The NT Training Awards offers an exceptional opportunity for business and organisations to be part of the Territory priority of skilling people of all ages. Organisations that participate in the awards as sponsors are recognised as leading contributors to the development and recognition of skills in the Northern Territory. The awards are launched in March involving comprehensive marketing and promotions targeting industry, small business, training organisations, government departments, private and public training organisations and employers.

Promotion of the 2017 awards will include full colour advertisements and editorial in the NT News and regional newspapers, television commercial airtime, industry and training journals and magazines, as well as a suite of marketing collateral that will be sent direct to eligible participants.

Sponsors have the opportunity to be acknowledged at the gala awards ceremony where more than 400 of the Territory’s most influential business, government and community leaders assemble to acknowledge extraordinary success in skilling the workforce. For more information about NT Training Awards sponsorship opportunities please contact the nominations, judging and sponsorship coordinator.

Major sponsors

East Arnhem Regional CouncilGTNTCharles Darwin University, vocational eduation and trainingMcArthur River Mining, a GLENCORE companyHastings DeeringIndustry Skills Advisory Council NTNEC logo

Media sponsors


Southern Cross TVNT News


Territory FMhot-100


Palms City Resort

Event sponsors

BCA National Training Group Inpex Ichthys Project

About the sponsors

East Arnhem Regional Council 

As one of the largest employers in Arnhem Land, East Arnhem Regional Council (EARC) recognises the importance in providing lifelong career pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the workforce. EARC is a unique organisation that has a strong and culturally diverse workforce delivering facets of local government and vital community and commercial services across nine remote indigenous communities of north Eastern Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory.

In 2011, EARC was the first ever standalone organisation to implement a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), which aims to build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Led by the vision of this RAP, EARC continues to employ and develop a 300-strong workforce, of which 56% are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Local employment, especially that of Indigenous community members, has always been a priority of council. A linchpin of council’s 2016-2020 Learning Strategy, launched in May 2016, focuses on not only directing the development of their current staff, but on preparing people for employment and careers with council. EARC has set the target of 70% Indigenous employment across their workforce by 2020.


GTNT is a Territory-wide not-for-profit organisation, with over 27 years’ experience. They are the largest employer of apprentices / trainees in the Northern Territory.

Their vision: "GTNT builds community capacity by positively impacting people through employment and training"

Their mission: "Increase business capacity by providing individuals with opportunities to reach their full potential"

They are always looking to partner with new business. Through the attraction, retention and development of people, GTNT’s workforce development strategy is designed to recruit and enhance your workforce capabilities to ensure greater staff retention and increased productivity through workplace planning and development.

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU), the largest vocational education and training (VET) provider in the Northern Territory, is highly experienced in providing workforce development, technical and vocational education services to individuals, businesses and governments. CDU is solutions focused to meet the specific needs of the students and training partners, locally, nationally and internationally, offering around 170 VET courses. In 2016, approximately 11,000 Territorians enrolled in CDU VET programs, across more than 140 sites in the Territory including around 3,000 Indigenous students. The vast majority of CDU VET graduates move from training into employment. CDU is extremely proud to be a major sponsor of the NT Training Awards.

McArthur River Mine GLENCORE

Situated in the remote Gulf region 900km southeast of Darwin, McArthur River Mine (MRM) is a world-class zinc-lead mine.

Operating since 1995, MRM is the world’s second largest zinc resource and a key operation in Glencore’s global portfolio. It is a fly-in fly-out site operating on a 24/7 basis.

They value being part of the Northern Territory community. Their business contributes around $450 million a year to the Territory economy and employs 750 people.

Hastings Deering

Established in 1932, the Hastings Deering Group is one of the top five Cat dealers worldwide. Their company is the exclusive distributor for the sale of Cat equipment, technology solutions, parts and service support in our territories. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, Hastings Deering has 3,000 employees, across 23 business service centres throughout Queensland, Northern Territory, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia.

They sell, rent, 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.

Today, the combination of our rich history, the expertise of their people and their genuine commitment to understand their customers’ needs continues to sustain Hastings Deering as a market leader providing solutions that deliver superior outcomes for their customers.

Industry Skills Advisory Council NT

Industry Skills Advisory Council (ISAC) NT, a not-for-profit organisation established to act as the principal, but not exclusive, voice of Northern Territory industry on issues related to vocational education and training and developing a skilled workforce. 

Intelligence they gather through extensive interaction with all stakeholders informs the Northern Territory Government on training requirements and priorities for funding consistent with industry, employer and individuals current and future skills development needs. 

In addition to their work locally, they work closely with national organisations, to ensure the relevance of qualifications for the Northern Territory and for NT industry. 

Southern Cross Television

Southern Cross Television brings you the best of Seven Network programming including the ever-popular Sunrise, Home and Away and MKR.

Programming content second to none combined with a strong sporting line up including all the action of AFL and tennis proves a winning formula. In addition to this Southern Cross Television is committed to raising the profile of hundreds of community and charity events through sponsorship and airtime support as well as through local segments such as The Scoop and Around Palmerston.

NT News

The voice of the Territory.

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.

The NT News and Sunday Territorian share a personal connection with readers that’s evident in the way that they engage with them. Readers regularly send photos of their kids and pets, share their romantic Territory sunsets and call when they have a local issue that needs attention. 

It’s that connection that transfers to advertising within their products. Through print and online, the NT News, Sunday Territorian and their free community newspaper the Suns reaches 85% of the NT population every month and they continue to offer new and innovative ways for advertisers to engage with those readers. They’ve added new creative advertising options including booklet, scented or shaped ad-notes, creative shapes and mini-wraps, designed to meet a variety of business objectives.

Across all print and digital products, they continue to offer compelling content that Territorians turn to each and every day.

Palm City Resort

Palms City Resort is perfectly located in the Darwin CBD. The resort has Parliament House to one side and overlooks the green gardens of the Esplanade whilst only three minutes walk to supermarket, city restaurants, public buses and tourist attractions. The resort has a range of different accommodation options: standard and superior hotel room, garden bungalows, tropical villas and executive villas (some with private outdoor spas). All accommodation is surrounded in lush tropical gardens, is air-conditioned, has ceiling fans and opening windows. Resort guests enjoy the tropical freeform swimming pool, coin operated laundry, breakfast café, complimentary car parking and complimentary unlimited wi-fi.

BCA National Training Group

BCA National Training Group is a registered training organisation offering quality training in business, community services, education, finance, and sport. BCA National aim to inspire and develop capability in organisations and individuals, and are particularly experienced in remote and rural delivery. From their head office in Sydney, they have delivered training across the NT and nationwide.

BCA National is committed to the idea that knowledge creates a future for individuals, communities and organisations. They prepare people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to compete in an international job market.

Ichthys LNG Project

Located about 220kms offshore Western Australia, Ichthys represents the largest discovery of hydrocarbon liquids in Australia in 40 years. The Ichthys LNG Project is currently in construction and is ranked among the most significant oil and gas projects in the world. The Ichthys LNG Project is effectively three mega-projects rolled into one, involving some of the largest offshore facilities in the industry, a state-of-the-art onshore processing facility at Bladin Point near Darwin and an 890km pipeline uniting them for an operational life of at least 40 years.

Last updated: 28 November 2017