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Wherever you are, we’re with you for life, providing the opportunities, services and support you need to stay connected, grow your career, and give back in meaningful ways.

Get involved

There are many ways that you can maintain connections with CDU and contribute to the development and growth of the University. We encourage all alumni to stay involved in university life and contribute to current and future student's success.

Be a speaker

You’ve achieved career success and developed deep expertise in your chosen field. Becoming a speaker is an opportunity for you to impart your knowledge and share your life experiences with the next generation of aspiring CDU students.

Inspire students and alumni alike with your story as you share your passion and expertise. To find out how you can engage with the next generation of aspiring professionals, contact the CDU Alumni team today.

Be a mentor

Develop the next generation of talents by sharing your skills and knowledge through mentoring students. We will partner you with a mentee who is considering entering your profession to another alumnus seeking to progress in their chosen career or considering a career change.

To find out how you can engage with the next generations of aspiring professionals, contact the CDU Alumni team today.

Be a donor

Are you passionate about education, research and innovation, or did you benefit from the generosity of others during your course of studies in CDU? Consider a gift to reward outstanding scholars, support a life-changing student scholarship. You can make the difference. 

Find out more visit Giving CDU .

Provide a work placement

Could current students contribute to your workplace success? Consider the staffing needs of your workplace and industry, then develop capacity or address short-term peak workloads by offering a work placement, or by employing a fellow graduate.

In return, we offer free advertising for job vacancies, graduate recruitment programs, internships, vacation employment and volunteer opportunities.

Talk to our Career and Employment team for more information. 

Nominate alumni for awards

CDU takes great pride in the achievements our alumni are making in the world. Their accomplishments benefit both society and the University, advancing the common good and inspiring others.

The annual CDU Alumni Awards acknowledge and celebrate these achievements by our outstanding alumni in their professional field or community service activities.

Find out more about the CDU Alumni Awards

Share your story

Have you got a great story to tell us?

We are proud of our alumni, just like you, who are doing great things around the world.
Help us celebrate you, and spread the word, by sharing your news with us and telling your story.
We would love to hear about your achievements.

Find out more 

Benefits and services

Access a wide variety of benefits, including professional developments programmes, lifelong learning, exclusives events and discounts through our Affinity Partners.

Are you an interested organisation? Sign up to become an Affinity Partner.

Professional Development

You can obtain advice on all matters relating to building your career or even making a change to your current career, through our CDU Career and Employment team.

For more information, contact the CDU Career and Employment team.

Library Access

Though you may have finished your formal study at CDU, with an alumnus account, you will have access to a select range of CDU Library’s online resources, which includes access to a growing number of high-quality databases, e-journals and e-books, you are always welcome to borrow physicals materials from any our campus libraries.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online library containing thousands of high quality, current and engaging video tutorials to help you develop the latest business, software and creative skills. New courses are added every week so you can keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in technology.

With LinkedIn Learning  you can:

  • Access thousands of free online tutorials: CDU alumni can gain free, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning. Here you can learn a wide range of skills − in areas as diverse as graphic design, web development, music and leadership – to complement your degree or to achieve a personal goal.

  • Learn on the go: Watch tutorials on your smartphone, tablet or laptop and switch back and forth between devices without ever losing your place.

  • Customise your learning: The playlists feature you create and manage a list of tutorials you want to watch. Tutorials are presented in small chunks, so it’s easy to find quick answers to specific questions. You can also watch an entire course from start to end.

  • Learn from experts: LinkedIn Learning instructors are respected professionals in their fields and passionate about sharing their expertise. Tutorials use a combination of screenshots, narration, live-action, smart boards, charts, graphics and audio.

Register your interest today to sign up for LinkedIn learning access. 

Chinese Language Course

Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world with approximately 1.3 billion people speaking Chinese, of which 873,000 million speak Mandarin. CDU Confucius Institute offers a 40% discount to CDU alumni for Chinese language courses and tutorials of all levels. 

Visit the Confucius Insitute website for more information.

Affinity Partner Discounts

Enjoy generous offerings from our local and national businesses partners ranging across travelling, dining, entertainment and furniture.

Below is the full range of Affinity Partners.

1300 Rubbish

Rubbish removal can be stressful. At 1300 Rubbish, we make it easy to dispose of all your waste because our team does all the heavy lifting for you. All of our pricing is transparent and our team has been in business for over 25 years.

As an alumnus of CDU, 1300 Rubbish is offering 10% off all rubbish removal. Please present your former CDU student card in person upon receiving a quotation or scan and attach you former CDU student ID/degree via email. For more information on their services, visit the 1300 Rubbish website. This discount applies to alumni that live in Sydney.


Airtasker is Australia's largest marketplace for local services that connects people who need to outsource tasks with people who are looking to earn money and ready to work. From simple to complicated tasks, Airtasker can help you with anything from cleaning, to getting something delivered, to finding a handyman - the possibilities are endless.

As an alumnus of CDU, Airtasker is offering $20 off your first task. For more information on their services, visit the Airtasker website.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Australian Dentists Clinics

Australian Dentists Clinics are committed to offering quality dental care for the whole family. Whether you need cosmetic dentistry, restorative work, or a regular dental checkup, you are in good hands with our friendly and gentle dentists.

Australian Dentists Clinics are offering 10% off all dental services to all CDU staff and students, including dental check-ups, fillings and emergency treatments.

For more information on products and services, visit the Australian Dentists Clinics.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Black Belt Protein

Black Belt Protein is offering 10% off your total purchase on 150+ products. We are truly are your one-stop supplement shop! Based on the Gold Coast, we distribute over 400 KGS of supplements to our customers every day.

For more information on products, visit Black Belt Protein.

Budget Direct

Travel is one of life’s great enjoyments. It exposes us to new, exciting and enriching places, people and experiences, but it’s not without its financial and physical risks. Whether you’re cruising around the pacific, trekking through Asia or exploring the wonders of Europe, Budget Direct Travel Insurance has the cover to suit you and budget.

Budget Direct is offering 10% off all travel insurance policies for CDU Alumni.

For more information on products, visit Budget Direct.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

CDU Bookshop

Charles Darwin University Bookshop has been trading on campus in Casuarina, Darwin since 1989. The Bookshop provides prescribed and recommended textbooks and resources to our students and supports CDU teaching and research staff with relevant and current books, software and University memorabilia.

CDU Bookshop is the only specialist academic and training resources supplier in the Northern Territory.

For more information on products, visit the CDU Bookshop website.

Fast Cover

Fast Cover makes travel insurance fast and simple. You can get an instant quote online or phone them on 1300 409 322 and get a quote over the phone. They are offering an exclusive 10% discount off travel insurance.

For more information on products, visit the Fast Cover website.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

INTRO Travel

Since 2005, INTRO Travel has been providing life-changing travel experiences to 18-40-year-olds in some of the world's most remarkable destinations.

We love what we do and believe that travel can change both people and the world for the better.

Discover Sri Lanka, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and more on epic group tours. The adventure starts here!

INTRO Travel is offering a 10% discount off all INTRO Travel group tours.

This discount is applicable for Tour bookings booked online-only, and can not be applied to other products sold on-site.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Joe Button

Joe Button is one of Australia's leading custom-tailored suit stores for both men and women. They believe that success hinges on confidence, and looking presentable plays a big role in feeling confident. Everyone deserves to feel their best, and cost shouldn't be a barrier. Benefit from their down-to-earth prices and quality materials and construction. They are offering an exclusive 10% discount off all purchases of their custom-made wool suits

For more information on products, visit their Melbourne or Sydney Showrooms, or the Joe Button Website.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Lawn Street

Lawn Street provide lawn car services across Sydney, including lawn mowing, gardening services, hedge trimming and weed treatment.

As an alumnus of CDU, you will receive $20 off your first lawn care service.

For more information on their services, visit Lawn Street's Website.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Max and Miller

Max and Miller is Australia's coolest online destination for sunglasses!

As an alumnus of CDU, you will receive a 20% discount off Max and Miller's entire range of sunglasses.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Mountain Warehouse

Mountain Warehouse stock a vast range of outdoor clothing and equipment including ski wear, walking boots and waterproof jackets.

As an alumnus of CDU, you will receive a 10% discount off when you purchase from their online store.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Ministry of Cleaning

Ministry of cleaning is a professional cleaning business offering carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, window cleaning, vacate cleaning and office cleaning services all around Melbourne and Sydney.

They are offering 10% off all cleaning services to CDU Alumni.

To take advantage of this offer, simply mention "Charles Darwin University Alumni" when booking.

My Ireland Tour

My Ireland Tour specialises in Irish tours that are suitable for every group size and budget. See Ireland North and South, from it's must-see attractions to it's hidden gems.

They are offering:

For more information on products, visit My Ireland Tour.

My Little Love Heart

My Little Love Heart is an Australian brand offering 15% off store-wide on a selection of handmade baby accessories.

Our range includes our newborn baby gifts, baby shower gifts, bandana bibs, burp cloths, teething toys and hair accessories. Our range of baby shower gift ideas are both practical, stylish and trendy and make the perfect gift for that newborn baby.

For more information on products, visit the My Little Love Heart website.



Paperlust is Australia's fastest-growing online wedding and event invitations platform.

Paperlust’s stationery ranges from engagement invitations, birthday invitations to save the date cards, wedding invitations, graduation announcements, baby shower invitations, through on the day items such as place cards and menus. With Paperlust’s unique online design tool, you can easily customise your design in the browser before having a design specialist review the design before going to print. Paperlust offers free express shipping and envelopes with every Australian & NZ orders.

Paperlust is offering CDU Alumni 10% off their range of 21st Birthday Invitations, and Graduation Invitations & Announcements.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain details on your exclusive discount coupon.

For more information on products, visit the paperlust website.

Rental Cover

Rental Cover provides insurance and full protection products for your rental car including damage cover, theft and supplementary protection such as lost keys, headlight repairs, flat tires and more.

We sufficiently protect customers from over-inflated repair bills from their rental car companies and their insurance products that often have hidden exclusions and extra costs. We also cover your excess so that you can enjoy peace of mind when hiring a car.

As an alumnus of CDU, you will receive a 30% discount coupon to use at checkout.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain details on your exclusive discount coupon.


An online fashion company based in Sydney, Australia, Showpo was started by Jane Lu, who had a goal of bringing on-trend, affordable fashion to women all over the world.

As an alumnus of CDU, you will receive a 10% discount off all items (excluding sale items, beauty items and gift cards).

For more information, visit the Showpo website.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Simply Maid

Simply Maid provides house cleaning services all across Australia, including regular house cleaning, spring cleaning and rental bond cleaning.

As an alumnus of CDU, you will receive $30 off a home cleaning service.

To take advantage of this offer, enter the code STUDENT30 at checkout.

Sole Heeled

Get 10% off your first order with SoleHeeled - the easiest, most reliable way to get your shoes and handbags repaired by Australia's best craftsmen, with free shopping both ways Australia wide

To take advantage of this offer, mention that you are CDU Alumni when ordering.


Travel Insurance offers you the easiest way to compare and purchase your travel insurance online. You can choose from the major Australian brands such as; Suresave, QBE, CHI and Aussietravelcover travel insurance.

As an alumnus of CDU, you will receive a 25% discount off travel insurance when purchasing from website

For more information, visit the website.

To take advantage of this offer, contact the CDU Alumni team to obtain your exclusive discount code.

Urban Strength

Urban Strength makes physical training accessible, affordable and fun. Our callisthenics and gymnastics products build real-world strength to help you reach your athletic and physical peak.

We're offering CDU Alumni a 10% discount on all Urban Strength products.

For more information on products, visit the Urban Strength website.

Wall Art Prints

Wall Art Prints is offering a very generous 40% discount on a vast selection of premium canvas prints. Our prints are Australian made using the highest quality materials and delivered free of charge anywhere in the country, stretched and ready to hang.

For more information on products, visit the Wall Art Prints website.

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