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Department of Defence

  • #3 in Government & public services
  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2022 STEM Cadetship

Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth
This is a pathway for high performing tertiary students currently studying a relevant degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Number of Vacancies
40
Salary
50,608 + 15.4% superannuation
Start Date
Ongoing

Application dates

Applications Open
9 Mar 2021
Applications Close
14 Apr 2021

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor
Graduation Results
>3.75 GPA
Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
Design & User Experience
P
Property & Built Environment
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Veterinary Science
Sciences (all other)

As a STEM Cadet, you will be employed as an Australian Public Service (APS) employee where you will be provided with real-world, practical and high-quality work in the Department of Defence. You will be employed in a Defence Group or Service relevant to your tertiary STEM studies.

As a STEM Cadet, you will receive:

  • guaranteed ongoing permanent employment with Defence;
  • 60 days (minimum) Defence work placements per year;
  • a minimum starting annual salary of $50,608 pro-rata plus 15.4% superannuation;
  • reimbursement of compulsory STEM-related university fees upon successful completion;
  • reimbursement of costs incurred for books/resources for STEM units up to a maximum of $500 per semester;
  • maximum $3,000 subsidy payment per year; and
  • Upon successful completion of the Cadetship Program, full-time employment with an annual salary of $69 811.

The STEM Cadetship will provide you with excellent learning and career development opportunities to propel you into your future career with confidence. As a STEM Cadet, you will work across a vast spectrum of Defence projects that will offer exposure to new and exciting challenges.

Why choose the STEM Cadetship Program?

  • Get a head start in your research career
  • Learn from the best
  • Work Content. More than π in the sky
  • Discover how your university discipline can lead to a rewarding, challenging and meaningful career in Defence.

To be eligible, applicants must complete their tertiary studies (including Honours/Masters/Postgraduate) between the end of Semester Two 2022 and the end of Semester Two 2024.

Be enrolled in a relevant STEM undergraduate (with Honours/Masters/Postgraduate) degree or are eligible and agree to undertake a

Honours/Masters degree as part of the STEM Cadetship if required.

Applicants must have a credit average (GPA ≥ 5 on a seven-point scale) when applying for the STEM Cadetship and must maintain a credit average for the duration of the Cadetship.

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
The thing I love about working in the Submarine Domain of the Department of Defence is all the cutting-edge technologies and projects, some of which I have had the privilege to be involved in.

Yvonne Yung

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose

  • Graduate stories
Delivering a new capability to the Australian Defence Force and getting through that process is what I love most.

Namita Jose


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Masters (Coursework)

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Entry Requirements
  • Option A: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3+ years of professional experience

  • Option B: Year 12 (or equivalent) and 7+ years of professional experience

You need to illustrate eligibility for the course by providing supporting documentation for one of the above options

Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Sep
Duration
15 months full-time, 3 years part-time
Study Mode
Online