Partnership Agreements

The NT Government has partnership agreements with Charles Darwin University PDF (1.1 MB) (CDU) which includes Menzies School of Health Research and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education PDF (3.9 MB) (BIITE).

To read more about the CDU partnership agreement, go to the Charles Darwin University website

Core Outcomes

The core outcomes of the Agreements are to:

  • develop the NT workforce
  • progress research and development to meet the economic, social and environmental agenda of the NT
  • support relationships and joint initiatives between government and industry with the University and the Institute
  • drive economic development throughout the NT and
  • ensure the protection and sustainability of the NT’s environment.


The Agreements provide a framework to achieve outcomes by:

  • sharing and jointly investing in human resources and physical infrastructure
  • identifying opportunities for student placement/internship/mentoring/research
  • combining resources and expertise to leverage external funding
  • jointly funding expertise and capability in identified areas of need
  • jointly promoting NT expertise, innovation and service delivery nationally and internationally and
  • encouraging third parties to develop projects/invest in key projects.


A simplified procurement process has been established under the partnership agreements as outlined in the Flowchart PDF (146.3 KB).

NT Government staff can find more information on the procurement process on NTG Central.

Staff sharing

A key strategy of this Partnership Agreement is to promote the shared use of human resources to achieve mutually agreed priorities.

Secondment arrangements have been developed to expedite and streamline the processes involved with shared staffing arrangements and to ensure a consistent approach to the administration of these arrangements.

CDU NTG Secondment Agreement DOCX (71.0 KB)

BIITE NTG Secondment Agreement DOCX (69.4 KB)

Key Contacts

Partnership Agreement
Phone: 08 8999 5355

Last updated: 29 November 2021

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