Government staff secondments

This page has information on current secondment opportunities for Northern Territory (NT) Government staff and information on how positions are filled.

In a secondment, an employee is temporarily transferred from one organisation to another for an agreed period.


There are currently no secondment opportunities.

Below is a step-by-step guide for how NGO positions are filled:

Step 1. Suitable vacancies in the NGO sector are submitted to Social Policy Coordination in the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet for consideration for the secondment trial program.

Step 2. The position is assessed by a panel for inclusion into the secondment trial program.

Step 3. If approved for the program, the position is advertised on the NT Government internet.

Step 4. Any NT Government employee can apply for the position.

Step 5. The NGO determines and manages the recruitment process for the position. Noting that recruitment is not restricted to NT Government staff.

Step 6. NGO appoints to the position.

Step 7. If an NT Government employee is appointed to the position, they must fill in a standard secondment agreement with their home agency.

Standard secondment agreement - memo template DOCX (51.3 KB)
Standard secondment agreement - memo template PDF (63.1 KB).

Employees in NTGPASS also need to fill in a superannuation form.

Superannuation form DOCX (145.6 KB)
Superannuation form PDF (147.9 KB).

For more information, go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

The aim of the NT Government and NGO program is to increase the number of NT Government staff undertaking a secondment.

Read more about NT Government secondments in the Broadening our Horizons guide PDF (595.1 KB).

By taking placements in a new agency or sector, employees develop personally and professionally while the NT Government benefits from new skills and knowledge.

Read the framework for rules, responsibilities and expectations of both NT Government and staff.

Framework DOCX (651.9 KB)
Framework PDF (269.6 KB).

The Northern Territory Government has a secondment agreement with Charles Darwin University.

To find out more, go to the Charles Darwin University website.

Last updated: 19 October 2020

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