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CDU Open Day

Join us on Sunday 29 August 2021
CDU Stadium, Marrara NT
10am – 2pm


Virtual Open Day

Learn more about CDU from the comfort of your home.


CDU Open Day is your chance to explore the range of courses and programs available at CDU. Participate in interactive workshops, displays and activities. Staff and students will be on hand to answer all your questions.

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Study with CDU

Interested in the study but not sure where to start? Talk to our staff and find out about CDU’s Higher Education and VET courses. We’ll be there to answer all your questions.

Study areas include:

Time Activity Location
10am - 2pm
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Automotive, Automotive Electrical, Spray-painting, Panel Beating, and Maritime
  • Baking
  • Business
  • Butchery
  • Children, Health and Community
  • Civil Construction
  • Commercial Cookery
  • Creative and Digital Arts
  • Design
  • Education
  • Electrotechnology, Airconditioning and Refrigeration and Plumbing
  • Engineering
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Exercise and Sport Science and Fitness
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Therapy, and Nutrition
  • Hospitality
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Humanitarian Aid Development and Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science and Clinical Science
  • Midwifery
  • Music and Centre for Youth and Community Music
  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine
  • Psychology
  • Science and Environmental Science and Environmental Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Tourism and Events
  • Transport and Warehousing
CDU Stadium (inside)


Displays and demonstration

Get an insider’s view of the university with hands-on activities such as virtual reality, welding simulators and much more. There will be demonstrations ranging from cooking and cake decorating to nursing and aeromedical retrieval on the main stage.


Time Activity  Location
10.00 am Aeromedical Retrieval: Retrieving an injured patient in a remote part of Kakadu CDU Stadium
(Main Stage)
10.30 am Butchery
11.00 am Cake decorating  
11.30 am Nursing and Midwifery: An interactive guide to wearing PPE in a COVID-19 world  
12.00 pm Chinese cultural performances including traditional dance, song and magic tricks  
1.00pm Asian cookery
1.30 pm  Mocktail making  


Interactive displays

Time Activity Location
10.00 am - 2.00 pm Augmented reality and lego robots (Information Technology) CDU Stadium (inside)
3D Printing (Engineering)
Chinese cultural activities (Confucius Institute)
Drones display (Education and RIEL)
Sanitize your hands (Nursing and Midwifery)
Learn weightlifting techniques (Exercise and Sport Science)
Make your own keyring (Trades)
Mammal and bird display (RIEL)
Roll a swag (Tourism)
STEAMLab and GROWLab (Education)
Test your reaction and hand-eye coordination on the Batak board
(Exercise and Sport Science)
Under the microscope - check out samples of pond water and ants (RIEL)
Welding and civil simulators (Trades)
10.00 am - 2.00 pm RIEL in the Field - a showcase of research trailer, 4WD, boat, and ATV CDU Stadium (outside)
Royal Flying Doctor Service and CareFlight Aeromedical Simulator (Nursing and Midwifery)
St John's Ambulance (Paramedicine)
Check your speed and movement - timing gate sensors (Exercise and Sport Science)
Virtual Reality - an insight into the human anatomy (Health and Human Science


Workshops (Registration required)

Participate in an interactive workshop. Registration is essential.

Time Activity Location Registration
10am - 2pm Free Tax Clinic
Get support from CDU Accounting students to complete your tax affairs
CDU Stadium (inside) Register
11.00am Pyschology 
Using non-invasive brain stimulation to understand learning
CDU Stadium (inside)
Level 2, Meeting Room


Environmental Science
Make your own animal nest box
CDU Stadium (outside) Register

Drop in to a talk to see what makes CDU a unique place to study.

Time Talk Location
10.00 am  What course is right for me? CDU Stadium 
Level 2, Seminar Room
10.45 am Scholarships
11.00 am Business
11.15 am Accounting and Finance
11.30 am Law
11.45 am Indigenous Pre-Enabling Programs
12.00 pm Hellenic studies
12.15 pm The Greek-in Country virtual studies tour
12.30 pm Indonesian studies
12.45 pm Chinese Language units
1.00 pm Nursing and Midwifery
1.15 pm Psychology
1.30 pm Clinical, Medical or Biomedical Science - which one is right for me?
Local research

Meet our researchers and see their work in health, culture, education, social policy, economics and the environment.

Time Activity Location
10am - 2pm
  • Energy and Resources Institute
  • Northern Institute
  • Menzies School of Research
  • Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods
CDU Stadium (inside)
Pathways and support

All you need to succeed including scholarships, Tertiary Enabling Program, Student Engagement and Success and Indigenous Student Support.




10am - 2pm
  • CDU Global
  • CDU Library and Language and Learning Support
  • CDU International College
  • Education strategy
  • Foundation Skills
  • Indigenous Leadership and Regional Outreach 
  • Student Central
  • Student Engagement and Success
  • Tertiary Enabling Program
CDU Stadium (inside)



Powerful partnerships

Say hello to some of CDU's partners including the Confucius Institute and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

Time Activity Location
10.00 am - 2.00 pm  Darwin City Deal: Education and Community Precinct CDU Stadium (Inside)
Darwin Symphony Orchestra
Confucius Institute


Student life

Check out the accommodation, student groups, and sporting and social clubs that enrich campus life.

Getting there

CDU Stadium

235 Abala Road, Marrara NT

Join us at our new location for 2021, CDU Stadium. Located in the heart of the northern suburbs, CDU Stadium sits within the Marrara Sporting Complex.

Free bus travel

Darwin Bus Service will provide free travel to CDU Stadium from 9am – 3pm.

Free onsite parking

There will be free parking available to all visitors.

Territory Check-In App

All visitors will be required to check-in via the Territory Check-In App prior to entering the stadium.
On the day, if you are feeling unwell, or have COVID-19 symptoms, for the safety of yourself and others, please stay at home.



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