The School of Trades delivers nationally accredited and non-accredited training in a range of courses and programs including apprenticeships, up-skilling and remote delivery. 

The School of Trades has a strong focus on quality and is able to provide literacy and numeracy support to students engaged in learning to support students to achieve their qualifications.

The School of Trades has also established a strong Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process to engage further with industry and people who have been working within the industry for some time.

CDU has invested considerable in resources and equipment across the Faculty of VET and an investment by the Federal Government will see a new trade training facility operating from 2015 at CDU Casuarina campus. This will be a high-technology facility and will support the ever growing North Australia Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG). The facility will house our electrotechnology, refrigeration, instrumentation and plumbing areas, but will also see an investment across the School by way of infrastructure and equipment.

Training Consultants are within our School to support apprentices and employers in engaging with CDU, and supporting students and industry throughout their training. They will assist with signing off training plans, apprentice call-up dates, and are out on the road going to your business as required.

The School of Trades has the capacity to tailor specific programs and skills sets to the clients’ needs across a range of areas.

Teams within the School of Trades are:

Oil and Gas courses are currently being negotiated with industry partners such as Inpex and ConocoPhillips. Below is the link to the NACOG, which has a range of course offerings.

North Australia Centre for Oil and Gas


Trades Administrative Leader

Emma Saunders

T: 08 8946 7091

Contact us

For further information please contact:

  • Administrative Leader:
  • (08) 8946 7091