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  • Zach Davies - Automotive apprentice

    Zach's roaring his way to success

    Zach Davis has a passion for working with cars. Through CDU’s VET for Secondary Students, Zach was able to start studying a Light Automotive Certificate whilst he was in high school. After graduating, he went to the Gold Coast 600 to work with the Red Bull Holden Racing team.

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  • Marc exploring outdoors

    From shoestring travelling to a six-figure salary

    The lure of Europe was strong for Marc when he finished high school, so off he went. After a few years of travelling on a budget and being away from family, he decided it was time head home and get a trade. 

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  • Electric NT group photo

    CDU is helping futureproof a local business and its employees

    Electric NT is a successful electrical contracting business that began operating in the Northern Territory a decade ago who believe that knowledge and quality work practises are the keys to success and longevity.

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  • Yron smiling

    From self-doubt to star apprentice: Yron's story

    Despite being out of school for so long, Yron tackled his eletrotechnology course head on and emerged as CDU Apprentice of the Year. His secret? Learning from former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. 

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  • Eddie Clarke pictured at work

    From a four-year apprenticeship, to a four-decade job

    “When I was growing up in Darwin, I didn’t really hear much about mechanical fitters,” said Eddie Clarke, who’s currently pursuing a Certificate III in Mechanical Engineering at Charles Darwin University.

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  • Rory with Big Kev the dinosaur

    Meet Rory, the Australian Apprentice of the Year

    Overseeing the move of Big Kev the dinosaur may not be the most important recent event in Rory Milner’s life, but it’s right up there. “Big Kev is a Territory icon. People ask me, ‘How’s Kev? Will he be safe?” says the Charles Darwin University graduate.

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  • CDU VET students Stacey and Olivia wearing hard hats

    Powering our careers in a male-dominated industry

    If you're a woman chasing a career in the trades, be inspired by Stacey and Olivia. They're combining job placements, trades training and a strong work ethic to power ahead in the electrical and refrigeration trades.

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  • Dion in India at the markets

    From the Navy to Engineering, via rural India: Meet Dion

    From working as an Electrical Marine Technician in the Navy, enrolling in a Bachelor of Engineering, to eventually finding himself in Western India as part of an Engineers Without Borders Summit, CDU student Dion Morrow’s path to becoming an Electrical Engineer as certainly been an interesting one.

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