find the right course and career after high school.
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Discover what's possible at Charles Sturt
We're an open book and here to share the ins and outs of uni life with you. There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore what study at Charles Sturt is really like – and lots of them happen online.
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Explore all the career areas that interest you – from ag and arts to communication and civil engineering, medicine and nursing to policing, psychology and teaching. Go behind the scenes and see what it’s like to live where you learn at our six campuses. Discover all about Charles Sturt – early offer programs, scholarships, fees and even how to boost your career potential.
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- Wagga Wagga – Sunday 6 August
- Albury-Wodonga – Sunday 13 August
- Bathurst – Sunday 20 August
- Orange – Sunday 27 August
Get in touch
We're here to support you from day one. We can help you find the right course for you and will connect you to all the support you need. From financial support through to tailored learning support - Charles Sturt University will go the extra mile to help you succeed.
Speak with one of our friendly team, and get all your questions answered.
Want to boost your finances?
You want the best education, but it’s got to be affordable. We get that. With Charles Sturt University you can tap into more than $3 million in scholarships and grants. They make studying that bit easier for students just like you. Extra cash in your pocket means you won’t have to stress about course fees and textbooks.
Just ask Jacqui Sawer, who’s studying pharmacy: “I didn’t have the best academic skills, so didn’t think scholarships would be for me. I’ve never asked for help before but I decided to put my hand up so I can fulfil my goals. The scholarship gave me the funds to cover set-up and living costs, so I could concentrate on my learning.”
Charles Sturt University is #1 for undergraduate employment
Get qualified and get the job. More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia.*
*Good Universities Guide 2022/23
Charles Sturt University is #1 for undergraduate starting salaries
Our undergrads earn an average of $64,100 straight after graduating, and our postgrads earn a median starting salary of $78,900.*
*Good Universities Guide 2022/23
We're Australia’s most experienced online university
Get where you want to go... from wherever you are.
¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics
You might be asking...
What are the different levels of study at university? chevron_right
There are two main levels of study at university: undergraduate and postgraduate. An undergraduate degree (usually a bachelor's, but occasionally an associate degree) is generally the first study you'll do at university. An undergraduate course gives you a broad knowledge base in your chosen subject. A postgraduate degree is for those who already hold a bachelor's or who have extensive work experience expertise in a subject. A postgraduate degree – whether a graduate certificate, diploma or master's – is more specialised than a bachelor's and typically involves more independent research. It's what you might well do after your bachelor's!
Why study at a regional university in Australia? chevron_right
Well, first of all, you get the best of both worlds. Regional Australia is growing fast, meaning you get all the things you would normally find in cities... but with wide open spaces, clean air and less hustle and bustle thrown in for good measure. Our campuses our green, with sweeping views across the countryside. And that space means we can pack them with loads of learning facilities, where you get to put ideas into action, using equipment that you'll use when you enter the workplace. Oh, did we mention the kangaroos?
Which subjects should I choose for Years 11 and 12? chevron_right
Our best advice is to base your HSC/VCE subject choices on your strengths, interests and personality. You might also want to consider which subjects are relevant to the sort of degree - and career - you want to go for next. While at Charles Sturt University, we don't have prerequisite subjects (subjects you absolutely have to do), it's worth thinking about what is going to help set you up for success at uni. For example, if you are interested in studying science, it's a good idea to choose at least some science subjects for Year 11 and 12. Although, if you dig science, you'll probably be doing that anyway!
Is going to university worth it? chevron_right
Depending on your goals, the chances are that, yes, university is absolutely worth it. Besides the experiences you'll have – from maybe moving away from home for the first time, to really delving deep into a subject you love – a university degree is going to set you up for career success. As a graduate, you'll earn more, be able to apply for more jobs, and have the skills and confidence to really make your mark.
How will I afford uni? chevron_right
We don’t want finances to hold you back from your future. That’s why we’ve got more than $3 million in scholarships and grants that you can apply for. You could be eligible for a scholarships for any number of reasons, from your course or your location, to the things you do to help your community. On top of that, we have programs that can help you find a part-time job while you are studying – often one that gives you skills relevant to your course.
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.