How They Work

The Engineering & Technology Cadetships (ETCAD) Program was launched in 2013 by Professional Cadetships Australia (PCA), an Australian company that has a proven record of placing Year 12 students with leading companies. Under previous ETCAD Programs, PCA has placed Engineering Cadets at Rolls-Royce and Technology Cadets at Macquarie Group and Westpac.

The 2019 ETCAD Program

Under the 2019 Program, Engineering Cadets have the opportunity to work at Cubic Transportation Systems.

Engineering Cadets

  • Work at Cubic Transportation Systems for the duration of their degree. Engineering Cadets may have an Engineering and /or Technology focus.
  • Can choose to study electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, computer, software or industrial engineering. Alternatively, cadets may undertake a flexible entry engineering degree. It is also possible to study science, computer science or information technology while working at Cubic.  
  • Combine university study with paid work with Cubic over vacation periods.

Applications for the ETCAD Program are made online to Professional Cadetships Australia.


Applications open: Monday 29 April, 2019
Applications close: Friday 21 June, 2019

To be considered for a Cadetship under the ETCAD Program, you will need to expect an ATAR of at least 86.25 (or an IB Diploma score of at least 31). Technology Cadets have the opportunity to work in Group Technology at UBS. Apply through the Business Cadetships Program. Applications for this Program close on 15 May 2019.

Professional Cadetships Australia is not an employer. We run cadetship programs in order to refer candidates to participating companies.