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Aboriginal nursing cadetship program



The Aboriginal nursing cadetship program is presented by Lyell McEwin Hospital which is part of the Northern Adelaide Local Health Network. The program offers cadetships in the Enrolled nurse diploma, Bachelor of nursing and Bachelor of midwifery, and currently employs and assists over 20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The cadetship program gives people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background an 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. To be eligible students must be:

Please refer to the contacts and links below for further information and how to apply.


Lyell McEwin Hospital
Nursing Administration
Tim Fawcett
Management Facilitator
Ph: (08) 8182 9000
Email tim.fawcett@health.sa.gov.au


Last updated: 9 October 2013
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