CDU is a supportive culturally safe learning environment. The OISS Academic Support team provides high-level support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at CDU through academic support, pastoral care; advocacy and referral to mainstream CDU support services.
Applicants that do not meet the University's minimum entry requirements are invited to enrol in the free of charge Preparation for Tertiary Success Program, which has been specially designed for Indigenous students.
If you have not studied in a while or completed year 12 and are unsure about whether you can succeed, our PTS program helps you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to be successful at university.
Successful completion will give you the minimum entry requirements for most Diploma and Bachelor programs at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) and Charles Darwin University (CDU).
Diploma of Yolngu Studies
If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may still be considered for entry into this course if you are:
- a native speaker of a Yolngu language
- recognised by the Yolngu advisors to the school as having basic literacy skills or experience in research or education
- in regular contact with Yolngu and can demonstrate a sound knowledge of culture and language proficiency.