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.
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
CDU's on-campus English language centre offers English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS). The language centre is known as Navitas English Darwin and is operated by Navitas English. The centre is well equipped, with access to computer laboratories, a language laboratory, an independent learning centre, and a student common room, as well as the use of many CDU amenities.
If you do not meet the course entry requirements, Navitas English has a direct entry agreement with CDU that allows successful graduates from their Academic English courses to commence study at CDU without having to sit an IELTS test. IELTS course requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate can be found below.
For more information on English language programs, contact Navitas English Darwin directly.
CDU VET pathways
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.
- Certificate IV (up to 40 Credit Points)
- Diploma (up to 80 Credit Points)
- Advanced Diploma (up to 160 Credit Points)
- Bachelor’s Degree
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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