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 the Office of Indigenous Student Services (OISS) for information and assistance.

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.