The Northern Territory is committed to supporting its educators with career and professional learning opportunities.

We offer a suite of scholarships for NT teachers and encourage you to apply.

Teacher scholarship: Supporting NT Students with Additional Needs

  • scholarship is open to teachers with at least two years of experience and are employment in a Northern Territory school (Government and non-government)
  • recipients undertake a postgraduate course online while working full time at their school
  • credit from a graduate certificate course can be used towards a relevant Masters degree.

Our schools are supporting a growing number of students with additional needs, particularly in remote schools, including the effects of conductive hearing loss and foetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Teachers need specific training to teach students with additional needs, and this scholarship will help teachers to enhance their skills in this area.

For more information about this scholarship contact Workforce Programs on (08) 8999 5719 or email

Terms and conditions

Additionally, the Department of Education offers free OnLine training (OLT) courses specialising in Special Educational Needs for all school based staff across Northern Territory government and non-government schools.
For more information about this training, visit:

Teaching – Growing our Future Scholarship for Aboriginal students

Aboriginal Teacher Education Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2019 are now OPEN.
Applications will CLOSE Friday 1 February 2019.

About the scholarship

The Aboriginal Teacher Education Scholarship is for Aboriginal students studying an initial teacher education course. This program is part of the Northern Territory Government’s plan to create job opportunities and career pathways for Aboriginal Territorians, and to provide role models for Aboriginal students.

Scholarship Amount

  • Up to $15 000 each year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Remain a resident of the NT for the period of the scholarship
  • Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Intend to undertake, or currently undertaking full-time or part-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies which will qualify the student to be registered as a teacher.

ATES Application Form
ATES Terms and Conditions
ATES Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)


For further information contact Human Resources on telephone (08) 8999 5649 or email

Workplace Integrated Learning Scholarships

Workplace Integrated Learning Scholarships (WILS) are a joint initiative of Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the NT Government.

The scholarship gives students $2500 per semester for up to three years and paid work placements in the department during semester breaks. To be eligible, students must maintain a grade point average of 5 for the duration.

The department allocates a number of scholarships to students studying an education degree or Masters (after completing a degree in a compatible discipline).

For more information, phone 08 8999 5982 or email