We recognise Aboriginal people as the original inhabitants of this country, embracing the richness and diversity that exists within and across Australia’s many Aboriginal nations.
Catholic Education Western Australia is committed to maximising employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, supporting opportunities for training and higher education.
We offer traineeship opportunities for various career paths in the education sector. Traineeships can run for one to two years and provides trainees with on-the-job experience while working towards gaining accreditation in his/her chosen field.
Cadetship opportunities are available for a range of varied career opportunities within the education sector and for people studying full-time towards a university degree. Cadetships include a study allowance paid to each cadet during the period of full-time study; paid work experience (up to 12 weeks for every year of the program); and further support through mentoring.
Aboriginal Teaching Assistant Scholarships
Aboriginal Teaching Assistant Study Scholarships are offered to Aboriginal Teaching Assistants (ATAs) who wish to become teachers.
Financial assistance is available to ATAs to undertake an approved course of study on a pathway to teaching. Full scholarships are available to ATAs who are accepted into a Bachelor of Education or similar approved course, while partial scholarships are available to those wanting to study part-time or study approved non-degree courses.