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Future and Focus, Time and Balance, From High School to Uni

Through CDU’s VET for Secondary Students, Zach was able to start studying a Light Automotive Certificate whilst he was in high school. This is his story about giving 100% and making the most of his opportunities.

Zach_profile_VET.jpgZach Davis is an Apprentice Automotive Light Vehicle Mechanic. He has a passion for working with cars and loves the hands-on learning he experienced studying VET through CDU.



The Charles Darwin University’s Vocational Education Training program helps you achieve more in your chosen field.

And now secondary school students in the Northern Territory are able to start gaining valuable industry skills in a field they enjoy while completing their secondary school education.

In school, in Year 10, I really had no goal. I knew I liked working with cars and started doing a Certificate II with CDU while still in school

Zach didn’t always know what he wanted to do but he knew what he liked. Cars. So he started with the VET for Secondary Students program working towards an automotive trade qualification. His studies and hands-on experiences doing block placements with local businesses fuelled his desire to complete his secondary school studies. And he now works full time in the automotive industry, while completing his apprenticeship. Thanks to his hard work and dedication, he’s had some amazing experiences, including working with the V8 Supercars.

Here’s his story.



Find about more about the VET for Secondary Schools program and how you can get involved. Or explore all VET courses including diplomas, certificates, apprenticeships, traineeships and short courses.

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This article appears in:
Future and Focus, Time and Balance, From High School to Uni

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