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Applications of postgraduate courses at CDU are processed through SATAC (for all states) and UAC (NSW only).

How to apply through SATAC

1. Explore SATAC Course Search

Information on entry requirements, selection processes and dates are available on the SATAC website.

2. Register with SATAC

The next step to get your application underway is to visit the SATAC website and register as a postgraduate applicant.

Once you have completed your registration, SATAC will send you an email with a link to access your online application.

3. Complete your application

Follow the link in the email from SATAC to complete your application, and remember to save your progress after each section. SATAC can access most of your study records, but they might request further information from you, so keep an eye on your emails.

Remember to upload your CV and any relevant registrations if the entry requirements for your course requires employment experience.

4. Accept and enrol

If your application is successful, you'll receive your offer via email from SATAC. SATAC will automatically accept your offer for you.

You will also receive an email from CDU with instructions for setting up your student account and enrolling in your units.

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How to apply through UAC

1. Explore UAC Course Search

Information on entry requirements, selection processes and dates are available through the UAC website.

2. Register and complete your UAC application

The next step is to get your application underway by registering as a postgraduate applicant.

You will be prompted if you need to provide supporting documentation to UAC. UAC may still contact you for further information. Any course-specific documents such as a personal statement, CV questionnaire or portfolio must be uploaded.

UAC will send you an acknowledgement email with your application number and UAC pin.

3. Accept and enrol

If your application is successful, you’ll receive an offer notification via email from UAC. 
You will also receive an email from CDU with information about acceptance, instructions for setting up your student account and enrolling in your units.
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