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Tennant Creek
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Tennant Creek

Located 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs and 1000 kilometres south of Darwin, Charles Darwin University's Tennant Creek Centre is a hub for training and students both within Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly regional areas. 

Training is also delivered to Elliot, Canteen Creek, Ali Curung, Alpurrurulam, Barrow Creek, Epenarra, Robinson River, Borroloola, McClaren Creek, and others from this centre.

Tennant Creek centre

Tennant Creek Centre is a hub for training and students both within Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly regional areas.

Our Tennant Creek Centre provides a central base of connectivity for students, with students regularly dropping in for support, information, a quiet place to study, and access to the internet. We provide also help students with any queries about CDU TAFE or Higher Education and provide help for those who need support or advice while studying. 

CDU's Tennant Creek centre offers accredited short courses and long-term courses in the trades and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) sectors. Programs are conducted in conjunction with the Alice Springs campus and are held in modern, connected, airconditioned classrooms. Although the centre has no student accommodation, there are alternatives for students in the vicinity of the town. Please call us if you have any queries about accommodation. 

Contact us 

Tennant Creek centre 

T: (08) 8962 0700

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm

Street address:
Tennant Creek Training Centre
65 Staunton St
Tennant Creek
NT 0860

Postal address: 
PO Box 1425
Tennant Creek
NT 0861

Coming to Tennant Creek for study or work? 

Tennant Creek is a regional centre, with a population of about 4000. It is located 507 km north of Alice Springs and 1015 km south of Darwin, on the Stuart Highway (Explorer's Way). 

The town is shaped by Indigenous culture, gold mining and pastoralism. It is the main service centre for the surrounding area, the Barkly Tablelands, a region characterised by wide grassy plains, endless blue sky and massive cattle stations. 

Tennant Creek is also known as the 'Golden Heart of the Northern Territory' - a name that refers to the warm personalities of its people and because it was the site of Australia's last major gold rush in the 1930s. 

Go to the Barkly Regional Council  website for more information. 

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