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For Erika, CDU was the best place to grow her life-long interest in business

When Erika Lu moved with her family from the Philippines in 2013, she knew there’d be a whole new world of opportunities that would open up. But she didn’t know just how much CDU would offer her and her family.

Debra used her study at CDU to climb the corporate ladder

When Debra Hutcheson started her career at entry level with the Northern Territory Government, she knew she wanted to achieve more. Studying at CDU was just the thing she needed to make an impression and rise up the ranks. Working for the Top End West Outreach Team in Top End Health Services, Debra enjoyed the work but knew she wanted to achieve more. It was her decision to study a Certificate III in Business online through CDU that made that possible. 

CDU has several colleges. How are they doing in the age of Covid-19?

To find out how Charles Darwin University’s various colleges are meeting the challenge of online learning during the coronavirus crisis, we spoke with an expert—CDU’s Dr Alison Reedy, Team Leader Higher Education and Training Development, Office of Education Strategy.

Coronavirus is driving learning online. How well prepared is CDU?

It’s clear that the COVID-19 crisis has challenged the higher education sector to rethink teaching and learning. The result is that more students than ever will be studying online. Is Charles Darwin University prepared to meet that challenge?

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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.

Explore our 2020 courses

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

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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.

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. 

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. 

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

1. How flexible is your life?

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.