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Welcome to Indigenous Cadetship Support

Students, ICS can help you gain the professional qualifications and experience you need for a range of jobs and assist you to move into employment when you finish your studies.
Employers, ICS can help you to gain access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students who are suited to your business. When your cadet finishes studying you gain a work-ready employee who understands your organisation.

The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) 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.

Cadetships enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain the professional qualifications and experience needed for a range of jobs in the private, public and community sectors and assists them to move into employment on completion of their studies.

Payments

The ICS provides up to $7,050 per semester to employers to support cadets with a living allowance and study-related costs and offset employer administration costs. Other forms of assistance, including travel assistance for cadets who are studying or undertaking their work placement away from home, are also available. Cadets are paid a wage by their employer during their work placement.

For more information on how Indigenous Cadetship Support can help you – please read the ICS Handbook or call the Indigenous Employment Line on 1802 102 or email: ics@deewr.gov.au.