Aboriginal Nursing Cadetship Program

Lyell McEwin Hospital is Adelaide’s largest Northern metropolitan hospital; it is one of two hospitals with Modbury Hospital, which form the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network.

In June 2009, Lyell McEwin Hospital established an Aboriginal Nursing & Midwifery Cadetship programme which currently employs and assists up to 10 students. The programme has expanded over time to include Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery and Enrolled Nurse Diploma Cadetships being offered to persons of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Background.

Information & eligibility criteria

  • Cadetship funding is locally funded by NALHN for all students of $13000 per annum (taxable) and is paid in equal fortnightly payments as a study allowance payment. Cadets sign an agreement at the start of the programme with LMH.
  • Students must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background & able to provide Proof of Aboriginality.
  • Must be or willing to enrol in Full time study

How to apply

  • Simply send a letter of expression of interest with a copy of your CV/Resume to Mr Tim Fawcett (details below)
  • LMH will then be in contact with you and invite you to meet and discuss the programme
  • If successful LMH will provide information in the enrolment process for a University or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to study.

How the program can help you

The Cadetship programme gives people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background a fantastic opportunity to start or further a career in health care. During the programme the cadetship funding provides a fortnightly study allowance payment during the length of the course or programme whist the student is enrolled or studying.

Further information

For further information please contact Tim Fawcett, Nursing Director-Aboriginal Health, NALHN on (08) 8182 9206.