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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?

If you are completing the diagnostic task for Semester 1 2017 enrolment, you will be required to complete a multiple-choice literacy and numeracy questionnaire.

The diagnostic task has been revised for students wishing to enrol in S1-2017 and will no longer include a numeracy component.

How long will it take to complete?

  • You will have up to half an hour to complete the test
  • If English is your second language, or if you identify as having a disability, you have the option of taking an extra 30 minutes
  • If you don't have internet access, you can book to complete the task at the Casuarina campus.
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 2016

 Summer Semester, 2016
Applications openApplications are now closed
Applications closeTuesday, 1 November 2016
Offer rounds21 September 2016
28 September 2016
5 October 2016 
12 October 2016
19 October 2016
26 October 2016
3 November 2016

Final date to enrol

Friday, 18 November 2016

Teaching commences

Monday, 7 November 2016

Census dateWednesday, 30 November 2016
Teaching endsFriday, 10 February 2017

13 February 2017 - 17 February 2017

Exam period20 February 2017 -24 February 2017
Grade Release dateTuesday, 7 March 2017

Semester 1, 2017

Semester 1, 2017
Applications open Applications are now open 
Applications close

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Offer rounds

4 January 2017

11 January 2017

18 January 2017

25 January 2017

1 February 2017

8 February 2017

15 February 2017

22 February 2017

Final date to enrolFriday, 10 March 2017
Teaching commencesMonday, 27 February 2017
Census datesFriday, 31 March 2017
Teaching endsFriday, 26 May 2017
Revision29 May 2017 - 5 June 2017
Exam period6 June 2017 - 19 June 2017
Grade releaseTuesday. 4 July 2017

Ready to shape your future with TEP?


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


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