Apply for the Aboriginal pre-employment program

If you're an Aboriginal jobseeker looking for work, you can apply for the Northern Territory (NT) Government's Aboriginal pre-employment program.

Two programs are run across the NT throughout the year.

Opportunities may be available across a range of NT Government departments.

To find out more, including eligibility, go to the NT Government early careers website.

How to apply

Applications open several months before the planned commencement date of a program.

To apply, go to the NT Government jobs website. You can find the program details by searching for 'Aboriginal Employment Program'.

What to include

You will need to attach:

  • a resume with 2 referees
  • your most recent school results (if under 21)
  • any previous qualifications you have completed
  • confirmation of Aboriginality from an appropriate community organisation (or provide proof of application before you start the program).
To get notified when applications are open in your area, you can ask to be added to the register of interest.

You can do this using the contact details below.


Call 08 8999 4164 or email

Last updated: 01 December 2022

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