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Year 12 Students

At CDU, we recognise that not every school leaver knows exactly what they want to do when they finish school. We have many support services to provide information and advice on study and career pathways.

Several Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education courses are linked. This means you can try out different study options via short courses before making a full commitment.

Some units studied in our VET certificate courses count towards higher diplomas and degrees in the same study area. So you could, for example, start out doing a VET certificate in Engineering and find yourself down the track with a postgraduate degree.

Search courses at CDU to find out more.

VET for Secondary Schools (VSS)

VSS helps you develop job-ready skills while completing high school. CDU offers a range of VSS 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.

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 a university 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 Information 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 VET for Secondary Schools information days.

Other resources

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