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Secondary students on CDU Casuarina campus

Year 10 students

Year 10 is the year to start thinking about your future and collecting any ideas you may have for life after school. Consider what subjects you will need to do in Year 11 and 12 to get into your preferred study area. You don't have to know exactly what you want to do, but it's time to ask questions, research and look ahead. Work experience and volunteering are good ways to find out what is involved in different professions.

CDU has a number of on-campus events that introduce students to different industries, professions and general university life.

VET for Secondary Schools (VSS)

VSS helps you develop job-ready skills while completing high school. CDU offers a range of VET programs for secondary school students across the Northern Territory.

Find out more about VET for Secondary Schools.


Please note: We hold events for high school students at various year levels. Contact to find out which events are for you.

Science and Engineering Challenge

Four male secondary school students taking part in the Science and Engineering Challenge

A fun day of competition for year 9 and 10 students that showcases science and engineering professional opportunities. Up to 16 teams participate in hands-on science and engineering activities. This is a great event to attend if you are interested in pursing a career in science or engineering. 

Find out more about the Science and Engineering Challenge.

Discover CDU

Student ambassadors holding balloons at CDU open day

Held annually at CDU's Casuarina campus, this popular community event showcases all of CDU's VET and Higher Education study opportunities. For prospective students, this event is a perfect opportunity to explore our campus and talk with lecturers and current students.

Find out more about the Discover CDU.

NT Skills, Employment and Career Expos

Darwin Career Expo 2015

The NT Skills, Employment and Career Expos are a brilliant opportunity to explore potential career options and gain information on employment, training and education pathways. CDU has information stalls at numerous career expos throughout the year, both in the NT and interstate.

Find out more about NT Skills, Employment and Career Expos.

VET for Secondary School Information Days

VETiS Infromation Day

An opportunity for students, teachers and parents to attend information sessions about CDU VSS courses at different campuses, and to view the different learning spaces where each course is run. Attendees will have the chance to speak with class trainers to get an insight into different VSS programs.

Find out more about VSS Information Days.

Other resources

For information about Charles Darwin University and our courses, view our student guides and prospectuses.