Universities and higher education

Charles Darwin University

Australia's Northern Territory is home to Charles Darwin University (CDU).

CDU is unique. The Northern Territory campus locations showcase the best of a laid-back, tropical lifestyle, close to our neighbours in Asia. An award winning, young and dynamic university, CDU has ranked equal first among all Australian universities for graduate salary, and second for graduate employment (Good Universities Guide 2019).

CDU is a dual-sector university, providing both vocational (skills-based) and higher (academic-based) education in the same institution. Students can move from the CDU International College or vocational education and training (VET) to higher education studies, to develop the skills they need to follow their career paths. 

CDU is leader in online learning and has been delivering courses online for almost 20 years. Our broad range of courses from certificates and diplomas, to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees are built on our deep connections with industry. Courses include disciplines such as nursing and midwifery, engineering, environmental science, business and commerce, emergency and disaster studies, Aboriginal studies, health sciences, creative arts and humanities, and education.

For the latest course guide, go to the Charles Darwin University website.

CDU's research is considered world class with 82% rated at world standard and above according to the Research Excellence Rankings Analysis. We continue to stand out in areas such as tropical and desert knowledges, Aboriginal knowledges, human health and well-being, tropical health, social and public policy, and environment and livelihoods. 

CDU students are supported by skilled and experienced staff. At CDU, you will benefit from our ability to offer smaller class sizes and a low student-to-teacher ratio of about once teacher to every 15 to 20 students. 

CDU provides a range of services and facilities for students. Some of these include: 

  • free academic and English language support
  • free personal support and counselling services
  • a well-supplied library, with computers and plenty of books and DVDs for hire
  • the CDU bookshop for all textbook needs
  • on-campus accommodation
  • cafes and dining options
  • sports facilities, such a tennis courts and covered basketball courts
  • gardens and green open spaces. 

Join a university that is developing real-world skills in its students. Join CDU to build your new world.

To find out more about the university, go to the Charles Darwin University website.

Charles Darwin University waterfront buildings

Canterbury Institute of Management

Canterbury Institute of Management (CIM) is part of Canterbury Education Group that has been delivering courses in Australia (New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (QLD)) for over 20 years.

Our broad range of courses include certificates and diplomas, to undergraduate and postgraduate (in partnership). Our programs include disciplines of business and commerce, information technology, information systems, hospitality management and project management.

Canterbury Institute of Management is a private higher education provider duly registered and accredited by TEQSA. CIM started course delivery of bachelor of business degrees with four majors and with double majors since early 2020 in NSW. CIM have now set up a new campus in Darwin with its first intake planned from May 2021. CIM Darwin Campus is within walking distance to the main transport, education, sports, government and tourist facilities.

CIM students are supported by skilled and experienced staff. CIM offers smaller classes providing learning advantages of low students-academics staff ratio.

CIM provides a range of services and facilities for students. Some of these include: 

Weekly lectures and tutorials are scheduled for each course and are held in classrooms or computer laboratories. CIM academic staff have relevant appropriate qualifications and experience in teaching and in their professional fields. The academic staff appointments and their academic delivery methods are always aimed at a practical approach to learning.

CIM provides students with a wide range of academic and welfare support services. New students are encouraged to attend the New Students Orientation Program, conducted at the beginning of each semester.

CIM has an in-house Library and Academic Resource Centre with access to textbooks and online academic resources. Students have access to online academic resources for electronic books and online journal databases.

For more information, go to the Canterbury Institute of Management website.

Contact information

2 Printers Place
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: +61 8 8986 7550

Canterbury Institute of Management premises