Education and training – which includes preschool and school education, tertiary education and adult, community and other education – employed 895 people and contributed $101.3 million in output in 2018/19 for East Arnhem.
The region is supported by a range of schools, vocational training and university supported research and training schemes. There are 12 primary and secondary schools, and six early childhood/childcare schools within the within the East Arnhem region.
Of the 12 primary and secondary schools, there are four schools located in Nhulunbuy: Nhulunbuy Primary School, Nhulunbuy High School (including Dawurr Boarding Facility), Nhulunbuy Christian College, and Nhulunbuy Preschool in addition to early learning childcare services.
There were an estimated 895 jobs created by this sector in 2018/19, including:
|Preschool and school education||753 jobs|
|Tertiary education||33 jobs|
|Adult, community, and other education||109 jobs|
Demand remains for private and government funded programs designed to build upon the skills of Yolŋu to ensure they can fully access employment opportunities relevant to their aspirations.
Examples of continued university research and teaching within East Arnhem include the Northern Territory Medical Program, which provides training to Flinders University and James Cook University students. This program has established teaching sites at hospitals in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy supported from Royal Darwin Hospital.