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VET packages and pathway options

CDU offers many pathways and options for your career. Students can qualify for entry into a CDU bachelor’s degree by completing a CDU VET qualification.

VET packages let you study a number of VET courses together or combine them with a Higher Education course.

See the VET packages below for more information.

Study VET at CDU in 2022

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Explore 2022 VET packages

Accounting

IELTS requirement (or equivalent): overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.

Accounting Package 1 

(Certificate 3 + Certificate 4) - (Total duration: 1 year)

Program code: Accounting PACK 1
Indicative program cost: $14,800
Location: Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Accounting Package 2 

(Certificate 3 + Certificate 4 + Bachelors) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program code: Accounting PACK 2
Indicative program cost: $81,740
Location: Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Bakery

IELTS requirement (or equivalent): overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Note: Subject to availability due to limited quota of places.

Baking Package 1

(Certificate 3 + Diploma) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program code: Bakery PACK 1
Indicative program cost: $29,600
Location: Palmerston
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1

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Baking Package 2

(Certificate 3 + Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program code: Bakery PACK 2
Indicative program cost: $83,152
Location: (VET) Palmerston (HE) Darwin Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1

  • Course 1 (VET): FBP30517 Certificate III in Baking; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2 (VET): SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Baking).
  • Course 3 (HE): Bachelor of Business; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted on
    completion of Diploma of Hospitality Management)

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Beauty Services

IELTS requirement (or equivalent): overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

Beauty Services Package 1 

(Certificate 3 + Diploma) - (Total duration: 1 year)

Program code: Beauty PACK 1
Indicative program cost: $22,500
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2
Location: Palmerston

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Commercial Cookery

IELTS requirement (or equivalent): overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Note: subject to availability due to limited quota of places.

Cookery Package A1

(Certificate 3 + Diploma) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program code: Cookery PACK A1
Indicative program cost: $29,600
Location: Palmerston
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Cookery Package A2

(Certificate 3 + Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program code: Cookery PACK A2
Indicative program cost: $83,152
Location: (VET) Palmerston, (HE) Darwin Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Cookery Package B1 - Palmerston

(Certificate 3 + Certificate 4) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program code: Cookery PACK B1
Indicative program cost: $29,600
Location: Palmerston
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Cookery Package B1 - Alice Springs

(Certificate 3 + Certificate 4) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program code: Cookery PACK B1-ASP
Indicative program cost: $29,600
Location: Alice Springs
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1

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Cookery Package B2

(Certificate 3 + Certificate 4 + Diploma) - (Total duration: 2.5 years)

Program code: Cookery PACK B2
Indicative program cost: $37,000
Location: Palmerston
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Cookery Package B3

(Certificate 3 + Certificate 4 + Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 4.5 years)

Program code: Cookery PACK B3
Indicative program cost: $90,552
Location: (VET) Palmerston, (HE) Darwin Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

  • Course 1(VET): SIT30816 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year
  • Course 2 (VET): SIT40516 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery; Duration: 1 year (maximum 1 year advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate III in Commercial Cookery).
  • Course 3 (VET): SIT50416 Diploma of Hospitality Management; Duration: 6 month (0.5 year) (maximum 1.5 years advanced standing will be granted on successful completion of Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery)
  • Course 4 (HE): Bachelor of Business; Duration: 2 years (maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted on completion of the Diploma of Hospitality Management).

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Computer Systems Technology

IELTS requirement (or equivalent): overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.

Computer Systems Technology Package 1 

(Certificate 4 + Associate Degree) - (Total duration: 3 years)

Program code: Computer Systems PACK 1
Indicative program cost: $72,632
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2
Location: Casuarina

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Computer Systems Technology Package 2

(Certificate 4 + Associate Degree) - (Total duration: 2.5 years)

Program code: Computer Systems PACK 2
Indicative program cost: $57,824
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2
Location: Casuarina

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Computer Systems Technology Package 3

(Certificate 4 + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 5 years)

Program code: Computer Systems PACK 3
Indicative program cost: $147,320
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2
Location: Casuarina

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Computer Systems Technology Package 4

(Certificate 4 + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program code: Computer Systems PACK 4
Indicative program cost: $87,440
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2
Location: Casuarina

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Events

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0, or equivalent.
Semester Intake: February and July 

Events Package

(Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 3 years)

Program code: Events PACK
Indicative program cost: $68,352
Location: (VET) Palmerston, (HE) Darwin Waterfront
Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

(maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted upon completion of the Diploma of Event Management)

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Hairdressing

IELTS requirement (or equivalent): overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

Hairdressing Package 1 

(Certificate 3 + Diploma) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program code: Hairdressing PACK 1
Indicative program cost: $30,000
Location: Palmerston
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Hairdressing Package 2 

(Hairdressing + Barbering) - (Total duration: 1.5 years)

Program Code: Hairdressing PACK 2
Indicative program cost: $22,500
Location: Palmerston
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Hospitality

IELTS requirement (or equivalent): overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

Hospitality Package 1

(Certificate 3 + Diploma) - (Total duration: 2 years)

Program code: Hospitality PACK 1
Indicative program cost:  $29,600 
Location: (VET) Palmerston 
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Hospitality Package 2

(Certificate 3 + Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program code: Hospitality PACK 2
Indicative program cost: $83,152
Location: (VET) Palmerston, (HE) Darwin Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2
 

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Hospitality Package 3

(Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 4 years)

Program code: Hospitality PACK 3
Indicative program cost: $83,152
Location: (VET) Palmerston (HE) Darwin Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Tourism

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0, or equivalent.
Semester Intake: February and July 

Tourism Package

(Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 3 years)

Program code: Tourism PACK
Indicative program cost: $68,352
Location: (VET) Palmerston, (HE) Darwin Waterfront
Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

(maximum 80 credit points advanced standing will be granted upon completion of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management)

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Work Health and Safety

IELTS Requirement (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

Work Health and Safety Package 1

(Certificate 4 + Diploma) - (Total duration: 1.5 years)

Program code: WHS PACK 1
Indicative program cost: $22,200
Location: Alice Springs
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Work Health and Safety Package 2

(Certificate 4 + Diploma + Bachelor) - (Total duration: 3.5 years)

Program code: WHS PACK 2
Indicative program cost: $75,752
Location: Darwin Waterfront
2021 Semester Intake: Semester 1, Semester 2

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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Gain real-world skills and experience through CDU VET.

Frequently asked questions

What is VET?

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is an education and training option that builds on more job-related technical skills and practical work skills. We consult with industry and business regularly to match our training with their needs, so that you can choose a course that meets your needs.

Why should I study a VET package?

A VET package provides a pathway into further study, with some undergraduate courses available to students who have completed a certificate IV or higher.

What are the entry requirements for a VET package?

To study a VET Package at CDU, you must meet the required English and academic entry requirements.

All of the VET packages start with a certificate program, to meet academic requirements for entry into a certificate you will require a qualification equivalent to Australian Year 10.

If your previous study was undertaken in a language other than English, you may need to take an English language test to demonstrate you meet the English language requirements for your package. If you have previously studied in English, you may be exempt. Your eligibility will be assessed as part of your application.

English tests and levels we accept:

  • IELTS Academic Module: A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum overall score of 165
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module: A minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
  • TOEFL Internet based Test (iBT): A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

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