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COVID-19 Information for students

Support relating to COVID-19 impacts and disruptions.


Return to campus

Face to face teaching is back for Higher Education and VET courses and we are excited to have you back on campus.

All staff will be on campus to prepare you for your studies in a COVID-19 safe environment.

When you come to campus, please make sure you:


Students on campus


The wellbeing of our CDU community is our most important priority. We all have a role to play in minimising the spread of COVID and keeping our communities safe.

We are here to support you during these uncertain and changing times. We're monitoring the situation closely and we'll provide you with any updated advice throughout the year. 


The Northern Territory's Public Health Emergency Declaration ceased at 11:59pm on Wednesday, 15 June 2022.

The cessation of the Declaration has resulted in the cessation of several Chief Health Officer Directions (the CHO Directions), including COVID-19 Directions (No. 55) 2022 which applies to students undertaking placements, apprenticeships, traineeships, work experience or volunteering in workplaces.

This means that effective of 16 June 2022 there is no longer a requirement for students to provide evidence of receiving a COVID-19 Booster or a medical exemption/contraindication.

Please note that some CHO Directions remain in place, such as:

Further information on all remaining CHO Directions can be found on the NT Government Coronavirus website.

We still strongly encourage you to protect the health and safety of your community and make the most of your student life by getting vaccinated.

Check your state or territory for more information on vaccinations.


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Support available during COVID-19 impacts

With many of us facing isolation, disruptions, and other COVID-19 impacts. We know these times are tough. We’re proud to have a truly national and international student cohort, and we want to say that we see you, we care about you, and we’re here to help.

The COVID-19 impacts will undoubtedly put extra pressure on you, whether that’s financial stress, family pressures, work worries or all of the above. In some ways stay at home orders create time to focus on study, but with children home from school or reduced ability to get to libraries or to study with friends, it might not feel like that right now.

We are here to help you in every way possible by offering learning tools, financial and personal support and resources you can access from the safety of your own home. 

If you have questions and concerns about how COVID-19 impacts your study you can contact our CDU COVID-19 Helpline on 1800 945 010.​​​


International students

Financial support

Australian Government Financial support

If you or your family are affected by COVID-19 you may be eligible to apply for financial support from the Australian Government. There’s a range of financial support and services available during COVID-19.


Further information can be found by visiting the Australian Government Work and financial support page or calling the Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080.

Emergency Assistance

If you are impacted and require assistance for daily needs or support, please contact Student Support via or phone 08 8946 6288.  



Personal support

If you are feeling stressed and anxious, don’t face this alone. You can contact our team to make a free and confidential appointment with one of our qualified counsellors: 

Telephone appointments

 08 8946 6288

(during business hours)

1300 933 393 

(24/7 support)

Online bookings

Book an appointment online

Home is not always safe for everyone. If you feel unsafe and need to leave your home to go to a place of safety you can. There are exemptions to lockdown rules to allow you to leave in an emergency or family violence. There is government support available if you are experiencing domestic violence. Please visit the Australian Government's Family and Domestic Violence page for all information. To access the governments counselling and support for family violance call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Further information and contact details for additional support services are available on our Counselling page.

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Staying well

There are many things that cause stress in our daily lives, such as study, finances, work and family.

We have put together ideas and resources to help you to keep your wellbeing in check throughout study and life.

Learn more

CDU information sources

CDU COVID-19 Helpline

1800 945 010

CDU COVID-19 Updates

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 advice