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1430 Northern Territory Year 12 students have received their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) the highest number of students in the history of the NTCET.

Minister for Education Eva Lawler today announced the top 20 Year 12 students to complete their NTCET.

“Today marks an important milestone in young Territorians’ lives as they receive their Year 12 results. Congratulations to all of our graduates, whatever your results, remember that today is just the beginning of the next adventure in your life,” Ms Lawler said.

“The Territory Labor Government has the vision to become the most improved education system in Australia and these fantastic results from our Year 12 students highlight the positive work our schools, students and teachers are doing.”

The top NT student for 2017 is Nisangi Wijesinghe from Darwin High School with an ATAR of 99.80 and university aggregate of 88.30. The top Aboriginal student for 2017 was Johvan Miles from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College in Alice Springs.

Eight students in the Northern Territory achieved an ATAR in the top 1% in Australia.

“These results are an indication of the hard work, dedication and focus of our year 12 students,” Ms Lawler said.

“They are also testament to the huge effort of our high quality teachers and support staff and families who work tirelessly to help Territory students to achieve the best results.

“Our vision is for every child to have the opportunity to engage, grow and achieve. I wish the NT Year 12 class of 2017 all the best as they embark on the next chapter in their life journey.”

2017 Highlights

A full list of the top 20 and NTCET information sheet are attached.

Media Contact: Jake Hauritz- 0478 128 268

NTCET top 20 completers 2017

2017 NTCET_NTCET info sheet.