Career advisers to get a taste of CDU flavour 


A group of high school careers advisors will learn about the Northern Territory’s Medical Program during an information day at Charles Darwin University (CDU).

The full day program of events, to be held Friday March 5, will showcase CDU’s latest higher education course offerings to 25 delegates, including five from South Australia.

The remaining 20 careers advisers are from the Northern Territory, representing high schools in the Darwin and Palmerston areas.

Speakers from the faculties will provide information on course programs and career pathways available to students.

CDU’s various modes of learning will be discussed, as well as an explanation of the tools and technologies employed by the university to allow students greater access to learning.

The Executive Dean of Education, Health and Science, Professor Graham Pegg, and Flinders University NT Clinical School Clinical Dean, Professor Michael Lowe will provide the keynote address about the NT Medical Program.

The Northern Territory will produce its own doctors after the Australian Government announced $27.8 million in the 2009 Federal Budget for an NT-based medical education program.

The Flinders University initiative, which is supported by Charles Darwin University, will allow Territory students to undergo their entire medical training in the Northern Territory.

Up to 40 doctors are expected to graduate in the Territory each year as a result of the program.