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Study in Northern Territory schools

Study in Northern Territory (NT) schools and colleges offers a number of benefits:

  • entry pathway into Charles Darwin University or other Australian universities
  • English as a second language instruction is available
  • a broad range of subjects including mathematics, physics, chemistry, english, artistic studies and vocational education and training (VET) courses
  • specialist modern facilities including libraries, laboratories, gymnasiums, music and drama studios and sporting fields
  • academic and wellbeing support for students from qualified teachers and support staff.

The Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) is awarded at the end of Year 12 to students who successfully meet it's requirements. With the right combination of subjects, students may then qualify for an Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank (ATAR). An ATAR is recognised by universities internationally and at all universities in Australia, including Charles Darwin University. The International Baccalaureate Diploma is also recognised internationally and across Australia and is offered at Kormilda College.

Public schools for international students in the NT

The NT Department of Education is registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and can offer places to international students at any government school.

The following Darwin schools provide Intensive English language units:

Apply to study in a NT Government school

The NT Department of Education has an International Education Unit which coordinates services for international students. This includes:

  • recruiting and placing international students (including dependents of people who hold temporary resident visas) in government schools
  • managing the Homestay Program for international secondary students.

Contact the International Education Unit

PO Box 4821
Darwin NT 0801
t: +61 8 8901 4905 or +61 8 8901 4902
f: +61 8 8999 5788
e: internationalservice@nt.gov.au

Private schools for international students in the NT

Other non-government schools and colleges (known in other countries as private or independent schools) registered for international students are:

Apply to study in a non-government school

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College

PO Box 2508
Alice Springs NT 0871
t: +61 8 8950 6400
f: +61 8 8952 4607
e: admin.olshalice@nt.catholic.edu.au
w: www.olshalice.catholic.edu.au

St John’s Catholic College

LMB 13
Darwin NT 0801
t: +61 8 8982 2222
f: +61 8 8982 2204
e: admin.stjohns@nt.catholic.edu.au
w: www.stjohnsnt.catholic.edu.au

The Essington School Darwin

PO Box 42321
Casuarina NT 0811
t: +61 8 8985 0100
f: +61 8 8948 1910
e: administration@essington.nt.edu.au
w: www.essington.nt.edu.au