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  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) in the Northern Territory and Western Sydney University in New South Wales have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the establishment of a CDU Menzies School of Medicine, and growth of the Northern Territory’s medical workforce.

    Western Sydney University, CDU and Menzies partner to establish the Northern Territory’s own medical school

    Charles Darwin University (CDU), Western Sydney University and Menzies School of Health Research have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the establishment of the CDU Menzies School of Medicine, and growth of the Northern Territory’s medical workforce.

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  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) will become one of the first universities in Australia to enable students to qualify for registration as a personal trainer with AUSactive at the completion of their first year of study in the Exercise and Sport Science degrees.

    CDU’s students eligible to become registered personal trainers

    Territory students can now qualify to become personal trainers at the completion of their first year of study at Charles Darwin University (CDU), enabling them to work in the fitness industry while they continue their study.


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    CDU student competes in national final for Pharmacy Student of the Year

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) pharmacy student Irene Stergos has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Viatris Pharmacy Student of the Year by the Australian Pharmaceutical Society.

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Wellness Centre

CDU Wellness Centre is committed to delivering an inclusive teaching and an interprofessional learning environment, to benefit the health of our community. We are Northern Territory's first student-run, interdisciplinary health centre. We believe in a holistic approach to health - healthy mind, healthy body, healthy community.

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CDU Menzies School of Medicine

CDU has established the CDU Menzies School of Medicine in partnership with Menzies School of Health Research and National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC).

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Health Immersive Virtual Education (HIVE) facility


Clinical Science

Apply your passion for tackling real-world challenges in the areas of global, Indigenous, tropical, and individual health.

Medical Laboratory Science

Develop the knowledge and skills to work as a medical scientist.


Become a Pharmacist with a focus on remote and rural practice, and play a vital role in improving the health of the community.

Exercise & Sport Science

Become a qualified health professional in this fast growing industry.


Gain the knowledge and skills to solve issues affecting human behaviour. 

Social work

Develop the skills necessary to work with communities, families and individuals.

Health Science

Help fill the gap in Australia’s health workforce in primary, public and preventative health.

Work-integrated Learning (WIL) and Placements

Professor Dominic Upton
Professor Dominic Upton

Message from the Dean

At Charles Darwin University, our vision is to be Australia’s most connected university by delivering the education, training and research that matters to the people of the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond.

The College of Health and Human Sciences leads CDU’s commitment to Australia’s health and community sectors. Delivering health education and research that is locally embedded and world class, we focus on issues of national and regional significance including the management of chronic health conditions, mental health, rural, remote and First Nations health.

We are currently developing a range of initiatives to support the health and workforce needs of the Territory. This includes a suite of new courses* designed to educate and grow the health workforce in areas of need identified by the sector. Our courses will provide innovative learning opportunities and supported career pathways to attract and retain quality health professionals in, with and for the NT.

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Key people


Psychology research participant pool

Disaster volunteers

The Australasian Centre for Resilience Implementation for Sustainable Communities

The Australasian RISC Centre is a research and consultancy team of top minds from Charles Darwin University, industry, government and the community working to develop evidence-based strategies for building more resilient communities.

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