CDU’s International pathways program is suitable for students at all levels of education and English proficiency. We provide clear pathways and easy transition between courses from vocational through to postgraduate study.
Charles Darwin University International College
CDU International College and UP Education provides clear pathways and easy transition between courses from Diploma through to postgraduate study. Our pathway programs are suitable for students at all levels of education and English proficiency. We are offering two pathways within our International College:
1. First year Diplomas (International Diploma of Business Studies or International Diploma of Information Technology)
2. Pre-masters (International Masters Preparation Program, International Masters Qualifying Programs)
These are specifically designed programs to ensure you get the most out of your studies. We want to help you meet your goals and prepare yourself for the real world.
As one the only Australian universities with dual-sector status, CDU can offer both Vocational Education and Training (VET) and higher education courses. We believe that every learner should be provided with alternative pathways to access education and to acquire globally applicable skills and experience.
Students can qualify for entry into a CDU bachelor’s degree by completing a CDU VET qualification. CDU offers many pathways and options for your career. See the course information section for more information.
Students seeking advanced standing or credit for previous studies must submit an HE113 Application for Exemption Form as part of their application to CDU. The student must also submit detailed documents including unit outline/s or course syllabus that mention aims and objectives, learning outcomes, full semester week-to-week topic guide, assessment information and subject weightage, and books/readings/reference lists.
The processing time varies as our college or school must approve all Advanced Standing applications.
The university has articulation arrangements with several overseas institutions. Articulation arrangements allow students to receive credit for previous studies, thereby gaining their CDU qualification sooner. For more information on current articulation agreements, please email CDU International.
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