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The Faculty of Education, Health and Science

Charles Darwin University

The Faculty of Education, Health and Science (EHS) comprises the Schools of Education, Health Sciences, and Science and Primary Industries; the Centre for Access and English as a Second Language (ESL); and the Senior Secondary College in Alice Springs. They provide a broad selection of innovative programs that prepare students for a diverse range of career paths through study at the high school, VET, degree and postgraduate levels. Our research is well respected nationally and internationally and we have a specific focus on regional and tropical environments.

As a tri-sector institution, Charles Darwin University is one of the few Australian universities which offers a full suite of programs incorporating: a Senior Secondary School; Vocational Education and Training (VET); and Higher Education. EHS provides seamless articulation between these sectors and the success of our students attests to the advantages of studying within this environment.

EHS makes major contributions to shaping the future of the local (and wider) community through its programs in fields such as teaching, access studies and English as a second language, child care, nursing, community services, psychology and social work, agriculture and horticulture, land care, and biological and environmental sciences.

Our research performance is exemplary and in areas of strength and specialization, EHS is on a par with any Australian university. The Faculty has been a major recipient of Australia Research Council (ARC) grants in recent years; has hosted two University Research Centres and five areas of Research Strength and Priority. We are a major contributor to five Commonwealth funded Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), The Centre for Remote Health, the National Centre for Tropical Wetland Research and an ARC Key Centre.

The Faculty has excellent staff who are dedicated to their students and the progression of knowledge. EHS staff are regularly awarded CDU Excellence in Teaching Awards and many of our academics are leading researchers on the national and international scene.

The School of Health Sciences

The School of Health Sciences with campuses at Casuarina and Alice Springs offers a range of VET, undergraduate and postgraduate studies in:

  • Nursing

  • Midwifery

  • Psychology

  • Welfare Studies

  • Community Services

The programs offered at CDU cater to the beginner student, students in pursuit of a given career and those in pursuit of lifelong learning. Answering the need for dedicated health care professionals we can help guide you to a rewarding career

International Students

Charles Darwin University extends a warm welcome to all international students. The university is one of thirty eight Australian government-funded, public universities with distinctive research and educational offerings.

Charles Darwin University is located in northern Australia, only a few hours flying time to most of Asia's cities. Our main campus is located in the beautiful tropical city of Darwin a friendly, modern and multicultural place. As the capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin offers first class services and facilities to its residents and students.

International students can study a wide range of courses, including English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS), Foundation Studies, Vocational Education and Training (VET), Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. The university's areas of strength include Business, Information Technology, Environmental Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, Tourism and Hospitality, Indigenous Studies, Visual Arts and Music. Besides these there are many other courses to choose from.

International students studying at Charles Darwin University come from more than fifty countries. We offer an attractive social environment and excellent student support services. Our university is committed to supporting international students to achieve academic and personal success.




International Office
Building 29, Level 2
Charles Darwin University

Ph: 61 8 8946 7215
Fax: 61 8 8946 6644

CRICOS Provider No: 00300K




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