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NTPS 2017 Indigenous Cadet Support Program

NT - Department of Corporate and Information Services

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/05/2016

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Indigenous Services

Job description:
Department of Corporate and Information Services

Employment Programs Unit






Vacancy Number: 68160029

Please keep this handbook for your reference.

Do not hand in with your application.Benefits of working in the Northern Territory Public Sector

The Northern Territory Public Sector (NTPS) is the Northern Territory’s (NT) largest

single employer with over 19,000 employees. There are over 30 agencies and a variety

of career options.

Working within the NTPS involves collaboration with many people from different

organisations, which will help you to develop an overall view of Government, not just the

agency you are employed in.

Some of the benefits of working in the NTPS include:

? challenging work opportunities

? flexible working hours

? training and development opportunities

? working in a diverse environment

? attractive salary

? good promotional prospects.

The Territory’s natural beauty combined with the friendly atmosphere makes the NTPS

a great place to start your professional career. Living and working in the Territory’s

remote and regional areas brings opportunities and challenges, and many remote

workers see the experience as one that enhances their lives and careers.

If you would like to find out more information about the lifestyle and attractions of the

Northern Territory, you can visit the following website:

NTPS Indigenous Cadetship Support Program

The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) Program is an Australian Government initiative

that offers cadetships to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to improve the

professional prospects of Indigenous Australians. The cadetship is part of the Northern

Territory Government’s commitment to achieve a greater representative of Indigenous

people in the NTPS. Upon successful completion, cadets will gain a tertiary

qualification and the possibility of on-going employment in the NTPS.

ICS is a career development program which enables Indigenous students undertaking

an undergraduate degree, to gain the professional qualifications and work experience

needed for a range of jobs in the NTPS. Furthermore, ICS provides the conduit for

individuals to transition into employment on successful completion of their studies.

The cadetship program involves students studying full-time and working in the

respective agencies during the major semester breaks as part of the on-the-job

component of the program. Cadets are also provided with a mentor throughout the

duration of their cadetship.

This project is supported by funding from the Commonwealth Government under its

Indigenous Cadetship Support, administered by the Department of the Prime Minister

and Cabinet (PM&C).

NTPS agencies identify the areas in which they require Indigenous cadets. Applicants

are then matched to these agencies according to their area of study.Eligibility

To be eligible for ICS, applicants must:

? be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and identify as

an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander

? be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the

community in which he/she lives, or has lived

? be enrolled (or intending to be enrolled for 2017) for full time study occurring on

campus at a university located in Australia

? be enrolled for his or her first undergraduate degree course

? be an Australian Resident.

An applicant may also be eligible for an ICS Cadetship if he or she satisfies the criteria

set out above and:

? is undertaking his/her first combined undergraduate degree course


? is undertaking an Honours/Masters year as part of his/her first undergraduate


An Applicant will not be eligible for the Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) Program if

he or she:

? has previously completed an ICS cadetship

? has had a previous cadetship terminated

? has resigned from a previous cadetship

? is studying for less than 12 months, unless in his/her final year of study

? is undertaking study overseas

? is proposing to defer any part of his/her study

? is proposing to take longer to complete a degree than normal

? is enrolled in block release arrangement


? is enrolled in a distance learning study arrangement (off campus).

ICS will not be approved for applicants that are studying at an institution that is within an

RJCP region.

Pay and Conditions

Cadets employed with the Northern Territory Public Sector are entitled to:

? a study allowance of $12,000 each year while studying ($600 gross per fortnight)

? full time paid employment during semester breaks (12 weeks per year paid at the

Administration Officer 2 level, currently $50,970 per annum)

? a book and equipment allowance of $1,000 each year ($500 per semester)

? reimbursement of HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for all units successfully


Upon successful completion, cadets will gain a tertiary qualification and the possibility of

on-going employment in the NTPS.Cadet Responsibilities

During the employment periods, cadets must abide by the requirements of the Public

Sector Employment and Management Act, which includes NTPS Employment

Instruction 12 - Code of Conduct.

Cadet responsibilities include:

? Achieving satisfactory academic results in accordance with study requirements.

Cadets are expected to pass all subjects. HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP Scheme

will not be paid for failed subjects

? Providing the agency with copies of academic records and evidence of full-time

enrolment each semester as they become available.

? Attending the work placement(s) provided by the employing agency and

achieving a satisfactory standard of work performance.

? Notifying the agency immediately of any changes in their circumstances,

including change of personal details (e.g. phone number, home address, email


? Responding promptly to employer initiated contact such as telephone calls,

emails and letters.

? Gaining appropriate approvals if engaging in any other paid employment while on

the cadetship.

? advising Centrelink when commencing a cadetship, if benefits are being received

? Ensuring that their details are regularly updated on the ICS Website.

Note: If cadets are receiving payments from Centrelink they should seek advice from

Centrelink about how a cadetship may affect their ongoing eligibility to receive those


ICS Opportunities

The Northern Territory Government offers exciting and challenging ICS opportunities to

work and study in a variety of fields. Below is a list of previous qualifications advertised

although positions are not limited to these qualifications:

? Accounting ? Finance

? Business ? Health Services

? Commerce ? Law/ Legal Studies

? Economics

PM&C Registration Process

Applicants must register with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet at to be eligible for ICS. To register, click on ‘Registration’ in the

top right hand corner of the webpage, then click on ‘I am a Student’ to complete the

registration form.

Please allow 30-45 minutes to complete this registration process.

If applicants cannot lodge their registration on-line, they should contact PM&C by calling

the Indigenous Employment Line on 1802 102 or emailing to Apply

1. To apply for the 2017 NTPS Indigenous Cadetship Support Program visit and search for vacancy number 68160029 –

NTPS 2017 Indigenous Cadetship Support Program or click here.

2. Click on the arrow pointed toward the vacancy which will bring the vacancy down

for you to view the vacancy content.

3. Once in the vacancy content click on the ‘apply online’ button, and register your

details (if you have not done so in the past). To register your details, you will

need to provide a current email address along with a unique password.

4. Once you have registered your details, fill out your personal details again in your

online job application and attach the required supporting documentation.

5. Click on the ‘submit’ button in order for your application to be processed.

Note: Supporting documentation includes:

? An up-to-date resume with at least two (2) current referees

? Evidence of PM&C registration

? Confirmation of Aboriginality

? Copy of your enrolment in an approved course of study at the undergraduate

degree level, which has the university seal; OR

? If you have not yet been accepted into an undergraduate degree and are unable

to provide proof of enrolment with your application, indication of this on the

application form.Selection Process

EPU coordinates the Indigenous Cadetship Support Program

recruitment process on behalf of Northern Territory Government

EPU acknowledges receipt of applications

EPU processes applications and distributes to NT Government


Agencies shortlist applicants

Agencies notify successful Agencies provide feedback to

cadets, making an offer of unsuccessful applicants

employment and advise EPU (those shortlisted)

EPU issue letter of offer and Applications are held on file

employment contracts. with EPU for a six month

period for further referrals to

cadetship vacancies

For more information about the 2017 NTPS Indigenous Cadetship

Support Program, contact:

Employment Programs Unit

GPO Box 2391, Darwin NT 0800

Phone: (08) 8999 4164 | Fax: (08) 8999 3755 | Email: