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Batchelor Institute specialises in training and tertiary education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mainly from rural and remote communities in Northern Australia. The Institute is based in Batchelor (approximately 100km south of Darwin), and has campuses and study centres throughout the Northern Territory, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Nhulunbuy and many smaller centres.

A free commuter service is normally available for staff traveling between Darwin, Palmerston, and some rural areas and Batchelor.

Some advertised positions may be identified for appointment of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons in accordance with s.57 of the Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Act.

Position Descriptions, including selection criteria, may be download from this website (see the Current Vacancies page), or obtained from the Human Resources Unit (contact details below).

The Institute reserves the right not to make an appointment, or to vary the type of appointment.

Applicants must have a demonstrated capacity to work within the social, political and cultural environments of Indigenous Australian communities.


All applicants must:

  • Complete and include Application lodgement form with their application.
  • Provide  a CV and two page covering letter, outlining your suitability for the position.
  • Provide contact details of three (3) referees including the names, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Be lodged directly with the Recruitment section of the Human Resources Unit, via the address below.


Further information about positions and application procedures may be obtained from the Human Resources Section:

Human Resources Unit
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
c/- Post Office, Batchelor, NT 0845
Phone: 08 8939 7443 or 08 8939 7207
Fax: 08 8939 7432


To ensure that the Institute meets its Quality requirements it is necessary for you to forward with your application a copy of all your formal qualifications, including VET National Qualifications, VET Statement of Attainments or academic transcripts. Certified qualifications (certified by either a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Oaths) will be required before commencement if you have been successful with your application.

All Vocational Education and Training (VET) Academic staff members must possess a TAE40116 – Cert IV Training and Assessment.


Applicants that have any questions relating to conditions of service, entitlements or relocation to their place of appointment should address these questions to Human Resources and not to members of the Faculty/Division in which the position is located, or to members of the interview panels. Please direct questions to or phone 8939 7276.

All staff at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education are covered by the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2020

The agreement includes clauses covering:

  • rates of pay, classifications and allowances
  • categories of workers
  • leave
  • performance management and development
  • superannuation
  • casual employment
  • probation and confirmation
  • dispute resolution
  • academic workloads
  • working hours
  • managing change


All new appointments to the Institute require staff to undertake a Police Records Check by completing a NT Policy Authority to Release Criminal History (Including Spent Convictions). This form and additional information is available on the NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services Website

Please note: Human Resources is unable to make an appointment to the advertised position until the completed NT Policy Authority to Release Criminal History Form has been returned by the Police to the Institute to cover the recommended appointee.


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