Universities and higher education

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is the only university in the Northern Territory, Australia, and is the Australian university closest to Asia. Due to its long heritage of educational delivery in northern Australia and history of innovation, the university is well positioned to improve lives and contribute to the future development of the region and wider Asian continents.

CDU has built itself on the key values of innovative thinking, maintaining a clear focus on the future and developing solutions to contemporary injustices. The university is an award-winning, young and dynamic university. The Good Universities Guide 2021 ranks CDU as the number two university in Australia for undergraduate starting salaries and full-time employment. Read more about CDU rankings on the CDU website.

CDU is a dual-sector university, providing vocational education and training (VET skills-based) and higher (academic-based) education in the same institution. Students can move from the CDU International College or VET to higher education studies, to develop the skills to follow their career paths.

CDU is a leader in online learning and has been delivering distance courses for almost 30 years and on-campus for almost 50 years. The broad range of courses from certificates and diplomas, to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees are informed by and connected to industry. Courses available to international students include nursing and midwifery, law, engineering, information technology, environmental science, business and accounting, emergency and disaster studies, health sciences, creative arts and humanities, and education.

Search the latest international course guide on the CDU website.

According to the Research Excellence Rankings Analysis, CDU's research is considered world-class, with 82% rated at world standard and above. CDU continues to stand out in areas such as tropical and desert knowledges, Indigenous knowledges, human health and well-being, tropical health, social and public policy, and environment and livelihoods.

CDU students, have access to a wide range of free services, including accommodation assistance, careers advice, study support and counselling. Dedicated staff will also help students develop their study plan and provide study support.

Join a university that is developing real-world skills in our students. To find out more about studying at CDU on the CDU website.

Charles Darwin University waterfront

Canterbury Institute of Management

Canterbury Institute of Management (CIM) is part of Canterbury Education Group that has been delivering courses in Australia (New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland (QLD)) for over 20 years.

Our broad range of courses include certificates and diplomas, to undergraduate and postgraduate (in partnership). Our programs include disciplines of business and commerce, information technology, information systems, hospitality management and project management.

Canterbury Institute of Management is a private higher education provider duly registered and accredited by TEQSA. CIM started course delivery of bachelor of business degrees with four majors and with double majors since early 2020 in NSW. CIM have now set up a new campus in Darwin with its first intake planned from May 2021. CIM Darwin Campus is within walking distance to the main transport, education, sports, government and tourist facilities.

CIM students are supported by skilled and experienced staff. CIM offers smaller classes providing learning advantages of low students-academics staff ratio.

CIM provides a range of services and facilities for students. Some of these include: 

Weekly lectures and tutorials are scheduled for each course and are held in classrooms or computer laboratories. CIM academic staff have relevant appropriate qualifications and experience in teaching and in their professional fields. The academic staff appointments and their academic delivery methods are always aimed at a practical approach to learning.

CIM provides students with a wide range of academic and welfare support services. New students are encouraged to attend the New Students Orientation Program, conducted at the beginning of each semester.

CIM has an in-house Library and Academic Resource Centre with access to textbooks and online academic resources. Students have access to online academic resources for electronic books and online journal databases.

For more information, go to the Canterbury Institute of Management website.

Contact information

2 Printers Place
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: +61 8 8986 7550

Canterbury Institute of Management premises

Page last updated 18 February 2022