Cadetships and scholarships
There are a variety of scholarship and cadetship opportunities available to Aboriginal people wanting to pursue a career in health.
Cadetships for Indigenous medical students in NSW for rural postgraduate placement are offered annually by the NSW Rural Doctors Network.
They provide multi-year funding for Indigenous medical students at NSW universities who are interested in rural practice and committed to undertaking two out of their first three years of postgraduate training at NSW Rural Base Hospitals (Albury, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Orange and Tamworth).
For further details about the rural cadetships go to the NSW Rural Doctors Network or phone (02) 8337 8100.
Indigenous cadetship support
Indigenous Cadetship Support is an Australian Government initiative that improves the professional employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and negotiated work placements.
Scholarship opportunities available for Aboriginal people in health include:
- Centre of Research Excellence Indigenous Health and Alcohol
- The University of Sydney's Breadwinners' Programme
- Royal College of Nursing Australia
- Australian Rotary Health Research Fund Scholarships
- Australian Kidney Foundation Scholarships and Grants – Undergraduate Summer Vacation Scholarships
- NSW Rural Doctors Network
- Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme
- S.A.R.R.A.H (Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health)
- The Aspiration Initiative