International students: conditions

This page has information on the responsibilities of schools, students and parents.

School responsibilities

Northern Territory government schools will do all of the following:

  • provide you with the same level of instruction and educational services provided to other students enrolled at the same level
  • introduce you to the school community
  • provide you with an orientation program
  • monitor your welfare and provide counselling and ongoing support while you are enrolled in the school
  • provide a minimum of two written reports per year
  • appoint suitably qualified staff to oversee the provision of services and care
  • provide English as a second language support for you if required
  • assist with welfare and accommodation arrangements if requested.

The Department of Education cannot guarantee that international students will:

  • gain a place in a Northern Territory (NT) government school
  • successfully complete their studies
  • successfully complete their NT Certificate of Education and Training
  • gain entry to a tertiary institution.

Student responsibilities

You must comply with all of the following:

  • enrolment conditions and penalties at your school
  • visa requirements
  • course requirements
  • advise the department in writing within 7 days of any changes of address or contact details
  • not engage in any activity that may endanger the safety of yourself or any other person.

Parent responsibilities

Parents must ensure all of the following:

  • your child has a valid passport and visa
  • your child is financially supported to ensure that she or he has sufficient funds to meet living expenses and return air fares
  • all relevant fees are paid
  • you must notify the Department of Education immediately if you child's visa is cancelled or visa status changes.


For further information contact international education services by one of the following methods:

  • email:
  • phone: +61 8 8901 1336
  • mail: International Services, Department of Education. PO Box 4821, Darwin, NT 0801 Australia.

Last updated: 21 February 2017


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