Cadetships for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Students

What does a cadetship involve?

A cadetship provides full-time undergraduate students with opportunities for:

  • Paid work experience relevant to your studies with an industry or government employer (usually a twelve week work placement during the summer break at end of each year, at either a head office location in a capital city, or another location where the employer has core business operations)
  • Study and textbook allowances throughout your studies during each academic year
  • Career development advice, mentoring and support from your employer
  • Skills development in your chosen field throughout your degree
  • Career path and offer of employment when you successfully complete your cadetship program

Indigenous cadetship support

This Cadetship Project (NICP) is coordinated through the Department of Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR). NICP links Indigenous tertiary students with employers in cadetship arrangements involving full-time study and work placements. This Project provides opportunities for Indigenous Australians to gain qualifications for a range of jobs in the public and private sectors.

For further details about NICP you can contact:

Indigenous Employment Line Department of Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
Phone: 1802 102

To search for current cadetship vacancies, or to register your application online visit the Indigenous Cadetship Support website  or Department of Employment website.

Once registered online, you will need to enter your results for each semester during the academic year.

What else can you do to find a cadetship to suit you?

  • Check the Oorala homepage under ‘Cadetships’ for the current list of cadetship
    programs open for applications
  • Contact Oorala and ask for advice – we can help you find a cadetship in the career area that you are interested in