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Level 2, Room 13
Casuarina campus

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Diane Chanut

“CDU has been extremely flexible....”

Diane Chanut

I was born and raised in France. After completing a Masters degree in Management, I moved to New York City where I worked for the cosmetics company L’Oreal.

In 2006, I immigrated to Australia and in 2011 I took a life-changing holiday to the Red Centre to walk the Larapinta Trail. I fell in love with the country and stayed on, eventually getting a job as a park ranger at Finke Gorge National Park.


I felt the need and desire to learn more about the theory behind my new occupation and industry and started studying online with CDU in 2013.

I have completed a Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management (CALM) and I am currently studying for a Diploma in CALM with CDU, with a view to complete it by the end of 2015. CDU has been extremely flexible in the education package that they developed with me, taking into account my full- time employment, remote location and poor internet speed!

Being part of the CDU Alumni Network means that we can share experiences and help each other out with further study, internships or job opportunities; or develop social networks around other interests/hobbies.

Although I live remotely, I am more than happy to connect with students to share my contacts, experience and knowledge to help others find a job that they love as much as I love mine!