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Aboriginal Identified - Clerk General Scale - Cadetship Program - Various Locations - Temporary

Organisation/Entity: Legal Aid Commission, Office of the
Job Category:
  • Administration and Clerical
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: 00007XIL
Work Type: Part-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: • Salary package of up to $27,700 including study and book allowances for a 60-day placement
Contact: aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au - Aboriginal Services
Closing Date: 08/11/2020 - 11:59 PM


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Legal Aid NSW is the largest legal aid agency in Australia, comprising of a Central Sydney office and 26 regional offices in metropolitan and regional centres across NSW and a number of specialist services and advice clinics. Working at Legal Aid NSW provides the opportunity to support people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women and children, Indigenous people and people with mental illness who may experience difficulties when enforcing and defending their rights.


We are looking for committed undergraduate law students who are interested in undertaking a Legal Cadetship with Legal Aid NSW.


As part of the program, cadets will:


• Be employed as a temporary employee;
• Undertake full time study toward an undergraduate law degree;
• Undertake a paid work placement for a maximum of 60 days per year (12 weeks);
• Depending on operational requirements, undertake placements on either a part time (during semester) or full time (during semester break) basis;
• Receive a fortnightly study allowance during the period of the cadetship; and
• Undertake work placements in the areas of Criminal, Family or Civil law.




The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and hardworking law student who is willing to learn. As a Legal Cadet you will have the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in the Criminal, Family or Civil Divisions by: 
  • Assisting legal officers in conducting an effective legal practice

  • Undertaking file work and legal research

  • Working collaboratively with practice staff (legal officers and administrative staff)

  • Complying with the Legal Aid Commission Act, policies and practice management standards      


  • Currently undertaking full time study toward a law degree (and be able to provide a confirmation of enrolment and transcripts).

  • Willingness to undertake a Criminal Record Check and/or working with Children Check    

This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014 and these placements are for persons who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

In the pre-screening questions you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and being accepted in the community as such.  




Applications MUST be submitted online through www.iworkfor.nsw.gov.au to be considered. No late applications will be accepted.

Please Note: This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 5, clause 26 of the Government Sector Employment (General) Rules 2014. Applications from persons who do not identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander will not be accepted.


Legal Aid NSW considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).


For Aboriginal specific information regarding working at Legal Aid NSW, our Aboriginal Staff network, career development opportunities and support systems please email aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au


Applicants should refer to the Legal Aid NSW Cadetship Program - Information for candidates for more information on the program and to ensure you meet the requirements of the cadetship.


Applicants should read the Role Description and consider the Focus Capabilities and Key Accountabilities when preparing their resume and cover letter. 

Applicants are requested to attach:

• current resume / curriculum vitae (CV) (maximum 5 pages)

• cover letter (maximum 2 pages) responding to the following two questions:


1. Why do you wish to undertake your Cadetship at Legal Aid NSW?


2. Explain the skills and attributes you can bring to this role.


The selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining capability and suitability for the role.

This recruitment will be used to fill any current vacancies and may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future vacancies that may arise over the next 18 months.





Legal Aid NSW welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the LGBTI community, culturally diverse people and other diverse communities.


Legal Aid NSW provides dignified access to accommodate the diverse needs of our community. We acknowledge and support the access needs of people with visible and invisible disabilities, as such all of our offices are accessible.


If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to participate in the recruitment process, or you are looking for general information about our reasonable adjustment process, please contact our team via email, and advise your preferred method of communication: erecruitment@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.




• Salary package of up to $27,700 including study and book allowances for a 60-day placement

• 1x Temporary Part-time Opportunity State-wide

• Talent Pool will be created for vacancies

• Enquiries: aboriginalservices@legalaid.nsw.gov.au 

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Legal Aid NSW Cadetship Program - Information for candidates

• Closing Date: Sunday 8 November 2020 [11:59pm]