Indigenous Students

Charles Darwin University aims to ensure that Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people have access to all the skills they need to achieve their aspirations.

If you have the desire to study we will help you find a course that suits your qualifications and ambitions, and support you through the learning process.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

As a rule, VET courses do not require a Tertiary Entrance Rank for admission but they do assume basic numeracy and literacy.

If you need help improving numeracy or literacy, contact the Office of VET Business Improvement and ask about the Adult Migrant English Program.

Higher education

If you want to enrol in an undergraduate degree you must have an ATAR score.

However, if you do not have the appropriate ATAR for your chosen course, you can enrol in CDU's Tertiary Enabling Program or the Preparation Tertiary Success (PTS).

Contact a member of the Indigenous academic support unit for information and assistance.

Indigenous Alternative Entry Program

Are you an Indigenous student that does not have the entry requirements for an undergraduate program? You can still apply through SATAC and be considered via the guaranteed entry provision, which provides alternative admission assessments for Indigenous students.

The University will contact you and organise an alternative assessment. Find out more about the Indigenous Alternative Entry Program.
For further information contact the Student Central.

Postgraduate study

Charles Darwin University offers a range of postgraduate courses specialising in Indigenous cultural studies, resource management, governance, health and education.

Go to the courses search for information on postgraduate courses.

Entry requirements and fees

For more detailed information about entry requirements and fees, choose from:

What if I want to learn more about Indigenous culture?

The Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) offers courses on Indigenous knowledges, public policy, creating writing, languages, teaching and health. The CDU School of Indigenous Knowledges and Public Policy is one of the teaching schools within ACIKE.