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Alice Springs
Open Day

Friday 10 May 2024 | 4 pm - 8 pm

Join us at CDU’s Alice Springs campus to explore the facilities and study, training and research opportunities delivered locally or online at CDU and get a glimpse of your life as a student. 

  • Chat to lecturers and staff to find out more about our courses 
  • Take part in free activities and workshops
  • Watch demonstrations and talk to industry partners 
  • Join a student-led campus tour 
  • Enjoy live performances by CDU students past and present 
  • Grab a bite to eat from local food vendors. 
  • Jumping castle for kids!  

Plan your day and register your interest to take part in the free activities, workshops and demonstrations. 

Download the Open Day program (PDF, 2.9 MB)

2024 program

Workshops and demonstrations

Register your interest to take part in the free activities, workshops and demonstrations or visit anytime to meet staff and current students. 

4 pm - 8 pmBetter Health FuturesIf you're interested in fulfilling work where you can make a real difference to your community, consider a career in health. Meet our lecturers at Open Day.  
4 pm - 8 pm Midwifery and nursing labs Witness our nursing and midwifery simulation centre.  
4 pm - 8 pm STEAM learning - Science and art - Experience ZoneUnlock a world of wonder and creativity for your little ones! Our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Experience area blends education and science, nurturing young minds to explore. 
4 pm - 8 pm Learn to braid - Hair and beauty therapy Visit our Hair and Beauty Salon and learn to braid hair.  

4 pm - 8 pm 

Master demonstration at 5 pm

3D printing Watch our engineering team's demonstration of 3D printing technology.Register 
4 pm - 8 pm Welding simulator Where technology and trades collide. Our Welding Simulator Experience immerses you in a Virtual Welding Reality, where you can learn the art and safety of joining metals. 

4 pm - 8 pm 

Master demonstrations at 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm

Automotive display See our Automotive display and see our record holding team at work on cars and motorcycles. Register 

4 pm - 8 pm 

Master demonstrations at 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm

Carpentry demonstrationWatch our carpentry team's woodworking craftsmanship.Register

4 pm - 8 pm 

Master demonstrations at 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm

Make your own pinch pot Make your own ceramics in the art studio.Register 

4 pm - 8 pm 

Master demonstrations at 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm and 6.30 pm

Make your own spring roll and commercial kitchen tourTake part in a spring roll cooking tutorial.Register 

4 pm - 8 pm 

Master demonstration at 6 pm

Mocktail making Sample our hospitality mixologist's mocktail creations.Register 

4 pm - 8 pm 


Environmental Science, Tourism and the Alice Springs Reptile Centre Learn about Arid Zone research with the Desert Research Hub. 
Talks and tours

Tour our Alice Springs campus, from lecture halls, simulation classrooms, student accommodation and outdoor areas. 

Campus tours will run at 5 pm and 6 pm from the Welcome Hub.


Information stalls

Visit our exhibitors to find out more about studying at CDU, services, opportunities and much more. 

Our current stall holders are: 

  • CDU Welcome Hub
  • CDU Student Central 
  • CDU Health and Paramedicine
  • Territory Families 
  • Royal Flying Doctors Service 
  • CDU Library 
  • CDU TAFE Community Services and Health 
  • CDU TAFE Tourism 
  • CDU Research Hub 
  • Children's University 
  • CDU First Nations Leadership 
  • GTNT and Apprenticeships NT 
  • Intojobs 
  • InspiredNT
  • Carers NT 
  • Activate Alice Springs 
  • Alice Springs Town Council 
  • Chamber of Commerce NT 
  • Industry Skills Advisory Council NT (ISACNT)
  • Alice Springs Reptile Centre 
  • NPY Women's Council
  • Tourism Central Australia  
  • Our Watch
Stage performances / entertainment
4.00 pmOpening
4.00 pmAcknowledgement of Country
4.10 pmDJ Shilo
4.20 pmSt. Phillips School Band 
4.40pmWest African Durmming and dancing 
5:10pmDJ Shilo 
5.20 pmVET In Schools Bands (Centralian Senior College, Yirara College, St Philip's College)
6.00 pmDJ Shilo
6.15 pmThe Wanted Gems 
6.50 pmDJ Shilo
7.00 pmSealed Lips
7.50 pmDJ Shilo

Getting there

10 Grevillea Drive
Alice Springs
NT 0871

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