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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cadetships

At DNRM, we value innovative ideas, passion and drive—we want to support your talent and develop your skills and experience.

A DNRM cadetship will offer you something different every day. You could be helping with gas audits and compliance inspections, mapping boundaries in a sugar cane paddock, collecting groundwater and soil samples, assisting with native vegetation policy research and development, and more!

The cadetship is designed to develop specialist skills, and provides you with a minimum of 12 weeks paid work experience each year and access to mentors and support.

After you successfully complete your cadetship and degree, you will also have the opportunity to progress to the interview stage of the DNRM Graduate Program.

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We are offering several cadetship opportunities for second and third year Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students from a diverse range of disciplines, including:

  • environmental studies
  • law
  • environmental engineering
  • economics
  • science or applied science
  • public policy
  • urban and regional planning
  • surveying
  • property and valuation
  • IT.

To apply, you must be:

  • of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • enrolled in full-time, Australian university study
  • undertaking your first undergraduate degree.

Cadetships are offered throughout the year, so register your interest today: email

During the cadetship, you will need to maintain satisfactory progress towards the successful completion of your degree. You may also be eligible for financial support via the Australian Government’s Abstudy or Indigenous Cadetship Support initiatives.


Last updated: 21 February 2017

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