Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP)

Assignments and study skills help

Welcome to the Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP). Our team is here to support your academic development at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Study smarter

Make use of our free services to gain the skills you need to:

  • Understand your assignments
  • Know what standard of work is required
  • Know how to get the grades you want
  • Express yourself better in writing
  • Produce academically appropriate work (essays, reports, journal articles, research papers).

Watch a short video on the services ALLSP offers to students

Find out more

Who we support
Services we offer, times and links
Online resources
Office hours
Contact us
Feedback

Who we support

All higher education CDU students: internal, external, international, domestic, undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Free service - on campus, online and on the phone

Services we offer, times and links

Academic Language and Learning Success Program ServicesSemesters 1 & 2 (including revision week & exam weeks)Between SemestersSummer Semester
Sydney campus

Face-to-face individual consultations, workshops, and drop in
Level 10, 815 George St, Sydney

PASS – Peer Assisted Study Sessions (on campus & online)
An hour at PASS saves an hour at home wondering if you're on the right track.

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Study Skills Workshops (on campus & online)

We run over 20 different study skills workshops during each semester. The workshops are conducted at Casuarina campus and the same workshops are conducted online on Collaborate for external students and those who can't make it to the on-campus workshops. Students are welcome to attend as many workshops as they wish.

View archived recorded workshops
Student requested workshops (on campus & online)

Students are able to request a workshop, online or on campus, provided there is a minimum of three students to attend. The workshop is tailored to the students' needs. For example, a group of 6 nursing students requested a workshop on report writing with a focus on a particular assignment. The time of the workshop is negotiable.

Individual consultations - day service (face-to-face, phone & Skype)

Before seeking an individual consultation, we encourage students to attend at least one ALLSP workshop that concentrates on the academic skill they wish to learn about before seeking appointments for individual assistance. Appointments can be made online for phone, Skype or face-to-face consultations. Consultations are 50 minutes long and aim to address the student's specific academic needs. With phone consultations, we call you at the appointed time. Appointments are made online.

Casuarina Campus

Hours: all year round, Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm (ACST),except public / CDU holidays.

Sydney Campus

Hours: all year round, Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm  (AEST), except public / CDU holidays.

After-hours consultations (face-to-face, phone & Skype)

The after-hours service is primarily for external student use, however, on campus students can also access it. The after-hours service is solely for individual consultations. Consultations are 50 minutes long and aim to address students' specific academic needs. With phone consultations, we call you at the appointed time. Appointments are made online.

Casuarina Campus

Hours: Mon - Thu.: 5pm - 9.30pm
Sat: 12:30pm - 5pm (ACST), except public / CDU holidays.

Sydney Campus

Hours: Mon. - Fri: 12pm - 8pm (AEST), except public / CDU holidays.

Drop-in service (face-to-face, phone & Skype)

Up to 20-minute consultations are offered without an appointment at the 'drop-in centre' located in the CDU library. Drop in or call in during the times indicated.

Casuarina Campus

Hours: Mon and Fri: 1pm - 4pm (ACST), except public / CDU holidays.

Available by phone, call
1800 157 900 (free phone call)
Sydney Campus

Hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm (AEST), except public / CDU holidays.

Online resources

The Study Skills website provides a comprehensive range of study skills information to enable students to gain an appreciation of the academic skills required at university. The website includes short (5-minute) study skills videos and interactive activities developed by ALLSP with the assistance of the multimedia team in the Office of Learning and Teaching. Study skills videos and interactive activities are continually being developed and added to the website for student use.

Recorded workshops online: Workshops we have conducted are available online for you to view and benefit from.

Office Hours - Semesters 1 & 2

Mon - Thuy: 9am - 9.30pm (ACST)
Fri: 9am - 8pm (ACST)
Sat: 12.30pm - 5pm (ACST)

Closed on public / CDU holidays.

Contact us

E: allsp@cdu.edu.au
T: 08 8946 7459

After-hours

T: 1800 157 900 (freecall)
Mon - Thu: 5pm - 9.30pm (ACST)
Fri: 5pm - 8pm (ACST)
Sat: 12.30pm - 5pm (ACST)

Linh Pallos
Theme Leader
Senior Lecturer

Amanda Janssen 
Academic Language and Learning Lecturer

Roz Rowen
Academic Language and Learning Lecturer

Julia Doyle
Academic Language and Learning Lecturer

Merin Nielsen
Study Skills Facilitator

Andrew Stechmann
Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Coordinator

Fiona Bruce
Study Skills Facilitator

Your feedback is important to us

Your opinion is valuable to us. By completing the anonymous survey, you are:

  • letting us know what you think of our service to you
  • giving us data to enable us to continue our service to students
  • giving us information that helps us to improve our services to you and other CDU students.

Contact us

Academic Language and Learning Success Program (ALLSP)
Orange 4, Level 2 
Casuarina campus


  • (08) 8946 7459
    Mon.-Fri.: 9am-5pm
  • 1800 157 900 (free call)
    Mon.-Thurs.: 5pm-9.30pm
    Sat.: 12.30pm-5pm 
  • allsp@cdu.edu.au