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Indigenous Students

Join the NSW Public Schools Aboriginal Dance Company

Applications for the 2021 Aboriginal Dance Company are open. This is an ensemble for students who have ability, talent and experience performing contemporary and traditional cultural dance. Students in the Aboriginal Dance Company experience exciting opportunities to perform, learn new skills and build relationships with others from across the state. If you are in Year …

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QATSIF Yarning With Our Elders Project

QATSIF in partnership with Australian Catholic University is inviting all Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2021 secondary students to yarn with, learn from, and share the stories, wisdom and cultural heritage of our Elders. Current Year 6 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are going into Year 7 in a Queensland School in …

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CDU Indigenous Pre-Law Enabling Program

Charles Darwin University’s Indigenous Pre-Law Enabling Program aims to increase the number of indigenous lawyers in the Northern Territory. This year, the program had more than 20 successful applicants from remote locations across the NT. For people living in remote areas who may be the first in their family to consider university, there can be …

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2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards

The 2021 Queensland Reconciliation Awards is now open for nominations. These Awards recognise initiatives undertaken by businesses, community organisations and groups, educational institutions and government going above and beyond their core business to foster reconciliation and pave the way for a better future for our state. Nominations are encouraged across five categories: Business Community Education …

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Meet Bond’s Indigenous Medical Scholars

Myora Kruger and Joan Cassimatis are currently studying the Medical Program at Bond University. They are the first two Indigenous Medical Scholars to enter the program. They both came from different pathways to enter the Medical Program, but are enjoying their studies at Bond, and hope to make a difference in their communities in the …

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Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy

The Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy gives young Indigenous women the tools and support they need to succeed in an exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) career. Aimed at students in Years 8 and 11, the Academy will promote access to STEM careers. Academy students will be best-placed to enter university directly from school, …

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A guaranteed place for Indigenous students from regional Australia

From 2021, all remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who want to go to university will be guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place if accepted into a course. This means that funding will be driven by demand, and not subject to caps on the number of places for Indigenous students. Find out more …

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Indigenous Australian Engineering Schools Program

The Indigenous Australian Engineering Schools (IAES) is a week-long program that aims to educate and inspire young Indigenous students about opportunities and careers in Engineering. During the program students take part in several hands-on activities, including meeting engineers and participating in design work. Travel to and from IAES, as well as accommodation, meals and activities …

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UQ Yarns

Hosted by the UQ Faculty of Medicine’s Associate Dean (Indigenous Engagement), Maree Toombs, UQ Yarns is a podcast that highlights the amazing work of individuals dedicated to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. New episodes of UQ Yarns will be uploaded every week. You can listen in here: https://medicine.uq.edu.au/uq-yarns

Guaranteed Accommodation for Indigenous Students at UON in 2021

Indigenous students looking for accommodation at the University of Newcastle in 2021 can rest easy knowing that they have access to guaranteed accommodation. UON has eight residences to choose from, in walking distance to the Callaghan campus and only 20 minutes by shuttle bus to the City campus. Applications for 2021 are open now. Find …

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Gambay – First Languages Map

First Languages Australia is working with regional language centres nationally to develop a map of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages that reflects the names and groupings favoured by community. Gambay means “together” in the Butchulla language of the Hervey Bay region in Queensland. You can explore the interactive map to see the languages spoken …

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Graduating High School in Remote NT

For the first time in 13 years, a small community in the Northern Territory has celebrated as high school students graduate. Thanks to the support of teachers, family and community, Wadeye’s Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Thamarrurr College hosted a ceremony for the graduating students, showing that there are pathways into the future in …

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Indigenous Junior Land and Sea Ranger Program

Queensland Indigenous land and sea rangers recognise the importance of educating the next generation about looking after country. Through the Junior Ranger program, delivered by teams across the state, the land and sea rangers educate young people in their communities about natural and cultural resource management, and the importance of caring for country. Activities may …

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Indigenous Health Heroes

Have you ever wondered where a career in health could take you? Check out Health Heroes, a resource packed with information and videos about Indigenous people currently working in health. From doctors and nurses, to occupational therapists, social workers and students, you can hear all about what life is like as a health worker. Here’s …

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Pathways to Teaching for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

Teach Queensland offers pathways for aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers to help you reach your goal. The Remote Area Teacher Education Program (RATEP) helps you stay in your community while studying to become a teacher, meaning you don’t have to move far away for your education. They also offer a variety of scholarships …

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Indigenous Career Stories in Nursing

Indigenous Career Stories in Nursing

Indigenous nurses could provide cultural connections, that ultimately result in better outcomes for their indigenous patients. Find out about some the career opportunities in Nursing and Midwifery within the Murrumbidgee Health District.   Angela Damn is a Clinical Nurse Specialist providing support and leadership to other indigenous nursing staff. “Creating a culturally safe space, where …

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Aurora High School Program

Aurora Education Foundation’s High School Program provides intensive academic support over a 6-year period to Indigenous high school students. The Program seeks out young people with an interest in learning and the potential to undertake higher education. It helps students to realise their full academic potential. Delivered by specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, …

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Indigenous Youth Employment Program

The Youth Employment Program (YEP) is an employment support program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are finishing high school and looking for work or considering further education. The program can help you: with your choice of career link to job vacancies connect to culturally capable services with pre-employment support such preparing …

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Indigenous Mentoring Programs

Indigenous Mentoring Programs

Indigenous Mentoring Programs are designed to help you get the most out of your education – at high school, TAFE or uni.  Or to open up opportunities through networking and experiences. Mentors could help you achieve all that and more by working on building your confidence, inspiring and motivating you, supporting you and believing in …

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Australia Council for the Arts – First Nations Contemporary Music Program

The Australia Council for the Arts has recently opened applications for Indigenous musicians and bands looking to receive support. The purpose of this grant is for First Nations Contemporary Music projects for individual artists and groups for creative and skills development projects of up to $15,000. These projects can include creation of new work, professional …

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AFL Cape York House – Boarding Enrolments Open Now

AFL Cape York Boys and Girls Houses aim to provide educational, employment and training opportunities for young indigenous students from some of Far North Queensland’s most remote communities in a culturally appropriate, safe and secure residential environment to ensure every boarding student has the opportunity to reach their potential. Each student is individually mentored by …

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iBobbly – Wellbeing app for Indigenous youth

iBobbly is a social and emotional wellbeing self-help app for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians aged 15 years and over. It was created by the Black Dog Institute to help Indigenous youth struggling with topics like depression, stress, suicide and more. Completely private and confidential, it helps by showing you ways to manage …

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Wellbeing Campaign for Indigenous Australians

Are you feeling isolated and upset while being stuck at home? The NSW Government has partnered with NITV and IDENTITY Communications to create a video series for Indigenous Australians to support their mental and physical wellbeing during the current crisis. There are four videos that cover important topics: Connection to Culture, Staying Healthy, Managing Stress …

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NAIDOC 2020 Community grant applications open

If you know of any community organisations hoping to run events to celebrate NAIDOC week (5-12 July 2020), they are invited to apply for grants of up to $1,000 to help them cover some of the costs. Applications close on 30 March 2020. Activities should align with the National NAIDOC Theme for 2020, ‘Always was, Always …

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CSIRO’s Young Indigenous Women’s STEM Academy.

Participate in a unique camp and get an opportunity to challenge yourself and bring your STEM dreams to life by providing you with the tools and support you’ll need to succeed in an exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) career. Applications for this program are open now and close on Friday 20 March 2020, …

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Warumilang at AFL SportsReady

AFL SportsReady believes that education and employment are vital for people to successfully participate in society. AFL SportsReady’s vision is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have the same opportunities as other Australians to start their careers with confidence, qualifications and skills. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program, Warumilang, represents the support …

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Indigenous IT Traineeship

Warumilang currently has an exciting position available for an Indigenous School Based IT Trainee to work at the Australian Research Council in Canberra. As the successful applicant, you will: Be employed by AFL SportsReady, as part of our Warumilang program. Work on-site with Australian Research Council Study for an accredited qualification: Certificate III in Information …

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University of Adelaide Karnkanthi Indigenous Education Program

What is it? Translating to ‘lifting up’ in the Kaurna language, Karnkanthi ensures the success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, in Years 10, 11 and 12/13, as they transition from their senior years into university. Key benefits of the program include: Access to private tutoring for school studies Opportunities to participate in academic, …

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Scholarships for Indigenous Students at UWA

Thinking of studying at UWA? They offer a variety of scholarships especially designed to support Indigenous students, both commencing and continuing. Check out the scholarships on offer here: http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/students/undergrad/status/indigenous

Indigenous Direct Entry and Access Scheme (IDEAS) at USC

If you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, you may be given direct entry to a program based on your potential to succeed through USC’s Indigenous Direct Entry Scheme (IDEAS). This is a direct entry scheme for people who may not have received an ATAR, who received an ATAR that does not …

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Indigenous Support at CQU

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders applying to CQ Uni, will be able to access a range of support services available on campus. They’ll be able to provide you with advice about tutoring support, scholarships, cadetships, basic course information and more. You can read about the whole range of support services on offer here. If you …

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Starting University – advice from indigenous students

If you’re in Year 12 this year and planning to go to university in 2021, you could be feeling a little bit nervous about what’s in store for you. The ABC has published a new article with tips from current uni students that might help you address any niggles and embrace the excitement about heading …

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Indigenous Student Support at Swinburne

The Indigenous Student Services team in the Moondani Toombadool Centre supports Indigenous students, including on-campus, online and community learners, to be in control of their own studies. Students can receive assistance with pre-enrolment, subject selection, orientation and graduation as well as plans for life after studying. We ensure students’ education and training experience is positive, …

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Deadly Start Pathways

Mater Education is proud to partner with Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS) and Brisbane North West Trade Training Centre and WesTEC to deliver a dedicated program for school students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, to explore pathways for a career in healthcare. This program will deliver a nationally recognised Certificate …

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Indigenous Scholarships Portal

The Aurora Education Foundation has created a website filled with scholarship opportunities for Indigenous students. Whether you’re looking to go to uni, TAFE or other studies, there are heaps of scholarships to find. They also provide information on how to apply. Check it out here: https://indigenousscholarships.com.au/

Indigenous Students at Bond University

Bond University is committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students where they can progress and complete higher education programs at the same rate as, or at a better rate than, non-Indigenous students. Bond offer a variety of support services for indigenous students, including: Corrigan Walk …

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Business Traineeship

GTNT are now recruiting for a Business Trainee to work with Australian Regional Remote Community Services in Katherine. This fantastic opportunity is offering a Certificate III in Business Administration with full time paid employment. To be successful in this role, you will have/be Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander Seeking long term employment and …

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Macquarie Walanga Muru Tutorial Program

The Walanga Muru tutorial program (WMTP) is a Commonwealth-funded program designed to close the gap that exists between the educational outcomes of Indigenous Australians and other Australians in tertiary education. The program provides free tutoring for Indigenous undergraduate students for 20 hours per subject per semester, and 5 hours per subject for postgraduate students. WMTP …

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NTG Traineeship and Aboriginal Traineeship Program

Employment and a nationally recognised Qualification will kick-start your career. Applicants are assessed by the Employment Programs Unit and then circulated for consideration to agencies. Certificate levels range from II, III, IV and Diploma. There are many pathways: Business, Finance, IT, Community Services, Education Support and Health are a just a few of the options. …

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Indigenous Student Services at Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University has a host of support services and resources to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with their studies. Some of these services include: Away from Base – support for students who need to travel away for study Indigenous Tutorial Support Program – free individual and group tutoring for Indigenous students A …

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Indigenous Support Services at the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has a community of over 370 Indigenous students. The university offers specialised support services and resources for these students to assist with their studies. Some of these resources include: The Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development – provides assistance to current and prospective Indigenous students on academic, cultural and personal …

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Indigenous Support Services at the University of Sydney

The University of Sydney offers a variety of support resources and networks tailored to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. These resources aim to make university life easier and more fulfilling. Some of the resources they offer include: Gadigal Program – an entry pathway to University of Sydney tailored for Indigenous students Aboriginal and Torres …

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Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music at the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music (CASM) is the only university-based centre for Australian Indigenous music studies. If you are aged 17 or over and identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, CASM has a Foundation Year study program for students wanting to study music at university. CASM students are able …

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Indigenous Support at TAFE QLD

Did you know that TAFE Queensland has a variety of resources to help support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students in their studies? Their support resources include: Indigenous Student Support Officers – to help with enrolment, Centrelink enquiries, tutoring, and other support services Indigenous Youth Mobility Program – helping provide accommodation for Indigenous youth that …

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Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program

Each year the University of Sydney runs the Wingara Mura – Bunga Barrabugu Summer Program for indigenous students from around Australia in year 10, 11 or 12. The program provides you with the opportunity to experience what life on campus is like and get a feel for studying at university. All of the expenses involved …

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Swinburne supporting pathways for Indigenous girls

Swinburne has formed a new partnership with the Girls Academy. With the aim of further supporting Indigenous girls to go into further education and help them find career pathways. The partnership will help more girls to find and access suitable courses and pathways, encouraging them in their career goals. Swinburne staff have spent time visiting …

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New scholarship available for Indigenous Higher Degree by Research students

The University of Canberra has launched a new scholarship to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are looking to pursue a higher degree by research. The Indigenous Australian Higher Degree by Research Stipend Scholarship is open for applications now for students undertaking a PhD or Master by Research course in any discipline at …

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University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize

The University of Canberra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Poetry Prize established in 2017, is an opportunity for aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders to compete for recognition for their work. Prizes: Winner’s cash prize of $1,500, invitation to award ceremony, publication of your work Runner-up prize $700 Third place prize $300 To Enter: You’ll have …

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Aboriginal Summer School for Excellence in Technology and Science (ASSETS)

ASSETS is a program that targets high-achieving Year 10 students, bringing them together for a residential summer school. The summer schools are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Year 10 students from across Australia. 2020 summer schools will be held in Newcastle and Adelaide on the following dates: Newcastle: 5 – 13 January 2020 …

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CareerTrackers Indigenous Internship Program

Year 11 and 12 students are offered the opportunity to take part in work place internships. All are mentored by previous years interns. Year 11’s can take part in a week-long Work Shadowing (following a current CareerTrackers intern or Alumni) opportunity to be completed in your winter holidays. Year 12’s who are transitioning to Uni, …

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Indigenous Apprenticeships Program – Information Sessions

The Indigenous Apprenticeships Program (IAP) is a 12 month program that offers a: permanent, full-time, entry level job competitive salary nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification. We offer different jobs in: administration policy and program development service delivery finance Human Resources Information Technology. You can also find out more about the IAP at one of …

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Indigenous Apprenticeships Program

The IAP is a 12 month program that could provide you with a nationally recognised certificate or diploma qualification and guarantee you a permanent, full-time, entry level job. Careers in administration, policy and program development, service delivery, finance, Human Resources and IT are all an option in lots of different partner agencies that make up …

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inDigiMOB

inDigiMOB is about improving digital inclusion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in remote Northern Territory communities. It does this by forming partnerships with communities and local organisations and making available a suite resources that communities can take advantage of according to their needs. inDigiMOB offers two services: Digital Skills Ready and Connection Assist. …

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Indigenous Student Support at The University of Adelaide

Most students use their high school qualification and start after finishing Year 12. If that doesn’t apply to you, check out: Wirltu Yarlu’s University Preparatory Program, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme, or University entry pathways, where you can find information on alternative entry pathways and criteria Admission to all of our degrees …

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SOLID GROUND | YEAR 10 Indigenous Students | National Art School

Since 2016 the National Art School has partnered with Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts on the Solid Ground Initiative as the official Education Partner of this important program. Solid Ground is a multi-year initiative established to provide pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in NSW to enter into the arts. Commencing when students are in Year 10, practical visual arts workshops …

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Laboratory Traineeships – Darwin

GTNT in partnership with Menzies School of Health Research are now recruiting for two Laboratory Trainees. This opportunity is offering a MSL30116 Certificate III in Laboratory Skills with full time paid employment. To be successful in this role, you will have/be: Identify as an Indigenous Australian A 2018 school leaver A strong work ethic Good …

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The Evergreen program

An entry-level program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that combines work experience and formal training. Providing an opportunity to start your career and develop your professional and technical skills in the public service, with a permanent job on completion of the program. 2019 Applications are open now and close 11pm 14 March, so …

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ANZ Bank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Opportunities

ANZ is a national employer with reach into metropolitan, regional and remote communities across Australia, giving us an excellent opportunity to help create more employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This Opportunity Bank has been set up to allow Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to express an interest in …

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Yakka Introduction to Work project

The Yakka Introduction to Work project introduces 150 Indigenous students to potential careers and will assist them to develop a career plan. The program will consist of work inspiration and work experience activities including career profiling, aptitude testing, career planning, educating students about work health and safety, employability skills and resume building. Introduction to Work …

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Indigenous Higher Education Units

Indigenous Higher Education Units (IHEUs) are located in universities all around Australia. These units provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and could offer scholarships, tutorial assistance, mentoring, safe cultural spaces and other personal support services. To find out which Universities around Australia currently have IHEU’s, and read details about what they offer, …

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Australian Federal Police – Directions Program Traineeship

The Directions Program Traineeship is a targeted entry-level pathway for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is ongoing full-time employment and career development program, delivered in Canberra over 12 months providing participants with professional development opportunities to undertake a career in the AFP. Read more – https://www.afp.gov.au/careers/directions-program-traineeship

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