The future of our study centres
Charles Sturt has decided to focus our international education study experience on our main, regional campus network. International education remains one of Charles Sturt’s highest priorities.
In September 2021, Charles Sturt University announced its decision to not renew the partnership with Study Group Australia (SGA) beyond the current agreement, which expires on 31 December 2022. Beyond that date, the Brisbane Study Centre will be closed and all courses at the Study Centres in Melbourne and Sydney will enter teach-out mode. Charles Sturt University remains committed to providing all students enrolled in the Study Centres with the opportunity to complete their courses and graduate with Charles Sturt.
Frequently Asked Questions about the changes
Charles Sturt University is committed to providing a COVID-safe environment for our students, staff, visitors and communities. As part of this commitment, we are retaining a seven-day isolation period for any students or staff who test positive to COVID-19.
While we no longer have a vaccination requirement for students, staff and visitors, we strongly recommend you are vaccinated against COVID-19 (including recommended boosters) and the flu prior to attending our campuses or events.
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I am an international student studying at a Charles Sturt main campus (Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie, Albury-Wodonga or Wagga Wagga). Does this impact me?
No, your study remains unaffected.
Have current Study Centre students been informed of this change?
Continuing Study Centre students have been informed of the change via email and provided the opportunity for one-on-one consultation with support staff regarding the change.
Will continuing Study Centre students be supported until the current agreement finishes?
Charles Sturt University remains committed to providing all students enrolled in the Study Centres with the opportunity to complete their courses and graduate with Charles Sturt. The University will ensure students receive the high-quality education, including teaching staff, facilities and support services that they are entitled to.
How will students enrolled at Study Centres in courses which are scheduled to finish after 31 December 2022 be supported after the current agreement lapses?
Charles Sturt will have all arrangements in place to ensure students graduate with Charles Sturt University. We will continue to support all current students to complete their studies by providing quality teaching and services.
I am currently studying at a Study Centre. Does this change affect my existing international student visa?
No, your existing Confirmation of Enrolment and associated international student visa remains in place and valid. Should you need to apply for a new international student visa, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs or your education agent for assistance.
If you require further information regarding your enrolment status and Confirmation of Enrolment, the Study Centre will provide assistance.
I am currently studying at a Study Centre. Does this change affect my post-study work rights in Australia?
The change is unrelated to any post-study work rights for which you may be eligible. Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs for full details on post-study work visas.
I am currently enrolled at a Study Centre. Does this change affect my tuition fees?
No, your fees remain unaffected.
Who can I contact?