Applications have now opened for the NT Health Aboriginal Cadetship Program aiming to increase the number of Aboriginal health professionals on the frontline.
The Cadetship Program supports skill shortage areas and develop future Aboriginal clinical and health professionals, with increased financial support offered for Cadets in 2020.
Aboriginal students undertaking their first undergraduate degree or postgraduate studies to gain professional health qualifications are eligible, and the cadetships provide experiences that will lead to entry to practice upon completion of their studies.
The five cadetships available in 2020 include a study allowance of up to $1200 per fortnight whilst engaged in full time studies, a book allowance of up to $1000 per year, an incentive payment of up to $4,000 per year and 12 weeks paid on the job work placement during the university major academic breaks.
The 2020 NT Health Cadetship program replaces the Indigenous Cadetship Support Program, and offers an increase to the Study Allowance from $600 to $1200 a fortnight, and a new $4,000 incentive payment per year to ease financial burden, a common cause for non-completions.