Bringing talent out of the woodwork at CDU 


Welding, carpentry and decorative metalwork students at CDU will showcase their talents next Wednesday night (29 November) at the Alice Springs campus.

Over 100 items will be on display by students of evening courses and school students completing VTE qualifications.

Lecturer in decorative metalwork, Mark Gooley, said he expected another positive turnout seen at the mid year function.

‘Over 100 people attended our July exhibition and we signed many new clients up as a result,’ he said.

Students are as diverse as their creations. Ages vary from 17-70 and the night courses are attended by a varied sector of the community, including nurses, engineers, teachers and art students, all looking to develop their skills in a professional environment.

‘Our students are always keen to find out the achievements of others and the exhibition is always an enjoyable social event,’ Mark said.

Most students have joined through word of mouth and Mark encouraged night class students to enrol early.

‘We run a waiting list for people that seems to grow every month,’ he said.

A typical cost of the course is $150 and provides 60 hours of training. Students keen to pursue a certificate I or II in engineering can obtain a memorandum of grades, recognising their achievements.

The next round of courses commences 13 February 2007. Call Mark direct to enrol on 8959 5277.