Message from Head of School Trades

20 April 2018

Trades Utes at annual Hot100 Variety club Ute Run

CDU Trades Utes at 2018 Variety Club Ute Run

I’d like to thank all staff members from the School of Trades for a fantastic effort throughout 2017, in particular for making sure all our deadlines were met. Here’s a cheer to an equally successful 2018!

We’ve certainly hit the ground running, with Electrotechnology training starting on the 8th of January and most other teams commencing soon afterwards.

The three Trade Utes were on proud display again this year at the annual Hot100 Variety Club Ute run on Australia day.  The Utes showed off their new livery at the front of the pack in some typical Darwin monsoonal conditions (pictured), but that didn’t stop them from weaving their way through Darwin streets to the final destination in Noonamah.

2018 sees other exciting opportunities presenting themselves,  the construction of the Fire Training ground adjacent to Purple 10, Casuarina Campus. 

We’re also excited about the new Trade Skills centre in Alice Springs, where solar panels have already been fitted the final machinery and tools are about to be installed. Despite some delays, our intrepid plumbing lecturer Lachlan Marr has already begun delivery of the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, Back Flow Prevention and TMV (Thermostatic Mixing Valve) in the Alice Springs centre.

As for all schools and some Colleges, there’s a hive of activity for all team members in their bid to ensure quality and compliance of our training.  I can’t emphasise enough the importance of all this work and really appreciate your effort! 

Enjoy this issue of VET Matters – I look forward to the next update in Issue 4.

By Roy Brandner. Head of School Trades

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