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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.

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.

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

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CDU scholarships: many kinds for many different needs

CDU has an assortment of scholarships for a variety of purposes and with a mix of selection criteria. Some scholarships are for students who show talent and passion for their area of study. Others are for students who show commitment and vision in their local community. There are scholarships for sports involvement, scholarships that offer work placement, and scholarships to help students who are struggling financially. Scholarships are also for students who might otherwise be excluded from studying at CDU due to socioeconomic, cultural and geographic reasons.

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.

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. 

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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So, you want to be an engineer?

So, you want to be an engineer? Well then, you've got some decisions to make.  If you have a talent for maths and science, chances are that a teacher, a careers advisor, perhaps even an employer, has suggested that you might make a good engineer. And it’s certainly true that people who excel in these subjects often possess the skills needed in engineering - problem-solving, innovation, critical thinking, meticulous attention to detail, and curious perseverance are just some examples of these skills. What you might not realise is that to be an engineer can mean many, many things. If the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an engineer is a middle-aged man, wearing a hard hat, standing on a building site, then you might be surprised to learn that engineers work in nearly every sector and industry across the world.  

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.

Looking for a job? Prepare to be Googled

These days, more and more employers are using social media to screen job candidates. Some companies even have someone on staff whose job it is to explore your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other accounts to gauge whether you’ll be a good fit for the company. And while curating your social media presence can help you land a job, so is making sure your resume is current and relevant. Here are a few tips on luring an employer online and on paper.

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 lecturers, 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.

A 'once in a lifetime' summer interning at Harvard Law School

In 2017, CDU Bachelor of Laws student Paul Larder travelled to the USA, to work as a Legal Intern at Harvard Law School; specifically, its Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC).  The program, which sees one high-achieving CDU Bachelor of Law student selected to travel to Harvard each year, is now in its fifth year. It represents an exceptional opportunity for CDU Law students to develop their migration law knowledge and skills, while working and studying at one of the most elite Law Schools in the world. Paul Larder was selected for the prestigious four-week placement in 2017. Here’s his story.

From high school dropout to Law Valedictorian

All university students are busy, but 2018 CDU Indigenous Valedictorian Mark Munnich takes having a hectic schedule to new heights. Mark was the NT Young Achiever of the Year in 2017, the Ambassador for the Office of Indigenous Student Support at CDU, is a volunteer with the Bilata Indigenous Pathways Program, a member of the Winkiku Rrumbangi Indigenous Lawyers Association, a Treasurer of the NT AIDS and Hepatitis Council and the youngest board member of Danila Dilba Health Service. Mark is now also a Bachelor of Laws graduate and was nominated as Indigenous Valedictorian of his graduating class. Here is Mark's speech. 

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

1. How flexible is your life?

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!