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Aboriginal Enrolled Nurse Cadetship Program

Austin Health is offering a cadetship program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enrolled nursing students. This program enables enrolled nursing students to gain professional experience in a health care setting while completing their studies. The cadet will work under the delegation of a registered nurse and support the team in providing patient care.

Austin Health's Aboriginal Enrolled Nurse Cadetship program offers:

  • Paid employment in the health care setting
  • Two rotations in a ward environment (total of 40 shifts)
  • Hospital orientation
  • Clinical support
  • Access to educational and professional development sessions

Other benefits include:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Personal email account
  • Staff discounts with many local businesses
  • Close proximity to train, buses and Heidelberg shopping precinct
  • Secure and subsidised staff car parking
  • Bike storage on-site

To be eligible to apply you must:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander,
  • Be completing your Diploma of Nursing full time,
  • Maintain a passing grade in all subjects,
  • Have completed your first clinical placement; and/or within your second half of the first year of the Diploma of Nursing; or the first half of the second and final year of the Diploma of Nursing.
  • Not be receiving other financial support from the Victorian government and
  • Be a Victorian resident attending a Victorian education provider


Apply via:

Your application must include:

  • A one-page cover letter outlining your reasons for applying to the program
  • A concise CV (no more than three pages) with employment experience and dates and places of clinical placements
  • Two referees, preferably one nursing and one professional with current contact details (phone and email)
  • Most recent clinical appraisal document
  • Most recent academic transcript


All photocopies documents must be certified by JP or verified by a university stamp.

Please check that all your documents have been successfully uploaded.

Once your application is complete you must click 'submit'.

Enquiries to:

Emily Bishop
Ph: 03 9496 4764 




Closing the Gap

Austin Health is committed to achieving equality in health status between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-indigenous Australians



Austin Health is a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Graduate and Cadetship Network and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.