Other careers with the department

This page has information on employment programs for young people, graduates and trainees about work integrated scholarships, and vacation employment within the Department of Education.

Early career programs

The department currently supports early careers participants in four early careers programs. 

The early careers programs aim to recruit and retain high quality young people and provide safe and healthy work environments.

These programs offer young people the opportunity to begin their career with the Northern Territory Public Sector in an environment that continues their professional development and training within a supervised workplace.

Graduate development program

The department’s graduate development program is aimed at providing graduates with a good understanding of the operational and strategic environments of the department. 

The program is structured to comprise three rotations, each spanning four months, to allow graduates to gain experience and develop a broad knowledge in a number of areas across the department.

Indigenous and non-Indigenous traineeship program

The traineeship program offers a head start in a chosen career for Territorians, with paid work and structured training leading to a nationally recognised qualification. 

The knowledge and skills obtained during a traineeship provide a pathway from school to work, the basis for further education and training, or opportunities for existing workers to gain a qualification.

Vacation employment program

The vacation employment program provides students undertaking full-time degree studies at an Australian university with the opportunity to gain valuable learning opportunities in the public service. 

The department provides paid fixed-term employment with the opportunity to gain a range of skills through work placements during university semester breaks.

Work integrated learning scholarship

The work integrated learning scholarship is administered under an agreement between the Department of Education and Charles Darwin University. 

The program is aimed at high-performing students enrolled at the university in commerce, accounting, economics and law disciplines. 

The scholarship provides financial assistance to recipients as well as a 12-week work placement during semesters of study in their undergraduate qualification.


To find out more call (08) 8999 5986 or email wfcapability.det@nt.gov.au.

Go to the Northern Territory Government's Careers website for details of other opportunities at the Department of Education.

Last updated: 08 February 2016

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