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Aboriginal employees work in a range of different roles within the department, across schools and in the corporate setting.

The Department of Education offers scholarships and initiatives for Aboriginal people to join our workforce.

The department has an approved Special Measures recruitment plan in place. This means that Aboriginal applicants are considered before other applicants, if they meet all essential selection criteria. For further information please refer to the NT government Special Measures information sheet.

Explore the Starting your Career site to learn more about early careers programs and entry level positions within the Northern Territory Government.

Assistant Teachers

Assistant teacher positions are designated for Aboriginal people. Assistant teachers are employed in remote schools and have knowledge of the students, their families and the community. They support schools with the education of local students and a range of cultural activities.

For more information about assistant teachers, visit Teacher Pathways.

For more information about opportunities for Aboriginal people in the department, email the Aboriginal Employment and Workforce Development team.

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