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Seeking Participants for Design Project

April 12th, 2018 by smatts

Attention: Caulfield Students

Year 3 Communication Design students are currently working on a project which aims to better understand the challenges faced by students managing mental health and other conditions.
They are aiming to develop a user friendly, intuitive and effective app which will connect students in with targeted support services at key points during this semester.

Information gathered from you during a short, informal interview is vital to this understanding and will be integrated into the design of the app for use by university students living with similar circumstances.

The responses you provide during the interviews will be anonymous and all information will be de-identified. Students can participate in the sessions anonymously or under a pseudonym / false name, although real names are required for sign-up.

We are seeking students to participate in the design process. This involves sharing your current experiences as well as giving feedback on design ideas. Participants will enjoy FREE pizza and drink at each (relaxed) session and all participants will go into a draw to win gold class movie tickets or $50 vouchers which can be used at the Campus Bookstore.

Sessions will be held on the following dates:



Session Times

Session duration


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3pm, 4pm

approx 30-45 minutes


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3.30pm

approx 45-60 minutes


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3.30pm

approx 45-60 minutes


Building G 2.35

2pm, 3.30pm

approx 45-60 minutes

INTERESTED? Please fill out this Google Form and we’ll be in touch.


ANZ 2019 Graduate Program

April 6th, 2018 by smatts

ANZ’s 2019 Graduate Program Opportunities for Students with Disability

ANZ’s Graduate Program is designed to challenge, reward and help grow curious minds. ANZ is interested in people from diverse backgrounds, who are excited to be a part of an industry that’s rapidly transforming for a digital and social world and who want to make a difference for ANZ customers, culture and community.  The Graduate Program aims to provide students with the foundations needed to grow and succeed.

Diversity of thinking is key to success, so ANZ encourages students from all degree disciplines to apply for their program.  Their university marks aren’t all that is considered.  ANZ is equally interested in their creative thinking and comfort in adapting to new people and situations.  ANZ are looking for people who learn from challenges and failures and who are digitally savvy and data literate.  Their interests, hobbies, skills and experiences also help us because students are more than a list of skills and attributes.

ANZ has always had a strong history of recruiting students with a disability.  Last year alone they recruited seven students with disabilities into their 2017 Summer Internship Program and will be taking on another three into their Graduate Program for 2018.

ANZ welcomes suitable candidates with disabilities to apply by encouraging those students that identify as PWDs to share this information on their application for ANZ’s 2019 Graduate Program.

Applicants who choose to identify as a person with disability will allow them to help these candidates through the various on-line phases of their application and prepare them for the possible Assessment Centre process.  It will also allow them to provide the necessary reasonable adjustments so that they can increase their chances of success.  Any applicant who shares they have a disability in their application will be contacted by Rob Crestani, Senior Consultant – Abilities Program, personally.

This also allows ANZ to manage their induction and on-boarding to ANZ should they be successful.  Another benefit could be opportunities for unsuccessful candidates to be considered for informal internships through our Abilities Program which works with the various businesses within the Bank to create employment for people with a disability.

Students can apply at for the 2019 ANZ Graduate Program at and can go to this website now to find more details about the program.

Feel free to contact Rob Crestani ( +61 3 8655 0922) should you have any questions or concerns.

Autism Awareness

April 6th, 2018 by smatts

April is Autism Awareness Month

Join the I CAN Network to celebrate acceptance of Autism and encourage everyone to embrace the benefits of the Spectrum.

Over the month of April, I CAN will be sharing the stories of young and old Autistics, many of whom have never before shared their story publicly. They will allow them to show, in their own words, their talents, skills and how they have overcome challenges to embrace their Autism.

You can find out more at: I CAN Network Autism Awareness Month.

Grad Access

April 6th, 2018 by smatts

What is ‘GradAccess’?

GradAccess is a centralised recruitment stream for people with disability into Australian Public Service graduate programs.

GradAccess gives you the opportunity to gain a graduate role in a number of Australian Government agencies through a single centralised recruitment process.

As a graduate in the Australian Public Service you will experience dynamic roles across a wide variety of work areas. This unique opportunity will equip you with skills and knowledge to give your career a professional edge.

Over the course of the graduate period, graduates will experience:

  • Ongoing positions in their employing agency which may involve rotations in different business areas;
  • On the job structured training designed to help establish and build a fulfilling career; and
  • Networking opportunities to build personal and professional networks.

GradAccess is a safe and supported entry point to a fulfilling career in the Australian Public Service. The GradAccess team will offer you friendly and professional support throughout the entire process.

  • Applications for the 2019 graduate programs will open on 28 May 2018.

The majority of the graduate opportunities in 2019 will be located in Canberra. If you are successful, your employing agency can assist you with relocation costs.

Department of Justice Scholarship

April 6th, 2018 by smatts

Applications close on 27 April 2018

The Disability Scholarship Program is an initiative from the department’s Disability Action Plan. The program aims to achieve a long-term increase in the number of qualified people with a disability employed across all areas and all levels of the public service.

The 2018 program will be offering a limited number of scholarships for people with a disability in Victoria in the following areas of study:

  • law
  • criminology
  • para-legal
  • psychology
  • social work
  • other justice-related fields.

The scholarship will be awarded on a merit principle, taking into account an applicant’s eligibility, past academic results, ability to complete a course of study, and competitiveness against other scholarship applicants.

The scholarship program will provide eligible students with a fortnightly study allowance as detailed in the scholarship guidelines.

Please find below links to electronic copies of:

Stepping Into

April 6th, 2018 by smatts

Apply NOW – by 8 April 2018

What is the Stepping Into program?

  • Are you in your last or second last year at university?
  • Are you registered with your university’s disability services?

AND’s Stepping Into program can help you gain paid, hands-on work experience with leading Australian businesses.

We work closely with these sought-after organisations to ensure quality internships are delivered in accessible and inclusive working environments.

Grow your self-confidence and build your network of contacts, while you study. Stepping Into will make it easier for you to transition from study to employment.

View a full list of eligibility criteria.

If you have questions, you might find the answer you’re looking for in our frequently asked questions section.

Applications  for Winter 2018 positions are now open. Visit the current opportunities page to review positions available.

Mobility Website Project

April 6th, 2018 by smatts

Participants Required!

Four final semester students from Monash University’s IT faculty are looking for feedback and participants to assist in the creation of a website that aims to make the City of Melbourne more accessible to people with mobility restrictions.

If you would like more information about this project, and are willing to complete a short survey, please click on this link to the project flyer.

Doctors With Disabilities – Australia

July 5th, 2017 by smatts

Wow! This sounds good. Here is the spiel. Check it out for yourself at


Doctors with Disabilities Australia (DWDA) is a national advocacy body advocating for greater acceptance, access and inclusion for aspiring doctors, medical students and doctors with disabilities.

You can now Like Us DWDA on Facebook to keep update with all our advocacy events and exciting opportunities:

Here’s the link to our Facebook page:

Also, you can get in touch with us via our contact form on our website if you’d like to be apart of who we are or had any ideas.

Or if you knew of a student with a disability of any sort who is either studying medicine, has studied medicine or aspiring to, please get them to contact us and we will help them in whatever way we can.

Here’s the link to our contact us form:

Contact Us

Please spread the message across to students, friends and colleagues.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


(Doctors with Disabilities – Team Member)”

VCs D&I Awards

June 30th, 2017 by smatts


Vice-Chancellor's Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2017. visit

Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2017. visit

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards take place during Diversity and Inclusion Week (28 August – 1 September 2017). If you would like to put forward an event proposal for Diversity and Inclusion Week, please visit the website.

Please contact Whitney Etheve on 9905 9499 or if you have any queries.



Women with Disabilities Victoria – Brenda Gabe Leadership Award

June 30th, 2017 by smatts

WDV invite nominations for the 2017 Biennial Brenda Gabe Leadership Award. This award recognises and rewards the contribution women with disabilities have made that is of direct benefit to women with disabilities, or to making a more inclusive community, in Victoria.

All award nominees are acknowledged and celebrated at our AGM in November 2017. The winner will receive $2,000 towards professional development, or a capacity building project. Thanks to Dr Helen Sykes, Director of Future Leaders, for supporting this award.

See information about the award, past nominees and recipients.

Contact Bridget Jolley at WDV:  / 9286 7813.

Nominations close: 5pm, Monday 7th August 2017.

Kind regards,
Saphron Hastie
Academic Registrar
The Cairnmillar Institute

Saphron Hastie
Academic Registrar

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