CDU TAFE (Technical and Further Education) is the leading provider of vocational education and training in the Northern Territory. Study a range of industry-based courses with flexible entry pathways and study options.
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Studying with CDU TAFE will give you the opportunity to develop industry-standard skills in your chosen area of study.
Once you have completed a national TAFE qualification at Certificate IV or above, you will meet the minimum entry requirements to most undergraduate courses at CDU.Get started
Apprenticeships and traineeshipsLearn more
Available to domestic students
Get started with an apprenticeship or traineeship at CDU. Earn a wage, gain industry experience and work towards a nationally-recognised qualification.
VET Delivery for Secondary Students (VETDSS)Learn more
If you're still in school, CDU has some great options to get you started in your career. You'll have the opportunity to learn industry skills while you finish high school.
VET Student LoansLearn more
Eligible students who enrol in selected Diploma courses are able to apply for a VET Student Loan (VSL) to support payment of tuition fees.
CDU TAFE businesses
Karawa Training RestaurantLearn more
Hospitality and cookery students can learn from experienced chefs and develop practical skills at the Karawa Training Restaurant at CDU’s Palmerston Campus.
Desert Lantern RestaurantLearn more
The Desert Lantern Training Restaurant in Alice Springs is designed to give hospitality and cookery students real-world experience in their industry.
Hair and beauty salonsLearn more
Hair and beauty students learn the latest skills and techniques from industry professionals at CDU’s first-class hair and beauty training salons. Students will use high-quality, professional products including Dermologica, Lycon, L’Oreal and De Lorenzo.