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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.

Google Advancing Accessibility

August 23rd, 2018 by tperry

How Google has stepped up its efforts to make its own tech more accessible to people with disability (US)

CNBC, 18 August

In the past few years, Google has shifted the way that it thinks about accessibility, moving from grassroots advocacy to codified systems. Beyond making all its products accessible, the next big challenge is finding ways for its technology to help disabled people navigate the wider world.

Blind Chef Achieves Career Goals

August 23rd, 2018 by tperry

Sydney Morning Herald, 22 August

Ian Edwards thought his career as a chef was over after he lost his sight three years ago, but he knew he wasn’t ready to give up the job he loved. Now, his restaurant’s doing a roaring trade, he’s hiring other people with disability and training young aspiring chefs who have lost their sight.

Free Disability and Employment Seminar

August 22nd, 2018 by tperry

Unlocking potential: resources and support to enable inclusive workplaces

A free seminar co-hosted by Monash University in collaboration with JobAccess

Don’t miss out! There is only one week until registrations close on 31 August  for our free seminar

Join our MC triple Paralympic medallist Don Elgin, keynote speaker and Monash alumni Chris Varney, and a fantastic line-up of expert presenters to “get the facts, get the support and make it happen in your workplace”.

You will also learn more about how to get involved in AccessAbility Day, an Australian Government initiative that connects employers and jobseekers with disability to explore new possibilities in the workplace for one day.

This interactive session will include presentations, panel discussions and opportunities for networking.

When: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Where: Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and Teaching Building
19 Ancora Imparo Way, G31- Ground Floor, Melbourne, VIC 3800
Timing:
9.00am – 9.20am Arrival and registration
9.20am – 11.45am Seminar
11.45am – 12.00pm Informal networking

RSVP by:  Friday 31 August 2018

AccessYou will be asked to provide your access requirements during the registration process. Auslan interpreters, electronic copies of presentations, accessible parking or other services or adjustments are available on request.

Go to the JobAccess website for more information on how to register for this unique event!

*Please note: all registrations and personal registration information is gathered and handled by JobAccess, a Federal Government-funded agency.

Diversity and Inclusion Week

August 22nd, 2018 by tperry

Diversity and Inclusion Week is Here!

Diversity and Inclusion Week will be held this year from Monday 27 to Friday 31 August, 2018.

​The week celebrates our diverse community and strengthens our inclusive culture. It’s about helping to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection through sharing and learning from one another.

Take part in events and activities happening through the week. Go to the D&I website to find out more.

Reach Out!

As part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, DSS, in partnership with Monash Health Services, MNHS Faculty, Monash Minds Volunteers and Monash Mental Health Champions, are hosting an event ‘Reach Out!

This event will be held on Thursday 30 August at the Clayton Northern Plaza Marquee from 12-2 pm. The theme is supporting good mental health and self-care, and there will be plenty of fun and engaging activities including the Monash Medicine Student Orchestra, pottery workshop, Monash Dance Sports, ‘mindfulness mural’, healthy food, giant games and loads of give-aways!

Please click on the link for the Facebook Event. We hope to see you there!

 

Career Success for Graduates with Disability

August 13th, 2018 by tperry

Webinar: Panel Discussion Focused on Supporting Graduates with Disability Toward Career Success

When: 23rd August 2018

Times: 1pm to 2pm AEST

You will hear from:

  • University of Tasmanian Graduate Sam Flood, who participated in a social media campaign called ‘Let’s find Sam an internship‘ and is now working as a Pharmacist in Melbourne,
  • Griffith University Equity Practitioner Jeremy Muir, working on a project to improve the
    internal employment of PwD,
  • Mylestones Employment Job Development Officer Natalie Searson, who has spent the last
    12 months supporting graduated and graduating students with disabilities in their career
    search,
  • UOW Career Counsellor Kate Carroll, who specialises in supporting students from equity
    groups, including students with disability,

The panel will answer your questions and share their ideas and thoughts about how to work with students with disability to transition successfully into graduate employment.

Graduates with Disability are behind their peers when finding employment. 23.5% of graduates with disability are unemployed and looking for full-time work compared to their peers of 11.3%, and graduates with disability are more likely to report that the job they are in does not fully utilise their skills or education. In 2017, the overall employment rate for students who identify as having a disability slid back by 0.8% from 2016, while their peers without disability moved forward by 0.1%.

The NDCO program is committed to improving the employment outcomes of graduates with disability. NDCOs based in QLD, SA, NSW and TAS have been running a pilot program in partnership with local universities and Disability employment service providers called the University Specialist Employment program (USEP) for the last year.

Join in the national conversation on improving the employment outcomes of graduates with disability

Further information and registration details

Access RK Seasonal Clerkship Program

July 24th, 2018 by tperry

2018 – 2019 Access RK Seasonal Clerkship Program

For the 2018 – 2019 Seasonal Clerkship Program, Russell Kennedy Lawyers is offering a seasonal clerkship position to a student with disability. The program will provide the successful applicant an opportunity to showcase their skills and gain experience in a legal environment.

The Access RK Seasonal Clerkship will run in conjunction with Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, with the successful applicant enjoying all the benefits of Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program.

To be eligible for the Access RK Seasonal Clerkship, in addition to meeting all the eligibility criteria for Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, the successful applicant will be a person with disability in either their penultimate or final year of their law degree.

RK does not require applicants to share specific information about their disability/impairment, however if selected for an interview, to confirm eligibility, they require applicants to:

  • provide a letter from their university’s disability support services unit confirming their registration with disability services; or
  • if not registered with their university’s disability support services unit, applicants selected for an interview must provide a letter from a registered medical practitioner confirming their eligibility.

Whilst RK does not require applicants to share specific information about their disability/impairment, they nevertheless encourage applicants to share any information which they feel will help to better support them, including to be supported through the application process. Any information provided will be treated in strict confidence.

 *Please click on the links to the careers page and the job advertisement for more information.

ANZ Graduate and Summer Intern Program

July 23rd, 2018 by tperry

ANZ Graduate Program for 2019 and the Summer Internship Program Close 6 August 2018

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 their customers, culture and community.  The Graduate and Summer Internships Programs aim 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 programs.  Students’ 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 is 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 because students are more than a list of skills and attributes.

ANZ has always had a strong history of recruiting students with a disability, and have historically recruited students with disabilities into their Graduate and Summer Internship Programs.

Any applicant who consents to share that they have a disability in their application will be contacted personally.  This also allows ANZ to manage their induction and on-boarding to ANZ should they be successful.

Graduate Opportunities starting Feb 2019 as follows:

  • Australia Division (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth)
  • Rural Regional Business (Australia Wide)
  • Technology (Melbourne)
  • Finance (Melbourne and Sydney)

 Summer Internships available Nov 2018 –Jan 2019 available as follows:

  • Australia Division (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth)
  • Rural Regional Business (Australia Wide)
  • Technology (Melbourne)
  • Finance (Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Institutional (Melbourne and Sydney)

Students can access more information and apply via the ANZ website: https://www.anz.com.au/careers/programs/

*Please contact Rob Crestani should you have any questions or concerns about this opportunity.

Rob Crestani | Seniour Consultant – Abilities Program

ANZ Australia Recruitment | Talent & Culture Shared Services

L9, 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Vic 3008

Phone: + 61 3 8655 0922

Email:    rob.crestani@anz.com