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Indigenous cadet available within the TSRA Fisheries Programme

Applications are now open for a Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal university student to join the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Fisheries Programme under the National Indigenous Cadetship Support Programme.

This position will prepare current university students for a rewarding career as a future leader in the management of fisheries resources in the Torres Strait.

The TSRA Chairperson, Mr Pedro Stephen, said the TSRA want to support youth from our region in undertaking higher education and engaging in the management of the region’s fisheries resources, and this is a great opportunity to do both.

“This position brings with it a number of benefits that are designed to help support a student through university – including a mixture of financial support through a bursary each semester and 12-weeks of paid work experience in the TSRA’s Thursday Island office per year,” Mr Stephen said.

“With an opportunity for full-time employment at the completion of your cadetship, this is a fantastic pathway into a professional career.”

Students enrolled in a degree such as natural resource management, marine science, fisheries management or environmental science are encouraged to apply, particularly Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal students from the Torres Strait region who have left the region to attend university.

The TSRA’s Fisheries Programme works to increase the region’s wealth by supporting a sustainable fishing industry and creating job opportunities in the fishing industry for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people.

If you are currently enrolled at university and considering your options for a career in natural resource management – the TSRA would like to hear from you. Applications are open until 21 July 2017.

More information about the position can be found on the TSRA jobs website at or by contacting the Fisheries Programme on 4069 0700.

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