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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 writing task. This task allows us to determine your suitability for the program.

What is the writing 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

Other states or territories 

My Skills website

Reading Writing Hotline

Important dates

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Semester 1, 2019

Semester 1, 2019
Applications open Applications are now open for Semester 1 2019
Applications close26 February 2019
Offer roundsCommence weekly on 19 December 2018, then on a Wednesday from 9 January 2019
Teaching commences4 March 2019
Final date to enrol15 march 2019
Census date31 March 2019
Teaching ends31 May 2019
Grade release9 July 2019

Semester 2, 2019

SEMESTER 2, 2019

Applications open 

Applications are now open for Semester 2 2019

Applications close

16 July 2019

Offer rounds

Commence weekly on a Wednesday 17 April

Teaching commences

22 July 2019

Final date to enrol

02 August 2019

Census date

16 August 2019

Teaching ends

18 October 2019

Grade release

26 November 2019

Ready to shape your future with TEP?


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


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