Archive for August, 2021

Disability Super Fair

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

You’re Invited to The 2021 Students with a Disability Super Fair

Your big break starts here!


  • 2:00PM to 4:00PM in NSW, QLD, ACT, VIC & TAS
  • 1:30PM to 3:30PM in SA & NT
  • 12:00PM to 2:00PM in WA

Who is this for?

The Students with a Disability Super Fair is for all students studying any degrees wanting to discover employers who have either a dedicated graduate program for students with a disability or offer otherwise attractive and inclusive opportunities.

Register Now!

How does it work?

This is an interactive virtual career fair designed to help you learn about graduate job and internship opportunities you can apply for. The fair is conducted via video conference and split into two parts.

First 30 minutes: Panel Sessions

Begin the fair by joining one of several Focus Sessions. These concurrent sessions will give you an opportunity to find out about the sector and collect some insider tips on how to succeed.

Next 1.5 hours: Exhibitor Sessions

For the remainder of the fair, you can meet employers live in their booth. This session is broken into three half an hour blocks. During each block, exhibitors may present on a topic, run speed interviews, or have open Q&A.

Who Will You Meet?

We’ve invited some of Australia’s best graduate employers to meet with you and share what a future working with them looks like.

Find out which Employers will be at the Fair!

Why Should You Attend?

Applying for graduate jobs is a bit like sitting your final exams; the lecturer usually gives away some handy tips in the final class!

Don’t Make the Mistake of Submitting Job Applications Without Being Prepared

Attend this event to meet the employers you already know about, discover new ones, and find out what recruiters are looking for in your job applications.

  • This event is part of the Prosple Super Career Fair series.
  • This series of virtual career events are being run collaboratively between Prosple, GradAustralia, participating Australian universities, and employers.
  • These fairs are completely free for students. By attending these fairs, you give permission for Prosple to share your contact and attendance details with employers wanting to hire you and with your university.

Introducing Immersive Reader

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Building a Foundation for Success

Troy Waller is a learning delivery specialist, and the Accessibility Lead for Microsoft Education.

Troy explains that Microsoft’s accessible technology is all about building independence, and reduction of stigma.

In this video, Troy introduces Immersive Reader.

Free Software Tool

It is a free tool, built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Office Lens, Microsoft Teams, Forms, Flipgrid, Minecraft Education Edition and the Edge browser, that implements proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.

You can view this 8.46 minute video here:

Introducing Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader - Troy Waller video

My Goodness Virtual Book Launch

Friday, August 20th, 2021

Monash Sensory Science 2021 “My Goodness” Virtual Book Launch

On behalf of the Rossjohn Lab, Monash University is excited to present the virtual launch of the interactive, multisensory, science book called ‘My Goodness’. To view the online exhibition, please click here. Alternatively, you can visit the online exhibition here:

The ‘My Goodness’ book is designed specifically for Low-Vision, Blind, Hearing-Impaired Deaf and non-disabled audiences of all ages and science literacy.

The book focuses on the topic of infection, immunity, food, and nutrition, to align with the National Science Week 2021 theme honouring the United Nations International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.

Later in the year, Monash University will be hosting an in-person event where there will be an opportunity to experience 10 copies of the book in person.

Stay tuned for further details closer to the time.

Supporting Employees Mental Health

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

DCJ  – Supporting Their Employees Mental Health

Australian Network on Disability (AND) is sharing the way in which organisations are supporting employees mental health and rising to the challenge.

In a recent article, the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) explore their robust mental health support system and why it’s so crucial.

Making Mental Health Important

Staff at DCJ work in challenging environments, with some of the most vulnerable communities – making mental health very important.

Mental health is a significant issue in the community and for our staff at DCJ,” says Norma Kaddour, Manager Workers Compensation & Injury Management. “The impact of COVID-19, bushfires, drought and flooding in NSW in recent years have also contributed to mental health issues in the community.”

DCJ offers a variety of ways to support mental health, including mental health first aid training.

But mental health first aid training isn’t the only kind of support available at DCJ.

Because of the scope of the work within the department, divisions in DCJ also offer their own localised mental health support, including:

  • Welfare officers, drug and alcohol counselling for Corrective Services Staff
  • Development of programs and services by business areas
  • Peer Support Programs
  • The Employee Assistance Program
  • Targeted campaigns for mental health support like the Push Up Challenge, R U OK Day and Mental Health Month.

Find out more at AND.

ADHD Education Survey

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

ADHD Australia – Education Survey

ADHD Australia has commissioned an Education Survey which aims to better understand teacher knowledge, experience and training in supporting students with ADHD.

It is anticipated that this survey will provide invaluable insights, and enable ADHD Australia to provide teachers with access to evidence based training and resources that are tailored to their needs.

The survey findings will be presented by ADHD Australia at a National Education Summit later in this year, in conjunction with profiling teacher training programs and resources.

Note, however, your responses and any personal details will remain anonymous and confidential at all times.

The survey should only take around 15 minutes to complete, and by completing and providing your contact details, you will not only gain first access to the ADHD resources we create, you will also go into the draw to WIN 1 of 4 x $50 Officeworks vouchers! 

  • Please find the Survey at:
  • Terms and conditions can be found at:

World Industrial Design Day 2021

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

World Industrial Design Day 2021 hosted by the World Design Organization

The Centre for Inclusive Design was recently asked to present at the World Industrial Design Day 2021, hosted by the World Design Organization (WDO).

This year WDO ran a 24-hour event titled, ‘Let’s Talk Diversity’, featuring conversations, debates and workshops from participants all over the globe. WDO has published a full list of all the activities on YouTube.

Industrial Designer Eloise Cleary and Manisha Amin, CEO, Centre for Inclusive Design spoke about Learning from Each Other – how to best plan for inclusion by listening and learning from other people’s experiences.

There are lots of different viewpoints and information from the day, so explore and enjoy.

Mental Health Support

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Mental Health Resources Within and External to Monash

During these times of public concern about COVID 19 and snap lockdowns (in Melbourne and elsewhere), many people may find that their mental health is impacted.

We have compiled a list of many of the freely available mental health services and resources, both within Monash, and externally.

Mental Health Support

  • Monash University Health Service –
  • 24/7 Counselling

In Australia
Students: 1300 STUDENT (1300 788 336)

Outside Australia
From Malaysia: 1800 818 356 (toll free)
From Italy: 800 791 847 (toll free)
From elsewhere: Students +61 2 8295 2917 | Staff +61 2 8295 2292

Phone Counselling

  • If you’re currently in Australia, please phone us on (03) 9905 3020.
  • If you’re currently in a location outside Australia, please email us at –

Monash Mental Health Supports –

Mental Health Programs –

Anxiety, depression or suicide

  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Suicideline: 1300 651 251
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Helpline: 1300 269 438 or 9886 9377
  • Kids Helpline (5 to 25 year olds): 1800 551 800

Sexual assault

  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 1800 806 292 or 9349 1766
  • Centre Against Sexual Assault: 9635 3610
  • MensLine: 1300 789 978

Drugs, alcohol and gambling

  • Turning Point: 1800 888 236
  • Gamblers Help: 1800 858 858

Grief and loss

  • The Compassionate Friends: 1800 641 091 or 9888 4944
  • GriefLine: 9935 7400 (12pm to 3am)

External organisations

12 Month Paid Internship with Cummins

Friday, August 6th, 2021

2021 Internship Program with Cummins South Pacific for HR, Business and Marketing Undergraduates

Penultimate year students can apply now to gain 12 months paid real-world experience with leading global company Cummins South Pacific.

  • Gain valuable career-relevant work experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Grow your knowledge of your chosen industry
  • Develop networking and social skills
  • Support provided throughout the program

Key Information

  • Applicants must be studying Marketing, Business, HR, Commerce, Communications or Sales
  • Applicants must have 1-8 study units left of their degree at the time of internship commencement (January 2022)
  • Interns are expected to pause their studies to undertake the 12 month internship
  • Applicants must have Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency
  • The positions are located in Scoresby, Melbourne but may proceed in a ‘work-from-home’ capacity

Click here to read the 4 position descriptions.

Applications close midnight Sunday 15th August 2021

These internships are facilitated through the Stepping Into Internship program and are exclusively available to students with disbility. This includes anyone with a mental health condition, injury, chronic illness, sensory impairment, learning disability, neurological condition or immunological condition.

Find Out More About Stepping Into Internships

“What I gained from the experience was more than what you gain from a job – I gained confidence. It’s something I now carry through my daily life and will throughout the rest of my career. Confidence to own my disability and talk about it. I can have conversations to create opportunities for myself and other people with disability” – Devni, Stepping Into intern at Arup

Read more about Devni’s internship experience here

About the Stepping Into Program:

Stepping Into is a paid work experience program for university students with disability. The Australian Network on Disability partners with leading Australian employers to provide meaningful work experience opportunities for students before they graduate.

Read more here!

Resources for Students with Disability

Australian Network on Disabilty has so many resources and opportunities for students with disability!

Free NDIS Workshop

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Getting the Most Out of Your NDIS – Free Workshop

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO), is running a free workshop for people with disability, their families and supporters, to learn how to get the most out of their NDIS plan.

Date: 18th August 2021

This workshop is one of series that AFDO is delivering nationally between now and December 2021.

Each workshop lasts 2 ½ hours – with a catered break – and is presented by an experienced facilitator who is also a person living with disability.

COVID Safe plans, that meet all government requirements, will be in place.

Learn About Key NDIS Concepts

Workshop participants will learn about key NDIS concepts, how it works and strategies to maximise the efficiency and benefits of their NDIS plans.

As well as solid information, useful suggestions and tips, everyone attending the workshop will receive a resource pack covering all the workshop info.

The workshops are free but registration is essential.

The Melbourne workshop is in an accessible venue and participants can have other accessibility needs catered for when they register. AFDO aims to help people leave the workshop feeling empowered and confident in how to implement their NDIS plan.

Date and time

Wednesday 18 August 2021

10:00 am – 12:30 pm AEST

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Disability Research in Australia

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Have Your Say About the Future of Disability Research in Australia!

Researchers from The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne are members of a national consortium of universities and non-government organisations collaborating to develop a disability research agenda for Australia for the next 10 years.

Their team is seeking the views of parents of children with disability and the views of adolescents/young adults with child-onset disability to help develop the agenda.

They are inviting people to participate in an interview or to be part of a small (6-8 person) focus group which aims to understand their thoughts and priorities in relation to disability research in Australia.

The research team would like to hear from as many people as possible from a broad range of backgrounds so that they have a clear understanding of the areas that people think are important for research.