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HDR Scholarship Opportunity

March 31st, 2020 by tperry

The NCSEHE is inviting applications for a HDR scholarship

The NCSEHE (National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education) is a research and policy centre funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment, and based at Curtin University.

The Centre engages in a diversity of activities but key to its operations is strengthening Australia’s research quality, capability and capacity within the higher education equity field.

The successful candidate will have a passion for social justice and equity issues with a commitment to, or involvement in, activities related to this area.

Given the Centre’s equity agenda we would welcome applicants from more diverse backgrounds who may have taken more circuitous routes through higher education due to financial, employment or caring responsibilities.

More information and applications can be found on the NCSEHE website.

Stepping Into Winter 2020

March 19th, 2020 by tperry

Stepping Into Internships for Winter 2020 Now Open

The Australian Network on Disability Stepping Into Internship applications for Winter 2020 are now open!

There are internship opportunities available in Melbourne and regional Victoria across all disciplines for students with disabilities.

Are You Eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australian 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 You Apply?

Read the details on AND’s information page for students and complete our online application form by 12th April 2020.

Already Applied Previously?

The Programs Team are happy to reconsider previous applicants of the Stepping Into program. Contact us on 1300 36 36 45 or email applications@and.org.au to request your previous application be copied for Summer 2019/20. Please review the positions available and submit at least three position preferences to applications@and.org.au

For a full list of all available opportunities, and for more information about the program, please visit AND’s website.

A Different Brilliant

March 5th, 2020 by tperry

New Podcast: A Different Brilliant

A Different Brilliant PodcastMonash law student Orion Kelly has been commissioned to host and produce a new series of podcasts for the peak national body Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect).

Orion, who is Autistic, said “I’m so grateful and humbled by what is an incredible opportunity to inform and entertain such a big audience. I still can’t believe Aspect chose me to produce such an important podcast”.

‘A Different Brilliant’ is an Aspect podcast made for autistic people and parents and carers of kids on the autism spectrum. The podcast focuses on the strengths, interests and aspirations of the autistic community.

Career Connect Resource Guide

March 5th, 2020 by tperry

Download Career Connect’s New Resource Guide

Career Connect at Monash University offers a broad range of extra and co-curricular programs designed to create transformative opportunities for students to develop the skills and attributes that optimise their employability.
  • For more information on Career Connect’s services, download their latest Resource Guide

2021 Graduate Program

March 3rd, 2020 by tperry

2021 Graduate Program – pathway for people with a disability

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is currently recruiting for their 2021 Graduate Program for people with disability.

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • identify as a person with a disability
  • have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree or the same as level 7 and above of the Australian Qualifications Framework between 1 January 2018 and 1 January 2021
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or have unrestricted working rights for ongoing work
  • not be on a temporary graduate visa
  • not have taken a voluntary redundancy from the Victorian public sector in the three years up to the program start date of 25 January 2021.

The graduate recruitment process:

Stage 1: Complete the application form and upload resume.

Stage 2: Behaviour interview and work sample.

Stage 3: Pre-employment checks – the successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Stage 4: Job offer.

Applications close at midnight, Sunday 5 April 2020

*For more information see the 2021 Graduate Program website.

Mentee Becomes Mentor

February 28th, 2020 by tperry

The Path from Mentee to Mentor

Christian Almeida has been supported by some incredible mentors throughout his career, something he says has been of enormous benefit to him in his journey to become Senior Financial Analyst at global technology leader, Cummins South Pacific. So, when the opportunity arose to become a mentor himself, through Australian Network on Disability’s PACE program, Christian jumped at the chance.

PACE Mentoring

Australian Network on Disability’s Positive Action towards Career Engagement, or PACE Mentoring, connects jobseekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian businesses. The purpose of PACE is two-fold: to improve employability for job seekers and students with disability, as well as to increase disability confidence in employees and mentors.

Christian was matched with student Benjamin Lung who was looking to learn more about how the finance function operates in large companies, as well as how to tackle interview situations, in preparation for when he completes his studies and begins his job search.

The pair immediately hit if off. At first, they used a questions and agenda sheet provided by the PACE team, but soon they were running their own race.

“After a couple of meetings, Benjamin had plenty of questions as well as some real-life scenarios to discuss,” said Christian.

“My mentor guided me in how to lead a team, giving me advice on how to negotiate and get the best outcomes,” said Benjamin. “I used my learnings in a group assignment at university where I was nominated leader, and we got full marks! It was great to be able to put his advice in to action and enjoy the rewards.”

Seeking Participants with Epilepsy

February 21st, 2020 by tperry

Are You Over 18 with Epilepsy?

The School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University are interested in the views of individuals over 18 years of age who have epilepsy.

This study aims to understand your interests, expectations, and decision-making around a brain-machine interface that may be a potential treatment for epilepsy.

  • You will receive a $30 gift card to compensate for your time.

Your participation will involve:

  • A 90 minute focus group (much like a conversation) and a short demographic questionnaire.
  • Participation will involve travelling to 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton, and travel expenses will be covered.

For more information please contact:

  • Adrian Carter, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
  • adrian.carter@monash.edu; 9902 9431
  • Human Ethics Approval: 19968

Seeking Participants with Vision Impairment

February 21st, 2020 by tperry

Are You Over 18 with a Vision Impairment?

The School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University are interested in the views of individuals over 18 years of age who have a vision impairment.

They are seeking participants for a study which aims to understand your interests, expectations, and decision-making around a brain-machine interface that may potentially assist in visual navigation.

  • You will receive a $30 gift card to compensate for your time.

Your participation will involve:

  • A 90 minute focus group (much like a conversation) and a short demographic questionnaire.
  • Participation will involve travelling to 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton, and travel expenses will be covered.

For more information please contact:

  • Adrian Carter, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
  • adrian.carter@monash.edu; 9902 9431
  • Human Ethics Approval: 19968

Are You a Carer at University?

February 7th, 2020 by tperry

The Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research is seeking people who have studied at an Australian university while providing unpaid care and support to family members (of origin or choice) and/or friends who have a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue, or an older person with care needs.

The survey takes about 15-20 minutes.

This research is being conducted by La Trobe University’s Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research in collaboration with Carers Victoria.

The purpose of the study is to improve our understanding of the experiences of carers in higher education and to inform university policies and practices to better support carers to succeed at university.

Please click on this link to complete the survey: http://bit.ly/carersHE.

For more information please contact the researchers

  • Lisa Andrewartha, Manager, Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, l.andrewartha@latrobe.edu.au, (03) 9479 3447
  • Giovanna Szalkowicz, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research, g.szalkowicz@latrobe.edu.au, (03) 9479 1869.

GradWISE at Monash Clayton

January 23rd, 2020 by tperry

GradWISE Appointments Now Available at Clayton Campus

Exciting news! GradWISE appointments are now available at Clayton Campus on Tuesdays beginning February 4th, 2020 as well as Fridays at Caulfield Campus. 

To make an appointment email Edward today!  edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

Appointments are available:

  • Clayton Campus Tuesdays 9am to 4pm Room 1135, Level 1 Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk (next to MSA Student Advocacy)
  • Caulfield Campus on Fridays from 9am to 5pm, B172 Room 6 (next to Monash Connect).