Cadetship Program

​​​​​​​​DPIPWE runs a cadetship program with intake occurring annually.

​Applications are currently closed. You can register your interest using our online form and our staff will contact you when applications reopen: ​

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Important Infor​​mation

How do​es the program work?

  • work full-time with DPIPWE and be supported to study your undergraduate degree part-time (2 subjects per Semester)
  • be paid a full-time salary and receive paid time off to attend lectures, tutorials, and exams
  • experience several placements across a diverse range of divisions within DPIPWE
  • undertake a variety of research, administrative and project work
  • access to excellent employment conditions including competitive salaries, generous leave entitlements, and flexible working arrangements
  • be part of a learning and development program tailored to your needs
  • build your skills and experience in an interesting and diverse organisation
  • receive mentoring and guidance to help you along your career path
  • be part of an organisation that makes a difference to Tasmania and the Tasmanian community
  • set yourself up for a career in Management

What skills do I need?

We are looking for applicants who want to pursue a career in management and are excited about making a difference in the Tasmanian community. You must either be finishing year 12 and be intending to enroll or already be enrolled in an appropriate undergraduate degree relating to the field of Management. Cadetships require cadets to work up to full-time hours (36.75 hours per week) for a period of up to 6 years. Applicants should have work rights to allow for this.

What will I be paid?

Cadets are paid as full-time employees under the Tasmanian State Service Award and receive paid time off to attend lectures, tutorials, and exams over and above normal leave entitlements.

Starting salary is currently $49,051 per annum (as of 1 Dec 2020) for a first-year student, but this may be higher depending on how far you are through your degree. You also receive 9.5 percent employer contributions to your superannuation and all the added benefits that come with working for the State Service.

What work will I be doing?

You will undertake a variety of research and administrative work across the Department to acquire a broad range of skills and knowledge. You will work in diverse areas and be involved in exciting projects. DPIPWE will aim to develop your skills for a future career in Management. This is done through exposure to our broad responsibility areas and through ongoing training and development.

To find Jobs vacancies at DPIPWE please search the Tasmanian Government Jobs website.
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