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Work placement in Alice Springs

Ajay and Matthew from India, both studying a Master of Business Administration at Charles Darwin University Business School, travelled to Alice Springs to undertake their 300 hour work placement.

StudyNT works with Northern Territory employers to increase their understanding of the value international students can bring to their workplace - as casual employees, for work placements and on a post-study working visa.

Employers are usually surprised to learn that they do not need to sponsor a post-study working visa.

Watch the video to find out more about Ajay and Matthew’s experiences in Alice Springs.

Work placement at Deloitte in Darwin

Over 3200 international students from 70 countries are currently studying in the Northern Territory.

International students bring with them different perspectives, cross-cultural knowledge and skills that can benefit local businesses.

Helen from China is a good example of this, she completed a three month work placement with Deloitte in Darwin.  This provided the Australian work experience that helped her obtain an ongoing position with Deloitte.

Watch the video for more about Helen’s experience and hear from Suzanne Archbold, a partner with Deloitte.

Employers guide

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.