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Duration

year/s

The length of time to complete this program is two (2) days face-to-face.

Intake

Locations

Casuarina, Katherine
Not available to international students.

Course code

VTP420

Overview

This two-day short course covers:

  • Plan, prepare for and work safely in isolated and remote situations.
  • Safely drive a 4WD on unsealed, uneven and difficult terrain including sand, mud and water.
  • Basic 4WD maintenance and general vehicle safety.

This course applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. Students will learn how to use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.

Career opportunities

Possible occupations relevant to this program include: a range of industry areas in remote settings (e.g. tourism, agriculture, education, health, research, mining, and natural area management).

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this program include qualifications in Agriculture, Rural Operations, Horticulture, and Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Fees

Domestic Students
2023 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

To achieve the vocational training program VTP420 - Travel safely in remote areas, a total of two (2) unit of competency must be completed as listed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 80.
 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWRK312Operate in isolated and remote situations40
FWPCOT3325Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads40
 Total nominal hours for the training program80

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

To gain entry into VTP420 Travel safely in remote areas, candidates must hold a current Australian provisional driver's licence or above.

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Course details

Accreditation

This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina, Katherine

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Conservation Officer
Area of study
Tourism and Hospitality, Agriculture and Rural Operations, Conservation and Land Management, Engineering and Mining

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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