Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a young multi-sector institution, defined by creativity, flexibility and freedom from tradition. Its hub is in multi-cultural, tropical Darwin, a relatively small city steeped in Aboriginal culture. Campus life is collegiate and friendly providing an ideal environment for study.
Tourism and Hospitality Studies
Tourism is a key industry in the Northern Territory, where the heartland of indigenous culture blends with world-famous natural wonders and untouched wilderness.
CDU has fostered a mutually beneficial relationship with local tourism business that allows students to gain work placements at all levels. In return, the university supports the industry by feeding skilled and talented graduates into the workforce.
This seamless course integration has attracted many international students who access the pathway at Certificate III level and progress through Diploma to degree qualifications within just four years. CDU specialises in providing course flexibility. Pathways between educational sectors allow students to progress according to their interests and talents, from vocational training to degree level studies, to advanced research doctorates.
Undergraduate students can select a variety of units from the Business program, and advanced standing is offered to those with existing Tourism, Hospitality and Business qualifications.
Academics at Charles Darwin University take pride in equipping future practitioners with both academic rigour and practical skills. Their industry relationships and expertise are integral to nurturing work-ready competencies that lead to high levels of student success in small business and the employment market.
Research and Industry Programmes
Research is an important focus for CDU and its industry partners. Tourism and Hospitality projects are generously funded by the Northern Territory Government and its agencies, local tourism operators and privately sponsored research organisations.
Under the current structure, research in this area is managed through the Northern Institute.
Study Programmes Accredited by THE-ICE
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- Certificate III in Retail Baking (Combined)
- Certificate III in Hospitality
- Certificate III in Events
- Certificate III in Guiding
- Certificate III in Tourism
- Certificate IV in Hospitality
- Certificate IV in Guiding
- Certificate IV in Travel & Tourism
- Diploma of Hospitality
- Diploma of Events
- Diploma of Travel & Tourism
- Bachelor of Commerce BCOMR
- Master of Business Administration MBA14
Charles Darwin University
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