Archive for September, 2021

PhD Scholarship for Student with Disability

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

PhD Scholarship Available for Candidates with a Disability

An Australian Research Council grant has a fully funded PhD scholarship on offer under the Universities as Disability Champions of Change program.

Associate Professor Paul Harpur is now advertising for a PhD candidate.

Associate Professor Harpur is especially interested in hearing from a potential candidate who has a disability.

If this offer is relevant to you, please make contact at:

Find out more about Associate Professor Paul Harpur

“Universities train the disability leaders of tomorrow, employ the disability leaders of today, and produce research and innovation which can make the world more inclusive” 


Hearing Happiness

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History

Dr Jaipreet  Virdi is a historian of medicine, technology, and disability.

She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History at the University of Delaware and the author of Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History.

View her Science Friday Interview on her book Hearing Happiness.

  • Dr Virdi is the keynote speaker for the Accessing Higher Ground conference from November 15 – November 19 2021.
  • Accessing Higher Ground focuses on the implementation and benefits of: accessible media, Inclusive Design, accessible curriculum, and  Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting.

Disability Employment Consultations

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Department of Social Services (DSS) – Reforming Disability Employment Services

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is interested in reforming disability employment services to improve supports for people with disability to find and keep a job.

DSS is also looking for ways to better support employers that hire people with disability.

The reform process is due to complete in 2022 with the view to implement the new model in early 2023.

DSS has contracted PriceWaterhouseCoopers, an independent consulting group, to consult with people with disability and their carers, support workers, as well as employers and employment service providers.

  •   Your participation will help with understanding what makes a good and bad experience.

New Disability Employment Service System

DSS will use the results of the consultations sessions to inform the design of a new disability employment service system.

People with disabilities can be involved by having conversations with PwC (consultations) and by recording and answering questions about activities linked to looking for and keeping a job (ethnography).

  • You will receive a $100 gift card for your time and insights for consultations.
  • Participants recruited for Ethnography research will receive another $100 gift card.

If you would like to participate or have any further questions, please contact Michael Dobbie at or call directly on 0423 228 336.


Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

AWETISM 2021 – Register Now!

A cornerstone at I CAN Network is the importance of celebrating Autistic interests and strengths.

With that in mind, I CAN are very excited to announce that registrations have opened for their AWETISM 2021 Virtual Expo, scheduled for Friday, 12th November.

Many of you joined I CAN Network for last year’s spectacular virtual event, and they hope you will join them again this year!

Register Now!

Join Australia’s biggest Autistic Youth-Oriented Event

Now in its seventh year, I CAN’s AWETISM Expo is Australia’s biggest Autistic youth-oriented event and showcases the awe-inspiring passions, talents and strengths of Autistic young people.

As with last year’s event, this year’s Expo will be an all-day, virtual event that is free and open to all ages across Australia and worldwide.

Participants will be able to choose where, when and how they engage on the day.

Especially in these challenging times, it can be so valuable to offer opportunities for connection and support.

So in addition to showcasing the talents and interests of Autistic young people, this year’s Expo will have a special focus on supporting the mental health needs of Autistic students and the family unit with resources, encouragement and support from I CAN Network’s team and partner organisations.

This Absolutely Awesome Event Will Include

  • 82 I CAN School® Programs Featured.
  • 10 I CAN Online Interest Group Webinars & Live Q&A’s.
  • 20 Exhibition Booths: Featuring Specialist Sponsors & Partners.
  • All Day Specialist Presentations including I CAN Student Talks.
  • Lounge Area for Interactive Support Workshops.
  • Employment Pathways & Opportunities.
  • A Scavenger Hunt – Find the “Quokka” to win!
  • Quizzes, Surveys & All Day Live Chat.
  • A Leaderboard Challenge with Prizes.
  • Take-home Resources

Once you register, you will be given your own personal Login In details to access the event from your computer, tablet or phone.

You will be able to choose which sessions you attend, areas you explore and people you interact with.

Each session will be supervised by qualified I CAN Ltd staff.

I CAN Network hopes you will join them!

Register Now!

Stepping Into Applications Close in Two Weeks

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

APPLY NOW! Stepping Into Applications Close in Two Weeks!

Are you a university student with disability looking for a paid internship?

  • Then don’t miss out on our amazing Stepping Into internship program!

With only two weeks left to apply, we have received many great applications for the over 200 internships available.

Whether you’re interested in public policy, sciences, mining or research – plus more –  there’s a role to suit you.

What is Stepping Into?

Australian Network on Disability’s Stepping Into program is a paid internship program connecting students with disability to leading Australian businesses for hands on work experience.

Through Stepping Into, you can:

  • gain paid and valuable career-relevant work experience
  • learn new skills
  • grow your knowledge of your chosen industry
  • develop networking and social skills
  • join the Stepping Into Alumni community
  • support provided throughout the program.

*Don’t miss out on your chance to apply

Applications are now open.

With only two weeks left until applications close, don’t miss out on the amazing opportunity to launch your career.

  • Applications on Sunday, 3 October.

Mental Health Month October 2021

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

GNV Hosting Free Events for the Community

Genetic Support Network of Victoria (located at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute) will be hosting a program of events free for the community.

The month-long event in October is focusing on the practical skills to support those in your community as peer support organisations and individuals.⁠

October is Mental Health Month

The more individuals and organisations who commit to promoting mental health awareness and support the campaign, the more we reduce the stigma surrounding mental ill health and play our part in creating a mentally healthy community.⁠ ⁠

Register here: and feel free to share within your networks,

Kari Klein BSc(Hons), MSc

Project Officer

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

50 Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC, 3052
T: (03) 8341 6315


GradWISE Career Opportunities

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

GradWISE – Internship, Graduate and Mentoring Opportunities

For those interested in any of the opportunities listed below, please email your applications to with the reasonable adjustment form.

GradWISE will advocate for any adjustments that you might need and help with your application.


Mentorship and Volunteer Opportunity

  • You will be matched with a mentor for 12 weeks to accelerate your development in a variety of areas, including career path, job applications, interpersonal skills and more.
  • You will also have the opportunity to undertake a skilled volunteering project for a not-for-profit in need with the guidance of your mentor.
  • This is a 12 week mentorship commitment, express interest below:

Department of Social Services

Option one – Apprenticeship Program

Option two – Summer Internship Program

  • Please see PD attached for more details, commence January 2022 for approx. 6 weeks (University break).
  • Applications closing 5 October 2021, to apply applicants will need to send your CV and a written statement, explaining why you want to work for the Department of Social Services and the skills and attributes you will bring to the program (maximum 1000 words).


Primary School Facilitator

EY strongly encourages applications from candidates who have a disability, and so have lived experience which they can speak from.

The recruitment process will include an OnDemand video interview, followed by a formal interview/ audition with the Program Manager.

These are expected to be held from the week commencing 25th of October

Major Roads Project Victoria ( MRPV):

Summer Internship


2022 Operations Graduate Program

North East Link Project (NELP)

Summer Internships

Melbourne based looking for roles in:

  • Government Relations
  • Communications & Stakeholder relations
  • Engineering or Equivalent
  • Engineering (Civil)

*Please see attached job advert for more details.

Disability Super Fair 2021 | Tuesday, 28 September 2021

  • 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

 Are you wanting to discover employers who celebrate difference and have inclusive working culture?

Join us at the 2021 Diversity Careers Super Fair!

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.

What will we cover?

  • 2:30pm – Introduction to GradWISE
  • 3pm – How to disclose and ask for adjustments
  • 3:30pm – Recruitment pathways with disability confident employers

To help you feel confident and prepare to ensure you get the most out of the Careers Fair we have provided some handy resources below:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer Vacation Internships 2021-22

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

Summer Vacation Research Scholarships/Internships 2021/22 (Rossjohn lab)

Ability Apprenticeship Program

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Applications Now Open for the 2022 Ability Apprenticeship Program at Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services (the department) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 Ability Apprenticeship Program.

The program is open to people with disability aged 18 years and over. Download the PDF Flyer here.

It is designed to create pathways into secure, ongoing employment within the department and the broader Australian Public Service (APS) and act as a stepping stone towards the participants’ long-term career aspirations.

Program Commences Early 2022

The program will commence in early 2022 and run for 12 months, with positions available in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Perth, and Adelaide.

Participants will start at the APS 3 level and undertake an individualised learning program tailored to the needs of their business area and their own career goals.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will advance to an ongoing APS 4.

Each participant will have the opportunity to connect with a disability employment services (DES) provider to support them throughout their employment.

The Entry Programs and Inclusion team at Department of Social Services will provide support for participants and their work areas.

Building a Diverse and Accessible Public Service

The program is an important step toward building a more diverse and accessible public service that better represents the Australian community. The APS Disability Employment Strategy 2020-2025 outlines the Australian Government’s commitment to this goal.

*Applications close Thursday 7 October 2021.

Have You Registered for Diversity and Inclusion Week?

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Diversity and Inclusion Week is here!

Diversity and Inclusion Week started today.

Have You Registered for An Online Event?

If not, there’s still time!

There’s plenty of great events still available.

Such as:

Disability-Specific Events:

See you there!