Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).
In 2019 the Faculty of Arts will again be hosting an Indigenous Cadetship program. The aim of the program is to assist successful participants to develop skills related to academic employment, with the intention of helping them to maintain and develop links with the Faculty and to eventually make the transition into postgraduate studies and/or on-going academic employment. Incumbents will be provided an opportunity to support their academic skills in a collaborative environment with the guidance of an academic mentor. These nominated mentors will act as the Cadets supervisor and will assume the responsibility to mentor the Cadet throughout the duration of the position.
Each incumbent within the program will be associated with a nominated academic project. These cadetship positions will enable Indigenous students enrolled in third year or above in any University course to gain first-hand experience of an academic environment. Successful applicants will be assigned to one of 4 specific projects on which they will work for the remainder of 2019 taking into consideration their preferences where possible. These projects will provide an ideal space for the Cadets to gain optimal and beneficial exposure to an academic career. Brief descriptions of each project are provided in section 3 of this document. More information about the projects and the kind of work involved is available from each of the project contacts listed. Applicants are encouraged to contact these project leaders to discuss the assignment in advance of submitting an application.
In each of the projects the student can engage with, the cadetship will provide them with the opportunity to support their academic skills in a collaborative environment and with the guidance of an academic mentor. The time commitment for each position will be equivalent to 1 day per week until the end of 2019, however the pattern of work may vary depending on the needs of the project and the availability of the cadet. For each project, the pattern of work over the duration of the cadetship will be discussed and negotiated at the commencement of the position. Successful applicants will be expected to commit to the negotiated work plan for the duration of the project, including for periods such as semester breaks if included in the negotiated work requirements.