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Upskill in as little as three days

With a hands-on vocational training short course from Charles Darwin University, you could upskill or reskill in three days to six months, with course prices starting from just $52*. 

Designed to help you quickly gain new skills and become more competitive in the changing job market, you can add these short courses to your CV and use them as credit towards further study. 

Subsidised course fees are available to eligible Northern Territory residents who complete their short course by the end of 2021. Please check the details of your preferred course for eligibility criteria.

  • You are eligible to study a vocational training short course at CDU if you are 18 years or older, no longer attending secondary school, and have successfully completed one or more of the following:

    • Year 11 or higher in Australia
    • a Certificate III or higher
    • a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LLN).

    If you need to complete a LLN assessment, you can let us know when you apply for your preferred short course. We'll be in touch with more details about the assessment. 

    CDU has launched this range of vocational training short courses in partnership with the Northern Territory Government. Subsidised course fees are available to eligible Northern Territory residents who complete their short course by the end of 2021. Please check the details of your preferred course for eligibility criteria.

    All students will need a Unique Student Identifier, which is an individual education number issued by the Australian Government. You can apply for a USI at usi.gov.au in five minutes.

Choose from more than 30 short courses

Whether you want to upskill for work or out of personal interest, there's a short course for you at CDU. 

Your short course will be hands-on, taught by industry experts and use industry-standard tools and technologies. These are just some of the reasons CDU has been recognised at the NT Training Provider of the Year for 3 years running. 

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