Industry Skills Advisory Council NT

Did you know that the VET sector is more relevant than ever to ensure Australian businesses remain globally competitive?

By 2025 it’s predicted that there will be 2 million new jobs due to the transformation of business.

How can we ensure that businesses in the Northern Territory (NT) keep pace with these changes?

Industry Skills Advisory Council NT firmly believes that vocational education and training (VET) is key to the NT’s economic development. It’s the ideal platform to learn the skills needed and create the right skills for future jobs.

If you are experiencing skills shortages in your business or are looking to develop future skills, our team at ISACNT can help.


Local Territorians are involved with training in one way or another throughout their life. The prosperity and wellbeing of our future workforce relies on us providing training opportunities to our youth to succeed and achieve their goals.

GTNT are proud to continue to sponsor the School Based Apprentice of the Year category.

GTNT continues to provide employment and training opportunities for local Territorians through apprenticeships and are building our local skilled workforce.

McArthur River Mine

McArthur River Mining (MRM) is located approximately 97km southeast from Darwin and 60km south-west of the closest town of Borroloola.

The mine provides direct employment to about 1,000 people, including contractors. In 2019, MRM spent $89 million on wages, $89 million on capital projects, $336 million on goods and services - much of which was sourced locally - and $1.8 million on community investment.

MRM is committed to the Territory and offers a number of pathways to employment for locals including graduate and vacation programs, NT based apprenticeship opportunities and local traineeships for people from the Gulf region.

Hastings Deering

Hastings Deering sell, rent, and service Caterpillar equipment and offer outstanding support and parts distribution services for customers across a range of industries, including mining, general construction, civil transport and commercial construction, power systems, government, primary industries and marine.

They have over 3,000 employees, across 23 business service centres throughout Queensland, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia, with our headquarters based in Brisbane, Australia.

Their corporate purpose is to partner to deliver a better future and they do this through partnerships with their customers, suppliers, communities, their people and their shareholders. A better future is when they achieve no harm, when their customers are delighted and more productive, when their shareholders achieve superior returns, when their suppliers are successful and when their people are rewarded through achieving their best.

They believe their people are their advantage. Their workforce are highly trained, diverse and powerful and reflects the communities in which they operate. It's their differences that make them stronger and enable them to truly understand their customers.


As operator of the Ichthys LNG Project, INPEX’s business is built on the passion and talent of our people, which is why we look to attract, motivate and retain the very best that the world has to offer.

INPEX is a diverse, inspiring and challenging place to build an exceptional career and we are committed to creating an efficient and effective working environment. We invest in our employees’ development, including online and classroom-based courses and resources, supported by a wide range of on-the-job learning and coaching programs.

The Ichthys LNG Project has been a proud sponsor of the NT Training Awards since 2010.


NEC continues to be a proud sponsor of the NT Training Awards. As the Territory’s largest private sector ICT employer, NEC is committed to creating jobs that enable people to work, live and raise families in the NT. Over decades, its significant commitment to employment strategies have been designed to enhance skills, develop career pathways and build capabilities for the local industry. NEC creates career propositions that guide young Territorians through their schooling - including targeted programs for indigenous students - towards the opportunities of a prosperous and positive ICT career.

Charles Darwin University

Whether you're running a business, starting out, switching career, or moving up in your field, as the NT Training Provider of the Year for three years running, Charles Darwin University (CDU) can help you explore your future business and career opportunities through focused, hands-on training options.

With more than 100 hands-on vocational training courses, taught by industry experts in industry-leading facilities, CDU can help you and your employees to learn new skills and overcome challenges.

They offer courses on-site, online and on campus, ensuring all students finish industry ready, with practical knowledge, no matter where in the territory they are located.

CDU believe it’s the unique experiences, perspectives and opinions you bring that help make them the new world university.

You make CDU.


A proudly Australian company, Santos is a leading supplier of natural gas, a fuel for the future, providing clean energy to improve the lives of people in Australia and Asia.

Santos is already Australia’s biggest domestic gas supplier, a leading Asia-Pacific LNG supplier and aims to be a world-leading clean fuels company, achieving net-zero emissions by 2040.

For more than 65 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing Australian jobs and business opportunities, safely and sustainably developing Australia’s natural gas resources, and powering Australian industries and households.

Seven Darwin

Seven Darwin are proud to be a sponsor of the NT Training Awards. We are involved in these important awards and provide sponsorship because it aligns with the values of our organisation as well.

Training is the foundation of the ongoing success of a business or organisation. It provides the platform for everyone to gain increased knowledge and confidence to develop and reach their goals.

Seven Darwin acknowledges these awards as recognition of not only the employees that have benefited from outstanding training techniques as well as the organisations who have provided these opportunities. It is a sponsorship Seven Darwin highly values.

Hot 100 and Mix 104.9

Hot 100 and Mix 104.9 are proud to support the NT Training Awards, and enjoy the opportunity to promote the virtues of training and celebrate Territorians who are excelling in their fields.

Hot 100 and Mix 104.9 are the Top End's leading commercial radio stations and can also be heard via relay in Katherine, Pine Creek, and Bathurst Island. Territorians wake up to the familiar sounds of Sarah and Taz on Hot 100 and Greg and Ali on Mix 104.9. With promotional highlights such as Live Like a Rock Star and Pay Your Bills, both stations combined offer the greatest reach into the Top End market of any media organisation.

NT News

The NT News is committed to providing Territorians with the best in local news, sport, entertainment and agenda setting journalism.

The NT News is known internationally for its unique and ‘talked about’ front pages, and it delivers on that in spades, but that personality is balanced with the best political, business and local news in the Territory which helps it to remain a part of reader’s daily routine. Across all print and digital products, we continue to offer compelling content that Territorians turn to each and every day.

Last updated: 11 August 2021

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