Cadetships HomeAbout CouncilCurrent VacanciesLearning and Career DevelopmentCadetships If you’re thinking of becoming a technical professional like an engineer, a cadetship is a terrific way to gain work experience while you train, with the extra bonus of having a guaranteed job when you finish. Who can apply? If you’ve recently completed Year 12 or are interested in attending university, you can apply and gain work experience whilst studying part-time for an appropriate tertiary qualification in the relevant field. How long is a cadetship? Depending on which course you do, they usually last three to four years. What qualification do I finish with? A cadetship suits those planning on undertaking an Associate Degree level. Do I have to pay for my course fees? You are initially required to pay each semester’s fees up front. However, should you successfully complete each unit, you will be eligible for Council to reimburse your fees. Will I be employed permanently at Council when I finish? Yes. What’s the benefit of doing a cadetship rather than full-time study at university? You gain on-the-job experience through full-time work while you complete part-time study, culminating in a guaranteed job at Council when you finish your cadetship. When available, these opportunities will be advertised on the Current Vacancies page.