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