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Vocational Education and Training

Someone called Leah a mature-age student “I’m not mature!” she exclaimed

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.

People her age were “settling down” but Pat followed her dream of living and studying in Australia

Pattarawadee Chatleelawat—Pat for short—made the move to the quiet city of Darwin from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to study a Certificate III & IV of Commercial Cookery and a Diploma of Hospitality Management with Charles Darwin University. This experienced hotelier has her sights set on a career as a hospitality entrepreneur, but as an international student, wanted to formalise the skills she’s honed during her career in the hotel industry before embarking on this exciting new life stage.

How do you wrangle a brachiosaurus? Just ask Rory, the Australian Apprentice of the Year

Overseeing the move of Big Kev the dinosaur may not be the most important recent event in Rory Milner’s life, but it’s right up there. “Big Kev is a Territory icon. People ask me, ‘How’s Kev? Will he be safe?” says the Charles Darwin University graduate.

Powering our careers in a male-dominated industry

Are you a woman chasing a career in the trades? Be inspired by Stacey and Olivia. They're taking part in an all-female training program, called Power Careers, to forge a future in the largely male-dominated electrical and refrigeration trades. See how they’re combining job placements, trades training and a strong work ethic to power ahead.

Your top 10 questions answered: Vocational Education and Training

Considering a vocational education and training course, but have some lingering questions? Here, CDU VET answers your top 10.

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Should I study a Cert I, II, III, IV or Diploma? I'm confused!

Do I study a Certificate I, II, III, IV or Diploma? What’s the difference? How do I know which one is right for me? Do I have start at the beginning or can I skip a few levels? These are the questions you face if you’re thinking about studying a vocational education and training course. Read on as we break it down and simplify your options.

How much does a Certificate or Diploma cost?

If you’re exploring the options for studying a vocational education and training qualification and  wondering how much it’ll cost to study a Certificate or Diploma at CDU VET, read on. Simply put, the amount you pay will depend on a wide range of factors. In good news, there are financial support and flexible study options available to make the cost of study more manageable for you.

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