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These courses will give you new skills to become more competitive in the changing job market. Add to your CV and gain credit towards a full qualification.

Here at CDU we are working with local industry to help Territorians emerge stronger after this challenging time. Together, we will build a new world.

The application period to secure your place for these free short courses is Monday 11 May to Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a free place, you must:

  • Be a resident in the Northern Territory, and
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen resident in Australia for a minimum of six months or a Permanent Humanitarian visa holder, and
  • Be at least 17 years of age (if you are 15 or 16 years of age, contact us and we’ll assess your eligibility)
  • Apply and enrol by 30 June 2020.

You will also need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) – apply now if you don’t have one yet.

To find more information regarding eligibility for NTG subsidised training places, please visit the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation policies page.

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Browse through our list of available courses and register your interest using the form below.

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    VTP274 Electrical Contractors Course

    This short course enables you to develop plans and policies to ensure regulatory requirements are met in conducting a contracting business, regulatory compliance, occupational and workplace relation requirements of a contracting business.

    Learn to apply knowledge of compliance regulations and standards, legislated obligations in relation to safety, the environment, heritage sites and employment and human resources.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Working safely and verifying compliance of electrical installations
    • Applying procedures for rescue from contact with live parts and for applying emergency first aid
    • Conducting visual inspections and mandatory compliance testing
    • Identifying non-compliance defects and mandatory reporting requirements.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 264.04 KB)

     

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    UEESS00124 Instrumentation - Programmable control systems

    This short course covers the development, installation and testing of programs for programmable controllers (PLC) for a system requiring discrete control functions and industrial system requiring advance control functions.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Working safely
    • Applying knowledge of control systems and control system development methods
    • Using ladder diagrams/statement list/function block diagram instruction sets
    • Documenting program development and testing activities.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 263.44 KB)

     

    UEESS00091 Restricted – Attachment of cords and plugs to single phase low voltage electrical equipment

    Attach flexible cords and plugs for voltages operating to 250 volts. These skills are relevant where electrical work is incidental or a primary and regular function of the work.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Working safely on electrical cords and plugs,
    • Selecting and using testing and measuring devices
    • Terminating and connecting cords and plugs to Australian Standards
    • Safety testing and reporting on electrical cords and plugs.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 265.15 KB)

     

    UEESS00092 Restricted – Attachment of cords/cables and plugs to low voltage three phase electrical equipment

    Attach flexible cords/cables and plugs for voltages operating up to 1000 V a.c. These skills are relevant where electrical work is incidental or a primary and regular function of the work.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Working safely on electrical cords and plugs,
    • Selecting and using testing and measuring devices
    • Terminating and connecting cords and plugs to Australian Standards
    • Safety testing and reporting on electrical cords and plugs.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 266.7 KB)

     

    UEESS00096 Restricted – Disconnection/reconnection of fixed wired low voltage water heaters

    The units of competency in this skill set are for people holding a relevant Certificate III or equivalent in the areas of Plumbing and gas fitting and the work is incidental or a primary and regular function of work related to a principle work function.

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    VTP241 REL - Locate and Rectify Faults

    Locate and rectify faults in electrical equipment after disconnecting the equipment from low voltage (1,000 Vac or 1,500 Vdc) installation wiring. This work may be incidental to or a primary and regular function in the workplace.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Working safely
    • Selecting and using test and measuring devices
    • Identifying supply arrangements
    • Following isolation and correct disconnection procedures
    • Locating and rectifying faults
    • Following reconnection procedures
    • Terminating and connecting cables and conductors
    • Safety testing and reporting.

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    VTP243 REL - Disconnect and Reconnect

    Disconnect and reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (1,000 Vac or 1,500 Vdc) installation wiring. This work may be incidental to or a primary and regular function in the workplace.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Working safely
    • Selecting and using test and measuring devices
    • Identifying supply arrangements
    • Following isolation procedures
    • Following correct disconnection and reconnection procedures.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 265.37 KB)

     

    VTP203 Thermostatic Mixing Valves (TMV) Devices

    Test, commission and maintain hot and/or heated water temperature control devices, including thermostatic mixing valves in water services.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Preparing for work
    • Identifying requirements
    • Testing and commissioning devices
    • Maintaining devices and completing work finalisation processes.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 258.36 KB)

     

    VTP204 Backflow Prevention Devices

    Test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • Preparing for work
    • Identifying requirements
    • Testing and commissioning devices
    • Maintaining devices and completing work finalisation processes.

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    VTP232 Polywelding Training Program

    This short course covers the butt welding and electrofusion welding of polyethylene (PE) plastic pipes and pipeline components under industrial conditions both in the field and in factory conditions. This competency is performed by operators as part of a work team.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 257.36 KB)

    VTP290 Traffic Management Work Zone 2 & 3

    This short course teaches the skills and knowledge required to gain an MVR Traffic Management Licence –WZ2 and WZ3.

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    VTP249 Licence to Operate a boom type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

    Safely operate a boom-type Elevating Work Platform (EWP) where the length of the boom is 11 metres or more in accordance with all relevant legislative requirements. Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) to operate this plant.

    Boom-type elevating work platform means a telescoping device, hinged device, or articulated device, or any combination of these, used to support a platform on which personnel, equipment and materials may be elevated.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 263.11 KB)

     

     

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    SITSS00051 Food Safety Supervision

    Work hygienically when handling food and supervise the safety of food during its storage, preparation, display, service and disposal.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 278.52 KB)

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    VTP291 Introduction to food safety

    Learn personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination of food and prevent the spread of food-borne illnesses.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 258.29 KB)

     

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    VTP278 Chief Warden

    Make decisions about the safety of occupants during a facility emergency and effectively communicate the priority order during an emergency incident.

    Students will develop skills in:

    • leading the preparation of facility emergency response procedures
    • commanding, controlling and coordinating facility emergency response procedures and responses
    • concluding a facility emergency incident.

    Individuals who undertake this work may also act as the primary liaison with emergency services after their arrival.

    The unit has been developed to cover the facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS)3745 and (AS)4083 if applicable.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 245.68 KB)

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    VTP279 Emergency Response Warden

    Gain the skills to work within the command, control and coordination structure of an Emergency Control Organisation (ECO).

    An ECO’s priority is the safety of facility occupants and visitors during an emergency. ECO members are responsible for pre-emergency, emergency and post-emergency actions. This includes undertaking pre-emergency planning, taking appropriate steps in an emergency and assisting with post-emergency activities.

    This short course covers the facilities as specified in Australian Standard (AS) 3745 and AS4083.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 258.42 KB)

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    HLTSS00043 Telehealth Administration Skill Set

    Gain the skills to coordinate and support the provision of Telehealth services in health or community services organisations.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 278.64 KB)

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    VTP310 Introduction to Childcare - Health and Safety

    Gain competence in health and safety requirements in an early childhood education and care setting.

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    VTP311 Introduction to Childcare - Legal and Child Protection

    Gain competence in the legal and child protection requirements in an early childhood education and care setting.
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    CHCSS00060 Early Childhood Skill Set

    Acquire the skills to work with babies, toddlers and children.

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    CHCSS00072 Building Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education and Care Skill Set

    Acquire the skills to build inclusive practices in an early childhood education and care sector organisation. This program is for workers with existing experience or qualifications in early childhood education and care roles seeking to broaden their skills.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 267.56 KB)

    CHCSS00058 Education Support Work Skill Set

    Gain skills to commence work as a teacher’s aide in an education support context.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 319.35 KB)

    CHCSS00070 Assist clients with medication Skill Set

    Acquire the skills to support a person self-administering medication.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 258.85 KB)

    CHCSS00097 - Individual Support - Ageing Skill Set

    Acquire the skills to provide person-centred support to older people in various settings.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 260.23 KB)

    CHCSS00098 Individual Support - Disability Skill Set

    Gain the skill set to provide person-centred support to people with disability in various settings.

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    CHCSS00099 - Individual Support - Home and Community (Ageing) Skill Set

    Acquire the skills to provide person-centred support to older people in home and community settings.  This program is for workers in various care and support roles in the community services sector who wish to develop skills in-home and community support.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 257.31 KB)

    VTP320 Introduction to Community Care

    Aimed at people working in or looking to enter various care and support roles in the health and community services industry. Develop skills and knowledge for working in a broad range of settings.

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    VTP321 Introduction to Mental Health Services

    Aimed at people working in or looking to enter various care and support roles in the health and community services industry. Develop basic skills and knowledge for working in a broad range of settings.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 262.08 KB)

    VTP319 Introduction to Health Services

    Aimed at people working in or looking to enter various care and support roles in the health and community services industry. Improve your communication skills and upskill in infection control.

    Download course flyer (PDF, 263.2 KB)

    VTP322 Supporting Mental Health Wellbeing

    Aimed at people working in or looking to enter various care and support roles in the health and community services industry. Learn to deal with challenging behaviours and support people with mental health issues effectively.

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    VTP300 Talent Acquisition and Management

    Gain knowledge of foundational units in the HR life cycle and learn the theory and practice of HR practitioners. 

    The course is a pathway into a full qualification in HR.

     

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    VTP301 Introduction to Work Skills

    Gain the knowledge needed to perform tasks required by a range of junior administrative positions.

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    VTP303 Start Your Own Business

    This program will suit anyone who is running a micro business or would like to set up their own business. The course will help students investigate micro business opportunities, develop a micro business proposal, organise finances for the micro business and comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business.

    Each unit of study is nationally accredited and can provide a pathway into a full qualification. 

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    VTP306 Legal framework of Workplace Health and Safety

    Understand work health and safety (WHS) laws, and learn how to comply with them in your own workplace.

    The unit applies to those who contribute to compliance with WHS laws as part of their WHS responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.

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    VTP305 Project Administration

    Gain the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. Learn how to:

    • develop a project plan
    • administer and monitoring the project
    • finalise the project and review the project to identify lessons learned for future projects.

    This unit will support people who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

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    VTP304 Microsoft Office 365 Proficiency

    Become a competent user of Microsoft Office 365 software. Practical activities will build students’ skills in:

    • designing and producing spreadsheets
    • creating electronic presentations, and
    • designing and producing digital text documents.

    Course training and assessments are organised to allow students to complete training activities online, in their own time.

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    VTP299 Emerging Leadership Development

    This program is for individuals with workplace experience who plan to move into supervisory or team leader roles.

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    VTP317 Customer Service Skills

    Develop customer service skills required to interact and communicate with a diverse range of customers. Learn to assist with enquiries and contribute to a service culture, solve customer problems and use techniques to deal with customer difficulties.

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    BSBSS00043 Key Management Skill Set

    Gain skills in leadership and planning within an organisation. This skill set is ideal for those newly promoted to the position of supervisor, leading hand or team leader. It also caters to those looking for employment or wishing to change their career.

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    VTP298 Mentor others in the workplace

    Acquire the knowledge to develop a professional mentoring relationship with an individual in the workplace. It is suitable for workplace supervisors or other work colleagues who work under limited supervision and who have responsibility for mentoring one or more individuals in the workplace.

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    VTP297 Leadership Communication Skills

    Develop the verbal and written communication skills required to operate effectively as a workplace leader. This includes becoming a skillful communicator, preparing and delivering workplace presentations and writing complex documents.

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     VTP296 Manage budgets

    Learn to prepare, document, and manage budgets and forecasts;  including, forecasting estimates and monitoring budgeted outcomes.

    This course applies to individuals who use specialised knowledge and analytical skills to prepare and manage strategic organisational information.

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    VTP295 Be MoneySmart

    Develop an understanding of personal finance, including taxation, superannuation and insurance.

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    VTP294 MYOB

    Get introduced to MYOB and develop the skills and knowledge required to establish, operate, and modify an integrated computerised accounting system. You will practice processing transactions in the system, maintaining the system, producing reports, and ensuring system integrity.

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    VTP293 Finance Administration Basics

    Gain the skills and knowledge required to conduct business activities using a computerised accounting system. This includes entering information into the system, processing transactions, producing reports, process payroll from provided data, and using manual and computerised payroll systems.

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    *A resource fee is applicable for this course, please download the course flyer for more information.

     

    FNSSS00004 BAS Agent Registration Skill Set

    Designed for persons who are seeking registration as a business activity statement (BAS) agent with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB).

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    *A resource fee is applicable for this course, please download the course flyer for more information.

     

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    VTP315 Collect and Classify Plants

    Learn the process of collecting and identifying plants using taxonomic keys and the preserving of plant specimens and defines the standard required to:

    • Collect plant specimens
    • Note the location, characteristics and occurrence of specimens at the point of collection
    • Clean, preserve, mount and label plant specimens
    • Use a plant key to identify plants against the botanical description of the species
    • Label preserved specimens.

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    VTP313 GIS and Mapping Units

    Access geographical information and incorporate it onto maps for use in land management. Learn to extract, compare and manipulate data in response to customer requests.

    This course supports those whose job role includes preparing maps by hand or by using geographical information systems (GIS) for land management purposes. Students are assessed using a range of methods including quizzes, a portfolio of mapping activities, projects, and activity and communication logs.

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    VTP314 Develop Interpretive Activities

    Develop interpretive activities for different customer groups. The course builds an ability to establish educational, interpretive and commercial objectives for an activity; develop operational aspects; and evaluate the success of the activity.

    The skills and knowledge apply in a variety of industry sectors and has particular relevance in tourism, sport and recreation, and cultural contexts. Interpretive activities take place on historical, cultural, heritage or nature-based tours, in attractions and theme parks, in national parks or in locations such as museums, galleries, libraries, performing arts centres and zoos. Activities could be virtual.

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Additional information

Applications & enrolments received after 30 June will not be eligible for a free place on the short course & standard tuition fees will apply.

Once you have registered, the VET team will be in touch to discuss the time commitment required, the course commencement dates and any other requirements.

A resource fee may apply to some courses, please download the course flyer for more information.

Course places are limited and subject to minimum numbers, so complete the registration form above to secure your place.

Enquiries

If you have any questions about these courses, please contact CDU Student Central.

E: myVETcourse@cdu.edu.au
T: 1800 238 838 (freecall)
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