The Education and Training sector contributed 3.4% to the Territory’s gross state product in 2009-10 and employed approximately 9.1% of the workforce.
Source: 2011-12 NT Budget.
International education is considered to be one of Australia’s largest exports, ranked third in earnings behind coal and iron ore.
Charles Darwin University is the main provider of higher education to international students in the Territory. With Darwin’s advantage of having shorter travel times to international destinations than other Australian cities, the Territory has scope to increase the number of international students studying in the NT.
The NT’s growing population creates ongoing demand for skilled training. Major projects in the growing oil and gas sector, such as the Inpex LNG plant will require large numbers of highly skilled workers. With the Territory’s growing need for skilled workers, there are ongoing opportunities for providers of skilled training.
Content current at 23 May 2011.