Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cadetships

Child Safety Officers work with vulnerable children and their families to ensure parents receive the support they need to safely care for their children. It can be a complex and challenging career, but also highly rewarding.

We need more Indigenous Child Safety Officers who have the knowledge and skills, both cultural and professional, to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families.

We offer cadetships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students in their final year of study in either a Bachelor of Human Services or Bachelor of Social Work.

We offer cadets:

  • financial support, including paid university fees and text book allowances
  • academic support and pastoral care
  • coordinated field placements
  • assistance with applying for employment with the department following graduation.

This is a great opportunity for Indigenous university students to gain valuable knowledge and experience for a rewarding career as a Child Safety Officer.

Make change happen

Apply for a cadetship

Applicants must nominate a referee who should be a current supervisor/academic supervisor, or someone who is familiar with your work/study. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all referee reports are completed and attached to your application.

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