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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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Semester 2, 2017

 Semester 2, 2017
Applications openApplications are now closed.
Applications closeTuesday, 11 July 2017
Offer roundsCommence weekly on a Wednesday from 18 April, 2017

Final date to enrol

Friday, 28 July 2017

Teaching commences

Monday, 17 July 2017

Census dateThursday, 31 August 2017
Teaching endsFriday, 13 October 2017

16 October - 20 October 2017

Exam period23 October - 3 November 2017
Grade Release dateTuesday, 21 November 2017

Summer Semester, 2017

Summer Semester, 2017
Applications open Applications are now open.
Applications close

Tuesday, 24 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

Ready to shape your future with TEP?


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


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