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Career Connect – Register NOW for their Largest Yearly Event

December 5th, 2018 by tperry

Career Connect are proud to present their largest yearly event – the 2019 Monash Careers Expo

Want to know how to take control of your post-study job search? Register your interest now for the largest careers event on campus – the 2019 Monash Careers Expo. careergateway.monash.edu.au/students/events/Detail/4792904/

Get ready for your future at the Monash Careers Expo, our largest careers event of the year. Chat with employers, listen to them talk about their opportunities and find out about career services on campus. You’ll hear from recruiters about employability and interview skills, and what they’re looking for in graduates.

Maximise your chances of landing the job of your dreams.

  • Thursday 7 March, 10am – 4pm
  • Monash Sport Recreation Hall, Clayton campus
  • Free entry with your Monash student ID card.

Open to students from all year levels, disciplines and campuses.

Register your interest now for the 2019 Monash Careers Expo, where you can meet with top industry employers to hear about their upcoming opportunities. careergateway.monash.edu.au/students/events/Detail/4792904/

PACE Mentoring Opportunities

December 5th, 2018 by tperry

Opportunities for Students with Disability – PACE Mentoring Autumn 2019

The Australian Network on Disability are delighted to inform you that student applications for the PACE Mentoring Program Autumn 2019 are now open!

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives students an opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as, ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, Cummins, Australian Government Departments etc.

Ria - PACE Mentoring Program

Ria gains invaluable experience as a mentee at QBE

“Coming into this program, my main goal was to get more familiar with what the workplace is from somebody who is very experienced. I wanted to see the types of things I can do with my degree, and what steps I could take to see what else is out there” Ria.  To read more about Ria’s experience with the PACE Program, please visit our website.

How it works

Students will be paired with an experienced professional who they will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period between May to August. The meetings last between one and two hours. Students can discuss their career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for their personal and professional development.

Their mentor will help them identity and reach their career development goals and build their confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with mentors may include:

  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings.

Am I eligible?

 How do I apply?

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

  • Contact by email applications@and.org.au.
  • For all, any other queries about the program, please contact us by email or for urgent matters call 1300 36 36 45.
  • Follow the PACE Mentoring Facebook Page for updates

APPLY HERE before the end of March to be considered for the Autumn 2019 cohort of PACE. (early applications are encouraged).

 

Understanding the NDIS

October 19th, 2018 by tperry

NDIS Workshops in November

AFDO (Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) is running workshops on the National Disability Insurance Scheme in November in the Southern Melbourne area for people with disabilities. More details are provided in the attached flyer.

Their November workshops will be held in Cranbourne as a weekday evening session (5pm–8pm), and in Narre Warren as a weekend session (10am–1pm).  You can learn more about AFDO’s NDIS workshops and register, by visiting their Disability Loop website “events” page:

https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/events.html

This three-hour workshop will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to actually using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.

A light dinner/morning tea is included. AFDO is also providing a wide range of accessibility supports for attendees with disability, free of charge, to make it easier to participate.

Please register, preferably no later than one week prior to your chosen workshop for one of the following sessions:

Understanding the NDIS workshops

Cranbourne (Southern Melbourne)

Narre Warren (Southern Melbourne)

If you have any questions or would like assistance with registering, please email disabilityloop@afdo.org.au or call on (03) 9662 3324.

Apply NOW – AND Summer Internships

October 5th, 2018 by tperry

APPLY NOW! Australian Network on Disability, Summer Program: Applications closing soon to gain paid internship

How an internship helped Sabine regain confidence

SabineSabine Elvy, from Dickson, ACT, was nearing the end of her postgraduate studies when she realised that she lacked the confidence she needed to get started in the workforce. When she found out about the Stepping Into internship program for students with disability, she saw an opportunity to get involved in work she was interested in with a flexible and inclusive employer.

Continue reading Sabine’s Story Here.

Internships are available for students in their final or second last year of university around the country studying Finance, Law, Social Sciences, IT, Science, Engineering and many more, for a full list of disciplines covered, and eligibility please visit our website. https://www.and.org.au/pages/current-internships.html Stepping Into has placed over 1000 students since 2005.

Dial in to an Information Session

As part of the program, for STUDENTS to please attend a Plan For Success Webinar in order to gain a better understanding of Stepping Into, and learn how to write cover letters, prepare for interviews and make the most of networking opportunities. All students should attend one of these sessions:

 Friday 05/10/2018 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM

  • Wednesday 10/10/2018 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM
  • Monday 15/10/2018 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Tuesday 23/10/2018 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday 01/11/2018 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM

 To participate in the webinar you will need to dial in to the teleconference for audio and the webinar for visuals.

Login details are below for you.

Step 1:  Webinar Login

Go to the Webinar Login Page

Enter this code in the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. There is no need to RSVP to the webinar.

Australian Network on Disability logo

Level 3, 80 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

PO Box Q203, QVB Post Office NSW 1230

T 1300 363 645  |  W www.and.org.au  |

I CAN Network Turns 5

October 3rd, 2018 by tperry

The I CAN Network is now officially five-years-old

An Update from Monash Alumni Chris Varney, Founder and Chief Enabler, I CAN Network

It is incredibly humbling to see how our network has grown from the story of one determined Mum (my Mum, Lisa) and a trio of three Autistic graduates: myself, Penny Robinson and James Ong.

In our five years of operation we have employed 34 Autistics to deliver 113 mentoring programs to 1,608 Autistics aged 8-50+ so that they can feel proud of their Autism, a sense of belonging and are confident and optimistic about their future.

You can view this video which shows the impact we have achieved in our five years.

The vision of I CAN Network is a world that benefits from embracing Autism.

We have four strategic goals:

  • To grow a sustainable social enterprise with a 50% Autistic team
  • To ignite a movement to drive a nation-wide rethink of Autism
  • To build a national mentoring program by and for Autistics
  • To partner with organisations who are ready to leverage the strengths of Autism

In our immediate future, we will be implementing the below strategic initiatives:

  1. Creation of a formalised mentor traineeship program
  2. Phased expansion of our online mentoring programs
  3. Phased expansion of our individual mentoring pilot
  4. Pilot of an I CAN Schools subscription, to complement our existing school program
  5. Creation of an award for school staff who embrace Autistic students: ‘Horvath Wake Medal’

Our successes would not have been possible without you.

If you would like to help us power our mission, we invite you to make a tax deductible donation via www.icannetwork.com.au/donate. Every bit helps and we are so grateful for your support.

Here’s to the next five years of I CAN Network!

Participants Wanted for Research Project

October 1st, 2018 by tperry

Recruiting Participants for Research Project on Disability and Employment

Paul Williamson is a Research Associate in the Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP) at the University Of Sydney.

New research is being undertaken into the workplace experiences of people who develop a disability in the mid-career stage to build a better understanding of their experiences. With a large disability employment gap, the belief is that more can be done to support people to stay in the workforce after developing disability.

Attached is a copy of the Media Release, and here is a short ‘talking-head’ explainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aff6sM6wKkw&feature=youtu.be.

The direct link to the survey is at https://redcap.sydney.edu.au/surveys/?s=4YPC9TJWDX.

Please feel free to give Paul a call on 0402-974-010 if you would like more information on the project.

Melbourne Stars Internship Program

September 24th, 2018 by tperry

Students Offered Internships with Melbourne Stars During Summer Break

University students with disability will have the opportunity to work with Melbourne Stars cricket team on match days, and if they would like, in the office of Cricket Victoria.

Some benefits include but aren’t limited to Player Interaction, Tickets, Stars Uniform and Reference letter at completion of Internship.  This is a great opportunity if you’ve been looking to gain experience in the sports industry.

Attached are the dates required during the internship.

Any students that want to register can sign up using this link:

https://cricketvictoria18.wufoo.com/forms/m1by88x40febd98/

*For more information contact:

Griffin Sprague
Cricket Victoria
CitiPower Centre, Lakeside Drive
St Kilda VIC 3182
Australia

T +61 3 9085 4000
www.cricketvictoria.com.au

Get Paid Work Experience with AND

September 6th, 2018 by tperry

Applications now OPEN: Gain paid experience for the Australian Network on Disability, Summer program of Stepping Into

Are you a university student with disability looking for paid work experience that counts?

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is offering students with disability the opportunity to intern with leading and forward-thinking organisations across a range of disciplines as part of Stepping Into.

What is Stepping Into?

Stepping into is a paid internship program designed for university students with disability who want to gain paid, hands-on work experience in their chosen field of study. Students benefit by gaining valuable experience in their desired field of work, and by having the opportunity to develop professional networking and social skills.

About the Internships

Stepping Into internships are offered across a range of industries in both the public and private sector.

Internships are available for students around the country studying Finance, Law, Social Sciences, IT, Science, Engineering and many more. For a full list of disciplines covered, please visit our website.

Internships will generally last 4 to 8 weeks (with the opportunity for flexible work hours to manage your disability or other commitments).

Am I eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australia Citizen, Permanent Resident or International student with full working rights in Australia

AND accepts applications from students with all types of disability including but not limited to physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions.

How do I apply?

Read the details on our information page for students and complete our online application form by 14th October 2018.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

To speak to a member of the Stepping Into team call 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au.

Dial in to an Information Session

Over the upcoming weeks, we will be facilitating information sessions online. If you have applied, or are considering applying, for the Summer 2018/19 Stepping Into internship program we encourage you to dial in to one of the sessions.

The presentation will offer an overview of the Stepping Into program and top tips on Job Applications, Preparing for Interviews & How to Network.

All applicants should attend one of the following sessions in order to best prepare for the next steps of the Stepping Into process.

  • Wednesday 12/09/2018 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM*
  • Monday 17/09/2018 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM*
  • Thursday 27/09/2018 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM*
  • Friday 05/10/2018 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM*

*All times are Melbourne/Sydney time*

To participate in the webinar you will need to dial in to the teleconference for audio and the webinar for visuals.

Login details are below for you.

Step 1:  Webinar Login

Go to the Webinar Login Page

Enter this code in the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. There is no need to RSVP to the webinar.

Victorian Powerchair Sports League

August 31st, 2018 by tperry

Interested in Joining Powerchair Sports?

Victorian Powerchair Sports League (VPSL) is set to be launched on October 14!

VPSL is the showcase for powerchair sports in Victoria. The league displays the all-round skills of each athlete in the three sports of Football/Soccer, Hockey and Rugby.

The league is open to all ages, genders, disabilities and they most definitely welcome beginners! Please see links to a poster, information pack and calendar of events. Information can also be found on the website: http://vewsa.org.au/2018/08/21/launching-the-victorian-powerchair-sports-league/

VPSL is distributing a survey aimed at gauging the community interest for powerchair sports. The survey is aiming to give an indication of interest to see if any new players are interested in joining their newest league. It is also hoping to indicate what areas they can expand their programs to in the future.

The survey can be completed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VictorianPowerchairSportsLeague.

For more information contact:

Luke David
President

Victorian Electric Wheelchair Sports Association (VEWSA)

Phone: 0424 160 174 | Email: info@vewsa.org.au

Learn more about VEWSA on their website

NDIS Workshops

August 23rd, 2018 by tperry

Understanding the NDIS workshops

AFDO (Australian Federation of Disability Organisations) Disability Loop is rolling out more NDIS workshops across Victoria. Our “Understanding the NDIS” workshops are designed by people with disability, for people with disability and their families and carers.

Their next set of workshops will be held in the Bayside Peninsula and Southern Melbourne regions, located at a few different venues, in September.

They will be holding week-day sessions (1pm – 4pm), week-day evening sessions (5:30pm – 8:30pm), and weekend sessions (10am – 1pm).

You can learn more about ADFO’s NDIS workshops and register, by visiting their Disability Loop website “events” page: https://www.disabilityloop.org.au/events.html

This three-hour workshop will cover lots of different parts of the NDIS, including knowing who is eligible for the NDIS, working out what support you can get in your NDIS plan, to actually using the funds in your NDIS plan to live a better life in the community.

There are workshops on different days and times. However each workshop covers the same topics. So you can choose the workshop that best suits you.

Elsternwick (Bayside Peninsula)

Mornington (Bayside Peninsula)

Dandenong (Southern Melbourne)

 If you have any questions or would like assistance with registering, please email disabilityloop@afdo.org.au or call on (03) 9662 3324.