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Pathway Courses

CDU's pathway courses, often called enabling, preparatory, or bridging courses, can help you meet entry requirements to a range of undergraduate degrees.

They also develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence you will need to succeed in your studies.

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Tertiary Enabling Program

CDU's free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is an alternative pathway into university that can help you meet entry requirements for a range of undergraduate degrees while building your study skills and confidence. 

If you don't have an ATAR, meet entry requirements, or just haven't studied in a while, TEP is perfect for you.

TEP can be studied online, on campus, part-time, or full-time.

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First Nations Pathways to University Programs

CDU's pathway programs help First Nations students get ready for university. You can choose a program that matches your interests, like health, arts, education, engineering, science, law, business, or accounting.

You'll have First Nations mentors, tutors, and support services to help you succeed. Once you complete your program, you can get into a range of CDU courses with exit qualifications at Certificate, Diploma, or Degree level.

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CDU pathway course success stories

  • First Nations Pathways to University Program student Norlisha

    Norlisha's pathway to Indigenous health research

    Norlisha had been working in health research for several years, with the thought of study always at the back of her mind. Not knowing how or where to start, Norlisha says it took quite a while to take that first step. Then, she discovered CDU's First Nations Introduction to University Program. 

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  • Law student Beth in her Brisbane office during an internship

    I'm the first in my family to go to uni: Beth's story

    Beth took the first step in her journey to becoming a lawyer, by completing CDU’s free Tertiary Enabling Program. These days, Beth is well on the way to achieving her dream; she’s finishing her law degree online, while working as a legal intern in Brisbane.

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  • TEP and Team Aspire student Jubilee Weo at a computer

    Becoming a nurse against the odds: Meet Jubilee

    Jubilee Weo always dreamed of becoming a nurse and she’s let nothing stand in her way. Not even the fact that she didn't meet the prerequisites for a nursing degree.

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