We engage with industry and the broader community in various ways. We encourage our students to take up opportunities to gain skills through work experience and recognise excellent work practices through our annual prize-giving.
Our prize giving ceremony occurs at the end of Semester 1 every year. The ceremony recognises the outstanding performance of our students in their academic programs in the previous calendar year.
Many of our prizes have been donated by generous local and national businesses and organisations to encourage students in their field of study. Sponsors, students, families, alumni and other community partners are invited to take part in celebrations.
Engineering Careers Fair
Around 100 students of different engineering disciplines attend the Engineering Careers Fair each year, focused on future employment opportunities in the region. The Careers Fair is attended by local industry with graduate programs and employment opportunities for graduates.
IT Code Fair
Each year CDU hosts the IT Code Fair. The event aims to encourage and support our students' talents as well as showcase their work to university, industry communities and future employers.
As part of the Code Fair, we celebrate the International Hour of Code with code hour workshops at secondary schools.
Each year we offer several Intensives, both in Australia and Internationally.
Network of Indigenous Partnerships
We have established the Network of Indigenous Partnerships (NIP) to enhance support mechanisms to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander members across Vocational Educational and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE).