CRICOS course codes: Business Studies: 0100739 (NT), Information Technology: 0100740 (NT)
First Year Diploma programs are two semester courses that function as an alternative first year of an undergraduate degree at Charles Darwin University. The programs are for students who are close to meeting academic and English entry requirements but require some additional support for their first year of study.
Successful completion of the First Year Diploma program allows for direct entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting or IT.
Successful completion of this program allows direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Business or the Bachelor of Accounting. All degree specialisations are available. Units replicate the content, delivery and assessment of equivalent degree units at CDU, along with specialised English language and academic support.
CDU Accounting courses are CPA-accredited – completion of the degree allows graduates to apply for membership of CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
Degree majors include:
Optional Units (choose 5)
Successful completion of this program allows direct entry into the second year of the CDU Bachelor of Information Technology degree program, a degree accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Degree majors include:
Units are aligned with the content, delivery and assessment of equivalent degree units at CDU, along with specialised English language and academic support.
IT Units (All required)
Optional Units (choose 1)
|Diploma||Semester Intake||Start Date||End Date||Fees (AUD)|
|Business Studies||Semester One||2 March 2020||6 November 2020||25,500|
|Business Studies||Semester Two||20 July 2020||26 February 2021||25,500|
|Business Studies||Summer Semester||9 November 2020||18 June 2021||25,500|
|Information Technology||Semester One||2 March 2020||6 November 2020||28,000|
|Information Technology||Semester Two||20 July 2020||26 February 2021||28,000|
|Information Technology||Summer Semester||9 November 2020||18 June 2021||28,000|
To enter either of the First Year Diploma programs, students must achieve an IELTS overall score of 5.5, with no bands less than 5.0, or an agreed equivalent.
A breakdown of all academic requirements by country is available by clicking here.
The minimum age for entry to the First Year Diploma programs is 17.