Archive for June, 2021

PACE Mentoring Applications Extended

Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

PACE Mentoring: Applications Extended for Spring 2021

Applications for PACE Mentoring Spring 2021 have been extended until 11th of July! 

PACE Mentoring is an industry mentoring program that matches jobseekers and students with disability with experienced professionals from leading Australian businesses.

The program is a great opportunity for jobseekers and students to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Learn some top tips to get a head start on your career
  • Experience professional and personal development
  • There are also virtual mentoring opportunities for students and jobseekers too!

Stories from previous PACE Mentees

“My main goal when I started PACE was to find a job. Simon helped me with my resume and gave me tools and tips to support my job search. We practiced mock interviews and he gave me some good practical feedback’

– Curtis from the 2017 PACE Mentoring cohort who recieved 3 job offers post program

Read more great stories from PACE Mentoring

Organisations participating in Spring 2021

  • Melbourne: Manpower, Medibank, Cummins, Victorian Department of Education & Training, Golbert + Tobin, Victoria Department of Jobs, Precints and Regions, Deakin University, ANZ Bank, Victoria Department of Treasury and Finance, Vision Australia.
  • Adelaide: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, ANZ Bank and ACIC (Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission)
  • Brisbane: ANZ Bank and Vision Australia
  • Sydney: Manpower, Sanofi, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, ANZ Bank and Gilbert + Tobin
  • Perth: ANZ Bank and Gilbert + Tobin
  • Canberra: Manpower, ANZ Bank, ACIC (Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) and the Digital Transformation Agency

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone 18 years or over with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness is eligible for the PACE Mentoring Program.

Mentoring opportunities are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth & Adelaide.

*Please note that mentors from Cummins are participating again, based in Scoresby. These are great opportunities for students to be matched with mentors who are based near Clayton

There are also some virtual mentoring opportunities for students and jobseekers.

*Find out more about PACE Mentoring here!

I CAN is Hiring

Monday, June 28th, 2021

Work With I CAN Network

I CAN Network Goulburn Murray region is set to expand into new regions across north eastern and north western Victoria over the coming months.

They have current opportunities for Program Facilitators to join their team.

This position is right for you, if you:

  • Enjoy running teamwork activities.
  • Are a confident communicator both verbally, in written form and over email.
  • Want to meet more people like you, be a part of a positive, progressive network.
  • Just finished high school or are at university and looking for casual paid work.

Please note: Training is provided and you DON’T have to be Autistic to apply.

Program Facilitators are our more senior mentors, responsible for co-delivering our mentoring programs, working closely with students, schools and other stakeholders. Take a look at some videos of staff who work for us. 

Don’t be shy! If you think you, your child, friend or someone you know might be a great fit for this role please write to our lovely Northern Victorian Regional Manager – Kate Andrews. Meet Kate, Write to Kate.

Final Week for PACE Applications

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

PACE Mentoring: FINAL week for applications!

PACE Mentoring matches talented jobseekers and students with disability with professionals from leading Australian businesses.

Students & jobseekers shouldn’t miss their chance to:

  • Experience professional development & increase employability skills
  • Network with like-minded professionals
  • Build confidence
  • Practice interviewing
  • Discuss workplace adjustments

Organisations participating in PACE Spring 2021

  • Melbourne: Manpower, Medibank, Cummins, Victorian Department of Education & Training, Golbert + Tobin, Victoria Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Deakin University, ANZ Bank, Victoria Department of Treasury and Finance, Vision Australia.
  • Adelaide: Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, ANZ Bank and ACIC (Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission)
  • Brisbane: ANZ Bank and Vision Australia
  • Canberra: Manpower, ANZ Bank, ACIC (Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission) and the Digital Transformation Agency
  • Perth: ANZ Bank and Gilbert + Tobin
  • Sydney: Manpower, Sanofi, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, ANZ Bank and Gilbert + Tobin 


  • Anyone 18 years or over with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness is eligible for the PACE Mentoring Program.

PACE Mentoring will will also have virtual mentoring options for regional students and jobseekers.

Applications close 30th June, so to avoid missing out, go to apply for PACE Mentoring today!

Careers Summit 2021

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Monash Careers Summit

In July 2021 Career Connect will be holding the annual Monash Careers Summit.

The week will consist of a series of interactive events facilitated from a group of leading professional and personal development thought leaders.

2021 Monash Careers Summit – register now!

This year’s event runs from 5 – 9 July and features a range of bespoke interactive sessions run by key industry professionals. The focus is not on the year level of students, but the stage of career development you find yourselves in; the Summit has something for everyone! 

Meet our stellar lineup of industry professional and personal development thought leaders:

  • Yousef Shadid – Founder of GradShip and the best-selling author of “The GradGate”.
  • Poorva Bhardwaj – direct from the team at Linked In Learning – she can teach you how to stand out!
  • Josh Farr – Founder of Campus Consultancy, deliverer of x2 TEDx talks, and World Cup Judge for ENACTUS
  • Gary Ryan – Founding Director of “Organisations that Matter”

For one week only, the virtual Monash Careers Summit will connect you directly with Industry and Monash Alumni!

This event will be interactive, and immersive; it is aimed at creating an inclusive environment for students as you progress through your journey of understanding employability, self and industry.

Browse and register for Summit events now.

Registrations are now open:


REMINDER: Industry Accessibility Week

Friday, June 18th, 2021

GradWISE’s Industry Accessibility Week Starting 21 June 2021

The GradWISE’s Industry Accessibility Week will run from Monday, 21 to Friday, 25 June 2021, starting daily at 9:30 am and running until 2:30 pm (AEST). All sessions and group activities will be hosted via Zoom, so you can join or leave at any time during the event.

Registration Information

Get involved with Accessibility week by registering here.

View the full interactive Industry Accessibility Week Calendar.

See more about the GradWISE graduate program.

Autism at Leidos Program

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Work With The Leaders At Leidos!

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.

Leidos is looking to employ and nourish this talent, and they value individuals who are curious, open-minded and wanting to bring their great ideas to the table.

Leidos are looking for five people to join the Leidos team on a full time, permanent basis with flexible ongoing working arrangements, including working from home.

Leidos job opportunities

Leidos has diverse employees who support vital missions for government and commercial customers.

  • They offer flexible working arrangements, discounted health insurance, novated leasing and more.
  • They have a strong track record of fostering careers by way of internal promotion and career transitions.
  • They offer complete access to learning and development and mentoring opportunities.

Apply now:

GradWISE Wins Award

Friday, June 11th, 2021

GradWISE team Wins the NESA Innovation in Disability Employment Award

A big congratulations to our GradWISE team for receiving the NESA Innovation in Disability Employment Award at the National Employment Services Association (NESA) Excellence Awards in Canberra recently.

The program was nominated for their work of “bridging the transition from study to work for students with disability”.

Well done Ed and all the GradWISE team! A fantastic and well-deserved result.

Intern Opportunity

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Department of Social Services Casual Intern Positions Now Available

The Department of Social Services is looking for 3 interns for a general Office Admin role.

The aim is for students to gain exposure and experience in an office environment.

Ideally they would like someone based in their Tasmanian office and the other 2 interns are open Australia wide.

The Internship Position

  • Paid internship – market casual rate
  • 6 week internship
  • Normally 9-5pm, will accommodate Reasonable Adjustment for what the candidate can work.
  • Reasonable Adjustment throughout the recruitment process.
  • No specific background / degree
  • Close date Friday 11th June

Key Duties

Duties performed by interns may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with administrative support to work area
  • Respond to routine enquiries or straightforward matters from stakeholders
  • Gather basic information and respond to written and telephone requests
  • Undertake basic data entry and retrieval
  • Create, update and maintain files and records
  • Work collaboratively to assist in the resolution of minor operational issues
  • Maintain knowledge of procedures and tasks relevant to own work
  • Some roles may require undertaking preliminary information and data gathering work for research tasks

Skills Required

  • Love working in a team environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Administration or assistant experience is desirable but not necessary
  • General understanding of office management systems and procedures
  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to communicate new ideas
  • Eager to learn

*For more information, including how to apply, please contact Edward Osano from GradWISE at:

Mid-Year Industry AccessABILITY Week

Friday, June 4th, 2021

GradWISE Mid-Year Industry AccessABILITY Week

GradWISE will be hosting their Mid-Year Industry AccessABILITY Week from Monday 21st of June to Friday 25th of June, and would like to extend an invitation to Monash University Students.

The theme is Resilience and Reinvention, highlighting the resilience of previous GradWISE Participants.

Over the week, their will be a combination of GradWISE Alumni and Industry Partners to share their career journey and provide helpful information to help students/graduates stand out from the crowd.

GradWISE will be hosting three sessions a day, to register please use the link here!

  • Session One: Our Industry Partner and a GradWISE Alumni
  • Session Two: A panel discussion with a range of our GradWISE Industry Partners
  • Session Three: An Industry Partner and GradWISE Alumni sharing their career pathway story

To find out more, please read the attached document.

Accessibility News

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Soundfair Monthly Accessibility Newsletter

  • This content is from Soundfair’s monthly digest of the latest research, accessibility and representation news, including opportunities to get involved.

Xbox Becomes More Accessible with Party Chat

Xbox Party Chat will now support transcribing speech into text and synthesis of speech from text

These features can be used to help gamers who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or cannot or choose not to speak to participate in Xbox Party Chat without special accommodation from others in the party.

Microsoft has recently announced a 5-year plan to improve #accessibility to people with #disabilities

In this interview, Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie, who is hard of hearing herself, talks more about her role and goals.

Community News

I’ve always been terrified of losing my hearing – but when it happened, I craved silence

Most people assume that when you go deaf the world gradually gets turned down. The reality is anything but. By Fiona Murphy.

Nothing funny about hearing loss – as my child knows

Hearing loss is a serious challenge that brings with it many frustrations for a diverse range of people. By Megan Blandford.

Deaf Children Australia Youth Grants

Are you deaf or hard of hearing and 15 – 23 years old? Did you know you can apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to help you achieve a personal goal or project?

Hearing Services Program Review – Draft Report

On 14 August 2020, the Hon Mark Coulton, Minister for Regional Health, Regional Communications and Local Government, announced a review into the Hearing Services Program. Stakeholder and community consultation is a key part of the Review. Interested parties can provide feedback on the Draft Report via a short written submission (3 page limit) through the Consultation Hub. Submissions close at noon AEST on Thursday, 24 June 2021.

Arts Access Victoria is asking Victorian music workers (e.g. sound engineers and musicians) about their experience of deafness and/or disability in the music industry. If you’d like to participate anonymously, click here.