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Academic Liaison Unit

From 1 January 2018 the Academic Liaison Unit (ALU) will be incorporated into central Student Administration.
To access support provided by the ALU after this date, please visit Student Central.

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What are the services and tools CDU has to offer students?

Student Central
Our highly trained and professional team are here to support you throughout your student experience. We can offer you assistance with admissions, scholarships, student cards, enrolments, fee questions and payments, class timetables, examinations and graduation.


Equity Services
If you’re a CDU student you can contact Equity Services for confidential and free of charge assistance in the following areas:

Careers & Employment
Disability Service
Off-campus Accommodation




Learnline is CDU's suite of tools which support studying online. Your first point of contact for Learnline units will always be your lecturer or tutor - check your support materials for their contact details. 

Experiencing problems when logging into Learnline? Check your Student Account Status or contact the ITMS Kiosk.

Study Skills

Provides you with the tools to assist with essay and report writing, critical thinking, referencing, exam preparation, active listening in lectures and tutorials to assist with note making, effective research and reading as well as guidance in time management.

Academic Language and Learning Support Program 

Is a free, confidential service that assists all higher education students with academic skills development that is tailored to the specific unit you are seeking help in. This program offers workshops in essay and report writing, time management and exam preparation and English language skills.

Do you need assistance with your course progression?

The ALU has Student Progression Officers who are here to assist at any stage of your student journey. You may be identified as ‘At Risk’ and/or put Under Review because of your recent academic performance. The review process is an opportunity for you to voluntarily engage with progression support during the upcoming semester. This process is regulated by the Higher Education Progression Rules . 

During the Semester the Student Progression Officer will liaise with Academics and will be advised of  students who meet the early warning signs.

  • Not attending class, whether this is physically or logging into LearnLine.
  • Not contributing to discussion boards.
  • Failure to submit and or pass the first assessment

If you feel as though you may be at risk of failing during the semester you are encouraged to contact your Lecturers to discuss your options.

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Academic Liaison Unit (ALU)

Student guides

Our publications are informative guides for students studying at CDU.

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