We offer a range of traineeships and cadetships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Our focus is on vocational and educational development.

Indigenous cadetships

Cadetship placements are available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are enrolled full-time in their first undergraduate degree course.

Our Indigenous cadetships offer a combination of full time study and work placements within CSIRO (usually completed during the long break at the end of each academic year) and provide:

  • a study allowance of $300 per week during periods of full-time study
  • financial assistance of $500 per semester to assist with study costs
  • 12 week paid work placement during each year of the cadetship
  • payment of HECS fees by CSIRO on successful completion of study.

If you're currently studying (or about to commence) a degree in one of the following disciplines, we're especially keen to hear from you.

Current cadetships open

Applications close Monday 2 October 2017 or until filled.

Discipline Business Unit Location
Computer Science
Event Monitoring Data61 Marsfield, NSW
Cyber Security Risk Data61 Docklands, Victoria
Computer Science Data61 Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, or Hobart
Engineering
Engineering Data61 Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, or Hobart
Engineering Astronomy and Space Science Marsfield, NSW
Communications
Corporate Affairs Corporate Affairs Various
Science
Agriculture or Environmental Studies Agriculture and Food (Climate Smart Agriculture Group) Hobart, Canberra or Adelaide
Data Visualization Agriculture and Food (Global Food and Nutrition Group) St Lucia, Queensland
Chemical/Biochemical Sensors
(incl. wearable sensors)
Manufacturing Lindfield in Sydney, NSW
Mathematics
Mathematics & Statistics Data61 Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, or Hobart
Ribit Data61 Eveleigh, NSW

Applicants must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and enrolled for full-time study in their first undergraduate degree course at an Australian university.

Indigenous cadetships are advertised at various times throughout the year via our current vacancies portal. You can also register your interest in our Indigenous cadetships at any time to be emailed opportunities and events as they become available.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traineeships

Our traineeship program offers exciting work environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are starting out on their career paths for the first time, or for those commencing a brand new career. Our traineeships include structured on the job training and the completion of a Nationally Accredited Qualification relevant to their position.  Upon successful completion of the program the trainee will also be considered for ongoing employment with CSIRO, if available.

Current traineeships open

Closing Wednesday 11 October 2017 or until filled.

Area Business Unit Location
Corporate

Human Resource Administration

Human Resources Canberra, ACT

Administrative Assistant

 

Manufacturing Clayton, VIC

Admin and Facilities Support Officer

 

Astronomy and Space Sciences Marsfield in Sydney, NSW
Science

Chemical Research Technician  

Manufacturing - Rapid Automated Materials & Processing centre Clayton, VIC

Laboratory Chemical Technician  

Energy Newcastle, NSW

Electron Microscopy and X-ray Diffraction  

Manufacturing – Biophysics group Clayton, VIC

Aquaculture

 

Agriculture and Food - Integrated Sustainable Aquaculture and Production Bribie Island, QLD

Soil Science Technical Assistant

 

Agriculture and Food Black Mountain, ACT

Agriculture Technician

 

Agriculture and Food Townsville (ATSIP), QLD

Applicants must be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and prepared to undertake study towards a nationally recognised qualification.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traineeships are advertised at various times throughout the year via our current vacancies portal. You can also register your interest in CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traineeships at any time to be emailed opportunities and events as they become available.

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