Study Options

Durack offers a range of study options to you. Each course will offer one or more of these options. Check individual courses to see if there is a study option to suit you.

Full Time

Full time study consists of 16 - 20 hours of classes per week. In addition to this you will be required to complete study or assignments in your own time.

Most classes will be scheduled during the day but some courses do have evening classes.

Part Time

If you prefer to study part time, you can enrol in a full time course and choose to study only a couple of units at a time. This option may not be available for some courses.

Flexible Learning

Flexible learning allows you to study without having to set foot on campus. You will have the same opportunities as a student studying on campus, using workbooks, online resources or both. Opportunities exist in some courses for you to attend workshops on campus. You can enrol in a single unit or a full time course where available.

Your lecturer is available for advice and assistance.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a formal assessment process which considers your existing skills, knowledge and experience allowing you to gain or work towards a nationally accredited qualification.

Find out more about RPL

On-line Learning

On-line learning allows you to complete your study without having to attend classes as long as you have access to a computer. You can work through your assessments and activities at your own pace. Courses may have this option for some units or all units.

Your lecturer is available for advice and assistance.

Open Learning

Open learning is a mixture of flexible and face to face study. You have the opportunity to mix learning at home with scheduled workshops on campus or on-line.


These courses usually take 20 weeks to complete and can assist in gaining an offer of an apprenticeship from an employer. 


An apprenticeship is a full time employment based training program usually lasting 3-4 years. It combines on the job learning and scheduled training with a registered training provider such as Durack.

Apprenticeships cover traditional trades such as hairdressing, plumbing, automotive and carpentry.

Find out more about apprenticeships


A traineeship is an employment based training program that allows you to learn new skills and gain work experience whilst on the job.  You will be provided with training support from your manager and Institute lecturers. Some Traineeships are available 

Traineeships usually cover areas in business,community services, hospitality and more.

Find out more about traineeships

Workplace Assessment

Workplace assessment involves our lecturer/assessors travelling to work sites to assess you in the workplace in your current job role. You are assessed on your knowledge and skills in relation to nationally accredited units or qualification.  

Assessment is conducted  in the context of your organisation, reflecting their policies and procedures as well as the unit requirements.

FT - Full time

PT - Part time

FLX - Flexible

RPL - Recognition of prior learning

ONL - Online

OPL - Open learning

PRE - Preapprenticeship

APP - Apprenticeship

TRN - Traineeship

WPA - Workplace assessment