Apply to a Centre for Excellence school

Centres for Excellence cater for high ability government school students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who have a passion for learning in a specialist area.

Subjects and locations

There are five Centres for Excellence located in senior secondary colleges and high schools across the Territory.

Each centre covers a specialist subject:

Benefits to students

There are a number of benefits including:

  • specialist and challenging learning
  • access to industry experience
  • pathways to higher education and possible employment opportunities
  • extended learning opportunities in association with Charles Darwin University.

How to apply

Entry into the program is by selection as places are limited.

Your child will be required to complete one or more of the following:

  • written selection test
  • interview
  • submit a portfolio of work
  • provide copies of past year's school reports
  • sit a formal test.

If your child gains a place they will undertake all of their NTCET studies at the school.

Apply for a place

To find out more or apply for a place contact the relevant school.

Casuarina Senior College - Medicine and Health Sciences 

Centralian Senior College - Sustainable Futures

Darwin High School - Science and Mathematics

Palmerston Senior College - Visual Arts and Design

Taminmin College - Academic Futures

Last updated: 27 June 2017