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  • Indigenous cadetship eligibility

    Eligibility requirements

    To be eligible for the program you must:

    • at the time of application, be undertaking an undergraduate degree or double degree in  
      • accounting, commerce, finance or business
      • law
      • marketing
      • communications
      • human resources
      • design
      • IT
      • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics)
      • social sciences.
    • have successfully completed the full time equivalent of the first semester of your degree.

    You must also:

    • be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
    • identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
    • be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live or have lived
    • be an Australian citizen (section 22 of the Public Service Act 1999 requires APS employees to be Australian citizens)
    • be able to provide evidence to support your eligibility
    • undergo a criminal history records check.

    About you

    • You enjoy a challenge
    • You are a strong communicator
    • You are competent in using computer programs
    • You are flexible
    • You are both independent and a team player
    • You are proactive
    • You are interested in contributing
    • You are willing to learn


    • You are interested in developing these skills
    Last modified: 17 Sep 2018QC 49417