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Charles Sturt University
Heffron Building.jpg
Heffron Building on the Bathurst campus
Motto For the public good
Type Public
Established 1989
Chancellor Dr. Michele Allan
Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann
Administrative staff
Students 21,341
Location ,
Campus Urban and rural
Nickname CSU
CSU crest
Charles Sturt University Coat of Arms

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.

The University has multiple campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Canberra. The University also facilitates specialist centres in North Parramatta, Manly (Sydney), Wangaratta as well as Regional University Study Centres in Griffith and Parkes. Courses are also delivered in conjunction with Study Group Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (known as CSU Study Centres).

Charles Sturt University offers various Distance Education programs at Bachelor and Post-Graduate level as well as the Single Subject Study program. CSU also has various course delivery partnerships with several TAFE institutions across the country.

Faculties and Academic Departments

CSU Blake Theatre
Blake Theatre, Albury-Wodonga campus.
CSU Port Macquarie Campus
Overview of CSU's Port Macquarie campus.

CSU has Three Main Faculties, each offering a range of courses and discipline opportunities. Each Faculty comprises a number of Schools and centres for specific areas of study and research:

  • Faculty of Arts and Education
  • Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

Distance Education

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Charles Sturt University offers a Distance Education program that allows students to choose courses at bachelor and post graduate level as well as the Single Subject Study program. The Distance Education program is designed for students who may be unable to attend the university campus in person, using printed or electronic media to facilitate communication between teachers and students.

NSW HSC Online

CD Blake Auditorium
Blake Auditorium, Bathurst campus.

NSW HSC Online, an abbreviation of New South Wales Higher School Certificate Online, is a collaborative partnership between the NSW Department of Education and Training and Charles Sturt University. NSW HSC Online is supported by the Board of Studies NSW and the Professional Teachers Council NSW (PTC).


CSU Orange
Orange Campus.

The Charles Sturt University Football Club at Bathurst was formed under the name of Bathurst Teachers College in 1963, making it one of the oldest football clubs within Bathurst. The club changed its name multiple times to match the educational institute, gaining its current name when Mitchell College was rebranded to Charles Sturt University.


CSU South Wagga Campus - Kay Hull Veterinary Teaching Hospital 1
CSU's School of Visual and Performing Arts, Wagga Wagga Campus

On its Bathurst campus, CSU operates a radio station, 2MCE, which also acts as the originating studio for National Radio News, a community radio news service.

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