Principal, Palmerston

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Department of Education, Northern Territory GovernmentPalmerston

Date posted:
Start date: 01/07/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Executive Contract Principal Level 5 - Remuneration Package $227,285
Contract term: Fixed Term

Vacancy Number: 028130

Vacancy Duration: 48 Months

Agency: Department of Education

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Unit:Taminmin College

Location: Palmerston

Vacancy Types: Fixed (Temporary) - Full Time

Primary Objective: Taminmin College is an Independent Public School located in Darwin’s rural area. Taminmin College provides an exciting learning environment with flexible learning pathways for all students. The College provides comprehensive education from years 7 to 12 and includes a Vocational Education and Training section. Taminmin is also the only school in the Northern Territory with an agricultural facility, maintaining 150 hectares of a natural resource area where students undertake research and practical studies in conservation and land management. The school also has a 75 hectare working mixed produce farm in the areas of stock, horticulture and aquaculture. Students in the senior secondary years have a number of pathways to choose from; these include academic, and a Transition to Work program which provides pathways to training and employment with built in flexibility to achieve success. The High Achiever Centre for Excellence program flows on from the High Achiever programs from 7 to 9 for students of high academic ability from years 10 to 12. An Executive contract of up to 4 years may be offered.

Special Instructions: The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.

Contact: Paul Nyhuis, Senior Director School Improvement and Leadership on 08 8944 9216 or

More about Department of Education, Northern Territory Government
Address: Mitchell Centre, 55-59 Mitchell Street, Darwin, Northern Territory, NT 0800, Australia. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +61 8 8999 5659

Location: Northern Territory, Australia


Teachers in the NT teach some 33 000 children in 153 government schools spread across 1.35 million square kilometres. Schools are grouped into six regions:

  • Darwin: 28 schools
  • Palmerston and rur...