Indigenous Cadetship Program

Indigenous Traineeship Program

The University of Wollongong Indigenous Traineeship Program is an initiative of the Employment Equity and Diversity Unit (EED) in response to the objectives outlined in the UOW Indigenous Employment Strategy. 

The program aims to improve the professional employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the University of Wollongong and more broadly within the community. 

The Indigenous Traineeship Program is structured as a three year fixed term contract that provides full-time employment and part-time study, as a combination of TAFE one day per week and/or on the job training.

This program is supported by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR), representing the government’s commitment to the University placing Indigenous people into mainstream employment.

Traineeships are advertised in newspapers such as the Illawarra Mercury, the National Indigenous Times and Koori Mail and online at the UOW Prospective Staff website. 

Appointment to the traineeship is via merit selection at interview. Successful applicants will work under the University’s conditions of employment.

Trainees receive an annual trainee wage with increments each year. Education costs are paid by DEEWR.

Trainees are mentored by the Indigenous Employment Officer and are also provided with a nominated workplace mentor to support them in balancing their workplace and study commitments at UOW.

For more information contact the Indigenous Employment Officer on 4221 3268.

Last reviewed: 6 August, 2012
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