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How do I apply?

Ready to get started on your journey into uni? Applying for TEP at CDU is a simple two-step process.

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Step 1

Complete the online application form.

Step 2

After you submit your online TEP application, we'll email you a link to the diagnostic task. This task allows us to determine your suitability for the program.

What is the diagnostic task?

The task is an online writing task. You will be asked to address a topic and can prepare ideas.

How long will it take to complete?

You will have 45 minutes to complete the task.

Being offered a place in TEP

Once you've completed the diagnostic task, you'll be advised via email whether or not you've been successful in gaining a place in TEP.

The offer will be sent via the email that you used in your application.

The offer will include:

  • your student number
  • instructions on how to activate your computer account
  • the steps you need to take to enrol
  • important dates relating to your studies.
What if I didn't get a place?

If you're unsuccessful in receiving an offer into TEP , you'll be provided with details about the Adult Literacy and Numeracy program or the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at CDU or similar programs in your area. These programs can help to improve language, literacy and numeracy skills.

English Language skills courses

Northern Territory

Adult Migrant English Program

T: (08) 8946 6578
W: Adult Migrant English Program 

Other states or territories

My Skills website 

Literacy (reading and writing) courses

Northern Territory

Adult Literacy & Numeracy Top End

T: (08) 8946 7529
W: Adult Literacy & Numeracy Top End

Other states or territories 

My Skills website

Reading Writing Hotline

Important dates

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Summer Semester, 2017

Summer Semester, 2017
Applications open Applications for Summer Semester are now closed.
Applications closeTuesday, 31 October 2017
Offer roundsCommence weekly on a Wednesday from 13 September 2017
Final date to enrolFriday, 17 November 2017
Teaching commencesMonday, 6 November 2017
Census datesFriday, 18 December 2017
Teaching endsFriday, 9 February 2018
Revision12 February 2018 - 16 February 2018
Exam period19 February 2018 - 23 February 2018
Grade releaseTuesday. 6 March 2018

Semester 1, 2018

Semester 1, 2018
Applications open Applications are now open for Semester 1, 2018
Applications close20 February 2018
Offer roundsCommence weekly on a Wednesday from 3 January 2018
Final date to enrol9 March 2018
Teaching commencesMonday, 26 February 2018
Census dates31 March 2018
Teaching ends27 May 2018
Revision28 May 2018 - 4 June 2018
Exam period5 June 2018 - 18 June 2018
Grade releaseTuesday, 3 July 2018

Ready to shape your future with TEP?


TEP general enquiries
Student Central
  • T: 1800 061 963 (freecall)


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