Palmerston Campus events 


Palmerston Campus will busy over the following month with semester two enrolment days on 13-14 July, and orientation on 24 July.

Semester two enrolment and orientation

Enrolment for Palmerston Campus has been planned for 13-14 July. Administrative staff will be on hand to direct prospective students to lecturing staff and provide general assistance.

New students are invited to an orientation day on Monday 24 July. Students will be provided with information relating to resources, library facilities, staff, safety and other student and university related administration and matters.

Recent events

On 19 June the School of Tourism and Hospitality hosted Imagination Unlimited, showcasing hairdressing and beauty therapy student skills to the wider community and industry groups. Food and catering was provided on the night, with students from the School of Tourism and Hospitality preparing and serving of a fine selection of finger foods for guests.

Nyree Terry attended a recent campus administrators and leaders conference convened by Paul Fitzsimons, CDU’s Director of Remote Coordination. The conference took place over three days at Casuarina Campus, from 13-15 June, and was an opportunity to network, discuss academic and administrative issues, and learn about new and relevant impacts within the University framework.

New staff

Anna McIlwaine and Charene Malherbe commenced with the Community and Access administrative area 26 June.

Charene has recently migrated to Australia from South Africa, Richards Bay area (via Durbin) and is loving Darwin, the people and lifestyle. Anna has come to the Campus with a vast depth of experience and in more recent years has been owner of an office supply and stationary store in Kununurra WA.

Anna will be assisting in a part time capacity within Community and Access as well as part time for the Faculty of Education, Health and Science. She replaces Sarina Shailer who is moving to the Faculty of Law, Business and Arts for four months. Charene will provide on going part time support to the Campus reception area, which sits directly within the Community and Access division.

Welcome to both new staff members.


Congratulations to Community and Access staff on recent graduations: Annabel Tink graduated from the Diploma of Children’s Services; Sarina Shailer from Certificate IV Training and Assessment.

School Based Apprentice, Charmaine Busch is well on her way now and steadily progressing week by week through a number of module requirements which balance with her on the job practical training. Donna Cox will be interacting with Charmaine and providing valuable guidance for training and assessment purposes throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

Student news

Nastacha McGarva, Diploma of Event Management student, has taken up an internship with CDU’s Corporate Communications on a part time basis. This opportunity will assist Nastacha with her studies by providing an opportunity to gain experience across the sector for all issues related to marketing, event planning and management, and advertising. Congratulations!

Library information

The Palmerston library will be open over the mid year semester break and Shannon Haritos will be contactable Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Jayshree Mamtora will be in the UK - we wish her bon voyage and look forward to her return.

Building and maintenance

Capital works has commenced for the building of the bakery in building B of Palmerston Campus and this is progressing steadily.


Pro Vice-Chancellor Community and Access, Don Zoellner visited Palmerston Campus on 12 June. The staff always welcome and appreciate these visits.

Staff development

More recently the campus administrator has introduced and facilitated staff development training by hosting the ‘Are you being fair’ workshop and the PDRS training information session. Thanks to Elizabeth MacDonald and Tim Conversi for agreeing to facilitate from this Campus. It was very much appreciated!