Get work after you graduate

The graduate program is for one or two years and provides full time employment for eligible university graduates.

Salaries start at approximately $60,000 per year.

You can apply for the graduate program if you:

  • completed an Australian degree less than three years ago or
  • you will graduate before starting the program.

Some jobs may have special measures plans. This gives priority consideration to Aboriginal applicants if they meet the requirements of the role. 

You can find out more about special measures on the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment website.

What jobs are available

Positions can range from administrative to fieldwork in a range of government departments throughout the Northern Territory.

You will gain skills such as:

  • database maintenance
  • communications
  • research
  • working with legislation
  • event coordination
  • project work.

How to apply

Applications are open between April and June each year.

Apply on the Northern Territory Government jobs website. Find the program details by searching for 'graduate'.

You will need to attach all of the below to your application.

  • A resume with two referees.
  • Your most recent Australian university results and, if you have graduated, a copy of your degree.
  • Proof of an appropriate visa if you aren't a permanent resident or Australian citizen.
  • A declaration if you are eligible under special measures.

When you will start

Selections for the program occur between August and November.

If selected you will start in January the following year.


Call 08 8999 4164 or email

Last updated: 05 December 2019

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