Durack offers complete package for heavy duty mechanical apprentices

12 October 2015

Durack Institute of Technology in Geraldton offers the complete package for apprenticeships in heavy duty mechanical courses with flexible delivery and accommodation to boot.

With the best equipped, state-of-the art workshop north of Perth, at the brand new Airport Technology Park, with industry experienced lecturers who are more than just tutors, businesses can enrol their apprentices in heavy duty mechanical courses for the mine site, agricultural or heavy duty commercial road transport industry. 

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Training Director for Mining, Engineering, Transport and Art, Darren Winterbine, said Durack offers specialised short courses for industry as well as apprenticeship training.

“Courses can be customised to an organisation’s requirements,” he said

“We have installed equipment that local industry does not have and are happy to form strategic partnerships with industry to ensure their needs are met, and at the same time students’ benefit from experienced industry workers.

We have invested a massive amount of money and effort to teach our apprentices not only for today’s standards, but for future technological change.

“The magnificent new Airport Technology Park has the latest model equipment and resources and we want to train as many people as possible,” said Mr Winterbine.

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And it doesn’t matter where companies are based in the state, apprentices can enjoy nationally accredited courses while they live on campus at the beautifully appointed Pepperell Student Village in self-contained units, with meals and transport to the training facility. 

“That is a considerable cost saving for employers. Instead of having to send apprentices to Perth and pay for accommodation, travel and taxi fares, it’s all available on campus and gives parents and employers peace of mind that their charges are safe and learning,” Mr Winterbine said.

For more information contact Durack Institute of Technology on 1800 672 700 or email


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