Enhancing industry-academia engagement and improving students digital career pathway

Project: Consultancy - Non Research

Project Details


The CDU IT CodeFair was founded in 2014 to initiate a forum for students to share their programming knowledge and apply IT skills to solve real-world problems through the support of Department of Corporate and Digital Development (DCDD). Since then, CDU IT CodeFair has grown every year with hundreds of IT students looking forward to the event made possible by the strong support of NT Government and local IT industry. From 2020 onwards, the event expand to include local school students and IT students from other states all over Australia.

Charles Darwin University's IT Code Fair provides an opportunity to encourage and advocate students’ talent showcasing their work more broadly to the University and industry communities. This annual event contributes to promote
awareness of education and training in Information Technology to local Middle and High School students including female and indigenous communities.

The critical aspect of the code fair is to foster and establish relationships between IT students, industry, local government and community. At the same time, it allows students to use their creativity and skillsets in IT to solve local real-world business problems.
Effective start/end date1/09/21 → 31/12/21