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CDU Palmerston

CDU’s Palmerston campus is a friendly, warm and welcoming place for students, staff and visitors. Our aim is to engage with the dynamic and growing community of Palmerston and the surrounding region in order to contribute to growth and development for future generations.

  • Five-star Australian university for undergraduate employment outcomes

    According to The Good Universities Guide 2024, CDU ranks as a leader for full-time employment outcomes

  • Choose from 300+ certificates, diplomas degrees

    Explore a wide range of vocational training and higher education courses

  • Learn in some of the Territory's best facilities

    Train with best-in-class industry tools and equipment to get job ready

We are home to a number of CDU TAFE courses, and our highly acclaimed teaching team consists of experts in culinary arts - commercial cookery, bakery and butchery, tourism and hospitality, hair, beauty and retail, sport and recreation, fitness,  Information Communication and Technology (ICT), spoken and written English courses, and children's services and education support. 

Our TAFE short courses at CDU Palmerston include:

  • Barista Training
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).

Search our available courses and find out how to apply.

Download the CDU TAFE course guide (PDF, 7.12 MB)

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What you will find on campus

Did you know that our campus services and facilities, including computer rooms and the student lounge, are available to all CDU students? Save time on travel and make the most of your local campus! 

Contact us

Campus administration

CDU Facilities

08 8946 7888 (Palmerston campus)

08 8946 6500 (Casuarina campus)

CDU Library

08 8946 7870 (Palmerston campus)

08 8946 7016 (Casuarina campus)

CDU Security

08 8946 7888 (Palmerston campus)

1800 646 501 (free call in Australia)

08 8946 7777 (Casuarina campus)

Children's Services and Education Support

VET Customer Service Officer

08 8946 7519

Community Services

VET Customer Service Officer

08 8946 7517

Culinary Arts

VET Customer Service Officer

08 8946 7526

English Language, Literacy and Numeracy

VET Customer Service Officer

08 8946 6578

Hair, Beauty and Retail

VET Customer Service Officer

08 8946 7520

Information and Communication Technology

VET Customer Service Officer

08 8946 7522

Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Top End)

VET Customer Service Officer

08 8946 7525

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    TAFE courses

    As the NT's largest training provider, we can help you develop practical, job-ready skills. Choose from more than 100 hands-on TAFE courses, taught by industry experts. We offer many fee-exempt TAFE courses for eligible veterans.

    Find your TAFE course
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    CDU is committed to providing opportunities to students through our scholarship program. Scholarships are sponsored by individuals, businesses, government, community groups and the university to assist students with the financial burden of studying.

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Where to find us


80 University Avenue
NT 0830

Contact us

08 8946 7800

Getting to and from the campus

Public transport

Bus number 73 will take you from campus to the Palmerston bus interchange. 

Bus timetable info

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