Cadetships and scholarships

There are a variety of scholarship and cadetship opportunities available to Aboriginal people wanting to pursue a career in health.

Medical cadetships

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).

More information

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.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are on offer from a variety of training providers. Please refer interested candidates to the following websites for more information:


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