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Employment Type
Fixed Term Part Time
  • Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital
Position Summary


The Aboriginal Cadetship position has been developed to provide the cadet with pre‐graduation professional experience while undertaking undergraduate studies in Nursing or Midwifery. The Cadet position reflects a collaborative relationship between Indigenous candidates and Mercy Health

The role of the Aboriginal Nurse or Midwifery Cadet is to provide support to the Nursing /Midwifery team in the provision of providing quality patient care. The Cadet is required to work under the direction and supervision of a Registered Midwife/ Registered Nurse at all times, within their level of education and under clearly defined role parameters.

  • Fixed Term with a required minimum of the equivalent of eight weeks Full Time (40 shifts over 12 months)
  • Cadetship may be undertaken at either campus Mercy Hospital for Women or Werribee Mercy Hospital 
  • To provide patient‐centered, family oriented, evidence based care within an inter‐professional team environment to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients.
  • To provide care and support as delegated relating to patients’ activities of daily living, ensuring that patients’ personal needs and comforts are maintained
  • To assist in providing a safe patient environment and additional supervision ensuring patient safety
  • Provide general support for the health care team, ensuring effective and efficient care delivery



  • Currently enrolled full time in Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor Midwifery or Bachelor of Midwifery and Nursing
  • Currently undertaking 2nd or 3rd Year studies
  • You identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander



Mercy Hospitals Victoria Ltd incorporates:

  • Mercy Hospital for Women, a major public hospital and specialist referral centre for obstetric, neonatal and gynaecological needs.
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital, a general hospital providing comprehensive care to the rapidly growing western suburbs of Melbourne. This hospital is currently undergoing significant expansion with a number of exciting capital projects already underway and in planning.

Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women's health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.



Mercy Health recognises that many people want to work somewhere that is more than ‘just a job.’ At Mercy Health, we pride ourselves on our values-based culture, and offer a generous range of benefits to support you to maintain a healthy work/life balance. These include: 

  • Salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Camp Australia School Holiday Program
  • Career progression and development opportunities
  • A range of discounts available across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services

We focus on caring for our staff members and those important to them. We support all staff to be their authentic selves at work through Whole Self @ Mercy Health - our network group for LGBTIQ staff and allies.

At Mercy Health we pride ourselves on embracing diversity and foster an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated. We encourage applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

The Korin Korin Balit Djak plan is the Victorian Aboriginal health, wellbeing and safety strategic plan 2017‐2027 to realise the Victorian Governments commitment to developing a strong and sustainable Aboriginal workforce including public health providers. 

To be the successful candidate you must meet the position requirements as well as provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check. 

 If you would like to apply for the cadetship, you will need to submit the following:

  1. A Cover Letter describing your interest in the cadetship, and why you want to pursue a career in nursing or midwifery
  2. Your CV                                                                                              

For support with your application contact:

Ms Jonelle Mais

Recruitment Advisor Mercy Health

(03) 8458 4313 or

Position Description
Aboriginal Nursing & Midwifery Cadet MHVL.pdf
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.
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