Issue 9
Monday, 04 November 2019
Charles Darwin University
University Partnerships CEO Marnie Watson (left) and Provost of CDU Professor Sue Carthew
University Partnerships CEO Marnie Watson (left) and Provost of CDU Professor Sue Carthew

Doors open at CDU International College

By Robyn McDougall

Charles Darwin University has launched the CDU International College through its partnership with UP Education, which supports international students who have set their sights on gaining university entrance.

Under the CDU International College, UP Education will deliver a range of new courses including CDU’s Foundation, First Year Diplomas, Masters Preparation Program and Masters Qualifications Programs at the Waterfront campus from February 2020.

UP Education Chief Executive, Mark Rushworth said he was impressed with CDU’s dedication to increasing its international student body, commitment to cultural diversity and innovative approach to education.

“We have extensive experience in the provision of pathway courses, educating more than 1000 pathways students from around the world each year across Australia and New Zealand. I firmly believe we can be a transformative partner – delivering international students who will be motivated by the university’s outstanding graduate employment performance and rising-star status in the delivery of tertiary education globally,” Mr Rushworth said. 

UP Education has delivered higher level education opportunities for the past 20 years and has six partnerships in the Australasian market: Swinburne, University of Tasmania, CDU, University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, and Victoria University of Wellington. 

The Provost of CDU, Professor Sue Carthew, said the pathway programs would prepare international students who aspired to gain entrance to the university.

“This will be the first time that CDU has offered university pathway programs to students and we look forward to all parties benefitting from the success of our partnership with UP Education,” Professor Carthew said.

University Partnerships CEO, Marnie Watson said CDU’s geographic location signified the powerful potential of the partnership.

UP Education recently opened its Australian head office in Surry Hills, Sydney.