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Indigenous Cadetship - Data61 Cyber Security Risk

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  • Improve your professional employment prospects
  • Combine study with a paid work placement in your relevant field
  • Be a part of Australia's leading science and research organisation

The Indigenous Cadetship Program is an initiative of the CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy, which seeks to significantly increase Indigenous employment nationally within CSIRO. Through this strategy, CSIRO aims to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Indigenous Cadetships may be offered to people of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who are enrolled for full-time study in their first undergraduate degree at an Australian University. Upon successful completion of the Cadetship, Cadets will be encouraged to apply for positions in CSIRO relevant to their qualification and skills.

Our 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 (40 weeks)
  • Financial assistance of $500 per semester to assist with study costs
  • 12 weeks of paid work placement during each year of the cadetship
  • Payment of HECS fees by CSIRO on successful completion of study

An opportunity exists for a mathematics or computer science cadet to join CSIRO Data61. In this role you will work with our scientists to understand the cyber security risks for companies, and mathematically represent these risks and the mitigation strategies for combating these risks. The work will involve mathematics, programming and data visualisation. Cybersecurity is an exciting and fast-growing industry in Australia and worldwide, and the work will provide the cadet with broad insight into science and practice of cybersecurity.

Location: Docklands, VIC
Duration: Duration/remainder of full-time study program
Salary: Study allowance of $300 during periods of full-time study +12 weeks of paid work placement during each year of the cadetship (starting at $590 per week before tax)
Reference No: 46245


Indigenous Cadetships are open to students who are:

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

How to Apply: For further information and details on how to apply, please see the Position Details document.

Interested candidates will be required to provide an academic transcript (or confirmation of enrolment if not yet started), Confirmation of Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander descent as well as a resume.

About CSIRO: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency. At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet. Find out more at

Applications Close: Applications will remain open until filled, however we encourage you to submit your application by 2 October 2017 as we will assess suitable candidates from that date onwards.

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