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Support services available

Whether you study online or on campus, you'll have a network of support services to help keep you on track.
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Study support wherever you are

Engaging with education in different environments can be challenging. 

CDU has extensive experience in providing training to current, transitioning, and former Defence personnel.

We understand your background and learning needs and make it easier to hit the ground running, with specialised support available before, during and after study. 

Study Benefits

You are entitled to a range of benefits including certain fee-exempt TAFE courses and specific university academic entry options. For more information, see the FAQ entry at the page here “I am a current or former ADF member, what are my study benefits with CDU?”.

Staff Support

Some of CDU’s teaching staff have served in the ADF, so they have firsthand experience of the challenges and rewards of military service, as well as the transition to civilian life. And with a network of specialised support services available on campus and online, you’ll have study support wherever you are.

CDU’s Defence Project Officer, Imran North (, is a veteran himself and can talk to you about your options, and supports available, before during and after study.

CDU student support

Once you’re studying at CDU, there are a range of study- and personal-related support services available including:

CDU student support

If you’re a future, current, or former CDU student there are a range of services you can access to provide support across different areas of life.

If you’re a currently serving member, contact your chain of command to understand the supports available to you.

If you’re an ex-ADF member, support services include:

Note: the information in this section is based on that provided by various non-CDU parties. CDU makes no claims as to the accuracy or validity of this information.


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