James Li, Vacation Employee, Bachelor of Engineering, Department of Lands Planning and the Environment.James Li
Vacation Employee, Bachelor of Engineering
Department of Lands Planning and the Environment.

NTG Vacation Employment Program

The Vacation Employment Program provides students currently undertaking degree studies, for the first time, at an Australian recognised university with the opportunity to gain valuable learning opportunities and paid workplace experience in the Northern Territory Government (NTG).
The Vacation Employment Program provides paid short-term employment within NTG agencies, starting at the Administrative Officer 1 Level.
These positions range from administrative to fieldwork, with the opportunity to gain a range of skills that may include database maintenance, communications, research, working with legislation and event coordination.

Eligibility

  • be a current full-time university student
  • be studying your first degree
  • be studying at an Australian recognised university
  • be studying in both semesters either side of the vacation period
  • be eligible to work in Australia for the duration of the program.

Salary conditions

Administrative Officer 1 starting at $45 020 and Administrative Officer 2 starting at $49 485.

Recruitment

Applications for the Vacation Employment Program are advertised in March and August for employment during the mid-year (June to July) and end of year university vacation periods (November to February).
Visit https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/Search and use the keyword “Vacation” to lodge your application.

If you are enquiring outside of the recruiting period, request to register your interest via email to employmentprograms@nt.gov.au and provide the following details:

  • full name
  • contact number
  • email address

Required documentation  

  • complete online application form
  • provide an up-to-date resume with 2 referees​
  • proof of enrolment in both semesters either side of the vacation period, at an Australian recognised university
  • if you are not an Australian Citizen, provide a current visa that grants you the right to be employed in Australia for the duration of the program.

Contact information

Employment Programs Unit
Department of Corporate and Information Services
GPO Box 2391, Darwin, NT, 0801
Phone: (08) 8999 4164
Email: employmentprograms@nt.gov.au
Web: www.employmentprograms.nt.gov.au