10 Reasons to Study at Durack

Durack Institute of Technology is a government owned organisation, established in 1958, and is the largest training provider in the Mid West region of Western Australia.

See our '10 reasons to study at Durack' list below... 

  • Prestige

    Durack has state and national awards that recognise the high level of innovation displayed in our training programs and by our lecturers.
  • Quality

    As a nationally accredited Western Australian State Training Provider Durack provides quality in training. Our world class facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art, and are regularly updated to ensure that our training reflects industry best practice.
    Maritime Facilities
  • Teaching Excellence

    Our outstanding training educators are highly respected for their extensive industry experience and connections. Many of our Lecturers have postgraduate qualifications including PhD and Masters degrees. Teaching Excellence
  • Practical Work Experience

    Close links with industry partners and  employers means that a high percentage of our graduates gain employment after training. In many courses students  also gain invaluable practical work experience with local businesses and other organisations as part of their training. 
    Commercial Kitchen
  • Affordable & Convenient On-Campus Accommodation

    Located at the Geraldton Fitzgerald Street campus, the Pepperell Student Village provides comfortable, clean and secure accommodation for Durack students.  It is located within easy walking distance to all training areas and facilities as well as being conveniently close to the Geraldton CBD.
    Pepperell Student Village
  • Student Satisfaction

    The calibre of our training programs and lecturers is demonstrated by the positive feedback that students provide regarding their studies at Durack. We have consistently been rated well above the WA State average in student satisfaction surveys.
  • Personal Training Approach

    Our small class sizes enable you to receive personalised support from lecturers to help build your skills and confidence. This is particularly useful for students who come from a non-English speaking background, and need to refresh their English language skills. Our experienced lecturers are always there to help you overcome any challenges you face with your studies.
    Personal Tuition
  • Specialised Support

    Durack's dedicated student services are there to help. These services include mentoring, tutorial and other academic support. We can also facilitate the provision of English language support where required. 

    We provide a student orientation which includes introductions to multicultural groups within the Geraldton community. Our staff also strive to assist International students to meet the local community and to enjoy their time with us.
    Student Support
  • University Pathways

    Articulation arrangements are in place with leading Universities in Australia that enable students who with Diploma qualifications to gain guaranteed credits in related courses at these Universities. This will not only enable you to reduce your study load and/or the length of your university course but will also reduce your costs in many cases. Streamlined Visa Processing (SVP) arrangements are also available. 
    Geraldton Universities Centre
  • Central Location

    Durack’s Geraldton campuses are conveniently located right in the heart of the city, close to shopping centres, in town or inter-city transport, beaches, sporting facilities, places of worship, parks, medical centres and entertainment.


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