Indigenous careers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees can bring diverse skills, knowledge and experience that enriches services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Improving both Aboriginal representation in the health workforce and ensuring access to career and development opportunities is an essential component of building a better functioning Department of Health.

The department is creating a workforce that is affirming of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and values, and which seeks to create targeted and general employment and career opportunities.

Read more about these employment opportunities on the NT Government careers website.

For information on working in remote health go to the remote recruitment website.

Indigenous cadetships

The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) program is aimed at improving the professional employment prospects of Indigenous Australians.

The department uses the program to recruit Indigenous people and help them develop their skills to fit current skill shortages in the health and community services professions.

Below are some of the health careers in the cadetship program:

  • medical practitioners
  • dentists
  • registered nurses
  • physiotherapists
  • pharmacists
  • sonographers
  • financial management
  • human resource management.


For more information and to apply, go to Indigenous cadetships on the NT Government careers website or the NT Government Job Opportunities website.


Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS)
Phone Darwin: (08) 8922 7278 
Phone Alice Springs: (08) 8951 5108

Related information

For more information on the ICS go to the Australian Government's Indigenous Cadetship Support website.

Last updated: 17 April 2019