Northern Territory Open Education Centre


The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics on behalf of the Department of Education, has delivered a new facility for the Northern Territory Open Education Centre. 

The new, modern facility has been constructed to deliver distance education to secondary students in years 10 to 12.

The site features a 2100 m2 three storey building and the fit out placed  emphasis on communications teaching technology. 

The budget saw $13 million allocated to the project, which includes $3.0 million from Inpex LNG infrastructure development.


The facility was constructed on the Darwin High School site at Bullocky Point.

Project Timeline

Work began in April 2015 and was completed in June 2016.

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Current works

The centre opened and is operational as of 29 June 2016. Way finding signage is being installed with completion expected late 2016.

Project scope

The project included:

  • a state of the art premises and technology to meet the specialist educational needs of senior secondary students accessing learning through distance
  • a significant investment in a valuable resource that provides flexible distance study options to over 600 students across the Northern Territory, with plans to expand its use both in the Territory and to Asia.
  • a modern reception and administrative area for Darwin High School and provide some shared classroom space
  • providing distance students with access to social, educational and pastoral career opportunities from a full service senior school during residential courses.


You can contact Ryan Coppola, project director, either by:

Last updated: 28 November 2017