The course is offered in online supported Distance Education mode.
Offshore Tutorial mode is offered internationally with cohorts of students enrolled through participating educational partners. For example, students in Hong Kong (Hong Kong University/SPACE) are provided with tutorial support throughout their course from tutors engaged in Hong Kong and introductory lectures are provided by visiting CSU academics.
The course usually takes a student studying part-time 6 years (i.e. 12 sessions)
For each subject you will have access to distance learning materials which are intended as a self-contained unit of basic information required for the subject: a guide to the subject and resources. The learning materials may be in print, CD-ROM or online. Online support is provided for you throughout the course in the form of email contact with lecturers, online forum communication between students in each subject and the lecturer, online chat for student communication, and access to the library resources and services, student services and student administration.
You will be required to have access to prescribed textbooks, and appropriate computer facilities, including reliable, quality Internet access to take advantage of the resources and support provided for you.
Yes, for your TAFE Diploma/Associate Diploma in Library and Information Studies (or equivalent) you will receive credit for one-third of the Bachelor of Information Studies degree.
Closing date for 'on time' applications is 30 October each year (for overseas applicants, the closing date is 30 November). However, we will continue to take applications until January 7 for consideration if there is space in the course.
Yes, there is an intake into the course twice each year, beginning in March and in July.
Yes, although the normal part-time study rate is 2 subjects per session; you may choose to study just one subject per session.
Check out possible financial arrangements through the Going to Uni web site.
Yes, recent graduate surveys indicate that between 75% and 85% of our graduates each year are in employment in the library and information field.
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For further information about how to apply, and an application form, please contact CSU Contact Centre, on 1800 334 733 or use the contact form.
To get you started check out the Residential School web site.
Once you enrol and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the study materials you might like to brush up and improve your study, writing and online skills in preparation for your course in Information Studies. There is a diverse range of STUDY LINK subjects to meet the majority of early study preparation needs and academic interests.
The STUDY LINK subjects most useful to prospective Information Studies students are: