Darwin is a very young city filled with opportunity and adventure. Darwin, in the Northern Territory, has a population of approximately 140,000 people, lots of jobs, plenty of incentives to move there and a much easier immigration process. Darwin is surrounded by a large number of national parks.
The world famous national park, Kakadu, is only a short drive from Darwin and is home to an array of photographic moments. Then 1961km south of Darwin is the World Natural Wonder of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock. Darwin is only a 45 minute flight from Bali and Indonesia and is the Australian gateway to Asia. There is plenty for you to see, do and experience.
STUDYING IN DARWIN
Colleges in Darwin all deliver courses that are recognised by the department of immigration, universities and industries. You can study a trade, business, specialty course or go to university. If you study in Darwin you will be able to apply for a number of visa options that may lead you to permanent residency after completing at least 2 years of study.
It is much easier to apply for long term visa options in the Northern Territory because they are regional and have a special arrangement with the department of immigration. You still need to go through the application process to be successful but there is a 96% success rate in the Northern Territory.
You can learn more about studying in Darwin here. Study in the Northern Territory | Australia’s Northern Territory (theterritory.com.au)
Studying in Darwin will hold you in good stead for your future in Australia.
LIVING, WORKING AND ACCOMMODATION IN DARWIN
The cost of living is very affordable and the income levels are a lot higher in the Territory. You will be able to learn, work and save money all at once while studying in Darwin.
There is a lot of employment opportunities in Darwin. If you are interested in trades, business, tourism, mining, education, health and cross-cultural work then there is definitely an opportunity for you in the Northern Territory.
Have a read hear to learn more. Work in the Northern Territory | Australia’s Northern Territory (theterritory.com.au).
Wages are a lot higher in the Northern Territory compared to the rest of Australia. Wages vary from $25 per hour for a retail worker to $80 plus per hour for a tradesman.
There is a huge number of employment opportunities available in Darwin, especially in tourism, indigenous communities, wilderness work, community health, health and mental health, education, mining, maritime as well as building and construction. The locals average annual full-time salary is $87,000 per annum in Darwin, compared to $64,000 for the same jobs in Sydney.
The cost of living is much cheaper than other parts of Australia. In Darwin you can rent out a centrally located 3 bedroom apartment, for the same price as a suburban studio in Sydney.
When you arrive in Darwin you will be taken to your new home. This is fully furnished with all the appliances, furnishings and furniture needed for comfortable living. Your home will be very close to where you will be working and studying too.
The Opportunities International accommodation package includes all of your utility bills and internet. All you need to pay is your rent and we look after the rest. A 3 bedroom apartment in Darwin rents for the same price of a single studio in Sydney suburbia.
WHAT WE WILL BE DOING FOR YOU
We will be looking after you as soon as you arrive at Darwin Airport. We will be taking you to your new accommodation and helping you to settle into your new home. We will also be taking you out on a day tour of the city and a road trip out bush to show you where you are living and why you will be staying for a long time.
Once settled in we will help you get your workplace certifications such as Working with Children Check, Workplace Health and Safety Card, Responsible service of alcohol and gambling. Once completed we will introduce you to your new employer, be welcomed to your college, and start studying. We will be there for you every step of the way while you are in Darwin.
We sincerely recommend moving to The Northern Territory for your study and work experience in Australia. It will be one of the best decisions you have ever made for yourself.
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