• Improve your professional employment prospects
  • Combine study with a paid work placement in your relevant field
  • Be a part of Australia's leading science and research organisation

The Indigenous Cadetship Program seeks to significantly increase Indigenous employment nationally. Indigenous Cadetships may be offered to people of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who are enrolled in a full-time study undergraduate degree at an Australian university. After successful completion of the Cadetship, Cadets will be encouraged to apply for positions in CSIRO relevant to their qualification and skills.

Our cadetships offer a combination of full time study and work placements within CSIRO (usually completed during the long break at the end of each academic year) and provide:

An opportunity exists for a cadet to join the Manufacturing Business Unit. In this role you will work with a small team of research scientists on an early stage project making and testing carbon cables for civil engineering applications.

Locations: Waurn Ponds (Geeong), VIC

Duration: Up to 4 years (depending on current year of study)

Salary: Study allowance of $300 per week while studying full-time (40 weeks), $500 per semester to assist with study costs + 12 weeks of paid work placement during each year of the cadetship (starting at $570 per week before tax). Payment of HECS fees by CSIRO after successful completion of study.

Reference No: 31329


You must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent:
currently enrolled for full-time study in your first undergraduate degree course at an Australian university; and registered with the Indigenous Cadetship Support Program: http://www.ics.employment.gov.au
You will need to provide an academic transcript (or confirmation of enrolment if not yet started), confirmation of Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander descent and a resume.

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Applications close: Open until filled