Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS)

Employers who want to offer work placements and ongoing employment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students can get financial help from the Australian Government.

This help is available through the Indigenous Cadetship Support program.

On 18 September 2013, responsibility for this programme was transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The Indigenous Cadetship Support program aims to improve the job prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The program links full-time students undertaking their first undergraduate degree with employers who can give them work placements and ongoing employment once they finish their studies.

Cadetship employers:

  • provide paid work placements of 12 weeks for each year of the cadetship
  • support the cadet through their study and work placements, giving professional guidance and mentorship
  • intend to offer ongoing employment to the cadet once they successfully complete their cadetship.

What funding is available?

The Indigenous Cadetship Support program provides employers up to $7050 per semester to support cadets with a living allowance and study-related costs and to offset employer administration costs.

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