What is the Cadetship?

The ABCB Cadetship Program is a 12 month employment opportunity open to applicants who have studied or worked in the following fields:

  • Building Certification/ Building Surveying;
  • Building/ Built Environment;
  • Construction Management;
  • Architecture;
  • Structural Engineering;
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Efficiency/ Sustainability; and
  • Plumbing or Hydraulic Design or associated field

The Cadetship aims to provide a unique insight into building regulation and code development, working alongside some of the industry’s most highly respected professionals to develop a world-class building and plumbing code - the National Construction Code.

Successful applicants will experience a variety of roles in the ABCB Office, including technical code development, education and support material development, and assisting policy priorities. The Program aims to provide an experience in how the NCC is developed and supported at the national level, and seeks applicants who are strong team members, with good communication and research skills.

Benefits for you include-

  • 12-month contract role
  • a competitive salary of $60,500 + super
  • the opportunity to develop professional skills and transferable insights
  • access to a network of building and plumbing professionals.

Cadets enjoy the benefits of working within the Australian Public Service environment – while learning and furthering their careers.

The ABCB Office is based in Canberra, and the Program generally commences each February with typically two positions available per year.

Cadetship applications

Please note, applications for the 2022 cadetship program have now closed, and the 2023 program will be advertised in early 2022. 

Who can apply?

Applicants will have studied or worked in the fields listed above. 

To be eligible for employment in the APS applicants must also be Australian Citizens. If successful, applicants will be required to obtain a Baseline security clearance. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please submit an enquiry.

Applicants will be assessed on their written application, and may be selected for an interview. Following the interview process, nominated referees will be contacted.  

Contact information

For more information regarding the Cadetship please submit an enquiry.