It is our belief here at KDHS that a staffing group that reflects the diverse community it services will provide better and more responsive services. Aboriginal public servants have already made a significant contribution to the Victorian Community.


KDHS is committed to increase employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australians. We need to do more to make sure that Aboriginal people are better represented throughout our workforce. Central to Koolin Balit is KDHS’ objective to develop into a modern and inclusive workplace which values and respects Aboriginal people.

Equally, Koolin Balit is strongly focused on establishing the right pathways for Aboriginal employees to enter and progress their careers in the mainstream health workforce. This includes ensuring all Indigenous young people can participate in education and training in order to build the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career with KDHS.

Aboriginal Cadetship Program 2022

Kyabram District Health Service (KDHS) is a medium-sized rural health service that delivers a range of programs and services including acute, subacute, residential aged care and allied and primary health care services. KDHS has three campuses located in the townships of Kyabram, Stanhope and Tongala.

KDHS is offering two (2) positions within our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cadetship Program in 2022, supported by the Department of Health and Human Services.

The cadetship program is open to Nursing and Allied Health students who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and who are enrolled in a course of study that will lead to a certified qualification.

As a successful applicant you will work as part of the health team under the supervision of a health practitioner relevant to your discipline, for 40 shifts across the year. In the hospital setting, the role can include assisting with patients’ activities of daily living, providing wellbeing support through communication, helping maintain a safe and clean environment, and supporting clinical procedures.

The benefits of the program are broad and varied, and include:

  • Income in your chosen discipline whilst studying
  • Mentoring by staff already working in the health service
  • Formation of professional networks
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Exposure to the work environment, workplace culture and experience in a health setting which could support your future employment
  • Skill consolidation through practice

The benefits of a Cadetship Program to the Aboriginal Community include:

  • Improved access to healthcare
  • Improved cultural safety in the healthcare environment
  • Improved health outcomes

To be successful in this role you should:

  • Identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
  • Be studying one of the following- Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor or Master of an Allied Health Profession
  • A strong commitment to high quality care
  • The ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Developing communication and organisational skills

If you have the ability and drive to make a difference then take hold of this opportunity.For full details and Positition Description or to apply online please click here.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory police records check.

You must have the right to permanently live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Please submit all applications online.

Contact person: Sara Pettifer or 5857 0258