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CDU TAFE

We're a 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.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning to have your previous training, life and work experience counted towards a TAFE qualification at CDU - which means you've won't have to re-learn what you already know. RPL assessments are free for eligible NT residents.

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    Apprenticeships and traineeships

    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.

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  • CDU's VET for Secondary Students offers a range of programs for high school students.

    VET Delivered to Secondary Students

    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.

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  • The VET for Secondary Students program helps you to get started with a VET course while you're still in school.

    VET Student Loans

    Eligible students who enrol in selected Diploma courses are able to apply for a VET Student Loan (VSL) to support payment of tuition fees.

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  • Student in training with a plate of food at Karawa Training Restaurant in Palmerston

    Karawa Training Restaurant

    Hospitality and cookery students can learn from experienced chefs and develop practical skills at the Karawa Training Restaurant at CDU’s Palmerston Campus.

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    Desert Lantern Restaurant

    The Desert Lantern Training Restaurant in Alice Springs is designed to give hospitality and cookery students real-world experience in their industry.

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  • Hair and beauty

    Hair and beauty salons

    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. 

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