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Darwin Higher education institutes receive close to 1000 international students from over 55 countries each year. 58% of International students in Darwin are enrolled in higher education institutes in Darwin.
Many international students from South East Asian countries will find studying in Darwin attractive due to its proximity to their home countries as well as affordable air fares. The majority of International students in NT come from Nepal, India, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam and Nigeria.
The primary education provider in Darwin is Charles Darwin University (CDU), an Australian public University, listed as one of the “elite global group of rising stars”. CDU is also consistently ranked by International students as Australia’s number one University for Learning and Living Experience.
CDU has a broad program offering for International students with over 75 nationally recognized programs on offer. It is known for its specialization in programs such as tropical and desert science, indigenous knowledge and indigenous health and Southeast Asian studies.
Most of the CDU Bachelor and Master programs also connect international students with industry internships, allowing students to develop their knowledge and skills and enhance their future career prospects. Graduates from Charles Darwin University have excellent career and employment opportunities, especially high demand jobs for skilled and qualified work in sectors such as business, engineering, IT, tourism, hospitality, education, health, communications and public services. CDU graduates are also eligible for migration to the Northern territory if you have studied for a minimum of two years at CDU.
Darwin has one of the highest employment rates and fastest growing economies in Australia, making it a top destination for students to find jobs. The NT economy has prospered due to its rich natural and mineral resources, agriculture and tourism.
International students in Darwin are allowed to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight while studying and work full-time during semester breaks.
Some of the channels used by students to gain employment are:
Popular Australian job sites for Northern Territory jobs are:
Popular jobs within the NT Government include:
Industry Associations that carry NT job listings are:
Northern territory newspapers that carry job vacancy ads: