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Finding a job in Australia's Northern Territory

Top tip:

The cheapest places to print your resume are the Charles Darwin University library, public libraries in Darwin City, Nightcliff, Karama and Casuarina, and Officeworks.

Take a MOOC (massive open online course) on resume writing.

Many international students find work in the Northern Territory through less formal channels, such as:

  • Local social media pages
  • Gumtree
  • Public noticeboards
  • Approaching businesses directly or just asking around.

Your college or university may also be able to assist you to find work.

Job websites

We know finding work can be hard and sometimes you don’t know where to start. There are many avenues to finding work in the Northern Territory. Below are links to job search sites. There are many websites that list jobs available in the Northern Territory.

National websites with Northern Territory jobs

Northern Territory Government jobs

Peak industry associations

Industry associations often have job listings on their websites:


Jobs are also advertised in Northern Territory newspapers:

This is not a complete list of job websites and job hunters are encouraged to look online as there are many websites that list job vacancies in the Northern Territory. You could also look at the local recruitment agencies and employment connections.

Tips for finding a job

To find the right job, contacting recruitment agencies and websites advertising jobs are the best places to start. The following information should be useful in this process:

Australian Core Skills Framework

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a rich, detailed picture of real life performance in adult learning, and English. It draws on current theory and is informed by the extensive expertise of specialist practitioners in these fields.

The ACSF provides:

  • a consistent national approach to the identification of the core skills requirements in diverse personal, community, work and training contexts
  • a common reference point for describing and discussing performance in the five core skill areas.

For more information visit the Australian Core Skills Framework.