NTPS Indigenous Cadetship Support Program

Beau Cubillo - Indigenous Cadet, Bachelor of Dietetics and Nutrition, Department of HealthBeau Cubillo - Indigenous Cadet
Bachelor of Dietetics and Nutrition
Department of Health

The Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) Program offers cadetships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

The Indigenous Cadetship Support Program is a career development program, which enables students undertaking an undergraduate degree to gain the professional qualifications and work experience needed for a range of jobs in the NTPS.

The Indigenous Cadetship Support Program involves students studying full-time, in their first undergraduate degree and working in the respective agencies during the major semester breaks as part of the on-the-job component of the program.


To be eligible for the ICS program students must:

  •  be eligible to work in Australia for the period of the program
  • you must have completed a minimum of a 3 year undergraduate degree within the 3 years prior to the commencement of the program in one of the specified disciplines
  • you must have completed the undergraduate degree at an Australian recognised university.

Salary and conditions

The Indigenous Cadetship Support Program offers:

  • study allowance of $12 000 ($600 per fortnight) each year while you are studying full-time
  • higher education loan program (HELP) fees paid on passed units
  • 12 weeks work placement each year at the Administrative Officer 2 Level ($49 485)
  • $1000 allowance for text books each year.


Applications for the NTPS Indigenous Cadetship Support Program are open all year round and kept on a register of interest, with NTPS agencies having the ability to recruit as they need throughout the year.

Required documentation

At time of application, the following documents are required to be provided/submitted by the applicant:  

  • complete an online application form
  • respond to the selection criteria as set out in the recruitment information handbook
  • an up-to-date resume with two referees
  • proof of enrolment in an approved course of study at the degree level
  • certified copies of school or university results from the past year
  • confirmation of aboriginality rovide confirmation of aboriginality.

Contact information

Employment Programs Unit
Department of Corporate and Information Services
GPO Box 2391 Darwin NT 0801
Phone: (08) 8999 4164
Email: employmentprograms@nt.gov.au
Web: www.employmentprograms.nt.gov.au