• Apply

    If you're eligible for our Indigenous cadetship program, find out what's involved and how to apply below.

    On this page:

    Application process

    • Applications open
    • Lodge your application
    • We'll review your application
    • We'll let you know if you have progressed to the next stage
    • You may be asked to attend an interview
    • We'll make a preliminary decision (progression or rejection)
    • We'll undertake final checks
    • If successful, you'll receive an offer

    When to lodge

    We accept Indigenous cadetship program applications once a year.

    Applications for the 2017 Indigenous cadetship program open on 8 September 2016, and close at 5:00pm (AEDT) on 20 October 2016.


    We don't accept late applications. Make sure you don’t miss out on applying – sign up to job alerts at Careers or follow our FacebookExternal Link and TwitterExternal Link pages.

    Lodging your application

    The first stage of the application process is completed online. You need to provide:

    • personal information
    • current academic transcript (as an attachment – maximum 3MB)
    • employment details
    • resume (as an attachment – maximum 3MB)
    • referees.

    We recommend you have this information ready when you start your application.

    Come back to this page once applications open to lodge your application online.

    Reviewing your application

    Once your application has been received, it will be assessed and you will be advised if you have progressed to the next stage.


    You may be asked to attend an interview with a panel of ATO staff.

    The face-to-face structured interview is designed to further assess your suitability and interest in the Indigenous cadetship program.

    Preliminary decision

    At this point your performance will be reviewed and your suitability determined.

    Final checks and offer

    We'll conduct a number of pre-employment checks. Any offer of employment will be subject to the results of the enquiries being satisfactory.

    If everything is okay, you will be able accept the formal offer and start your career with us.

    Last modified: 09 Sep 2016QC 49415