VET Student Guide 2019


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When should I enrol?

To commence or continue studying in 2019, you will need to enrol, and you must enrol before the start of the course. Once you have selected your course(s), contact the relevant team to discuss the course and study options that are suited to your needs, the minimum entry and eligibility requirements, and any prior skill recognition and learning you have that can be credited towards your course.

Courses that are available for online application and enrolment can be applied for through the online application form. For all other courses, complete the VET101 - VET Enrolment form.

Enrolling using the VET enrolment form

Complete the personal and statistical details on the VET101 - VET Enrolment form, and then arrange a time with the relevant team leader or lecturer to discuss and complete your enrolment.

Online application and enrolment

This is a two step process - the application stage followed by the enrolment stage. After submitting your application, the relevant team leader or lecturer will contact you to discuss and approve your application. If your application is approved, your enrolment in the course will be processed, and you will receive an offer email with instructions to activate your computer account.

At CDU, we realise that many people have acquired knowledge and skills through previous training, work or life experience. Whether you are an experienced professional, tradesperson or community worker, by gaining formal recognition of prior learning through the RPL process you can convert your skills into a qualification or units that can counted as credit towards a qualification and give your career a much-needed boost. RPL application fees apply.

Contact CDU to discuss your RPL options or refer to the Applicant's guide to RPL available online.

T: 1800 238 838

If you have completed study at another training organisation or previously at CDU, rather than repeating units, you may apply for exemption or recognition of these units through credit transfer.

To support your request for credit transfer, submit a completed VET110 - Application for Credit Transfer (Recognition of Previous Studies) form, together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for credit transfer directly to your relevant industry team. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to the students. There are no fees for credit transfers.

If you are a new student, you will be issued with a student number when your enrolment is processed. Students who have studied previously at CDU (or NTU or Centralian College) will already have a Student Number. Your Student Number is unique and will remain the same while you are a student at the University.

Your Student Number will be printed on all communications from CDU. If you need to contact the University, please include your student number on all correspondence.

Once enrolled in your course, you will receive information to activate your student account.

Activation of your account must be done before you can enrol in units online. You can activate your computer account using the general access computers at Student Central, the library or the IT Kiosk. If you are not on campus, you can activate your account from any computer that has internet access. For more information visit ITMS Student accounts

Once you've activated your computer account, go to the MyStudentInfo website to enrol in your units. Follow the instructions sent by your industry team Customer Service Officer to enrol in the units as per your study plan. Contact your industry team Customer Service Officer if you haven't received your study plan. Contact details are listed on the team contacts page.

You can view your enrolment details online but you must have activated your computer account first. To view your details, log into MyStudentInfo. Once logged in, you can view your enrolment details, fees, results and personal details.

The Enrolment and Fees Advice-Invoice lists your personal details, your student number, the course and units you have enrolled in, as well as the fees you need to pay and when.

Once you receive your Advice-Invoice, you should check it to ensure all details have been recorded accurately. Contact the Customer Service Officer relevant to your course immediately if you have any queries. Their details will be shown at the top of the Advice-Invoice.

Once you have enrolled you may start attending classes.  You do not have to wait to receive your Advice-Invoice, or any other form of written confirmation of enrolment, before you attend classes. The team delivering your course will supply you with a study plan that will outline the units and class attendance dates. If you are an apprentice, you will receive either a study plan or a letter advising you of class attendance dates.

If your course is timetabled, the published timetables are accessible on the CDU Timetables page. The published timetable will be subject to change, but CDU will try to minimise changes. Changes will be updated automatically to the web. It is your responsibility to check this information periodically. If you have any questions or are unable to find the timetable for your class on the web, contact your industry team Customer Service Officer.

If you have elected to study units in externally you will either:

  • be sent printed materials so you can complete the unit or
  • receive access to CDU Learnline.

It is important to check your study requirements carefully as external units vary. For example, some units are self-paced, while others have set deadlines for completion of work.

If you enrol in units supported by print based student materials, you will receive an email that contains important information about the material sent to you. If you have not received your materials within 10 working days from the date of the email, please either check at your local post office or contact CDU straight away on the details in the email.

Concerns or issues

Contact your industry team's Customer Service Officer if you have any concerns or issues. You can also contact:

Learnline Student Support
T: 1800 559 347

When your enrolment has been processed and confirmed, you are entitled to a Student ID card. You will be required to show photo identification (Australian driver's licence or passport) before your card will be issued. Your card can be obtained at:

Casuarina Campus: Student Central, located on the ground floor in Building Orange 1
Palmerston Campus: Building A
Alice Springs Campus: Student Central, Building 1
Darwin Waterfront: Student Central, 21 Kitchener Drive, Darwin

External students can apply to obtain a Student ID card by completing a Student Cards eForm.

What is my ID card used for?

Your Student ID card provides access to university facilities such as the library, after-hours computer labs, some discounts at the CDU Bookshop and other discounts where notified by the business concerned. You will be required to show your Student ID card when you sit for exams. If you are studying on campus and using the facilities after normal hours, you may be asked for your Student ID card by Security.

Head coverings and my Student ID card photo

Head coverings are not permitted, except for religious reasons. In that case, you must clearly show facial features from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead and both edges of your face. The University will take every measure possible to ensure privacy for students wearing head coverings for religious reasons.

Is there a cost for my Student ID card?

Student ID cards are issued to students free of charge. There is a $15 fee to replace a lost card. Stolen cards can be replaced free of charge when the application is accompanied by a police incident number.

At CDU our goal is to help you achieve successful results. We acknowledge that every student is different, and at times may need additional support with a particular unit or skill.

Learner support is a flexible student assistance and support initative which assists students in gaining contextualised knowledge (as well as language, literacy and numeracy). Learner support aims to achieve successful outcomes for student enrolled in VET programs up to Certificate IV level qualifications who reside in the NT.

By intergarting learner support with course content, CDU can provide you with the additional support you require without affecting the duration and quality of learning. Staff are also available to provide one-on-one support if required. There are no fees applicable for learner support.

W:  DTBI Learner support policy
W:  Learner Support Services