- About us
- Courses and Programs
- Adult Literacy and Numeracy (Top End)
- Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
- English as a Second Language
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
- Business (Central)
- Commercial Cookery and Bakery (Top End)
- Information Technology and Library Studies (Top End)
- Sales and Personal Services (Top End)
- Tourism and Hospitality (Central)
- Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Top End)
- VET Businesses
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We provide assistance to study assistance to students during their studies.
We are a provider approved to deliver government subsidised training places under the NT Training Entitlement to eligible students at the Certificate III level or higher.
If you need to meet your compulsory Training Benchmark or risk cancellation of your 457 sponsorship, CDU offers solutions for 457 Visa Training Benchmarks A and B in the Northern Territory.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) currently offers over 200 Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses in 14 different industries that run at CDU campuses and centres throughout the Northern Territory. VET courses range from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level, and include apprenticeships and traineeships.
Certificate I introductory classes are for people who have done no study since leaving school. There are also short courses available which could help if you are looking at changing jobs. Contact the VET division you are interested in and find out what course would suit you.
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With such a variety of options, from hospitality and tourism to transport and storage, and automotive to business and clerical, you can choose the course that is right for you.
A full list of current VET courses offered at CDU can be accessed on the CDU courses website. This list provides initial details on courses available, the campus offering the course, career opportunities and general course information.
Charles Darwin University offers continuous enrolment into VET courses. For most courses, all you will need to do is complete the VET101 Enrolment Form (PDF 379KB). However, some courses require students to complete a VET Application Form prior to enrolment.
The easiest way to check availability and the enrolment process for the course you are interested in is to contact the specific CDU team prior to enrolling.
Most certificate courses do not have specific entry requirements but do require a satisfactory level of literacy and numeracy; an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is not required for enrolment.
Diploma courses require successful completion of year 12 (or equivalent), completion of a certificate IV, or relevant experience.
If you speak English as a second language and require help preparing for VET study, visit the Adult Migrant English Program website for contact details and further information.
Don't quite meet the entry requirements? If you wish to study for a diploma but didn't complete year 12, check out the Tertiary Enabling Program.
All VET forms are located on the Student forms and guides page under VET enrolment forms.