Charles Darwin University signYou can choose from a wide variety of higher education courses, Vocational Education and Training (VET), and other tertiary courses. In fact, the Northern Territory has more students enrolled in higher education per capita than anywhere else in Australia.

The academic year traditionally runs over two semesters, commencing the yearly studies in February and finishing in November however some online subjects are available outside of the two semesters.

Charles Darwin University provides a comprehensive range of education and training opportunities, from training for new apprenticeships and Vocational Education and Training courses to undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. The Charles Darwin University has campuses in Alice Springs, Katherine, Palmerston and Darwin, as well as several regional study centres.

The Northern Territory is home to internationally recognised applied research institutions; Menzies School of Health Research and the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre. 

The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education is another unique Territory institution. The institute currently enrols more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at the higher education level than any other tertiary institution in Australia.

In addition, there are numerous private training organisations registered in the Northern Territory. This training is recognised by the Australian Quality Training Framework Standards and the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Alternatively, with broadband, Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) or satellite Internet connections available in most locations, study options are not limited to local providers.

For more information go to the Menzies School of Health Research website and the Desert Knowledge Australia website.