About Charles Sturt University
CSU is a community that embraces diversity and nurtures individual growth. The University values economic, social and environmental sustainability. CSU connects with the communities in which it operates, providing an excellence in our courses and the opportunities that arise from them.
The University is committed to achieving excellence in education for the professions and to maintaining national leadership in flexible and distance education. Industry relevant courses and workplace learning support CSU's learning and teaching objectives.
Total students: 41,000 (34% postgraduate)6
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Charles Sturt University performs low in teaching quality and skills improvement, but above average in employment and salary.
Overall satisfaction1: 82.5% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 67.6% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 74.7% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 91.5% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $90,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 85.5% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
Applying online takes around 15 minutes and your application will be assessed within one to 10 working days. You will set up a login and, if you don't have everything you need to finalise your application straight away, you can save it to come back to later. You may need to scan and upload official documents such as transcripts and awards from previous study, or proof of citizenship or residency if you weren't born in Australia.
More about Charles Sturt University
CSU's NSW campuses are located in some of Australia's fastest growing regional cities, offering a unique study experience with access to the best of city living along with the benefits of a regional lifestyle.
Large campuses have allowed the development of fully operational, hands-on teaching facilities, ranging from state-of-the-art scientific and computer laboratories to television studios, broadcasting studios and a simulated hospital. Its facilities set us apart from other universities, allowing students to learn the skills required to be industry-ready from the first year of study.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.