Charles Darwin University (CDU) is the largest tertiary institution in the Northern Territory, with campuses in the Darwin suburbs of Casuarina, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, and training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Yulara.

CDU was formed in 2003 through a merger between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs-based Centralian College, NT Rural College in Katherine, and the Menzies School of Health Research.

Today, CDU offers a fresh approach to education, training, research and knowledge application. The University aspires to be internationally recognised as a centre for excellence in Indigenous and cross-cultural knowledge, tropical knowledge and desert knowledge.

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There are several ways to apply for Charles Darwin University. You can make an application to the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) based on your Tertiary Entrance Ranking (TER). A successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE) or equivalent, and a TER of 60 or higher. Some courses have additional special requirements. For students currently studying year 12, bonus points may be awarded if you went to a school from NT or a selected rural area. Therefore students with a TER score of less than 60 but more than 49 are still encouraged to apply for their chosen degree. This is done through the SATAC because Charles Darwin University awards bonus points to all Northern Territory school leavers as well as interstate school leavers from a high school in a rural or remote area that borders NT – ie South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland and New South Wales. Indigenous students that do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate course can still apply through SATAC and be considered via the guaranteed entry provision. This provides alternative admission assessments for Indigenous students. The university will contact Indigenous students who have applied through SATAC and do not meet the minimum entry requirements to organise an alternative assessment.
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Grevillea Drive, Alice Springs, NT, 871
Ellengowan Drive, Casuarina, NT, 810
, Jabiru, NT, 886
, Katherine, NT, 851
, Nhulunbuy, NT, 881
, Palmerston, NT, 830
, Tennant Creek, NT, 861
, Yulara, NT, 872