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Why I changed careers at 30

Daniel had a career in banking, but after eight years he realised that it wasn't the career for him. He shares how he decided to put passion ahead of profession and instead study his hobby.

Four pathways to get into university

The path to university study isn’t always linear. Not everybody goes straight from high school into higher education.

What will a Health Science degree teach you?

If you’re hunting for a job, having a Health Science Degree is a good thing. A very good thing, according to the Australian Government. That’s because our ageing population, the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), and the concerning increase in chronic disease are driving jobs growth in the health care sector.

Powering our careers in a male-dominated industry

Are you a woman chasing a career in the trades? Be inspired by Stacey and Olivia. They're taking part in an all-female training program, called Power Careers, to forge a future in the largely male-dominated electrical and refrigeration trades. See how they’re combining job placements, trades training and a strong work ethic to power ahead.

Your top 10 questions answered: Vocational Education and Training

Considering a vocational education and training course, but have some lingering questions? Here, CDU VET answers your top 10.

Are you thinking of studying, but not sure which course is the one for you?

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Should I study a Cert I, II, III, IV or Diploma? I'm confused!

Do I study a Certificate I, II, III, IV or Diploma? What’s the difference? How do I know which one is right for me? Do I have start at the beginning or can I skip a few levels? These are the questions you face if you’re thinking about studying a vocational education and training course. Read on as we break it down and simplify your options.

How much does a Certificate or Diploma cost?

If you’re exploring the options for studying a vocational education and training qualification and  wondering how much it’ll cost to study a Certificate or Diploma at CDU VET, read on. Simply put, the amount you pay will depend on a wide range of factors. In good news, there are financial support and flexible study options available to make the cost of study more manageable for you.

How to stay motivated when you’re in a rut, according to science

It seems there’s been a lot of research on how to stay motivated. Here are some of the most interesting and effective ways to push through the malaise and get things done.

Explore our 2019 courses

Looking to start study this year? Explore our courses on offer from health, business, education, science, arts and more.

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How to stand out from the crowd in today’s job market

Competition in the job-market for uni graduates can be fierce, but luckily, there are lots of things you can do to get ahead. We consulted some of the expert minds from the CDU HR team to find out what practical steps students can take to snag their dream job after uni. 

Tips for making this year your best yet

When you think about the past year, are you happy with the way it played out? Did you manage to achieve everything you'd planned? It’s useful to take time to reflect, evaluate and adjust. So many of us start the new year with the best of intentions, motivated by the clean slate a new year brings. But by the end of January, often all our good intentions and best-laid plans begin to wane, and grand ideas are no more than just, er… ideas? Here are some tips on how to achieve what you set out to do, for the year ahead.

How do I become a lawyer?

It’s never too late to become a lawyer. At CDU, we’ve seen students realise their dream in as early as their twenties, and as late as their fifties. If this is the career path for you, read on as our Dean of Law, Dr. Alan Berman, explains the five steps you’ll need to take to get there.   

What’s involved in studying Law online?

Are you considering studying a Bachelor of Laws, but struggling to figure out how you’ll fit lectures, library visits and study groups into your already busy schedule? Good news: like most things these days, you can study your Law degree online through CDU. Read on to find out what’s involved. 

Why I moved to Darwin to study Psychology

Victorian native Matthew Cartwright was on a road trip from Darwin to Katherine in July last year, when he saw a sign on the road for Charles Darwin University. At the time, Matt was in his final year of a Bachelor of Psychology down in Melbourne, and was planning his next move.

From high school dropout to law valedictorian

Mark dropped out of high school in year 10. Fast forward a few years: he holds a law degree, is involved in countless legal education and community initiatives, was named NT  Young Achiever of the Year in 2017 and nominated as Indigenous valedictorian of his graduating class at CDU.  His valedictorian speech will inspire the most uninspired. Here's what he had to say. 

Online or on campus: five questions to help you make up your mind

1. How flexible is your life?

Tips to succeed as a postgrad parent

Starting a postgraduate degree as a working parent may seem daunting at first, but before you file it in the “too hard” basket, read our tips to make study and parenthood doable.

Should I go straight to uni or take a gap year?

Mind the gap! Or, don’t. So you’re in your last year of high school, wondering what you should do with your life. Maybe you know exactly what area of study you want to pursue and you’re keen to get started, or maybe you know what you’d like to do but aren’t in a rush. Perhaps you have no idea yet and you just want to take some time off. The question is, to gap year or not gap year?

High school vs University

Making the leap from high school to university can be like Harry Potter moving from his cupboard underneath the stairs to the Hogwarts Castle. Going between two completely different worlds!

Six tips for parents returning to study

You’re already a multi-tasker and decision-maker – and now you’re adding study to the mix. Start study on the right foot and reduce unnecessary stress and guilt.