The Charles Sturt Advantage – what is it and how can it help me?

The Charles Sturt Advantage

We’ve got some exciting news. We’re changing the way you can apply for early entry to Charles Sturt University.

It’s called the Charles Sturt Advantage. And it’s a game changer.  

Lately, we’ve been chatting to employers about why they love our graduates so much. They told us that it’s not just because they are so well trained for their jobs – it’s that something extra they bring. It’s the soft skills that give them the edge.

So that’s why we’re changing the way you can apply to study with us. We’ve recognised that people have so much more to offer than just their academic results – and we’re giving you the chance to get where you want to go (simply by being yourself).

How did the Charles Sturt Advantage come about?

Okay – let’s go back to the start.

Our uni is named after Captain Charles Sturt, the explorer. He traversed the country, discovering so much about our land and people along the way.

He had something special – a curious mind, an entrepreneurial spirit, and he wasn’t afraid of hard work; he saw what some people might call mistakes as challenges and he didn’t give up when the going got tough; he had what we now call soft skills in bucketloads – this was his advantage.

And so we thought – there’s more to life than your Year 12 results. So how can we help students show us their advantage?

Show us your advantage

We knew soft skills were key. But what are soft skills?

They’re skills like emotional intelligence, collaboration and communication skills, resilience and a commitment to creating a world worth living in. We’re looking for those special soft skills – things that might not always be reflected in your academic results – but they’re skills that help you excel in the working world.

“Human skills such as initiative, resilience, communication, emotional intelligence, leadership and social influence, as well as service orientation, will be in high demand for jobs of the future.”


Future of Jobs Survey 2018, World Economic Forum

And just so you know – the Charles Sturt Advantage isn’t just for Year 12 students. It’s for everyone. So if you’re coming to uni later in life, we’ll take into consideration your work experience as part of your application.

There’s more to the Charles Sturt Advantage than just the early offer component. Once you’re in, you’ll be part of an exclusive program that will support you to develop your soft skills, prepare you for university and connect you with a community of like-minded students. We’ll nurture you through your Charles Sturt University experience.

You’ll have that Charles Sturt Advantage – and you’ll never look back.

So register now, and we’ll keep you up to date with everything Charles Sturt Advantage.