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The Minister for Workforce Training, the Hon Selena Uibo, is leading ten vocational education and training (VET) providers to Indonesia, visiting Lombok and Jakarta. The delegation will be in Indonesia from 6 to 11 October 2019.

The minister and VET providers will be:

  • meeting with the Governor of Nusa Tenggara Barat
  • presenting scholarship certificates to Indonesian students who completed their Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in Darwin at Alana Kaye College
  • hosting the Alumni and Friends of the Territory in Lombok
  • accepting the invitation of Ristek Dikti to meet with Indonesian Polytechnics
  • the minister will be presenting a keynote address at the Indonesia VET Summit 2019; other members of the delegation will also be presenting at the summit and the delegation will be attending the 1.5 day summit
  • agent briefing in Jakarta.

Indonesia is a priority country for Australia’s Northern Territory international education and training industry, delivering in-country (transnational education) and attracting students to study in Darwin and Alice Springs.

Information on members of the delegation and key information on Australia’s Northern Territory international education and training industry is available on this page.

For further information email studynt@nt.gov.au

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Northern Territory Government

Portrait shot of Hon Selena UiboHon Selena Uibo

Minister for Workforce Training

Selena was born and bred in the Territory. Her mother is a Nunggubuyu woman from Numbulwar and Wanindilyakwa from Groote Eylandt both located in south-east Arnhem Land. Her father is a second generation Australian who was born in Sydney and is of Estonian, Irish and South African descent.

Selena speaks English, Kriol and to some extent the Wubuy language of Numbulwar.

Selena has a background as a teacher, specialising in history and Aboriginal atudies with high school students. During her teaching career she was recognised for her hard work and dedication, receiving the Northern Territory Award for Excellence in Teaching, and winning a Commonwealth Bank Foundation Award for teaching financial literacy to her secondary students in the remote community of Numbulwar.

Selena was elected in 2016 to represent the electorate of Arnhem in the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory. Since 2018 she has been the minister responsible for the education and workforce training portfolios. Selena was given additional responsibility in January 2019 as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

Selena is a strong advocate for economic development, education and local decision making opportunities, particularly in remote Aboriginal communities.

Alana Kaye College

Alana Kaye College was established in the Northern Territory of Australia in 2010 and is a registered training organisation (RTO Code 70056) offering nationally recognised Australian qualifications. The college is regulated by the Australian Federal Government through the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).

Our college has been training in Australia for over eight years and currently have approximately 450 Australian students and 130 international students. We gained CRICOS registration in 2018 to enable us to bring international students into Australia to study at Alana Kaye College. Our main focus is in early childhood education and care, ageing support, community services, and leadership and management.

We welcome students who are interested in creating a new future for themselves, advancing their current skills and knowledge or changing their career path by studying with us. Our trainers and assessors are dedicated professionals who have current industry experience and qualification and they are always willing to work closely with their students to progress them through their qualifications.

Alana Kaye College focusses heavily on education pathways and we will work closely with our students to prepare them for ongoing education with a number of universities across Australia.

Headshot of Alana AndersonMs Alana Anderson

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +61 437 062 348

Alana is Chief Executive Officer and organisational development consultant with Alana Kaye College.

She has a 30 year history of working with individuals, teams and organisations, and designing professional development strategies and programs to assist in the development of individuals and organisations.  Her work includes a variety of strategic consulting services such as organisational restructuring, strategic planning, strategic workforce planning, change management, business process improvement, organisational development, leadership and team development.

Alana’s work experience is supported by her Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning), Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education (B.AVE) and her Master of Education (Leadership and Management). 

Portrait shot of Kirsty NeaylonMrs Kirsty Neaylon

Manager International Operations
Phone: +61 429 679 550

Kirsty is responsible for the overall management of Alana Kaye College's international business including the promotion and recruitment of international students to the Northern Territory.

Kirsty has been involved in training and education for over 15 years in both federal and state government as well as the vocational education and training sector. To support her experience, Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (First Class Honours) along with the Diploma of Education and Training, Diploma of Quality Auditing and Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Kirsty was a recipient of the Playford Trust Scholarship from 2000 to 2006 which was established to encourage high achieving students to undertake studies that focus on areas of strategic importance.

Charles Darwin University

As a new world university, Charles Darwin University (CDU) thinks differently. Students will be challenged and nurtured in a learning environment where cross-discipline study, creative thinking and pioneering research are encouraged. CDU campus locations span across Australia, from its vibrant capital cities to dynamic regional centres. CDU’s main campus is located in Casuarina, Northern Territory (NT) with study locations across the NT and also in Sydney. Each campus has its own state-of-the-art facilities and unique network of learning and innovation.

Top of our game

International recognition of our success is evident in our institutional rankings and in our research performance. CDU has one of the best graduate employment rates in Australia, in fact-we are in the top five Australian universities for graduate employment and salary outcomes. CDU is ranked ninth in the world’s ‘Millennial Universities’ founded since the turn of the century, and ranked 43rd in the Top Young Universities in the World by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2018-2019). These are the only international performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

A dual-sector university

CDU is a dual-sector university, which means our students have access to diverse and flexible pathways to education, from vocational education and training (VET) and undergraduate courses, to postgraduate and higher degrees by research. Today CDU has more than 22 000 students and close to 2000 international students from 58 different countries, providing a truly multicultural environment for study and career development.

A leader in research

CDU innovates and embraces change, receiving significant research income annually with world class research in environmental science, Aboroginal and tropical health, and social policy. CDU is a member of Australia’s Innovation Research Universities (IRU) networking which brings together seven leading universities to direct knowledge, capabilities and resources to enhance the outcomes of higher education. Research is central to the purpose of CDU, and closely tied to the needs of the NT and the near Asian region.

Study with CDU

CDU students area supported by highly qualified an experienced staff. A low student to teacher ratio of about one teacher to every15 to 20 students through small class sizes and high levels of teacher-student interaction. CDU has modern well‑equipped classrooms and laboratories on and off-campus student accommodation with students benefitting from excellent post-study work and career opportunities. CDU also offers generous scholarships to international students.

Study areas

  • business and accounting
  • conservation and land management
  • creative arts and design
  • education
  • early childhood education and care
  • emergency and disaster management
  • engineering
  • exercise and sports science
  • hair and beauty services
  • health, nursing and midwifery
  • humanities and social sciences
  • Indigenous knowledges
  • IT and network engineering
  • tourism and hospitality
  • law and legal studies
  • psychology
  • science.

Master by Research and Doctor of Philosophy courses in key research areas of: Indigenous and tropical health, environmental science, engineering and technology, social and public policy, law, education and the arts.

Phone: +61 89 46 7215
Facebook: CharlesDarwinUniversity

Upper body shot of Stacey FarrawayDr Stacey Farraway

Director International
Phone: +61 481 903 882

Stacey is the Director International at Charles Darwin University and is a marketing specialist with over 18 years’ experience in the Australian international education sector.  Stacey is leading Charles Darwin University’s Global team and internationalisation campaign, developing innovative strategies to implement the University’s strategic plan -Connect, Discover, Grow.

Stacey has worked at universities in Queensland and the Northern Territory leading the development and implementation of internationalisation and international marketing strategies. She holds degrees in marketing and public relations, and international business and has completed her Doctor of Business Administration on international student choice with the University of Newcastle.

Upper body shot of Ashar EhsanMr Ashar Ehsan

Phone: +61 436 621 217

With a career spanning 25 years, Ashar has extensive experience in devising and executing multi-channel marketing and business strategies that deliver improved awareness, engagement, business growth and return on investment.

The latter part of his career has been spent delivering ambitious strategies in the higher education sector, he has also worked in the private sector with Oxford Instruments and Fujitsu Siemens and in the further education sector in the United Kingdom (UK).

A strong advocate for brand and reputation, he has built an extensive portfolio in both in the UK and overseas. Ashar enjoys building highly motivated, effective, talented and award-winning teams to deliver outstanding results against challenging objectives. 

Ashar is commercially astute managing significant budgets and delivered value through analysing costs, streamlining processes and improving efficiencies, while developing international partnerships, government agencies and educational partners.

Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Portrait shot of Catherine WhiteMs Catherine White

Senior Executive Director for Business and Workforce
Phone: +61 408 685 334

Catherine is a multi-faceted executive leader with 30 years’ experience and leadership across the education, training and employment sectors. She has a Masters in International Management and a Bachelor of Education and holds professional memberships with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Managers and Leaders.

Catherine’s career includes secondary, vocational and tertiary teaching, senior management and industry advisory roles and is underpinned by a strong policy framework. She has a comprehensive understanding of the vocational education and training (VET) system and has engaged with both the design and implementation of national training packages. Catherine has lead national VET change management projects and published research around training delivery in regional and remote areas.

Catherine’s current role of Senior Executive Director for Business and Workforce in the Department of Trade Business and Innovation has a significant focus on supporting a skilled and capable Territory workforce to meet the demands of new industries and major projects.  She represents Northern Territory interests with the commonwealth through the Senior Skills Official Network and the implementation of new policy and legislation. A key strength is Catherine’s collaborative skills in working across government, industry and community to achieve training and employment outcomes for Aboriginal Australians.

StudyNT, Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Portrait shot of Rachael ShanahanMs Rachael Shanahan

Director StudyNT
Phone: +61 411 610 431

Rachael has a 30 year career history with the Northern Territory Government, working across multiple agencies including the Department of the Chief Minister and Treasury. She has led the StudyNT team for the last six years.

Rachael holds an MBA from Charles Darwin University, a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Wales, Cardiff and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rachael is the recipient of a 2016 Australian Government Endeavour Executive Fellowship to Canada.

Treeti Business Consulting

Treeti Business Consulting was formed in 2009 with the head office being opening in the Northern Territory in 2013. The Treeti team is diverse, dynamic and flexible. Over time they have diversified to meet the needs of its expanding national client base that are located all around Australia but predominantly in the Northern Territory.

Located in Darwin Corporate Park, the Treeti offices are set up to accommodate one‑to‑one consultation, workshops, training seminars and hot desks.

Our key services are:

  • custom designed non‑accredited leadership and management training programs
  • providing consultancy for growth, business advisory, mentoring, coaching and training
  • staff development initiatives and workforce planning including upskilling and skills gap analysis across all industries
  • performance and productivity based coaching and development
  • tender, grant and award writing
  • delivery of the Australian Small Business Advisory Services Digital Solutions Program (Australian Government)
  • Entrepreneurship Facilitator Services Program (Australian Government)
  • Tradestart Partner (Australian Government)
  • Supporting the small and medium size enterprise business community.

Portrait shot of Claire MaradaniMs Claire Maradani


Claire is a dynamic company director with an extensive business background as a leadership and training consultant, and business improvement specialist. Claire’s focus is on transforming organisational culture, leadership and management of teams and individuals across a broad spectrum of companies and industries.

Past business experience includes an international corporate career managing large marketing teams in the United States (US) and Asia and owning two recruitment companies in Australia servicing the USA and United Arab Emirates prior to starting Treeti in 2009.

A trained mediator with the Dispute Resolution Branch Department of Justice and Attorney General, Claire is also a qualified counsellor and DiSC accredited, and NLP certified.

Claire is fulfilling her passion of transforming businesses and leading a company that offers end to end solutions from start up all the way through to export.

Portrait shot of Rose FeliceMs Rose Felice

Lead Implementation Strategist
Phone: +61 424 228 201

Rose works across several sectors including retail, tourism, travel, hospitality, commercial aviation and manufacturing with a focus on sales and marketing. Rose has developed and lead teams in several key markets across Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia and held senior roles in several high-profile companies such as Garuda Indonesia, Virgin Australia and Malaysia Airlines.

Rose is Lead Implementation Strategist for two Australian Government upskilling programs currently being delivered in the Northern Territory by Treeti Business Consulting. The Australian Small Business Advisory Service (Digital Solutions) and Entrepreneur Facilitators Services. These upskilling, training and advisory programs are delivered quickly, are scalable, cost effective and provide the user with clear pathways for employment and business improvement.

Eagle Training Service NT

Gary Carter is the founder of Eagle Training Services NT and has been in business since 2000. The company originally specialised in security training and has since expanded to include first aid, safety, driving and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Eagle Training Services NT is regarded as one the leading training organisations in the Territory due to its ability to contextualise training to the customer needs.

Portrait shot of Gary CarterMr Gary Carter

Phone: +61 414 656 821

Gary is a highly motivated businessman who is creative, proactive and community minded. This unique combination of skills has enabled him to provide outstanding education and training services to the Northern Territory Government as well as the private sector and grow Eagle Training Services into a successful business.

Australian Skills Institute

Australian Skills Institute (ASI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Top End Group Training Pty Ltd. ASI partners directly with education providers who meet the ASI education standards and align with our organisations values to deliver Australian qualifications to institution students.

The programs can be delivered as a skills enhancement or distance education model, which enables the students to graduate with an Australian qualification along with the local countries qualification.

Portrait shot of Kathryn StensonMs Kathryn Stenson

Phone: +61 428 814 733

Kathryn is 20 years into her career in the education, training and employment industries.

Kathryn is passionate about creating internationalisation strategies for education and training that aid international career and academic mobilisation to create overall increased international cooperation.

Kathryn is currently working on collaborative programs and models that broaden the academic opportunities and experiences of university staff and students in ASEAN countries.

Department of Education

In 2012 the Department of Education established a registered training organisation (RTO) to deliver vocational education and training (VET) to secondary students to meet the needs of students in the Northern Territory.

We operate with embedded and mobile trainers in schools to deliver a quality service model that oversees compliance and quality assurance. The RTO has an ongoing commitment to operate within the strict national guidelines under the VET Quality Framework, through the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

The RTO delivers over 25 programs to remote schools, with our scope of registration now consisting of 10 qualifications and one accredited course. We provide VET programs throughout the Northern Territory to urban and remote locations. Our service extends to training hubs established in Tennant Creek (Juno Training Centre), Alice Springs (Arid Research Zone Research Institute), Nightcliff (Middle Years Training Centre), and the RTO works with remote community schools.

We are best equipped to manage the delivery of accredited VET courses through community and industry consultation to ensure the programs suit our remote communities and student’s needs.

The aim of the RTO is to deliver quality flexible and innovative VET programs for the provision of sustainable training pathways for school students in the NT that will benefit the student for lifelong.

Portrait shot of Larnie MontgomeryMs Larni Montgomery

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +61 409 974 627

Larni has been involved in Australia’s VET sector as the chief executive officer and founder of the Department of Education’s Registered Training Organisation since 2012.

Previous experience in the VET sector for over 20 years, worked as a trainer / assessor in a private RTO as well as a RTO manager and quality officer within the Northern Territory Department of Education.

Larni has worked in operational roles within both the public and private RTOs. These roles consisted of conducting audits; establishing new RTOs; developing training and assessment materials; policy development, and conducting professional development workshops. Department RTO specialises in delivering quality training to secondary students in the Northern Territory.

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd

Site Skills Group Pty Ltd is an Australian registered training organisation operating as Site Skills Training (SST) and runs over 200 courses for the mining and resources, oil and gas, construction and engineering industries. SST trains around 26 000 students each year from its training centres in Darwin, Perth, Brisbane, Gladstone and the Sunshine Coast as well as on-site at our clients workplaces.

SST’s programs in Australia include short courses, high-risk work licencing, apprenticeships and traineeships, job-seekers and VET in Schools. SST works with large and small businesses, including industry leaders such as Downer, Shell, Inpex, Cimic, Origin, Central Petroleum and Jemena and with a number of state, territory and local governments and councils.

SST was established in 2011 and is wholly owned by parent company Site Group International, which also owns and operates other registered training organisations, as well as operating across the Asia-Pacific region, with facilities in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Myanmar, as well as providing training in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Portrait shot of Michael WallaceMr Michael Wallace

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: +61 457 007 110

Mike Wallace is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Site Skills Group Pty Ltd and Site Skills Training. Mike joined the Site Group in 2015, initially establishing a business unit focussed on apprentices, job seekers and VET in Schools programs. In 2016 the business unit was merged with Site Skills Training and Mike appointed as CEO, before becoming CEO of Site Skills Group in March 2019.

Mike moved to Australia from the United Kingdom in 2003 and graduated MBA Advanced at Griffith University in 2005 before entering the Australian vocational education and training sector and holding a number of senior management roles. Mike completed his Master of Education in 2010.