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Alice Springs campus

The multi-sector campus includes a modern 85-seat lecture theatre, specialist IT classrooms, a clinical training laboratory for nursing and a science laboratory for Higher Education. The dedicated Higher Education Building offers a hub of resources for more than 30 staff and 190 undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, some of whom work collaboratively with research and brokerage institution Desert Knowledge Australia. It includes multi-media equipped lecture theatres, class, and tutorial and research rooms.  

A Trades Skills Centre has been built at the Alice Springs campus to provide resources and facilities to support VET training in the plumbing and construction industries. These modern facilities provide state of the art equipment, expanding the opportunities of students to undertake trades skills and apprenticeship training locally. 


VET in Schools training is provided to Alice Springs’ five high schools and many secondary schools in remote communities, who are able to utilise all of these excellent facilities. 

The campus is also home to an outstanding library, including the electronic Learning Resource Centre, a new Specialist Training Hub, and extensive facilities for tourism and hospitality students, including the multi-Brolga Award-winning Desert Lantern Restaurant.  

The Central Australian Research Group (CARG) is based at Alice Springs campus. Its vision is to maximise the research capacity resident in Alice Springs. 

CDU is a leader in regional and remote education delivery, and the offices of the CDU Regional Directorate are located in Alice Springs, servicing all of the regional campuses and centres throughout the Northern Territory. 


Find your way around the campus

Alice Springs campus

The campus is founded on a strong research culture in areas of Indigenous engagement, health and economics and the environment. The campus services regional communities from northern South Australia through to the Barkly Tablelands. 

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Interested in studying at CDU? 

Domestic students

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program


Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree


Are you applying as an International Student?

International students

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.


To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.


Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as a Domestic Student?

Important student information

My Student Timetable and Calender (MYSTIC)

Important dates


Student support

Contact us

  • T: 08 8959 5311 Freecall: 1800 654 865
    F: 08 8959 5343

    Street address:
    Charles Darwin University
    Grevillea Drive

    Alice Springs
    Postal address: Charles Darwin University
    PO Box 795
    Alice Springs NT 0871

  • T: 08 8959 5233
    F: 08 8959 5282


  • Arts
    08 8959 5458
    08 8959 5477
    Community Services
    08 8959 5239
    Primary Industries
    08 8959 5268
    Hospitality and Tourism
    08 8959 5200
    Information Technology
    08 8959 5477
    Trades and Technology
    08 8959 5403
  • Lorrain St Clair

    T: 08 8959 5411

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