Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetship Program

The University of Adelaide offers cadetship opportunities including on-campus work placements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander undergraduate students.

The cadetships are managed through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Cadetship Support program.

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  • What is a Cadetship?

    The Wirltu Yarlu Cadetships Program offers students the chance to enhance their university experience by undertaking a placement related to their degree, or to their professional development goals.

    The arrangement of a Cadetship is a two-way discussion between the mentor and the cadet. Students are able to choose the area in which they wish to undertake their Cadetship and Wirltu Yarlu will endeavour to find an appropriate placement.

    A Cadetship can be tailored to include professional development, technical skills (lab work or field work), networking, and contribution to research that shapes the future.

    If you are interested in undertaking a Cadetship alongside your University of Adelaide studies, please contact Wirltu Yarlu at 

  • Information for Cadets and Mentors

    If you have any questions in regards to mentoring a Cadet or if you are a Cadet who wants a confidential discussion please contact Wirltu Yarlu at

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    If you are currently a participant of the Wirltu Yarlu Cadetship program we would appreciate your valuable feedback. 

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