Assistant In Nursing – Regional Enrolled Nurse Cadetship Program Rolling Intake

Job no: 750767
Work type: Part time
Location: To be negotiated
Categories: Nursing/Midwifery, Aboriginal Health
  • Targeted recruitment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
  • Salary: $58,193 - $65,100 p.a. (pro-rata)– Temporary Part Time - AIN



Regional Local Health Networks are accepting applications on a rolling basis from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, as part of a special measure of targeted recruitment. Applications are invited from motivated and enthusiastic people wanting to kick-start their careers in the nursing profession. 

To be considered for this intake, applicants must have applied through SATAC to commence studying the Diploma of Nursing, or currently studying and completed no more than two semesters, at a TAFE SA regional campus.  Only those who are offered and accepted a place with a TAFE SA regional campus will be eligible for a position under this program.

Applications will be assessed as they are received and appointments made in February and August each year, aligned to study periods for the Diploma of Nursing HLT54121 with TAFE SA.  Successful applicants work in paid employment 2 days per week as Assistants in Nursing (for up to 18 months) while completing their Diploma studies. This is a great foundation for a career in nursing; it provides Cadets with valuable work experience and opportunities to put into practice learning from their Diploma of Nursing study. Cadets complete the program with a qualification and the knowledge and skills required to provide quality nursing care. 

Guided and supported by experienced Enrolled and Registered Nurses, successful applicants receive close supervision as they grow and build nursing skills and capabilities.

Assistant in Nursing positions are available at various hospitals locations across regional South Australia.

Working in Regional SA

Regional South Australia offers a unique range of health care environments and close community contact that is unique to the country setting. 

Hospitals and health services in regional Local Health Networks are dedicated to ensuring healthier, longer and better lives for all South Australians. Through a comprehensive and sustainable rural health system, we are working with communities to achieve these aims.

Our key areas of focus include strengthening primary health care, enhancing hospital care, reforming mental health care and improving the health of Aboriginal people.

We are developing culturally appropriate models of care for Aboriginal Health and extending Aboriginal community engagement.

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working part-time.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

In addition to the annual salary package we also offer salary sacrifice benefits, employer superannuation contributions and leave loading. 

Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and appropriate immunisation requirements.


  • DHS Working With Children Check (WWCC) 
  • National Police Certificate (NPC) for employment involving unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups required for this position (E.g. aged care employment or work involving vulnerable clients) 

Immunisation Risk for this position is - Category A (direct contact with blood or body substances)

SA Health Services are required to implement the Addressing vaccine preventable disease: Occupational assessment, screening and vaccination policy in the workplace.

For information about Relocation Support working for SA Health can be found here.

For more information about the role please refer to the Job Pack provided below. Job ref: 750767

Application Closing Date

30 June 2024 - 11.55PM


Download File 750767 AIN EN Cadet - amended Job Pack.pdf

Download File FAQ Cadet_Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander_2023 August.pdf

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