International education and training

Location: Darwin and Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Sector: International education and training

Investment type: Diverse including direct ownership, joint venture

Estimated total project cost: Various

Investment amount sought: Various

Project status: Approved / conceptual

The opportunity

Proponents are invited to consider investment in international education and training (IET) in the Territory. Opportunities are available for investment in new international education and training campuses, and training facilities.

Aerial view of Darwin Waterfront at sunset

Why the Territory

The Territory is attractive for international students: a warm location, international connectivity, opportunities for work experience and affordable cost of living.

For businesses, lower levels of local competition matched with high global demand for Australian skills and qualifications, and proximity to international markets, are driving investment interest in the Territory’s IET industry.

The IET industry is supported by the Territory Government to achieve step change in international student numbers, with a target of four fold growth per annum identified in the Northern Territory international education and training strategy 2019 to 2025. This growth target is expected to return $332 million in export revenue to the Territory economy by 2025.

With favourable investment conditions and government support to grow the industry, IET will be one of the primary contributors to the Territory economy over the next six years.

Competitive advantages

  • Opportunity for first movers.
  • Proximity and connectivity to international markets, for students and transnational delivery of courses.
  • Community and businesses accepting of and willing to employ international students.
  • Stable, flexible and responsive government willing to support increased international student numbers.
  • Warm weather.

Group shot of international students at sunset

10,000 students: government target for international student enrolments in the Territory by 2025; $332 million: revenue target by 2025, current export revenue $91 milllion.

Contact details

Rachael Shanahan
Director StudyNT
Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Phone: +61 8 8999 7500
studynt@nt.gov.au

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