Places at CDU on the increase 


Students who want to study higher education at Charles Darwin University this year are not likely to be disappointed, with 13.2 per cent more first round offers made than last year.

Letters advising the students of the offer are being sent out this week, with the students having until January 23 to accept.

A further round of offers will be made on February 5 as the university firms up its admissions for the 2007 academic year beginning on February 26.

Vice-chancellor, Professor Helen Garnett, said the university had been able to accommodate the wishes of most of the Territory’s school-leavers and mature-age students who wanted to undertake tertiary studies.

This year Year 12 students with a TER score of at least 60 are eligible to be considered for entry to CDU, consistent with last year’s minimum score.

The most popular CDU courses this year are nursing, pharmacy, teaching and learning, law and engineering.

'The region continues to benefit from the increase in Commonwealth-funded places allocated a few years ago,' Professor Garnett said.

'Students who have missed out on their preferred offer should remember there is a second round of offers next month and those who did not make the required TER for their course can access the Tertiary Enabling Program immediately, satisfactory completion of which can lead into degree programs as early as mid-year.'