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Charles Darwin University

Why the Charles Darwin University?

A dual-sector university

  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a dual-sector university, which means you will find the right study pathway for you, from Vocational Education and Training (VET) and undergraduate courses to postgraduate and higher degrees by research.
  • Not sure if you are ready for study or don’t meet the entry requirements? We also offer free enabling courses to help you build your confidence and get started.

A leader in Indigenous education

  • Each year CDU teaches over 4,000 Indigenous students in over 150 locations across the NT.
  • CDU is committed to being a leader among Australian universities to Indigenous participation and relevance in its Strategic Plan. By implication, it significantly contributes to the social, cultural and economic well-being of Indigenous people and communities in the Northern Territory and beyond.

Flexibility and support to study your way

  • At CDU, you will benefit from our ability to offer smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio of about one teacher to every 15-20 students.
  • If you’re a domestic student, you’ll have the flexibility to study online or on campus. In addition, most of our courses are offered both full time and part-time, meaning you’ll have the flexibility to fit study around your work and family commitments.
  • As an international student, you will have to study full time and on-campus. Still, with 11 campuses and centres located around Australia, you could be studying in tropical Darwin, the outback of Alice Springs or in one of our more famous cities – Sydney.

A leader in research

  • CDU is a member of Australia’s Innovative Research Universities network, which also includes Flinders University, Griffith University, James Cook University, La Trobe University and Murdoch University,
  • The network brings together all six members’ direct knowledge, capabilities, and resources to enhance higher education outcomes.

Joint ventures and partnerships

CDU has relationships with universities and organisations at home and around the world, including partnerships with many nationally funded Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs), which focus on:

  • Aboriginal health,
  • desert knowledge,
  • national plant biosecurity, and
  • sustainable tourism.

Let’s explore our campus!

Study Areas



  1. Casuarina – Larrakia country: Ellengowan Drive, Casuarina, NT 0810

  2. Palmerston – Larrakia country: 80 University Avenue, Palmerston, NT 0830

  3. Katherine – Jawoyn country: Lot 5626 (16km North of Katherine), Stuart Hwy, Katherine, NT 0850

  4. Alice Springs – Arrernte country: 10 Grevillea Drive, Alice Springs, NT 0871

  5. Sydney – Gadigal country: Level 10, 815 George Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000


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