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Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a research intensive dual sector public university with a long history in the Northern Territory of Australia. CDU has approximately 22,000 students, enrolled in VET, Higher Education and Research courses throughout Australia, including 7 campuses across the Northern Territory, Melbourne and Sydney. More than eight hundred international students from 55 different countries study at the Casuarina campus in Darwin.

CDU Melbourne is located in the central business district close to public transport, shops and cafes and restaurants. CDU and Australian Technical & Management College (ATMC) are working in partnership to provide international students  with a high quality education in the following  CDU  degree courses approved and accredited by CDU Academic Board: Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Accounting (Professional  Practice) and Master of Business Administration.

Students can be confident of the quality of their CDU degree courses; the curriculum, structure, teaching, academic standards and assessment of these courses are the same as in the main CDU campus in Darwin.  Students enrolled in the CDU degree courses will be taught by experienced and academically qualified teaching staff appointed by ATMC and approved by CDU. Students will graduate with a degree awarded by the University in accordance with the University’s rules and regulations.

All applications for admission to CDU Melbourne are processed in accordance with the University’s admission policies, processes and entry standards as outlined in this Prospectus and on the CDU website. Students will be enrolled as CDU students and entitled to all the concomitant rights and obligations of a CDU student and subject to all CDU policies and procedures for admission, enrolment, progression, assessment, complaints management, student services and student satisfaction surveys.

Quality Assurance

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) is Australia’s independent national regulator of the higher education sector.

The Agency regulates and assures the quality of Australia’s large, diverse and complex higher education sector, and registers and assesses the performance of higher education providers against the Higher Education Standards Framework.

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is an Australian Government national system that regulates all Australian qualifications to ensure a high standard of Australian qualifications throughout the country. The AQF contributes to the worldwide recognition of Australian qualifications.

The Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 requires education providers to meet nationally consistent standards in education quality, facilities and services. The ESOS Act ensures that international students studying in Australia receive the same standard of education as Australian students.

Education providers that offer courses for international students must be registered on the Australian Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and demonstrate that their courses, services and facilities meet Australian standards. Charles Darwin University is a CRICOS registered provider in the Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales. The University complies with the ESOS Act and the AQF and delivers a high standard of education.