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University education on your doorstep

Griffith is leading the state with a ground breaking project called the 'Western Riverina Higher Education Project' aimed at enhancing higher educational opportunities in the Western Riverina region of NSW. The project is driven by Charles Sturt University (CSU), TAFE NSW Riverina Institute (RI) and Griffith City Council.

The key aim of the project is to provide flexible and innovative models in higher education in the region. The project has been recognised by the Australian Government as an effective way of providing higher education to rural areas. It has also been used as the blueprint for Charles Sturt University throughout other parts of NSW.

Acknowledged as a win-win situation for the entire region, it is linked to improved school leaver participation rates, increased opportunities for tertiary education for the mature aged, provision of skilled professionals for the workforce, and increased opportunities for those unable to leave home for further study. There are also financial advantages for students who stay in their home town to study.

Programs are offered at the Regional University Study Centre at the Griffith campus of TAFE NSW Riverina Institute. The study centre is able to assist students with their entire university experience, starting with the online application to CSU, as well as sourcing and applying for scholarships and academic support with online learning while studying.

Grow our Own

Grow Our Own is a regional partnership

Deakin University and Bendigo Bank share the belief that education underpins regional growth and prosperity. Together they have formed a partnership with local leaders from industry, education, community and government in the Western Riverina to pilot an education and skills plan for the region.