The Northern Territory Government has an online eRecruit system to allow applicants and potential applicants to apply for government jobs in an easy and user friendly way. The system allows you to search for jobs by agency / department or category, and submit your application. Candidates for Entry Level recruitment can also now apply online by entering 'entry level' into the keyword search.

How to apply online for general positions

Search for the vacancy you would like to apply for. Review the job description, which includes details about the purpose, role, duties and responsibilities of the job, as well as the selection criteria that will be used to assess applicants.

Job descriptions provide information that will help you gain an understanding of the requirements of the job and may also include information about the work area, reporting relationships and the organisational and business environment of the government agency.

If you have read the job description and have any questions about the job or the workings of the department, the contact person identified in the job description will usually be the best person to approach for an answer. Alternatively find out more about NT Government agencies.

Applications for positions with the NT Government are limited to a maximum-one-page summary sheet with an attached resume. Applicants are not required to address each of the selection criteria individually. For more information on applying for jobs in the NT Government visit the OCPE website.

When you are satisfied that you have supplied all of the information necessary to apply for the job, follow the instructions for submitting your application.

Select the vacancy you wish to apply for. This will take you to the vacancy description page. At the bottom of the screen you should see a button titled 'Apply Online'. Click this button.

Screenshot of the vacancy description page



Clicking the 'Apply Online' button will allow you to register with the Northern Territory Government online job application system. Once you have registered, you will notice that the vacancy description details appear at the top; please check that these details are correct and that you are applying for the correct vacancy.

Please ensure that you remember your username and password for future use as your username cannot be recovered for privacy reasons.

Submitting your application

Once you have completed your application and attached your supporting documents you can then submit your application by clicking the 'Submit' button. After you have submitted your application you will be sent an acknowledgment by email. Please ensure you have entered your email address correctly as this is where all correspondence is sent. Once you have submitted your application, you can return to the Home Page to check on the status of all vacancies you have applied for under your username.

Under our NTPS Recruitment and Selection Policy selection processes are to be completed within six weeks of the date of advertising, and all applicants will be afforded a high standard of candidate care and be fully informed of the selection outcome.