Applications close 2 February 2020

Attention: In response to the bush fire emergency in NSW the Nursing and Midwifery Office will extend the application period to the 2nd of February 2020.


About the cadetship​

The NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship program provides support and assistance to Aboriginal people studying an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at University.

Cadetships include:

  • study allowance of $600 per fortnight whilst undertaking study for 40 weeks
  • $500 per semester support allowance
  • 12 weeks paid employment in a local public hospital or Justice Health facility
  • support from an Aboriginal mentor, cadet coordinator and additional clinical support.
  • the potential for ongoing employment upon successful completion of your studies and the program


Applicants must be:

  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • currently studying or about to study an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at university
  • a resident of NSW (or within 5km of the NSW border).

Preparing your application

As part of the application, applicants must complete an online application and provide:

  • a cover letter describing:
    • why you want to pursue a career in nursing or midwifery
    • why it is important to have Aboriginal people working as nurses and midwives within the NSW public health system
    • a statement of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage
  • resume
  • confirmation of Aboriginality stating that you:
    • are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent
    • identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and
    • are accepted as such in the community where you live
  • evidence of full-time enrolment in a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery course​
  • a copy of results (if applicable).

More information

If you would like further information please contact the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery:
Phone: 1800 155 325

Page Updated: Friday 24 January 2020
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