Aboriginal Initiatives at Northern Adelaide Local Health Network

Aboriginal Nursing Cadetship Program

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

In June 2009, the Lyell McEwin Hospital established an Aboriginal Nursing Cadetship program which currently employs and assists over 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  The program originally offered Enrolled Nurse Diploma Cadetships but has now expanded to include Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery cadetships. 

The Cadetship program gives people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background a fantastic opportunity to start or further a career in health care.  

During the program the cadetship funding covers some course fees (not HECS) and provides payment to students whilst undertaking clinical placements to a maximum of 12 weeks as part of their course and a fortnightly study allowance payment during the length of the course or program.

Cadetship funding is through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Eligibility criteria

  • Students must be of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander background
  • students must be in or willing to enrol in Full time study.

Further information

For further information please contact Tim Fawcett, Management Facilitator and Nursing Administration-Lyell McEwin Hospital:

Phone: (08) 8182 9000
Email: Tim.Fawcett@sa.gov.au.