The NSW Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Cadetship program provides support and assistance to Aboriginal people studying an undergraduate nursing or midwifery degree at university.
- 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.
- ongoing employment upon successful completion of your studies and the program.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
- 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
- a copy of results (if any).
If you would like further information please contact the Aboriginal Nursing and Midwifery Strategy on:
Phone: 1800 155 325