About us

The Department of Education provides education to young Territorians from the early years to adulthood.

It has a range of strategic policy, regulatory, delivery and support responsibilities including:

  • ensuring quality early learning and development programs
  • delivering high quality education services to maximise student learning
  • providing pathways for school-aged students aligned with their further education, and work or career aspirations
  • providing a regulatory function over the operation of early childhood services and non-government schools
  • supporting Northern Territory (NT) institutions delivering tertiary education
  • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS).

The delivery of services in childcare centres is the responsibility of the Federal Government although the department does fulfil a regulatory role through Quality Education and Care NT (QECNT).

The Northern Territory Department of Education CRICOS Registered Provider Number is 00780M.

The department employs about 4150 people across the Northern Territory, including about 3500 teachers, principals and other school staff. 

Every school day, we provide public education to about 33,000 students in 151 schools. 

Education services are also delivered to about 40 Homeland Learning Centres (HLCs). HLCs are small remote sites delivering education services to small groups of students who are unable to attend the central school in their area. 

Of the 188 government and non-government schools in the NT, 83 schools have nearly 100 per cent Indigenous enrolment. 

Ninety-one schools have Indigenous enrolments of over 80 per cent, which accounts for about 23 per cent of all students.

Annual reports

Department of Education 2016 - 2017 (8.0 mb)

Department of Education 2015 - 2016 (4.0 mb)

Department of Education 2014 - 2015 (4.3 mb)

Department of Education 2013 - 2014 (2.4 mb) (2.4 mb)

To access previous annual reports, email the department infocentre.det@nt.gov.au or call (08) 8999 5695.

Our Minister

Hon Eva Lawler MLA

Our management

CEO Vicki Baylis

Organizational structure (2.4 mb)

Marion Guppy
Deputy Chief Executive School Education

Dr Kevin Gillan
Executive Director Education Partnerships 

Anthony Roberts
Executive Director Schools North 

David Cummins
Acting Executive Director Schools South 

Jasmin Aldenhoven
Executive Director Corporate Services 

Maree Garrigan
Acting Executive Director School Support Services 

Tony Considine
General Manager Indigenous Education Review Implementation 

Anna King
General Manager Strategic Services 

Victoria Eastwood
Director of the Office of Chief Executive

Susan Bowden
General Manager Early Childhood Education and Care

Last updated: 10 November 2017