Secondary students get a taste of uni life 


Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina and Palmerston campuses recently hosted the Tertiary Taster as a part of National Career Development Week (NCDW).

The Tertiary Taster is an initiative targeted at senior secondary students with disabilities or additional learning needs who are considering further education either through university or vocational education.

Project facilitator and Regional Disability Liaison Officer for the Northern Territory, Liz Reid, said the event allowed students to experience the physical, technological and social aspects of being a tertiary education student.

‘Students participated in lectures involving a range of hands on activities in areas of study such as horticulture, information technology and tourism and hospitality,’ she explained.

Activities and information sessions throughout the two day program included guest speakers from Australian Apprenticeships, NT Police Force and Automotive industry.

Other key highlights included a services forum which highlighted the support services available for students considering post secondary education, training and employment.

National Career Development Week promotes awareness of career development and emphasises the need for all Australians to develop skills to manage their own careers.

For more information on the Regional Disability Liaison Officer initiative please contact Liz Reid on 8946 6288 or at