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Secondary students at the ConocoPhillips Science Experience hosted at CDU

Year 9 students

Year 9 is the time to start exploring what study and career path you may want to take. You may not know exactly what you want to do, but you can start asking yourself questions like:

  • What am I good at?
  • What do I like to do?
  • Do I have hobbies that I am passionate about?

Research Charles Darwin University's courses, from Vocational Education and Training (VET) through to Higher Education. You can also come along to our various events we hold throughout the year across all CDU campuses. Speak with your career adviser for more information about CDU events available to you.

Find out more about our events below.

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're interested in a career in science or engineering. 

Find out more about the Science and Engineering Challenge.

ConocoPhillips Science Experience

ConocoPhillips Science Experience

A three-day science, engineering and IT event. Take part in hands-on practical science-based activities, tours of science learning environments and field trips to local places of special scientific interest. Get information about the many careers, study opportunities in science, engineering and technology.

Find out more about the ConocoPhillips Science Experience.

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 at NT Skills, Employment and Career Expos.

VET for Secondary Schools 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.