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International Students: A Guide for Territory Employers (pdf 6.7mb) has been jointly produced by the Northern Territory Government’s StudyNT and the Chamber of Commerce NT.

International Students: A Guide for Territory Employers front cover

It aims to help Territory employers understand the opportunities and benefits to their business offered by international students being part of their workforce. Territory employers already know how to employ staff, so the guide focuses on the things you need to know about employing international students and graduates.

During their studies most international students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight and unlimited hours during vacations. Many courses require unpaid work placements and there are internships of up to 300 hours.

There is also the opportunity for graduates who qualify to work for up to four years after they graduate - employer sponsorship is not necessary.

Australian work experience and opportunities are highly valued by the students and the fact that the NT can offer jobs is a key value proposition in growing the number of international students who choose to study in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Territory businesses already employ international students and consider them valued members of their staff. The international connections and perspective they bring are beneficial to NT business, especially businesses exporting into Asia or looking to start exporting.