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Indigenous employment programs



Target audience: these programs are suitable for a range of different applicants, from school leavers to mature age students.

The programs are offered to the following people:

Course summary: the school-based traineeship can be offered at all of Edith Cowan University’s (ECU)’s three campuses (Joondalup, Mount Lawley and Bunbury) and can be offered for a range of different disciplines, including business, nursing, science, horticulture, information technology and sport. The traineeship can take 1-2 years to complete. Upon completion, the successful student will gain paid employment and a Certificate II or III in their field of expertise.

The full-time traineeship is open to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wish to gain a year of paid employment whilst completing a Certificate II, III or IV. These can start at any time of the year and might bridge the successful student to further study opportunities.

The Indigenous Cadetship Support is a Commonwealth government initiative administered by the Department of education, employment and Workplace relations. Australian Indigenous students who are undertaking a diploma, advanced diploma or their first undergraduate degree, can be linked with employment in their preferred industry, with the possibility of ongoing work after studies are completed.

The successful applicant will receive a taxable study allowance in addition to being paid a salary during the university vacation period. The successful applicant will also receive an allowance for books and equipment.

Fee payable: Yes - please contact ECU

Delivery mode: Onsite (full or part-time) 


Nigel Andrews
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Coordinator
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup WA 6027
Ph: (08) 6304 2447


Last updated: 26 June 2017
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