- Building HR / IR Capability
- Building Leadership Capability
- Building Workforce Capability
- Equity and Diversity
- Indigenous Employment
- NTPS Capability & Leadership Framework
- Reward & Recognition
The Department of Business and Employment (DBE), Training and Employment Programs (TEP) Unit coordinates the delivery of learning and development programs for the Northern Territory Public Service (NTPS) employees and the recruitment and sector wide induction of Apprentices, Indigenous Cadets and Graduates on behalf of NTPS agencies.
These training and employment programs support whole of government initiatives and offer personal development opportunities for employees and increase the capacity and capability of the NTPS.
Apprenticeships offer a great way to get a head start in a chosen career with paid work and structured training, which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. The knowledge and skills obtained during an apprenticeship provide a pathway from school to work, the basis for further education and training, or opportunities for existing workers to gain a qualification.
For further information about apprenticeships in the NTPS please refer to the NTPS Apprenticeship Guidelines, or go to the Department of Business and Employment web page at www.nt.gov.au/jobs/starting-career/apprenticeships to apply.
Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) Program
The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) program offers cadetships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The cadetship is part of the Northern Territory Government’s commitment to achieve a greater representation of Indigenous people in the NTPS.
The ICS program is a career development program which enables Indigenous students undertaking a diploma, advanced diploma or undergraduate degree to gain the professional qualifications and work experience needed for a range of jobs in the NTPS. Current NTPS Indigenous employees are also eligible to apply for this cadetship.
The cadetship involves students studying full time and working in the respective agencies during the major semester breaks as part of the on-the-job component of the program. Cadets are also provided with a mentor throughout their cadetship.
For further information about the Indigenous Cadetship Support Program, go to the Department of Business and Employment webpage at www.nt.gov.au/jobs/starting-career/Pages/indigenous-cadetship.aspx to apply.
Graduate Development Program
The Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) Graduate Development Program is aimed at developing the skills, experience, knowledge and abilities of graduates to the level of competence required for management positions.
Graduates are employed in a one or two year program combining on-the-job training with professional and personal development opportunities. Graduates may be rotated throughout their employing agency, working on various tasks and projects.
For further information about graduates in the NTPS please refer to the Graduate Development Program Policy, or go to the Department of Business and Employment webpage at www.nt.gov.au/jobs/starting-career/Pages/graduate.aspx to apply.
Vacation Employment for University Students
The Vacation Employment Program provides students currently undertaking full-time degree studies for the first time with the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience in the NTPS. Employment opportunities are normally restricted to the major university vacation periods.
The Vacation Employment Program provides paid short-term employment within NTPS agencies, starting at the AO1 level. The 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.
For further information about vacation employment, go to the Department of Business and Employment webpage at www.nt.gov.au/jobs/starting-career/Pages/vacation.aspx to apply.
Indigenous Employment Program
The Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) is a pre-employment program specifically designed to attract Indigenous jobseekers. Candidates may wish to enter or return to the workforce, or be individuals seeking the opportunity to enter into a NTPS career. The program aims to equip each trainee with a foundation of skills relevant to entry level positions. Trainees undertake a targeted training program that incorporates accredited vocational training. This is complemented by work readiness development and work-based learning.
On successful completion participants will receive a permanent position within the NTPS.
For further information about the Indigenous Employment Program, go to the Department of Business and Employment webpage at www.nt.gov.au/jobs/starting-career/indigenous-employment/Pages/default.aspx to apply.
Training and Employment Programs
Department of Business and Employment
|Phone:||(08) 8999 3708|
|Facsimile:||(08) 8999 3755|
|Post:||GPO Box 2391|
Darwin NT 0801