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Is the program for me?

Uni preparation courses, bridging courses, foundation courses, study pathways into university… what does it all mean? And is it for you?

If you didn’t complete year 12 or didn’t achieve the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) needed to get into your chosen university course, or if you just haven’t studied for a while, TEP is perfect for you.

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Benefits of the program

  • TEP is a free program that can get you back into the swing of study.

  • It prepares you and enables you to start a degree with CDU.

  • You'll build the study skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed at uni.

  • You can study full time or part time.

  • You can choose to study on campus, online or a bit of both with mixed-mode study.

  • The course can be completed in as little as 14 weeks.

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Where can I study?

You can complete TEP online or at our campuses in Darwin, Alice Springs, Sydney and Adelaide. Wherever and however you choose to study, you'll get the support you need.
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What support is there?

As a CDU student, you'll get access to the same student support as our higher education and VET students. 

Whether you're studying on campus or online, you'll always be able to contact your lecturers and tutors.

  • You'll be able to access your course materials online.

  • If you want to talk to someone about uni stuff, Student Central will help connect you to the right person.

  • You'll have access to our disability support services.

  • If you're looking for some extra study support, check out our workshop videos for information about writing, referencing, bibliographies, plus other study tips and tricks.

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How do I start?

  1. Complete the online enquiry/application form.

  2. After you submit your online TEP application, we'll email you with a diagnostic task to complete. 

  3. Once you've completed the diagnostic task, you'll receive an email letting you know whether TEP is the right pathway to university for you and offering you a place for enrolment.

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Ready to start?

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Why CDU?

A new world university

We see things differently at CDU, and we like that. We know our students choose to study with us because we share the same vision - to make a positive change. We help our students achieve their goals and make a positive impact in their lives and those around them. Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. The moment you decide you want to study, get in touch with us. On-campus and online with part-time and full-time options are available, so you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.


Important dates


Applications open 3 March

Semester 2 applications close - 11 July

Semester 2 teaching starts - 17 July

Semester 2 teaching ends - 13 October

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