Archive for September, 2020

NDCO Student Survey

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Have Your Say About COVID-19

The National Disability Coordination Officer  (NDCO) Program is inviting tertiary students with disability to take part in a short 5-10 minute survey to better understand their experiences of study during COVID-19 and to explore the elements of access to, and inclusion within the online learning environment.

This will inform the development of tools and materials to support students and the tertiary sector to create an inclusive online learning environment.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and will remain anonymous.

Your feedback is important as it will help to develop tools to support students with disability in the online learning environment.

In completing the survey you will also go into a draw to win 1 of 5 $100 vouchers.

The survey will close on Friday 30 October.

To take part in the survey please visit:

Stepping Into Internship Applications Extended

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

From: Australian Network on Disability (AND)

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Stepping Into Internship Program have been extended to midnight, Sunday 11th October 2020!

This summer is our biggest cohort ever, with over 170 internship opportunities for students with disability. If you would like to share these great opportunities, you can share this Facebook post.

For a full list of all available opportunities, and for more information about the program, please visit our website. If you have applied for the program in the last 12 months, please email  with a list of at least 3 position preferences to be considered for the Summer program.

Current Internship Opportunities in Melbourne and regional Victoria

Organisation Role (all locations Melbourne unless otherwise noted)
Arup Junior Project Manager
Australia Post Product Innovation & Engineering Intern
BHP Sustainability Analyst
Bureau of Meteorology
  • Diversity & Inclusion Support Officer Intern
  • Service & Infrastructure Information Technology Intern
  • Hindcast Computer Science Intern
  • IT Management Program Services Coordinator
  • Information Technology Intern
  • Data Assimilation Support Officer
Energy Safe Victoria Licensing Administration Assistant Intern
IAG Operations Specialist Intern
IBM Australia Ltd HR/Inclusion & Diversity Intern
Infosys Computer Science Intern
Life Without Barriers Recruitment Officer Intern
L’Oreal Australia HR Intern
Medibank Talent Acquisition Advisor
NBN Co Security Intern
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Ltd (TIO)
  • Early Resolution Officer and Triage Officer
  • Inclusion & Intersectionality Intern
VIC Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Legal Clerk
  • Procurement and Category Management Finance Intern
  • Invest Victoria Intern
  • Research & Policy Analyst
VIC Dept of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Legal Intern
  • Policy Analysis Intern (Tatura, VIC)
  • People & Culture Officer Intern
  • Diversity and Inclusion Intern
  • Project Officer Intern (Precinct Delivery)
  • Policy Adviser Intern
VIC Dept of Justice & Community Safety
  • Office of the Public Advocate Healthy Discussions Project Intern
  • Forensic Intervention Services Intern
  • Corporate Services Intern (Bendigo, VIC)
  • People and Workplace Services Intern
  • Business Management Procurement Intern
Victoria Police
  • Crime Command Administration Officer
  • Project Support Officer
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer Project Support Intern
  • Governance and Assurance Administrative Officer
  • Business Administration Officer Intern
  • Legal Support Officer (Melbourne or regional VIC)

You can view position descriptions and apply for these roles here

Information Session and Q&A with the Stepping Into Team!

If you are a student with disability and you’d like to know more about AND’s paid internship program, come along to this free information session!

We will talk through the program process, benefits, timeline, eligibility and success stories, as well as answer all your questions about the internships and application process.

Date: Friday 2nd October

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

Access the session here, or dial 1800 571 212 and enter the Conference ID: 172 217 752#

The session will be held via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to RSVP to this session. Please let us know via email to if you require any adjustments for the session. We can arrange live captioning with 72 hour’s notice.

Pathways to Employability

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Pathways to Employability Virtual Careers Fair

The Pathways to Employability series will be finishing this Wednesday 30 September 2020 with a Virtual Careers Fair.

Pathways to Employability is open to all university students who have access requirements due to disability and/or chronic health condition.

Pathways to Employability Virtual Careers Fair

Event Details: Wednesday 30 September

9:00am – 11:00am: WA

10:30am – 12:30pm:  SA, NT

11:00am – 1:00pm: ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC, QLD

Before attending the Careers Fair, we recommend you take a look at the following link, which provides you with some tips (including a video) on how to get the most out of the Pathways to Employability Careers Fair:

This is a live event. It is not going to be useful to you if you do not attend it in real time. The employers who will be in attendance at the event are already listed on the website:

To join this live event visit any of the employer booths at and register for each employer you would like to connect with.

For further information or any questions regarding this event please email

Free Information Session

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Free Information Session: Stepping Into paid internships for students with disability

Want to know more about Australian Network on Disability’s Stepping Into Program?

Come along to a FREE information session this Friday! 

The session is suitable for both students with disability, and Careers and Disability Services Staff, or other providers who work with students with disability.

We are excited to announce that a past Stepping Into Intern will be joining the session, to speak about their experience of the program and top tips for students thinking of applying. The session will cover how the program works, key timelines, and there will be time for questions at the end!

Date: Friday 18th September

Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm AEST

The session will be held via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to RSVP to this session.

Access the session here. For audio only, dial +61 2 5104 6303 and use the Conference ID 994 683 207#. (Please note, the phone option will charge 4c/minute)

Contact if you require any adjustments for this session. Live captions can be arranged with 72 hours notice.

Details of the session are also listed on our website.


AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

 AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo – Student Presenter Opportunity

Seeking Autistic Young People To Showcase Their Passions, Interests or Talents!

From: Chris Varney at the I CAN Network

A cornerstone of all of our work at I CAN is the importance of celebrating Autistic passions and interests. These are the things that bring us joy, comfort and allow the world to see what Autistics CAN do.

In the coming days we will be announcing the details of our AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo (scheduled for Friday, 20 November), an online version via the event platform Vfairs of our annual flagship event that showcases the in-depth knowledge and talents of our young people.

The AWETISM 2020 Expo will be our biggest and best I CAN event to date!

We are putting out an early call for Autistic young people across Australia (ages 9-20) to express interest in delivering a (pre-recorded) brief online presentation about their particular passion, unique theory or talent.

In the past, we’ve had young people showcase everything from interpretative dance to singing to in-depth knowledge of sport, gaming, transport systems…and more!

PLEASE NOTE: Presentations will be pre-recorded via Zoom prior to the event guided by an I CAN team member. On the day you will still be able to view your talk live and be apart of the short Q&A following your talk.

Your presentation will also be available to view via Vfairs for one month following the event.

We are especially keen to have young people from our I CAN schools and online mentoring programs take part, but the invitation is open to Autistic young people nationwide.

Learn More and Express Your Interest

Interested young people should fill out this Expression of Interest form by Monday 28 September 2020. There are limited places available so be quick!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

One of the best parts of our work is watching Autistic young people gain confidence in sharing their passions and interests. We are so excited to bring this event to the public in November.

Please stay tuned for our official AWETISM Expo 2020 announcement in the coming days!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Chris, on behalf of the I CAN Team

GradWISE and EY Webinar

Friday, September 11th, 2020

FREE Graduate Recruitment Webinar

You are welcome to attend this webinar to learn about a high-level graduate recruitment program for students/graduates living with a disability.


  • In this one-hour webinar (plus an additional 15-min live Q&A), you will learn about the successful GradWISE program continuum, the support and advocacy available with regards to disclosure to employers
  • You will also hear from Ernst & Young (EY), a leading pro-disability confident employer discuss the importance of disclosure, how the information is used i.e. support during the application process and once employed. EY will also provide a sneak peek all-access pass into their application process and what makes an applicant successful.
  • You will also hear from a recent Monash University graduate linked to GradWISE employed as a graduate by the Victorian Public Sector Commission. She will be talking about her application journey, what made her competitive, her experience with disclosure and what has made her successful over the last 6 months.

Topics include:

  • Graduate application process, disclosure and available reasonable adjustments
  • Application and interview tips from EY
  • How to ensure you are competitive for graduate and entry-level opportunities.
  • GradWISE Continuum.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Bookings: Registration Page for Students

Disability – The Lived Experience

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion Week Event 2020

Monash University, in conjunction with the City of Glen Eira as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, proudly present Disability – The Lived Experience.

Three presenters, all with a different lived experience of disability, will share their unique stories.

Date: Wednesday 16 September, 12–1pm
Venue: Online Zoom event

Register here to attend, or learn more at:

Stepping Into Internships Open NOW!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Stepping Into Internship Applications for Summer 2020/21 are Open in September! 

Australian Network on Disability’s Stepping Into is a paid internship program for students with disability in their final or penultimate year of study.

The program is open to students from all disciplines, and accepts applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students with full working rights in Australia.

Serena’s story – My Experience Interning from Home

I loved seeing that these people, much like myself, were gaining confidence and workplace experiences in leading Australian organisations.”

“Seeing how open big, well-known organisations were to working with people like me, makes me feel more comfortable sharing my disability when applying for jobs in the future.”

Read about Serena’s Stepping Into experience working from home during Winter 2020.

Launching Monash bSafe

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Launching Monash bSafe to Our Community

This week, Community Safety and Security (CSS) in partnership with Respectful Communities will be launching the new Monash bSafe app to the Monash University community. The app launch coincides with Respect.Now.Always week, and the app itself replaces the former RNA app.

  • Monash bSafe has been two years in the making. The app is endorsed by both the Monash RNA Committee and the Vice-Chancellor’s Group.

The app is designed to link students and staff with support services, resources and safety information. It includes links to essential services within the CSS portfolio, including Security phone numbers and a form to report problem behaviour to SCU.

  • Please download the app from the Apple or Google Play app stores and take a look for yourself!
  • If you download the app between 1–20 September, you can enter a prize draw – just click Enter Prize Draw in the Settings menu. *Terms and conditions apply.

Cook up a storm with Team Monash and win!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Team Monash 2020 ‘Cooking Up a Storm’ – Lockdown 2.0 recipe challenge

Share your most cheerful, cheap, healthy and delicious Iso recipes with Team Monash and win!

Audience: Students and Staff



  • Comp start date: Monday August 31st (2 weeks)
  • Comp end date: Sunday September 13th
  • Winners announced: Thursday September 17th

(Note: it may be extended if performing well)

Cook up a storm with Team Monash


Challenge instructions:

  • Take photos or video of yourself cooking or the finished product of your signature go-to dish during Iso
  • Include the ingredients and recipe in your post
  • Share it to Social Media (Insta or FB), tag and any Clubs you are a member of
  • Use the below hashtags
  • Be sure you follow Team Monash on social media
  • Get your friends and family to comment and like
  • Team Monash will also share each entry when tagged
  • Photos (max 5) or Video (max 30 seconds)
  • $30 Maximum spend for ingredients (we don’t want you to go and cook lobster thermidor although that might make a good toastie!)
  • Bonus points for creativity!

Hashtags: Social Media

  • #MonashSpirit Facebook
  • #TeamMonash Instagram
  • #MonashFromHome 
  • #CookingupastormTM
  • #staff (or) #student


  • We have 10 x $50 Coles Myer gift cards up for grabs and a range of categories, including:
  • Most popular dish (as per social media engagement) 
  • Runner up dish (as per social media engagement) 
  • Club with the most entries ($100 club prize)
  • Most colourful dish (as deemed by the judges) 
  • Easiest dish to make (as tested by the judges)
  • Best comfort food
  • All winners and the top 20 as voted by social media will receive a limited edition #monashspirit T Shirt.
  • Top 50 recipes will go into a digital recipe book to be distributed throughout the Monash community.

Head over to for more info on how to enter!