Northern Territory – Darwin The Northern Territory is a warm and welcoming part of Australia, where people from many different lands have made a home. They are attracted by the thriving economy, stunning natural landscapes, relaxed lifestyle, culturally rich society and unique employment and education opportunities. Abundant natural resources and oil and gas reserves are positioning the Territory’s capital, Darwin, as Australia’s major gateway to Asia. Set on a beautiful harbour, Darwin offers a cosmopolitan way of life with modern amenities – and a friendliness that is sometimes hard to find in a bigger city. In Alice Springs, people enjoy the beauty of the Central Australian outback, contemporary facilities and proximity to world-class attractions such as Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock and the Olgas).
Why study in the Northern Territory? The Northern Territory has a wide range of high quality education and training institutions. These include government and private or independent high schools, vocational education and training providers, and Charles Darwin University for bachelor and masters degrees, and PhD qualifications as well as vocational education certificates and diplomas. Charles Darwin University is a member of the prestigious Australian Innovation Research Universities group and is ranked in the top 2% of world universities (Times Higher Education 2013-14). Students at Charles Darwin enjoy modern facilities and small class sizes and a supportive learning environment. The overall study experience is enriched by social and cultural opportunities that are unique to the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory has the lowest unemployment rates in the country, with excellent part-time employment opportunities for students and exciting career prospects for graduates.