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Choose CDU for vocational training courses

We offer training for individuals and businesses, so whether you want to upskill yourself or your employees, there's a hands-on training course for you at Charles Darwin University. Our wide range of certificates, diplomas, short courses and training packages can help you level up to unlock new opportunities. 

  • Northern Territory's top Training Provider

    We are the largest provider of vocational education and training in the Northern Territory

  • Choose from a range of apprentice training options

    We offer courses suitable for pre-apprentice, apprentice and traineeship students

  • Learn in some of the Territory's best facilities

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

Meet our vocational training students

  • Yron smiling

    From self-doubt to star apprentice: Yron's story

    Despite being out of school for so long, Yron tackled his eletrotechnology course head on and emerged as CDU Apprentice of the Year. His secret? Learning from former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. 

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  • CDU student Leah Sloane in front of her pub

    Chef grad to small business success: Meet Leah

    Someone called Leah a mature-age student. To which she exclaimed, “I’m not mature!” All joking aside, Leah Sloan’s journey to success has taken many turns. She’s been an airline lounge manager, a chef—and most recently—an employer of over a dozen staff in her tavern.

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  • Zach Davies - Automotive apprentice

    Zach's roaring his way to success

    Zach Davis has a passion for working with cars. Through CDU’s VET for Secondary Students, Zach was able to start studying a Light Automotive Certificate whilst he was in high school. After graduating, he went to the Gold Coast 600 to work with the Red Bull Holden Racing team.

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