Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)


Applications are currently open for Semester 2, 2015; successful applicants commence their studies on 20th July 2015.

Applying for TEP

Applying for Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is a two-step process:

  1. Complete and submit this online enquiry/application form
  2. Within 24 hours of submission, you will be emailed information about the online diagnostic task. You must complete this task to be offered a place in the TEP program.

About TEP

Charles Darwin University's Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) gives you the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed at university.

When you have completed the program, you will meet the minimum requirements for most CDU undergraduate degrees.

Face-to-face tutorial support is also available at CDU Sydney, located in the Sydney CBD.

The course

The program is a pathway into university for people who:

  • did not complete Year 12, and/or
  • have not studied for a while and lack the confidence to achieve academically, and/or
  • did not achieve an adequate Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Benefits of TEP

  • TEP is free for Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens (residing in Australia), permanent residents and Humanitarian Visa holders.

           (There may be some costs for textbooks, depending on the units you study)

  • You can study TEP internally or externally
  • You can study TEP full-time or part-time

Entry requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must not be an International Student Visa Holder


TEP General Enquiries

T: 08 8946 7766
Free call: 1800 061 963

E: tep@cdu.edu.au
TEP Admissions Advisor Palma Keeley TBA
  T: 08 8946 6021 T: 08 8946 7041
  E: tep@cdu.edu.au
  Orange 1, Casuarina campus

Information Centre, Casuarina campus
Free Call: 1800 061 963

Information Centre, Alice Springs campus
Free Call:  1800 654 865

Alternative university preparation program for Indigenous applicants (on campus)

Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS) Program which has been specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  


Contact us

Tertiary Enabling Program
Student Central
Orange 1, Level 1,
Casuarina Campus