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Study pathways

Charles Darwin University provides students with flexible pathways that allow students to easily progress as their study needs develop.

The university offers:

  • ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Undergraduate programs
  • Postgraduate programs

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VET study pathways

Business

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.

Semester Intake: February and July.

Business Package 1 (Cert3 + Cert4) - (Total duration: 1 year)

Program Code: Business PACK 1

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Business; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Certificate IV in Business; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
Business Package 2 (Cert3 + Cert4 + Bach) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program Code: Business PACK 2

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Business; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Business; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 3: Bachelor of Commerce; Duration: 2.5 years (maximum 40 credit points advanced standing will be granted on completion of the Certificate IV in Business)

Accounting

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July

Accounting Package 1 (Cert3 + Cert4) - (Total duration: 1 year)

Program Code: Accounting PACK 1

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Accounts Administration; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Accounting; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
Accounting Package 2 (Cert3 + Cert4 + Bach) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program Code: Accounting PACK 2

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Accounts Administration; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Accounting; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 3: Bachelor of Accounting; Duration: 2.5 years (maximum 40 credit points advanced standing will be granted on completion of the Certificate IV in Accounting)

Hospitality - Bakery

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July
Note: Subject to availability due to limited quota of places

Bakery Package 1 (Cert3 + Dip) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program Code: Bakery PACK 1

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined); Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined))
Bakery Package 2 (Cert3 + Dip + Bach) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program Code: Bakery PACK 2

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined); Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined))
  • Course 3: Bachelor of Commerce; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted on completion of Diploma of Hospitality Management)

Hospitality - Cookery A

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July
Note: Subject to availability due to limited quota of places

Cookery Package A1 (Cert3 + Dip) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program Code: Cookery PACK A1

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery)
Cookery Package A2 (Cert3 + Dip + Bach) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program Code: Cookery PACK A2

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery)
  • Course 3: Bachelor of Commerce; Duration: 2 years (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on completion of the Diploma of Hospitality Management)

Hospitality - Cookery B

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July
Note: Subject to availability due to limited quota of places

Cookery Package B1 (Cert3 + Cert4) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program Code: Cookery PACK B1

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery)
Cookery Package B2 (Cert3 + Cert4 + Dip) - (Total duration: 2.5 years)

Program Code: Cookery PACK B2

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery)
  • Course 3: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 0.5 year (maximum 1.5 years advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery)
Cookery Package B3 (Cert3 + Cert4 + Dip + Bach) - (Total duration: 4.5 years)

Program Code: Cookery PACK B3

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery)
  • Course 3: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 0.5 year (maximum 1.5 years advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery)
  • Course 4: Bachelor of Commerce; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted on completion of the Diploma of Hospitality Management)

Hospitality - Mainstream

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July

Hospitality Package 1 (Cert3 + Dip) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program Code: Hospitality PACK 1

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House); Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 1.5 years (maximum 6 months advanced standing will be granted upon completion of the Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House))
Hospitality Package 2 (Cert3 + Dip + Bach) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program Code: Hospitality PACK 2

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Hospitality (Restaurant Front of House); Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 1.5 years (maximum 6 months advanced standing will be granted upon completion of the Certificate III in Hospitality)
  • Course 3: Bachelor of Commerce; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted on completion of the Diploma of Hospitality Management)

Conservation and Land Management

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

Conservation and Land Management Package 1 (Cert2 + Cert3 + Cert4 + Dip) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program Code: CLM PACK 1
Semester Intake: February only

  • Course 1: Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 3: Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 4: Diploma in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
Conservation and Land Management Package 2 (Cert2 + Cert3 + Cert4 + Dip + Bach) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program Code: CLM PACK 2
Semester Intake: February only

  • Course 1: Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 3: Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 4: Diploma in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 5: Bachelor of Environmental Science; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted on completion of Diploma in Conservation and Land Management)
Conservation and Land Management Package 3 (Cert3 + Cert4 + Dip) - (Total duration: 1.5 years)

Program Code: CLM PACK 3
Semester Intake: July only

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 3: Diploma in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
Conservation and Land Management Package 4 (Cert3 + Cert4 + Dip + Bach) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program Code: CLM PACK 4
Semester Intake: July only

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 3: Diploma in Conservation and Land Management; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 4: Bachelor of Environmental Science; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points or maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on completion of Diploma in Conservation and Land Management)

Information Technology

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July

Information Technology Package 1 (Cert3 + Cert4 + Bach) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program Code: Information Technology PACK 1

  • Course1: Certificate III in Business; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 2: Certificate IV in Business; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)
  • Course 3: Bachelor of Information Technology; Duration: 2.5 years (maximum 40 credit points of advanced standing will be granted on completion of Certificate IV in Business)

Computer Systems Technology

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July

Computer Systems Technology Package 1 (Cert4 + XICT01) - (Total duration: 3 years)

Program Code: Computer Systems PACK 1

  • Course 1: Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Associate Degree of Information and Communication Technology; Duration: 2 years (maximum 40 credit points of advanced standing will be granted on completion of Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology)
Computer Systems Technology Package 2 (Cert4 + XNENG1) - (Total duration: 2.5 years)

Program Code: Computer Systems PACK 2

  • Course 1: Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Associate Degree of Network Engineering; Duration: 1.5 years (maximum 40 credit points of advanced standing will be granted on completion of Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology
Computer Systems Technology Package 3 (Cert4 + BSENGH) - (Total duration: 5 years)

Program Code: Computer Systems PACK 3

  • Course 1: Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Bachelor of Software Engineering Honours; Duration: 4 years (maximum 40 credit points of advanced standing will be granted on completion of Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology)
Computer Systems Technology Package 4 (Cert4 + BIT) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program Code: Computer Systems PACK 4

  • Course 1: Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology; Duration 1 year
  • Course 2: Bachelor of Information Technology; Duration 2.5 years (maximum 40 credit points of advanced standing will be granted on completion of Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology)

Beauty Services

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July

Beauty Services Package 1 (Cert3 + Dip) - (Total duration: 1 year)

Program Code: Beauty PACK 1

Course 1: Certificate III in Beauty Services; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year)

Course 2: Diploma of Beauty Therapy; Duration: 6 months (0.5 year) (maximum 6 months advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Beauty Services)

Hairdressing

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: February and July

Hairdressing Package 1 (Cert3 + Dip) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program Code: Hairdressing PACK 1

  • Course 1: Certificate III in Hairdressing; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Diploma of Beauty Therapy; Duration: 1 year

Building Design

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0
Semester Intake: July only

Building Design Package 1 (Cert4 + Bach) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program Code: Building Design PACK 1

  • Course 1: Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Bachelor of Design; Duration: 2.5 years (maximum 40 credit points of advanced standing will be granted on completion of Certificate IV in Building Design Drafting)

Higher Education study pathway

Engineering

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0)
Semester Intake: February and July

Engineering Package 1 (Dip + Bach) - (Total duration: 3 years)

Program Code: Engineering PACK 1

  • Course 1: Diploma of Engineering; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2: Bachelor of Engineering Science; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points of advanced standing will be granted including a core or specialist elective unit completed in the Diploma of Engineering)