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Schools Engagement events

Get involved with our next event

We hold events for students at various year levels throughout the year. 

Read more about our events below.

CDU Live Webinar Series

Join us for our CDU Live Webinar Series where we will answer your burning questions on upskilling, changing careers, studying online, how to apply and the pathways between out Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) courses. We will be featuring our very own students who will share their experiences and our lecturers will be able to answer your questions too.

For more information please visit the website: CDU Webinar Series

CDU Open Day

CDU Open Day - Sunday 29 August, 10am - 2pm, CDU Stadium, Marrara

CDU Open Day moves to a new location this year! Join us at CDU Stadium, Marrara and explore over 300 courses, find your pathway to university and discover flexible study options. Participate in interactive workshops and displays and talk to our lecturers and students.


One-on-One Sessions

Book in for a one-on-one chat with a member of our Student Recruitment team and we can discuss the course options and pathways available. Sessions are available via Zoom videoconference or telephone.

Register to attend here

Santos Science Experience

The Science Experience supported by ConocoPhillips and Santos

A three-day science, engineering and technology event where students will explore the many fantastic careers, study and employment opportunities offered to them right here in the NT. 

Students will participate in hands-on practical learning activities in the areas of Engineering, IT, Environmental Science, Health Science, Exercise Sports Science and the Flinders NT Medical Program.  Attend seminars and workshops delivered by professionals, where they will learn and experience the amazing virtual and 3D technology being used in the field today.

As a highlight, students will be treated to an exclusive VIP tour and provided an insight in to the day-to-day operational activities of our Darwin LNG Plant. Most importantly, students will be able to make informed choices as they discover what to expect, moving from middle to senior school, and what they need to do now, whilst at school, to ensure they have choices after finishing school. This highly valued program opens students eyes to the many possibilities and empowers them to want to become a high achiever. Photographs and student testimonies can be found below, in past program reports.

The Science Experience is a National program, offered in over 34 Universities and TAFEs across Australia.  CDU is the only place where the cost of participating is not directly passed onto the student.  Our students participate for free!  This is only possible due to the generous support and commitment of our local government, businesses, institutes, industries and community organisations. 

CDU and our program sponsors believe that all students deserve an opportunity to participate, regardless of their academia, where they live or social-economical status.  The NT program is aimed at year 9 level, student numbers are limited, and registration can only be access through their School. 

You can view photos from the 2020 event on the Facebook Photo Album.

The 2021 event will be held on the 21 - 23 September.

Secondary students at the 2017 ConocoPhillips Science Experience


Jaime McCartney
T: 08 8946 7749 
M: 0436 645 614

Past events


Mark Munnich

From high school dropout to law valedictorian

Mark dropped out of high school in year 10. Fast forward a few years: he holds a law degree, is involved in countless legal education and community initiatives, was named NT  Young Achiever of the Year in 2017 and nominated as Indigenous valedictorian of his graduating class at CDU. 

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