Career mobility

Career mobility is strongly supported by the NTPS as important because it is good for employees careers and for the organisation.


Career mobility can help you to:

  • build your experience
  • develop your leadership skills
  • understand more about other agencies or levels of government
  • take on new challenges
  • build your professional networks
  • explore other career opportunities

Career mobility benefits the NTPS because:

  • it helps retain valuable employees by allowing them to try different jobs or workplaces
  • it prepares employees for growth and leadership
  • employees share learning and expertise from their secondments
  • it fosters better relationships between agencies


Career mobility could mean a range of opportunities for you such as:

  • swapping jobs with someone with a similar role in another state or country
  • working for another NTPS agency
  • working at a university
  • voluntary work for aid organisations

The NTPS policy called Broadening Our Horizons: Avenues for Career Mobility PDF (586.1 KB) explains how career mobility works across the NTPS and with other governments within Australia and overseas.

Transferable skills

The skills and experience you gain in one role or region can be useful in others. By changing roles, you can build your professional network and learn about other business areas within the NTPS.

NGO secondment trial

The Department of the Chief Minister is looking at ways to increase secondment opportunities to NTPS employees.

The NTPS/NGO secondment trial aims to remove some of the barriers to secondment. Stage One will focus on secondments to the NGO community services sector.

More information can be found on the Northern Territory Government website

Mobility resources

There are a number of templates, guides and checklists provided below to assist you in your mobility arrangement. These may be altered to suit the particular terms agreed upon between the parties.

It is important to note that the terms that are agreed upon should be set out in the form of a written agreement. The agreement should detail all employment conditions and the job performance criteria and signed by all parties prior to the commencement of the secondment.


Agreement templates



Roles and responsibilities

Last updated: 16 November 2020

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