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Quality education for all

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The Territory has a variety of education options available from childcare through to tertiary education.

There are more than 150 government schools and approximately 50 non-government schools delivering education to students across the Territory.

The current cost of private school tuition in Darwin is comparatively less than other states and territories. For example, it costs $6,945 per year for a student up to Year 2 to attend Haileybury Rendall School in Darwin, while the School’s Melbourne campus charges $23,495 per year.

NT Government education support

Back To School Payment$150
Sports Vouchers2x $100
Learn to Swim Vouchers (for children under 5)$200

Further education

Charles Darwin University is a dual-sector university, offering a full spectrum of education and training opportunities in higher education and vocational education and training (VET). The Casuarina campus is home to the Northern Institute and the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG) hub.

There are several additional study options available in Menzies School of Health Research, Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges & Education, Flinders University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.

International education and training

The Territory is home to nearly 3500 international students from 80 countries, studying higher education, vocational education and training, in schools and English language courses.

The top three reasons given by students for studying in the Territory are:

  • reputation of the institution
  • advantages in obtaining permanent residency
  • the Northern Territory lifestyle

Visit StudyNT for information on international education providers, courses and scholarships, and to meet international students who know the pathway to your future begins in Australia’s Northern Territory.

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Private Training Organisations

In addition to public training providers, there are 45 private training providers in the Northern Territory. These organisations offers a large selection of courses across all sectors, including all the traditional trades, business, tourism, hospitality, health and aged care, nursing and logistics.

Want to know more?

Visit the NT Government Education and learning website for term dates, enrolment information and more.

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