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1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time


Semester 1, Semester 2


Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required


Course code



Students enrolled in a course of study leading to an award at another Australian institution, can choose to undertake approved units at CDU for credit at their home institution.

To do so, complete and submit:

Cross-institutional students are subject to the rules of CDU including those relating to fees and academic progress. If you are not eligible for either HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP at your home institution, you will not be eligible for either loan program at CDU. You will also be liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fees at CDU.

Students are responsible for forwarding their results to their home institution for the awarding of credits.


Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

Elective units approved by the home institution and selected from postgraduate units offered by the University at levels 400-500 (Unit Search).

Course structure

Study plan

Recommended study plans are not applicable to this course.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To enrol at CDU, you will need to complete and submit the Incoming Cross Institutional Enrolment (non-CDU students) form available at Forms and guides

Your home university will need to approve your intention to study at CDU. Please see the form for further details.

If you are a Commonwealth Supported student, you will also need to submit a HECS-HELP form. You can obtain this form at your home university, or contact us to have one posted to you.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

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Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
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Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on: 061 963 (free call)

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You make CDU

Our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision – to make a positive change. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction.

How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

Domestic applications


For information on applying and/or enrolling in this course please contact Charles Darwin University Student Central for assistance.

T: 1800 061 963 (freecall)
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