Issuu on Google+

r u o y e s o Cho

r e e r ca What can CSU offer you?


Introducing...

sity! Welcome to Charles Sturt Univer and C HS Picking your subjects for the can uni at planning what you want to study this h oug seem a bit daunting. Follow us thr ion book, and we will make the transit t wha you from school easier by telling you give to expect at university and some ideas to get started.

Charlie Age: 16

Interests: music and roller-blading

Alice Age: 19

Interests: drawing

Scott Age: 18

Interests: music and movies

Oliver Age: 19

Interests: origami and gaming

n Once uep.o.. a tim


Contents This guide is designed to help Year 10 students plan their Year 11 and Year 12 studies in preparation for the many options available to them after finishing school. Charles Sturt University (CSU) has an excellent reputation for providing professional education through hands-on courses that ensure our graduates get a job. In fact 85.2% of CSU’s graduates in 2011 went into full-time employment within four months of graduation. The theoretical components of our courses are relevant and well-researched, however you’ll also enjoy yourself at CSU as most of our undergraduate courses include practical experience and workplace learning. We look for ways to ensure your success. If you’re not sure what you want to study at uni, remember to keep your options open and talk to CSU’s student advisers.

YOU DIDN‛T SAY A WORD. I THINK YOU TRIED TO GO TO BED, BUT INSTEAD YOU WENT TO FLOOR.

YOU‛VE BEEN OUT WITH THE OTHER BOYS AGAIN, TELLING THEM, “NO, WE‛RE JUST FRIENDS”

Stepping into the next stage of your life........................................................................2 Where is Charles Sturt Uni?...............................................................................................4 What’s it like at uni? ............................................................................................................6 - Living at CSU ..............................................................................................................6 - Clubs and societies.....................................................................................................6 -What teaching facilities are there?......................................................................7 open day every day.................................................................................................................7 Give yourself the best chance.............................................................................................8 - Work experience.........................................................................................................8 - Portfolio........................................................................................................................8 - Giving back to the community..................................................................................8 Good sources of advice.........................................................................................................9 HSC Online...............................................................................................................................9 Pathways to CSU.................................................................................................................. 10 CSU PLUS............................................................................................................................... 10 - Principal’s Report Entry Program (PREP)............................................................ 10 - Regional Bonus Point Program............................................................................... 10 - Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU)......................................................... 10 - HSC Board Endorsed Study.................................................................................. 11 - Darrambal ................................................................................................................. 11 TAFE options........................................................................................................................ 11 CSU Global - study overseas............................................................................................. 11 Going to uni............................................................................................................................ 12 - Costs........................................................................................................................... 12 - Accommodation......................................................................................................... 12 - Help with costs......................................................................................................... 12 - Scholarships.............................................................................................................. 12 Frequently asked questions............................................................................................... 13 MyDay..................................................................................................................................... 13 What will I study?............................................................................................................... 14 Choosing your subjects for Years 11 and 12................................................................. 15 Watch this space................................................................................................................. 19 University terms.................................................................................................................. 20

SO...

I‛M MOVING ONTO CSU‛S CAMPUS,

WHERE DO I END AND WHERE DO YOU BEGIN?...

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

AND I NEED YOUR HELP TO SET UP MY ROOM. ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

1


Stepping into thyeour life next stage of How do I choose my subjects for Years 11 and 12? When you finish Year 12, the world is at your feet. You may choose to: • take time off and travel the world • get a full-time job

It is really important that you choose subjects you like and feel you will do well in. It is helpful if you will use those subjects in the future in your working life or study, however this is not always necessary. The best way to give yourself the most options is by doing well at the HSC (or equivalent) and gaining a higher ATAR.

OPPORTMU O FREED A INSPIR VISION FUTURE

• start an apprenticeship

What are prerequisite subjects?

• go to TAFE or uni and study for your dream career.

When you apply to do study at CSU, there are no prerequisite subjects. Some university courses require that you complete certain subjects in Year 11 and 12 that relate to the course content so you will have the background knowledge needed to understand the course. These required subjects are called prerequisite subjects.

No matter which option you choose, university can still be part of the next stage of your life! If you decide to take a gap year to travel or work, you can enrol in a university degree but not start studying until 6, 12, 18 or even 24 months later just by deferring your offer. For some courses, you also have the option of studying part-time while you work, or try our Single Subject Study option. If you are considering going to university straight after completing your Year 12 studies, there are a few things to consider to ensure you study the course you want to...

What is assumed knowledge? Some university courses assume you have a level of prior knowledge of a topic. For example, some science courses expect you to have studied biology, chemistry or physics in Years 11 and 12, while all education courses assume a certain level of English, and some courses may expect mathematics at a higher level.

How will I get into a course? NSW and interstate school leavers are normally offered a place in a university course based on their ATAR or interstate equivalent. You may also be admitted on the basis of a strong performance in subjects relevant to your course preferences. Some courses have other selection processes such as interviews, auditions, submission of portfolios and/or completion of questionnaires in addition to or supplementing standard University entry requirements. Some CSU study areas that have these include: • Communication and Creative Industries (e.g. Journalism and Acting) • Some Allied Health and Medical Science courses (e.g. Pharmacy and Dental Science) • Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Services) - but this has a great scholarship! • Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Bachelor of Veterinary Science For information on the admission requirements for the course you may be interested in, check its online course brochure. Visit: www.csu.edu.au/courses

SCOTT (BROTHER)

NAME: CHARLIE AGE: 16 INTERESTS: MUSIC AND ROLLER-BLADING. 2 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

HEY SCOTT, TOOK YOUR TIME.

I‛VE JUST BEEN MAKING DINNER. COME ON IN!

SORRY MUM INSISTED I TAKE ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING I WILL EVER NEED. EVER!


UNITIES M ATION

E

t to know Do you wan y getting read more about t ou CSU or ab to study at s? on ti study op your future d the phone an Then pick up ced en ri pe e of our ex on h it w at rs ch se . student advi and friendly 34 733 Call 1800 3 alia) in ith Austr (free call w

What if I’m not sure what I want to do? While selecting subjects for Year 11 and 12 can be an important step to university, there’s no need to worry if you don’t know what you want to do yet, or if you change your mind about your career direction, because: • some CSU degrees have similar subjects in the first year, which allows students to commence a course and, if they wish to change, apply to another course after the first year, usually with credit for some subjects completed • CSU offers several general studies courses, including the Bachelor of Business Studies, Bachelor of Educational Studies, Bachelor of General Studies (Science) and the Bachelor of Liberal Studies (Arts), that allow you to construct a program of study to suit your own needs, giving you heaps of flexibility • students can also study one subject at a time through CSU’s Single Subject Study program, which is a great way to sample university study before commencing your degree.

I’m not sure I can handle university study CSU offers programs to help improve your study skills before you commence your degree: • our STUDY LINK program offers introductory short courses in many different subjects that you can complete before you start your university studies, or in the first session • the Darrambal program offers Indigenous students the opportunity to attend university-style classes, to learn skills needed for success at university, and to meet lecturers and other staff in a supportive environment • CSU’s Pathway Program, the Diploma of General Studies, provides an option for recent school leavers who are interested in studying at Charles Sturt University but do not meet the entry criteria or who require further preparation. • CSU and TAFE offer a range of articulated and integrated programs. Visit: www.csu.edu.au/tafe for more details. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/oncampus/getting-to-uni

WOAH...

THIS PLACE IS HUGE!

ABOUT 20 PEOPLE LIVE HERE. IT NEEDS TO BE BIG.

COME ON UP!

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

3


i? n U t r u t S s e l r a h C Where is The largest regional university in Australia, Charles Sturt University is home to students from across Australia and around the world, however it is our sense of community that sets CSU apart. Each study location offers its own special experiences, and wherever you choose to study, you will quickly become part of the CSU family.

There are many advantages to studying on campus at Charles Sturt University, including: � clean, fresh country air � countless social activities and clubs � close interaction with lecturers due to smaller class sizes � the opportunity to learn hands-on skills using state-of-the-art facilities

NEW SOUTH WALES PORT MACQUARIE

CHANGE AHEAD

DUBBO

� lower costs of living � a greater sense of security � friendly staff and students giving you a real sense of community.

ORANGE BATHURST SYDNEY

Why study in alia? regional Austr

GOULBURN WAGGA WAGGA ACT

ALBURY-WODONGA

CANBERRA

WANGARATTA

VICTORIA MELBOURNE

DID YOU BRING EVERYTHING? I THINK SO. CHARLIE‛S COME TO HELP UNPACK...

...WHERE IS SHE?

4 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

HURRY UP, CHARLIE.

HEY, OLIVER, YOU STARTED UNI LAST YEAR, RIGHT?

YEAH. WHY‛S THAT?

NAME: OLIVER AGE: 19 INTERESTS: ORIGAMI AND GAMING.


r available fo urses are s, co on ti nt ca re lo fe As dif U study various CS it: is e V th . e on id y stud s a gu this list a ation please use ore inform m r fo u a u. d .e su .c www

Albury-Wodonga • business

Wagga Wagga • acting

• early childhood, primary and K-12 education

Dubbo

• agricultural science

• environmental science, adventure ecotourism, parks, recreation and heritage

• business • early childhood and primary education

• animation, fine arts, graphic design, photography

• nursing

• information technology

• business

• social work

• nursing • occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech therapy and rehabilitation

Bathurst • advertising and marketing

• information studies

Goulburn

• information technology

• policing

• mathematics and science

Orange

• medical science and forensic biotechnology

• agricultural business management

• business and management

• clinical science

• computer science and games technology

• arts

• nursing, mental health • nutrition and dietetics

• dental science

• oral health

• early childhood, primary and secondary education

• pharmacy and physiotherapy

• exercise science

Port Macquarie

• information technology

• accounting, business studies

• nursing and paramedics

• creative industries

• policing and criminal justice

• health and rehabilitation

• print / broadcast journalism, theatre media, commercial radio

• justice studies

• television production and design for theatre and television

• medical imaging, paramedics

• veterinary, animal and equine sciences

• psychology and social science

• social work

• viticulture and wine science

• public relations

• pharmacy • primary and secondary education • psychology • social work

Sydney

Wangaratta

Canberra

• hotel management

• agricultural business management

• theology

• theology

• agriculture

I CAN GIVE YOU A HAND.

I‛M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I HAVE TO DO, BUT I DON‛T KNOW.

SHE‛S IN YEAR 10.

THAT‛S FINE.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW??

I WASN‛T SURE WHAT I SHOULD DO WHEN I WAS IN YEAR 10 EITHER.

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

5


Life as a uni student is full of opportunities. Suddenly you get a taste of that independence you always wanted. Whether you decide to share a house with friends, live on campus or commute from home, there are many exciting ways to meet new people, take on new interests and have fun while studying for your dream career.

What’s it like at uni? Living at CSU

Clubs and societies

It’s a big step to move out of home, but CSU offers a range of affordable accommodation options on our regional campuses at Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Wagga Wagga, with great student support on campus.

Our campuses are ideally located, enabling access to a range of activities in the regions. On campus, you can join one of CSU’s sporting or recreational clubs, or consider one of our social, religious, cultural or study clubs. You could even be a presenter on our very own university radio station at Bathurst Campus or represent CSU at the University Games. Whatever your choice, it’s a great way to get involved in uni life.

Living on or near campus makes perfect sense. It reduces travel time to lectures and allows easy access to on campus sporting and entertainment venues. You’ll develop friendships that will last a lifetime, with students from a variety of backgrounds enrolled in a diverse range of courses. Approximately half of the beds available on each campus are allocated to first-year students. Assistance can also be provided if you would prefer to live off campus in one of our campus cities. Of course, when you come to O Week you’ll find out so much more and meet lots of new students.

I‛M NOT SURE...

WHAT DO YOU THINK I SHOULD KNOW?

6 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

HAVE YOU PICKED YOUR SUBJECTS FOR YEARS 11 AND 12?

NOT YET, SHE CAN‛T DECIDE.

Sporting facilities vary between campuses and include: • a swimming pool • fully-equipped gyms • football, soccer and hockey fields • basketball, squash, netball, volleyball and tennis courts • walking and bike tracks

THAT‛S OKAY. IF YOU PICK ONES YOU‛RE GOOD AT, YOU CAN GET A HIGHER ATAR.


What teaching facilities are there? Each CSU campus has its own distinct personality, with facilities built to support the learning of their students. At CSU you’ll find: 33 anatomy and physiology laboratories 33 allied health clinic, including podiatry 33 herbarium 33 biochemistry laboratory 33 industry standard media centre with broadcasting radio station 33 television studios and editing suites 33 exercise and sports science laboratory 33 clinical and nursing laboratories 33 state-of-the-art dental clinics and teaching facilities 33 science and chemistry laboratories 33 farm and equine centre

opendayeveryday Choosing a university to study at is a big decision and it’s important that you get the feel of the place. That’s why CSU invites you to come and take a tour of our campuses with our open day every day campus tour program. Our personalised campus tours are conducted by current students who will share their own experiences of studying at CSU, and their insight into living and learning at CSU.

33 nutrition clinic

If you already have an idea of what you would like to study, you may have the opportunity to meet lecturers who teach in that area to find out how you will study, and see the learning facilities you would be using. You might get some tips for when you have to apply.

33 state-of-the-art pharmacy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation science laboratories

You can also take a look at accommodation, campus and sporting facilities and leisure spaces, and get a feel for the great lifestyle options.

33 commercial winery

For campus tour bookings, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or visit: www.csu.edu.au/campustour

33 state-of-the-art veterinary science clinics and teaching facilities

33 policing facilities and simulated court room. Add these to our student recreational facilities, and your experience at CSU will be unforgettable!

NOTE: three working days’ notice is required for tour bookings.

ALMOST EVERY COURSE HAS AN ATAR.THE HIGHER YOUR ATAR,THE MORE CHOICE YOU‛LL HAVE WHEN GOING TO UNI.

ATAR?

HMM...

I SEE. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

FOR SOME OF THE COURSES, IT HELPS TO HAVE DONE CERTAIN SUBJECTS FOR YOUR HSC.

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

7


Give yourself the best chance... Work experience

Giving back to the community

Work experience is a great way to be a step ahead of the rest when applying for courses that have a high ATAR, or require you to submit a portfolio or attend an interview, because it demonstrates your enthusiasm and commitment to that area of study.

Giving back to the community is important for your growth as an individual as it demonstrates how rewarding giving to others can be, for both those on the receiving end and for those contributing their services. CSU recognises these benefits and consequently places great value on community service when issuing scholarships to students.

Work experience allows you to participate in the day-to-day activities of a profession that interests you. It is the perfect way to get a taste of a particular career area before you commit to studying it at university. The key to making the most of work experience opportunities is to work in different industries so you can compare career areas and find out which one best suits your interests.

Portfolio If the course you are interested in studying requests you submit a portfolio during the application process, you should start collecting examples of your work now and add to your portfolio during the final years of schooling. If you have a wide range of examples by the time you finish school, you are in a better position to refine your portfolio. Work completed while on work experience should also be included in your portfolio.

Have you ever participated in the Red Shield Appeal or other voluntary activity? Perhaps you are a member of the Girls’ Brigade or Scouts, or participated in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award? If so, you are doing your bit to give back to the community. There are so many different ways in which you can serve your community, whether it be picking up rubbish on Clean Up Australia Day, participating in Relay For Life, or contributing articles to your local newspaper. CSU is also committed to serving its regional communities. Students conduct practical placements in local hospitals, newsrooms, schools and small businesses, gaining the skills they need to enter the workforce while at the same time serving the community in which they are studying.

WELL, SAY YOU WANT TO STUDY SCIENCE. IT WOULD BE GOOD IF YOU HAVE DONE BIOLOGY OR CHEMISTRY.

8 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

HA HA

OH, I GET IT.

ALSO, UNI IS A LOT MORE FUN THAN SCHOOL.

REALLY?


I’m wondering whether I should go on to university study...

Here are some good sources of advice: • try to get some work experience in the different • talk to your school’s Career Advisor about areas you are interested in study options and what you might be suited to • attend a CSU MyDay • talk with your parents and get their opinion on study and the workforce • talk with people in the industry you are interested in to get current advice • read industry magazines to see what’s happening and future opportunities • take a tour of a CSU campus and talk with current students about what it’s like to study at uni, the lifestyle and the expectations

• think about the costs of study and start saving – the earlier the better! Better still, ask for our Making University Affordable booklet by contacting info.csu on 1800 334 733 or visit: www.csu.edu.au/about/publications • phone CSU and talk to one of our friendly advisers about the benefits of studying ­– improved starting salary, chances of getting a job at the end of your studies, career outcomes, travel opportunities, and the support systems offered, including scholarships.

When the time finally arrives for you to prepare for your HSC exams, CSU will be there to support you throughout the year with the NSW HSC Online website, developed by CSU and NSW Board of Studies. The website provides access to: • forums to enhance communication for both students and teachers • virtual field trips, speaking and listening tasks, interactive quizzes • links to relevant quality online knowledge sites around the world • study and exam techniques to improve assessment and examination results • information about life beyond the HSC including career paths and further study. NSW HSC Online: connect yourself today at hsc.csu.edu.au

THERE ARE DIFFERENT CLUBS YOU CAN JOIN.

WHAT KIND OF CLUBS?

DEPENDS WHAT YOU LIKE. THERE ARE SPORT ONES, SOCIAL AND RELIGIOUS. YOU CAN EVEN MAKE YOUR OWN IF YOU WANT.

THAT‛S AWESOME!

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

9


Pathways to CSU Principal’s Report Entry Program (PREP)

At CSU we believe in giving students every opportunity to succeed. CSU PLUS brings together a range of programs that can boost your chances of being granted admission to your chosen CSU degree. You may be eligible for special consideration based on your circumstances during high school, be allocated bonus points for living in a regional area, or be able to apply through special programs like the Principal’s Report Entry Program or the Darrambal program for Indigenous students. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/oncampus/getting-to-uni

credit packages SINGLE SUBJECT STUDY

PREP is designed to attract academically talented students from high schools in non-metropolitan areas in NSW, ACT and Victoria. It is also available to non-metropolitan TAFE students in Victoria, NSW and ACT who are completing the Tertiary Preparation Certificate, and to students who are currently in high school and taking TAFE subjects as part of their studies that may make them ineligible for an ATAR. Note: there are some courses to which PREP does not apply.

Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) The Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Institute of Sport and the NSW Institute of Sport recognise CSU as a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) network. Elite athletes or performers who have represented at national level, and whose training or competitive commitments have significantly affected their preparation for application to university, should consider applying for Special Consideration for Admission in the elite athlete category. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/oncampus/getting-to-uni

CSU PLUS has assist programs to your h you to reac l. ia full potent

For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/prep

Regional Bonus Point program The Regional Bonus Point (RBP) program is an equity program targeting students in regional areas. The program offers an additional five points to your university admission score (ATAR), which improves your selection rank. Similarly, non-Year 12 applicants residing in the University’s regions will have their entrance rank increased by five points. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/rbp

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT ENTRY PROGRAM DARRAMBAL HSC BOARD ENDORSED PROGRAMs

CSU TAFE

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING regional bonus points

TWIST TWIST

WE‛VE MADE A STACK OF FRIENDS THROUGH CLUBS. 10 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

SCOTT AND I MET EACH OTHER THROUGH THE GAMING CLUB.

HE WAS A TRUE NERD BACK THEN.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT. GO MAKE US SOME FOOD.


HSC Board Endorsed Study

Darrambal

Opportunities exist for you to get your foot in the door at university before you have even finished high school. CSU offers HSC Board Endorsed study in:

Darrambal is an innovative skills assessment program designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and administered by CSU’s Indigenous Student Services. In the program, the skills and abilities you already possess and your potential to succeed in your preferred course of study will be assessed. If you have to travel away from home, you may also be eligible for assistance with the cost of your travel, meals, and accommodation.

• Early Childhood • Introduction to Rural Management • Nursing These programs enable students to study components of a degree while still in high school, and follow a pathway to university study. Students who successfully complete one of these units may receive credit if they go on to enrol in a relevant bachelor degree at CSU. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/pathways

For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/darrambal For these and other pathways to CSU, including recognition of prior learning, credit packages, Single Subject Study or study through CSU Training or TAFE, ask for our Pathways to CSU brochure online at: www.csu.edu.au/about/publications

?

Interested in TAFE study first

If you’re interested in attending TAFE after you finish school, university could still be an option down the track. Many TAFE courses provide a pathway to CSU degrees by allowing credit for previous TAFE study, or you can complete an integrated program where you study through both TAFE and CSU. Currently articulation and integrated programs are available across a range of fields including Accounting, Adventure Ecotourism, Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Business, Business Studies, Creative Industries, Education, Environmental Science, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Health and Rehabilitation Science, Hotel Management, Information Technology, Social Welfare and Social Work.

CSUGLOBAL Study overseas Study at university can offer many opportunities, and travel is just one of them. Studying overseas on a six to12-month exchange program, going on study tours or an international internship, undertaking an overseas gap program, or doing volunteer work are just some of the international experiences you could embrace while at CSU.

CSU offers special scholarships for TAFE students too.

As a CSU student, if you study part of your degree overseas, CSU will help pay for the experience. You may be able to apply for an OS-HELP loan to help offset the expenses of travel preparations, or travel grants are available through CSU, the Australian government and other scholarship providers for students wishing to undertake these amazing educational experiences.

Find out more at: www.csu.edu.au/tafe

Some of the countries with which CSU has international links for students include; Canada, China, England, France, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, the Republic of South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA, and the list is always growing.

CU@CSU

For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/csuglobal

THERE YOU GO

IS IT EXPENSIVE?

LIVING HERE?

THANK YOU

MY SPECIALITY,

NOT REALLY. 2 MINUTE NOODLES!

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER 11


Help with costs

Costs With independence comes responsibility, especially the need to organise your cash flow. But by being prepared for the costs of university, you should still be able to afford a good time. When preparing for university life, in addition to course fees and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) be aware of likely costs such as living expenses, accommodation, books, groceries, meals, transport and entertainment, and plan accordingly. Our students find that the cost of living is lower in a regional centre compared to metropolitan locations, so the overall cost of completing a degree at CSU is usually less than most other universities in Australia. Catered accommodation includes breakfast and dinner in the dining halls. Self-catered and off campus accommodation do not include any meals, although food is available for purchase on campus at reasonable prices.

[based on 35 weeks]

Government allowances are available to eligible students to help make the financial cost of study more manageable. HECS-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible Commonwealth supported students to pay their student contribution. The government pays your uni fees upfront then, when you start working, you begin to repay your HECS-HELP loan from your pay via the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Booklets are available from the ATO. Youth Allowance provides assistance for young people who are studying full-time. It allows young people to stay on the one payment as they move between work, study and training.

Gas, electricity (per week)

Travel and entertainment (per week)

For more information, visit: www.studyassist.gov.au

Groceries/ personal items (per week)

Accommodation (per week)

Accommodation (per year)

Meals provided

Accommodation options

Below are some costs to consider. Textbooks are additional to these estimates, however may often be purchased second-hand.

Scholarships

On campus - catered

Y $9,300-$11,900

$265-$314

$20

N/A

$25-$50

On campus - self-catered Off campus - rental accommodation

N

$5,500-$9,200

$157-$263

$70-$100

N/A

$25-$50

N

$7,000

$200

$70-$100

$10

$70

With our wide range of scholarships – from accommodation to science, equity or excellence scholarships – there’s bound to be more than one that you should apply for. The best thing is that selection criteria are not always based on academic achievement. Other criteria can include motivation to succeed, commitment to school, university or community life, or coming from a particular area. Scholarships may include other criteria set by industry donors, or be aimed at students experiencing educational disadvantage or financial hardship.

NOTE: all prices are indicative and approximate only, and vary depending on campus location. For more accommodation information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/oncampus/accommodation

If you’re thinking about the cost of study, contact us for a copy of our ‘Making university affordable’ brochure, which has ideas, hints and tips to get you on the right financial path to study. su info.c or at advis le for you. dent ab ll a stu afford and ca ke study ) t step n ma Australia the firs w you ca Take within ho : e call cuss se visit to dis 4 733 (fre plea 33 tions, publica s 1800 e of our publication out/ full rang For the su.edu.au/ab www.c

h degree researcat Csu Yourdegrees bY research

Charles

please

visit:

sturt

publications, tions of our full range For the www.csu.edu.au/about/publica

university

QR

CODE

higher

Csu offers agricultural allied

next

stepfor study 2014

Csu offers

guide

agricultural

COurSeWOrK

POSTgraduaTe

allied

Exercise

| undergraduate

Work

and Human

Sciences

Social

Work

and Human

Technology, Information and Mathematics Library

Library

facebook.com/charlessturtuni

Security

and Emergency

in...

sciences

sciences

and creative

and sports

humanities,

sciences

social

Work

and human

Technology, information and Mathematics Library

services

computing

and information

Medical

studies

science

Nursing

security

and emergency

Management

Psychology

Studies

science

Teaching

Science

Policing,

industries

science

exercise

Policing,

Security

and emergency

Management

and education

Theology

and religious

studies

Psychology Science

Teaching

and education

sSturtUni

www.youtube.com/user/Charle

Management

Services

Computing

Nursing

334 6077 1800 6338 +61 2

twitter.com/CharlesSturtUni

Policing,

and Human

and Information

Medical

with usAustralia) Australia) call within connect733 (free(callers outside

Studies

Science

Nursing

with usAustralia) Australia) call within connect733 (free(callers outside

Services

Computing

and Information

Medical

Services

Computing

and Sports

Humanities,

Sciences

Social

Industries

Science

Environmental

for study

degree

and Sports

Humanities,

and Creative

Communication

guide

Your first

exercise

2014

Industries

Science environmental

for study

Sciences

and Creative

Communication

Work

Technology, Information and Mathematics

at Csu

Business

in...

Sciences

and Veterinary

Business

Sciences

Social

courses

environmental

by research

courses

and Wine

Health

animal

| honours

university

allied

degree

agricultural

Industries

Science

and Sports

Humanities,

communication

degrees

Csu offers

guide

Sciences

and Creative

exercise

and Veterinary

business

in...

Sciences

environmental

guide

degree 2014 first for study

UndergradUate

Sciences

coursework

sturt

Your

courses

and Veterinary

Communication

| Postgraduate

visit:

publications, tions of our full range For the www.csu.edu.au/about/publica

Your honours

Charles

please

QR

and Veterinary

and Wine

Health

Business

in...

Sciences

Health

Animal

CODE

courses

and Wine

degree

university

Allied

Your next

sturt

Agricultural

| higher

university

Csu offers

HONOURS

degree

Your

sturt

s degree honour Yourguide for study

Your research

Charles

visit:

publications, tions of our full range For the www.csu.edu.au/about/publica

animal

visit:

publications, tions of our full range For the www.csu.edu.au/about/publica

CODE

and Wine

health

animal

please

QR

CODE

please

QR

Charles

Theology

and religious

Studies

Contact info.csu on 1800 334 733, or order online at: www.csu.edu.au/about/publications technology, Information and Mathematics

guide

Library

for study

and Information

Medical

2014

Going to uni

334 6077 1800 6338 +61 2

facebook.com/charlessturtuni

334 6077 1800 6338 +61 2

facebook.com/charlessturtuni

sSturtUni

twitter.com/CharlesSturtUni

www.youtube.com/user/Charle

Psychology Science

facebook.com/charlessturtuni

Security

and emergency

Management

Teaching

and Education

sSturtUni

Theology

www.youtube.com/user/Charle

and Religious

Studies

Psychology Science

teaching

www.youtube.com/user/Charle

334 6077 1800 6338 +61 2

twitter.com/CharlesSturtUni

Policing,

and education

sSturtUni

twitter.com/CharlesSturtUni

Studies

Science

nursing

with usAustralia) Australia) call within connect733 (free(callers outside

theology

and religious

Studies

with usAustralia) Australia) call within connect733 (free(callers outside

y ery da

lets you gram that tour pro at a time pus campus ry day CSU cam r*. day eve tour of a the yea d open CSU’s personalise king day of booking. a for tralia) a) take any wor e is required in Aus you, trali notic suits days’ call with ide Aus (free outs working e *Thre 334 733 7 (callers 1800 6338 607 1 ne: ustour +61 2 6338 600 pho mp Tele +61 2 su.edu.au/ca ile: www.c Facsim uiry: enq Web

open

day ev

IT‛S ACTUALLY CHEAPER THAN LIVING IN THE CITY.

Students seas ), 6 for Over 5F (NSW JB F245 Courses are 0000 ary 2013 s and rsity rsity, Janu InstitutionSturt Unive Unive ter of les th Regis for Char les Sturt monweal Numbers ). © Char The Com Provider 02960B (ACT OS) (CRIC (VIC) and 7G 0194

I SEE...

12 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

Visit our website for more information and start thinking about how you can improve your chances: www.csu.edu.au/scholarships or call for a brochure: 1800 334 773

th us

ect wi

tralia) a) in Aus trali call with ide Aus (free outs 334 733 7 (callers 607 1800 6338 turtuni +61 2 harless k.com/c i faceboo SturtUn ni Charles om/ sSturtU twitter.c r/Charle om/use outube.c w.y ww

conn

BLE

RDA

AFFO

ITY

IVERS

G UN

MAKIN

Being granted a scholarship at Charles Sturt University may be easier than you think, and now is the time to start planning.

HEY ALICE. THOUGHT YOU‛D DROP BY AFTER YOU HEARD VOICES. THIS IS MY NEW ROOMIE, SCOTT, AND HIS SISTER, CHARLIE.


Frequently asked questions... How many hours would I have to study a week?

A full-time course requires attendance at lectures and tutorials, forum participation and study that can total around 35 hours per week – equivalent to a full-time job. You may not have to attend classes every day, but should do some review, class preparation or assignment work most days to ensure you do well.

How will I make friends at uni?

Many CSU students have relocated to study and are looking to make new friends. The extracurricular activities offered by CSU assist all students to establish networks away from the classroom, helping to form the friendships they will cherish for life. Whether you live on or off campus, getting involved in uni life is the best way to make friends.

MYDAY YOUR UNIVERSITY FOR A DAY

MyDay offers high school students the unique opportunity to experience a day in the life of a uni student. MyDay is designed so CSU’s Schools can showcase their courses to high school students who have expressed a particular interest in that area of study. These days aim to give students a taste of ‘living and learning’ on campus at CSU and the opportunity to find out about the courses available. Students will also receive key information about opportunities and support available to make their goals achievable. For further information speak to your school’s Careers Advisor or contact the University on 1800 334 733 or visit: www.csu.edu.au/myday Register your interest for a MyDay event online through our online course brochures at: www.csu.edu.au/courses

Who will help make sure I can complete my assessments?

When you’re at uni, you are responsible for ensuring you hand in your assignments on time, however CSU offers great student support and assistance with library resources. You can always ask your lecturers, and you can set up a student group to discuss issues using the forums online.

What if I don’t like the course I’ve chosen?

It’s all about flexibility and support at CSU. A number of courses have similar subjects in their first year, so you may be able to apply to change to another course at the end of the year. There are cut-off dates for changes, so please ask early.

NICE TO MEET YOU. IF YOU‛RE WORRIED ABOUT PRICES, YOU SHOULD TRY FOR ONE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS. I GOT ONE OF THE EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIPS HERE.

NOT ONLY IS SHE SUPER SMART, BUT SHE ALSO HELPS OUT AT MYDAY.

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER 13


For more information ABOUT COURSES, VISIT:

What will I study?

www.csu.edu.au/courses or phone 1800 334 733

While some students already know what they would like to do before they reach Years 11 and 12, there are just as many students who don’t have any idea, and these days knowing what you want to do is not so important.

Visit our course search page to find out more information on the courses available across 17 career areas:

Today’s student is likely to change their career three or more times in the course of their adult life. It is most important to choose to study what you enjoy most. You are more likely to do well in it, and that translates to success in life after uni.

• Animal and Veterinary Sciences

CSU’s courses also offer diversity and flexibility. You can study something as focused as photography, dentistry, accountancy, veterinary science, teaching, policing or physiotherapy. If you want to keep your options open, investigate one of our general studies degrees, available in Arts, Business, Education or Science. These courses offer open entry – so you don’t need a high ATAR to get in.

• Humanities, Social Work and Human Services

Another option is one of our widely recognised degrees, such as the Bachelor of Arts, which allows you freedom to select a course of study to suit your interests. Majors are available in Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology, providing an excellent start into a wide range of careers.

• Agricultural and Wine Sciences • Allied Health • Business • Communication and Creative Industries • Environmental Science and Outdoor Recreation • Exercise and Sports Sciences • Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics • Library and Information Studies • Medical Science • Nursing • Policing, Security and Emergency Management • Psychology • Science • Teaching and Education • Theology and Religious Studies As CSU is continually reviewing and adding to its course profile, it is worth visiting the course search page regularly over the next couple of years: www.csu.edu.au/courses Also, familiarise yourself with the UAC or VTAC sites so choosing your preferences is easy when the time comes.

IT‛S WHERE YOU GO TO CSU AND MEET PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY TEACHING AND STUDYING THE COURSES YOU‛RE INTERESTED IN. WHAT‛S MYDAY? WOW!

14 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

I WENT BEFORE I STARTED. IT JUST HELPS YOU GET MORE OF AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU‛RE UP FOR.


Check out CSU’s university guide for parents by visiting: www.csu.edu.au/for/parents

Choosing your subjects for Years 11 and 12 AGRICULTURAL AND WINE SCIENCES

Career possibilities: agricultural scientist; farm manager or farmer; soil conservation officer; manager in landcare, feedlots, irrigation services, vineyards or wineries; food technologist; water policy adviser; agricultural fields such as business management, finance / banking, supply and logistics; agricultural resource economist; agronomist; crop physiologist; viticulturalist; wine maker or wine marketer; dietitian; nutritionist; horticulturalist. Consider studying: chemistry, biology, mathematics, English, food technology, agriculture, primary industries. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/agricultural-and-wine-sciences ALLIED HEALTH Career possibilities: ambulance officer, paramedic; podiatrist; occupational therapist; physiotherapist; pathologist; speech pathologist; dietitian; practitioner in complementary medicine; oral hygienist or therapist; pharmacist; pharmaceutical industry sales and marketing; diversional therapist; rehabilitation specialist; health promotion officer. Consider studying: English, biology, PD/H/PE, chemistry, physics, community and family studies. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/allied-health ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES Career possibilities: veterinarian; animal scientist; manager or trainer in equine and services industries; animal husbandry; handler or nutritionist for captive vertebrates, horses, companion animals, wildlife or livestock in zoos, on farms or in the wild. Consider studying: chemistry, biology, mathematics, English. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/animal-veterinary-sciences BUSINESS Career possibilities: accountant; auditor; business systems analyst; manager in human resources, marketing, finance or banking, hospitality; insurance or taxation agent; financial dealer or broker; foreign exchange personnel; small business or creative studio manager; agribusiness manager; positions in government; recruitment consultant; company secretary. Consider studying: mathematics, English, business services, business studies, economics, retail services. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/business

ALSO, AT CSU, THEY HAVE THIS THING CALLED, ‘OPEN DAY EVERY DAY‛. YOU CAN GO TO ANY OF THE CAMPUSES AND GET A TOUR AROUND THE PLACE.

THAT‛S COOL! WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT THIS?

YOUR YEAR COORDINATOR OR SCHOOL CAREER ADVISOR SHOULD BE ABLE TO HELP YOU OUT ON FINDING INFORMATION.

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER 15


COMMUNICATION AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Career possibilities: print and broadcast journalist; radio broadcaster or producer; television or film camera operator or sound recorder; employee in public relations and corporate or community communications; advertising and media salesperson; cultural and heritage adviser; product / brand promoter; new product developer and marketer; sports journalist; corporate media information officer; freelance artist; studio lighting, sound or costume designer; roles in theatre, film or television as technical producer, floor manager or director; actor; scriptwriter; photographer; graphic designer; special effects and animation designer; multimedia developer, designer or manager; conservator or curator in galleries or museums; positions in advertising agencies, design studios, radio and television stations; entertainer; illustrator; marketing researcher and strategist; audience and media analyst. Consider studying: English, business studies, entertainment industry, legal studies, society and culture, tourism, visual arts, drama, textiles and design, dance, music. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/communication-and-creative-industries ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE and outdoor recreation Career possibilities: ecologist; manager in the areas of cultural resources and conservation, land and water resources; park ranger, or roles in research or management in national parks and government departments; environmental scientist; land economist; environmental planner; recreation and facilities coordinator or manager; agricultural consultant; research and spatial data analyst in private companies (mining, environmental consultancies) or government departments; positions in tourism and ecotourism, conservation groups or community education; roles in parks and recreation services, nurseries and laboratories. Consider studying: biology, mathematics, chemistry, agriculture, earth and environmental science, geography, tourism, primary industries. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/environmental-science EXERCISE and sports SCIENCEs Career possibilities: roles in the sport and fitness industry; sports and health products marketer; health and fitness centre manager; personal trainer; recreation officer; disability services instructor; exercise specialist or coach; sports administrator; sports journalist; exercise rehabilitation instructor. Consider studying: mathematics, English, PD/H/PE, community and family studies, dance. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/exercise-science HUMANITIES, social work and human services Career possibilities: social worker in the areas of family welfare, health, adoption, day care, youth support and juvenile justice; public servant; research assistant; writer; editor; roles in libraries, archives, galleries and museums; counsellor or support worker in public sector and non-government health and welfare agencies including correctional centres, hospitals, schools, refuges and charitable organisations and the defence forces; emergency risk manager. Consider studying: English, Aboriginal studies, community and family studies, legal studies, society and culture. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/humanities-social-sciences

ANYWAY,

CAREERS ADVISOR...

16 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER

WE SHOULD GET GOING.

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP. I‛LL BE SEEING YOU REAL SOON.

SEE YOU!

NO PROBLEM, SCOTT. IT WAS NICE MEETING YOU CHARLIE. WE MIGHT BE SEEING YOU AT CSU IN THE FUTURE.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, computing AND MATHEMATICS Career possibilities: computer games software design and developer; information technology analyst; computer programmer; systems analyst and network administrator; roles in IT support; computer hardware and software developer; IT project manager; data and risk analyst in finance and insurance industries; logistics; urban and regional planner and modeller. Consider studying: mathematics, English, information processes and technology, information technology, software design and development. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/information-technology-mathematics LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES Career possibilities: information technology manager; librarian (in government and industry; in academic and public libraries; in the arts and cultural heritage sectors); archivist; records manager; information systems analyst; researcher, teacher librarianship with a further qualification. Consider studying: English, mathematics, information processes and technology, society and culture. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/library-information-studies MEDICAL SCIENCE Career possibilities: dentist; medical and research scientist in pathology, pharmaceutical, clinical measurement and forensic science laboratories, and physiology measurement clinics; medical researcher; medical or veterinary diagnostician; researcher in chemical and pharmaceutical industries; radiographer; forensic scientist. Consider studying: English, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, PD/H/PE. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/medical-science NURSING Career possibilities: nursing in public / private hospitals in Australia and overseas, primary health centres, mental health, community services, rehabilitation and aged care facilities, specialty and general practice medical surgeries, defence forces; midwifery; paediatric nursing; teaching in prior-to-school early childhood settings with a further qualification; qualified paramedic. Consider studying: biology, community and family studies, English, PD/H/PE. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/nursing Policing, Security and Emergency Management Career possibilities: NSW Police Force officer; parole officer; probation officer; youth and corrective services worker; roles in crime prevention research / policy making and community education; roles in emergency management. Consider studying: community and family studies, English, legal studies, PD/H/PE. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/justice-studies-policing

BYE! SEE YOU LATER!

SO, HOW WAS THAT?

YEAH. YOUR ROOM LOOKS FINE. GOOD THING YOU‛RE ON CAMPUS WITH THOSE TWO.

THEY SEEM LIKE FUN... ChOOSE YOUR CAREER 17


PSYCHOLOGY Career possibilities: psychologist in the areas of youth work, education, industry, sports, early intervention, rehabilitation, welfare agencies, corrections, mental health and related industries in government and non-government sectors including the Defence Forces; positions in human resources, advertising and marketing; policy and consumer researcher; program coordinator and welfare officer. Consider studying: English, mathematics, biology, community and family studies, society and culture. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/psychology SCIENCE Career possibilities: roles in industries producing chemicals, paper goods, plastics, paints, adhesives, agricultural products; scientific researcher; creator of new and genetically modified plant varieties; forecaster and risk analyst in the finance and insurance industries; environmental and industrial systems modeller; biological researcher; roles in geology, environmental management; positions in signal and image processing - astronomy, remote sensing and GIS; DNA fingerprinting, gene discovery and research; forensic chemist in police, government or private laboratories; designer of scientific software, laboratory automation and scientific modelling. Consider studying: mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/science TEACHING AND EDUCATION Career possibilities: early childhood teacher; primary school teacher; middle or secondary school teacher in areas such as English, mathematics, information technology, agriculture, design and technology, drama, LOTE (Languages Other Than English), PD/H/PE, science, society and environment, teacher librarianship and visual art. Consider studying: English, HSIE, mathematics, subjects in your specialisation. If students intend seeking employment in NSW public schools, they will need to have completed 2 Unit HSC mathematics and 2 Unit HSC English or equivalent. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/education THEOLOGY and Religious Studies Career possibilities: minister; chaplain in defence, industry or schools; officer in church welfare; foreign aid worker; social welfare; pastoral carer. Consider studying: English; religious studies; society and culture; community and family studies. THEN CHOOSE YOUR CSU COURSE: www.csu.edu.au/courses/theology

Or is it... 18 ChOOSE YOUR CAREER


h c t

a

e W c a p s this

Imagine finishing Year 12... suddenly, your future is in your hands. You can follow your dreams and be whoever you want to be.

At CSU, we are always looking to expand our course offerings to ensure we are aligned with the aspirations of future students. CSU has several new and exciting developments in the pipeline, including:

new facilities

CSU’s National Life Sciences Hub (NaLSH) opened at Wagga Wagga Campus in mid 2012. This facility provides Science students with a state-of-the-art facility to develop their professional skills so they can improve interactions across local, national and international partners in research in food security and biosecurity.

Remember, there are many different ways to achieve your dreams, from learning on the job skills to attending TAFE or university. Speak to your school’s Career Advisor about what option may best suit your ambitions in life. You can be anything you want to be, you just have to believe!

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM CAREER

CSU’s Community Engagement and Wellness Centre (CEW) was also completed in 2012. The clinic at Albury-Wodonga Campus provides students studying allied health courses with the opportunity to apply their newly developed coursework skills in an authentic clinical work environment dealing with real people. Services on offer include podiatry, physiotherapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy.

In 2014, CSU is offering students the exciting opportunity to be among the first cohort to take advantage of a suite of new Communication and Creative Industries courses designed to give you more flexibility to pursue a career path you really love and are passionate about. For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au/ courses/communication-and-creative-industries

NEW STUDY CENTRE CSU and GOTAFE are working together to establish a Regional University Centre at Wangaratta, with the aim of delivering a suite of degree programs that allow GOTAFE graduates to enrol with credit for their qualifications. In collaboration with Goulburn Ovens TAFE (GOTAFE) and the National Centre for Dairy Education Australia (NCDEA), CSU will be offering pathway programs from a range of diplomas and advanced diplomas into the Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management and the Bachelor of Agriculture in 2013. In 2014, GOTAFE and CSU are looking to launch a pathway program in Nursing. Stay tuned for more details!

For more new developments at CSU keep an eye on our course listing at:

www.csu.edu.au/courses 

ChOOSE YOUR CAREER 19


University terms Assumed knowledge – refers to subjects the University recommends you complete prior to starting the course.

ATAR – Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank. The figure is used by UAC / VTAC to calculate the entrance ranking for on campus courses. Bachelor degree – the award a student gains when they have completed studies in an undergraduate course, which is usually completed in three or four years of full-time study. Commonwealth supported place (CSP) – a student’s enrolment in a university degree for which the Commonwealth government makes a contribution towards the cost of that student’s education. Formerly known as a HECS place. Credit – if you have previously studied, perhaps at TAFE, or have other Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), you may be able to receive credit for a subject or subjects in your course. Double degree – a student can enhance their career opportunities by completing a double degree. This integrates studies in two complementary areas resulting in the award of two degrees, usually after four years of study. Defer – to delay starting your course. Deferring your offer of a place in a course means you would like to delay starting your course for six, 12, 18 or 24 months. Deferment ensures you are guaranteed your place in your selected course, but allows you some ‘breathing space’ between the demands of the HSC and starting a new life at university. Faculty – a department within a university devoted to a particular area of study. At CSU we have the faculties of Arts, Business, Education and Science. HECS-HELP – a loan scheme that assists eligible Commonwealth supported students to pay their student contribution. You may pay your student contribution upfront to CSU and receive a 10% discount, or defer payment through the Australian taxation system via a HECS-HELP loan.

Honours – many four-year Bachelor degrees integrate a year of Honours study, offering a pass stream or Honours stream in the final year of the course. The Honours year allows students to focus on an area that interests them, and this may be helpful with career prospects on completion. Some three-year courses offer a separate year of Honours study. Lecture – a period of teaching given by a lecturer to a large group of students. Major study – an area within a course that allows in-depth study in a particular field. A major usually consists of eight related subjects. More than one major may be allowed in a course. Minor study – a grouping of between four and seven subjects within a course, allowing students to focus on a particular field. Prerequisite – a set of conditions (usually completion of a subject) that must be met by a student before enrolment in a particular subject is permitted. Prospective Student Adviser (PSA) – CSU has several PSAs who are available to discuss CSU course options with prospective students.

SSAF – Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) provides universities with the means to maintain and enhance services and amenities that support a wide range of student needs. Tutorial – a period of teaching given to a small group of students, involving discussion and participation. UAC – Universities Admissions Centre (NSW and ACT) Pty Ltd. All NSW and ACT students who wish to apply for full-time on campus courses must apply online through UAC or VTAC. Undergraduate – a person studying at university for a first level degree, e.g. at bachelor level. VTAC – Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre. Students who do not reside in NSW or ACT who wish to apply to courses at Albury-Wodonga Campus apply through VTAC. Workplace learning – practical training in a working environment, such as internships or practicums, similar to work experience. Many CSU degrees incorporate this as part of your hands-on learning.

When you are looking into university study, you might come across some terms you are unfamiliar with. This list may help you understand what is being talked about.

Important Charles Sturt University aims to ensure the information contained in this guide is accurate and up-to-date. Persons intending to act on any information contained herein should first check with Charles Sturt University to ascertain whether any later information is available in respect of the relevant material. Charles Sturt University, its representatives and employees will not be liable for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the possession, publication or use of or reliance on information obtained from this publication. It is provided in good faith without express or implied warranty. ChOOSE YOUR CAREER 20


ABOUT THE ARTIST

Environmentally aware Charles Sturt University is committed to economic, social and environmental sustainability, including the responsible use of resources.

HI. I‛M ESTHER SHEPHARD. I‛M THE ARTIST BEHIND THE ARTWORK IN THIS BOOK.

In recognition of the increasing reliance by prospective students on the provision of course information via the CSU website, we are minimising the content in our printed publications, and enhancing our online environment. For this publication, we have chosen to use paper that is accredited under ISO 14001 environmental systems and practices. Our selection contains paper pulp that is bleached without the use of elemental chlorine, and the manufacturing company adopts business processes that ensure environmental matters are addressed through a documented system. As an active member of the global community, Charles Sturt University will continue to reduce the impact its operations have on the wellbeing of our planet.

I HOPE YOU LIKED IT. A LOT OF TIME WENT INTO IT.

Cover: 148gsm Impress Satin Contents: 95gsm Impress Satin

SO... TIRED

AH. I‛VE RUN OUT OF THINGS TO SAY. UMM...I GUESS I COULD TELL YOU ABOUT MYSELF. I‛M ONLY SIXTEEN AND STARTING YEAR ELEVEN. I LIKE TO DRESS UP. I LIKE TO PLAY MUSIC. I PLAY LOTS OF VIDEO GAMES. I ALSO PLAY THE PIANO, TROMBONE AND UKULELE. I LIKE TO READ COMIC BOOKS AND I WATCH LOTS OF MOVIES! I‛M IN LOVE WITH JAPAN AND I‛VE BEEN LEARNING THE LANGUAGE FOR TWO YEARS, BUT I‛M STILL NOT VERY GOOD. AH HEH HEH. I LIKE TO DRAW A LOT AND I MAKE LOTS OF THINGS. I ALSO USE WWW.DEVIANTART.COM AS A GALLERY (WWW.10CENT-PRINCE.DEVIANTART.COM). MY ROOM IS ALWAYS MESSY AND IT‛S FULL OF STUFF I DON‛T REALLY NEED, BUT I NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY. I HAVE TOO MANY CLOTHES AND TOO MUCH MAKE UP. I ALWAYS TAKE PHOTOS AND EDIT THEM. I LIKE LEARNING NEW THINGS. I‛M GOOD AT ART, ENGLISH AND MUSIC. I‛M NOT VERY GOOD AT SCIENCE, HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY. I‛M TERRIBLE AT MATHS. SOME OF MY FAVOURITE TV SHOWS ARE K-ON!, SCRUBS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CHARLIE AND LOLA, MY LITTLE PONY AND HOUSE. I HAVE A BIG FAMILY WITH LOTS OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND LOUD NOISES. I LIKE THE BANDS HEY OCEAN! AND CAT EMPIRE. I‛VE NEVER BEEN GOOD WITH PETS, BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE A CAT. THEY‛RE VERY CUTE AND TRICKY! THE SMALL CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK WERE BASED ON FRIENDS.

This document is published by the Division of Marketing, Charles Sturt University. Manager and Senior Editor: Editors: Design: Print House:

Monique Shephard Brooke Durigo, Laura Davies Amy Felke, Bridie Watts Blue Star Print

This publication is intended as a general guide. Information in this publication is current as at January 2013. Prospective students should contact the University to confirm admission requirements and availability of courses. The University reserves the right to alter any courses or admission requirements herein without prior notice. The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Provider Numbers for Charles Sturt University are 00005F (NSW), 01947G (VIC) and 02960B (ACT). ISSN 2201-1005 © Charles Sturt University, 2013. F2454


For more information, visit: www.csu.edu.au or phone 1800 334 733


Choose Your Career guide