NTG Traineeship and Aboriginal Programs

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The Northern Territory Government (NTG) offers exciting and challenging full-time and school-based traineeship opportunities to Territorians in remote, regional and urban locations.

Traineeships combine employment with structured learning to develop workplace skills and provide a nationally recognised qualification at the certificate II, III, IV and Diploma Level.


  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Conservation and Land Management
  • Business Services
  • Community Services
  • Financial Services
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Laboratory Operations
  • Health Services


To be eligible for the Traineeship Program you must:

  • have successfully completed Year 10 or be over the age of 17
  • not hold a higher level qualification, or equivalent qualification in a similar discipline
  • be an Australian citizen or hold Australian permanent residence status
  •  if applying for the Aboriginal Traineeship Program, be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Descent. 

Salary conditions

$15 765 to $34 597 per annum for the first year of the traineeship, dependent on the highest level of school completed, year of completion, level of qualification being undertaken and age.

Required documentation

At time of application, the following documents need to be provided/submitted: 

  • complete online application form
  • provide an up-to-date resume with two current referees
  • evidence of successful completion of Year 9 (if applying for school-based)
  • provide most recent school results (if under the age of 21)
  • provide Confirmation of Aboriginality (if successful in the NTG Aboriginal Traineeship program).

Applicants must be:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • hold Australian permanent residence status
  • hold an appropriate working visa.

Register your interest!

If you are interested in a Traineeship with the NTG, please provide the below details via email to employmentprograms@nt.gov.au:

  • full name
  • date of birth (to determine eligibility)
  • contact number
  • email address
  • interested field(s) of study and employment.

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