CDU short courses

Host: Charles Darwin University, Katherine Rural Campus
Written by Alison Haines.

The Agriculture and Rural Operations team are a great group to work with and are dedicated to providing the best service we can to our clients. Bob Piper, Chris Pech, Lee Hunt and Murray Lauritsen are VET Lecturers / Workplace Assessors based at Charles Darwin University’s Katherine Rural Campus, they specialise in short course delivery and they definitely go the extra mile when it comes to delivering training in remote areas and communities. Bob, Chris, Lee and Murray have a great wealth of knowledge and experience and enjoy teaching the hand-on practical skills their students need to perform safely in the workplace. They are all keen fishermen in their spare time, so courses in the coastal and river areas are always popular, where there might be the chance of a quiet fish at the end of a long hot days training.

image1 copyTrainers for Agriculture and Rural Operations at Katherine Rural Campus: L-R Bob Piper, Lee Hunt, Murray Lauritsen, Chris Pech. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.2 copyAerial view – Dorms, classrooms and offices – Katherine Rural Campus. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.3 copyAerial view – Cattle / horse yards and training areas – Katherine Rural Campus. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Delivering 4WD, chemicals accreditation, maintenance, welding and chainsaw training everywhere from the Katherine Rural Campus to Lajamanu to the Barkly Tablelands, from the outskirts of Arnhem Land and across to the WA border and everywhere in between, we do the best we can to make it happen. Taking the training delivery to these far flung places allows far more people to access much needed quality training without having to travel hundreds of kilometres to complete courses.

Photo 5.4 copyMarkers on the map indicate remote locations where short course training is carried out across the NT. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.5 copy4WD training involves learning to navigate water crossings safely. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.6 copy4WD recovery training teaches safe use of winches and other 4WD recovery gear. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.
Photo 5.7 copyChemicals courses include use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. 
Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.8 copyRemote area students ready to be trained in practical application of chemicals. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.9 copyWelding and metal fabrication course carried out on-station – Barkly Tablelands. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.10 copyBob Piper running a tree- felling course in Darwin NT. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.11 copyBob Piper running a tree- felling course in Darwin NT. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.12 copyClose guidance and supervision makes learning the skills needed easy for almost anyone – Chainsaw training in the VRD district, Northern Territory. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.13 copyBob Piper and students – Chainsaw training in the VRD district, Northern Territory. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.14 copyThe finished product – Chainsaw training in the VRD district, Northern Territory. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.15 copyLearning to build fences – one of the many practical skills needed on a property. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.16 copyStudents watch and wait for their turn during grader operations training. The grader in this photo is building erosion banks across a road, an important environmental consideration and one that is implemented on properties across the Northern Territory. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University.

Photo 5.17 copyLearning to safely operate quad bikes – one of the many practical skills needed on a property. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University

Photo 5.18 copyTractor operations training– one of the many practical skills needed on a property. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University

Photo 5.19 copyStock water supplies, students are cleaning a cattle trough to ensure the stock have clean fresh water to drink, an important aspect of animal welfare. Photo credit: Charles Darwin University

The Charles Darwin University’s Agriculture and Rural Operations (Top End) Team provides nationally accredited training in Certificate II in Agriculture (AHC20110), Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30110) and Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40110) qualifications and short courses. Training can be done on campus or in the workplace.

The team is also responsible for the delivery of specialised industry programs including SMARTtrain Chemical Accreditation; 4WD Vehicle Recovery; Basic Welding; Tractor Operation; Basic Engine Maintenance; Chainsaw Operation; Pregnancy Testing and ATV Quad Training.

Enrolments open now, for more information contact:
KATHERINE RURAL CAMPUS – 1300 00 SKILLS
P. +61 8 8973 8311 | F. +61 8 8973 8300 | E. cdukatherinecampus@cdu.edu.au
PMB 155, Katherine, Northern Territory 0852 AUSTRALIA
RTO Provider No. 0373

 

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