Skip to main content

Our courses equip students to navigate complex environments and make an impact locally and globally. 

We educate the next generation of teachers by providing courses from academic foundations and initial teacher education to provide valuable professional placement experience.

Disciplines

Indigenous Futures

Help to ensure the advancement, transmission and preservation of Indigenous knowledge systems.

Education

We pride ourselves in producing work-ready graduates capable of creating high-quality teaching and learning environments.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Analyse worldwide issues such as globalisation and social and political change.

Humanitarian & Disaster Resilience

Make a real difference locally and globally.

Creative Industries & Innovation

Take advantage of industry demand for graduates in the Creative Arts fields.

Message from the Dean

Professor Ruth Wallace
Professor Ruth Wallace

Our College prepares students to be teachers, creative thinkers and innovators in a complex changing world. We bring together expertise in education, Indigenous knowledge practices, human geography, disaster preparedness and management, languages, humanities and the creative industries. 

Our reputation is based on extensive partnerships with government, industry and community stakeholders to address social, cultural and economic issues in:

  • sparsely populated regional areas, including Northern Australia
  • developing regions, including South-East Asia - particularly China, Indonesia and Timor-Leste
  • Indigenous knowledge, social, cultural and economic futures.

Our research and teaching draw on the strength of the Northern Institute and the interdisciplinary expertise of our D-Labs.

D-Labs are multidisciplinary teams within the College primarily engaged in teaching, research, networking and business development. Together, academics, research students and industry professionals examine solutions for emerging social, cultural and economic issues in challenging contexts.

- Professor Ruth Wallace

Our work

Research

Engagement

Key people

Courses

News and Events

  • This 5-day intensive workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills to become a mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS). The workshop is designed as an introductory mediation course through the lens of working cross-culturally particularly in Indigenous communities.
    to
    Casuarina campus

    Intercultural Mediation (5 day) Intensive Workshop IAS539/IAS402

    This 5-day intensive workshop provides participants with the knowledge and skills to become a mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation Standards (NMAS). The workshop is designed as an introductory mediation course through the lens of working cross-culturally particularly in Indigenous communities.

    General Workshop
    Read more about Intercultural Mediation (5 day) Intensive Workshop IAS539/IAS402
  • Jodi Cowdery is looking for Frist Nations women who work in mining

    Researcher investigating the barriers and low numbers of First Nations women working in mining in the Territory

    A Charles Darwin University (CDU) researcher is seeking to understand why there is a disproportionately low number of First Nations women in the mining industry in the Northern Territory and to better understand their experiences.

    Read more
  • Foundation Skills lecturer Wendy Kennedy

    CDU supports digital workforce for Groote Eylandt

    Employers of the Anindilyakwa Land Council (ALC) on Groote Eylandt have been receiving personalised Digital Literacy training from Charles Darwin University (CDU) designed to upskill their digital skills in the workplace.

    Read more