Cadetships for University Students (First Nations Identified Roles)

AFL SportsReady Ltd
CBD & Inner Suburbs
Administration & Office Support
Part time
Posted 16d ago

AFL SportsReady are now seeking applications from First Nations university students who are interested in undertaking a paid Cadetship in 2022.

Under s105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, as an equal opportunity measure, candidates must be of Aboriginal Australian and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and identify as an Aboriginal Australian and/or Torres Strait Islander to be eligible for a Cadetship under this program.

What is a Cadetship?

The First Nations Cadetship is a Commonwealth Funded Program that aims to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students with paid employment in a role that relates to their field of study for 10 weeks per year. Our programs are run year-round, meaning we can flexibly fit in during your semester to ensure your cadetship is the right fit for you. The First Nations Cadetship Program prides itself on working with like-minded employment partners and connecting them with young First Nations professionals looking to make an impact in the workplace. The First Nations Cadetship program is dedicated to providing First Nations students with invaluable industry experience to support your journey towards your career goals.

Our First Nations mentor program will provide you with a dedicated Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander mentor to offer additional cultural, personal and career guidance through the duration of your Cadetship, and support you on your journey to achieve your personal and academic goals.

What is on offer?

We have a wide variety of positions available to commence in 2022 with a range of employment partners.  The positions are open to students nationally and will be tailored to suit the individual’s goals and requirements. Some roles will be offered remotely to allow you flexibility to work from home and maintain work-life balance.

These opportunities are for students across an array of fields including, but not limited to; Finance, Engineering, HR, Law, Business, and all STEM and Health fields.

Benefits include:

  • Minimum of 10 weeks paid work experience through the university year
  • up to $13,000 study allowance
  • valuable industry experience
  • flexible working arrangements to work around your university commitments
  • dedicated First Nations mentor

To be eligible for a Cadetship, a student must:

  • identify as First Nations
  • be enrolled for full-time study occurring on campus at a university located in Australia
  • be enrolled for their first undergraduate degree
  • be an Australian resident

For more information around the program and eligibility requirements, and to submit an expression of interest, please visit:

or contact Ria Stephenson – / 0457 772 600

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Are you currently enrolled in your first undergraduate degree?
  • Please provide the name of your university degree, the year you commenced studying, and the name and campus of your university.
  • Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

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