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How to apply for undergraduate courses

Application methods

There are two ways to apply to study at CDU:

  • via a tertiary admission centre (SATAC) or
  • directly on our website.  

The way you apply depends on where you live and where you’ve previously studied.

If you’re new to CDU

You should apply via SATAC if you live in the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory.

If you’ve studied at CDU before

For most courses, you can apply directly via our online portal, MyNextCourse, if you have completed or are about to complete a:

  • Certificate III or above
  • Tertiary Enabling Program (except for TEP1) or Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS)
  • Undergraduate degree.

If you have completed another course at CDU, you should apply via:

  • SATAC if you live in the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory.

How to apply through SATAC

1. Explore SATAC Course Search

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

2. Register with SATAC

The next step is to get your application underway by registering as an undergraduate applicant.

 SATAC will send you an acknowledgement email with a link to access your online application.

3. Complete your application

Commence your application, remembering to save your progress after each section.

Although SATAC can access most of your Australian study records, it is most helpful to upload your relevant registration, TAFE and overseas qualifications at the time of application. SATAC may still contact you for further information.

4. Accept and enrol

If your application is successful, you'll receive your offer via an email from SATAC. CDU will email you shortly after with important enrolment and orientation information.

Ready to get started?

How to apply through MyNextCourse

1. Check your course is eligible for MyNextCourse

Find your preferred course and check it’s available through the Find a course portal. If not, you’ll need to apply through SATAC following the steps above under How to apply through SATAC.

Find a course

2. Register with MyNextCourse

Visit MyNextCourse, click on the MyNextCourse button and create an account.

Once your account is created, you will receive an email with login details to complete your application.

Register with MyNextCourse

3. Complete your application

Follow the link in your acknowledgement email and complete your application. You will receive an email confirming that your application has been successfully submitted. Applications usually take about 3-5 days to assess, after which we will email you the outcome of your application.

Your offer letter will remind you of your student number. Keep this handy; you will need it to enrol and re-activate your student account.

4. Accept and enrol

Follow the detailed instructions in your offer email. Remember to accept your offer through MyNextCourse and submit your enrolment through MyStudentInfo.

Ready to get started?

Apply now

International students

We've taken the guesswork out of the application process by creating a step by step guide on how to apply.

Learn how to apply as an international student

Additional Information

Are there application fees?


View the SATAC undergraduate application fees.


If you are applying through MyNextCourse, there are no application fees.

Do I need to provide documents for my application?

You might need documents to support your application. SATAC can access most study records, but they may need to contact you to request:

  • High School Certificate
  • Certificate of completion for courses completed since high school.

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