Financial Support for Indigenous Students through Cadetship Programs
Monday 22 February 2016
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Cadetships can offer you another avenue of financial support throughout your university years. These involve both financial payments to help cover your university costs each semester and paid work placements throughout the course of your degree. A cadetship can also assist you to build relationships in your field of work so you can move into employment once you have finished university. Cadetships are offered across a range of employment environments and sectors; as long as the employment position aligns with your area of study.
The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) is an Australian Government initiative that links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and negotiated work placements.
The ICS provides up to $7,050 per semester to employers to support cadets with a living allowance and study-related costs. Other forms of assistance, including travel assistance for cadets who are studying or undertaking their work placement away from home, are also available. Cadets are also then paid a wage by their employer during their negotiated work placement. The amount of payment throughout this period is set by the employer; however a student should receive payment in accordance with the employer’s award or enterprise agreement.
The cut off for ICS semester one applications is March 30th and any applications received after this will roll over to semester two. For more information on how Indigenous Cadetship Support can help you create a link with an employer – please read the ICS Handbook, call (02) 6228 6785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
While students are able to reach out to a range of host employers as part of the ICS, there are many employers who have well established cadetship opportunities already in place. Here are some examples for students interested in finding out more: