Archive for January, 2022

Pathways to Uni

Friday, January 28th, 2022

Pathways to Uni – ATAR

From: MSA Training and Professional Development

Didn’t get the ATAR you wanted? No problem!

  • Our qualifications do not require you to have a certain ATAR score to be eligible for enrolment.
  • Our courses are open to all, and can be used as a Pathway into Uni.

Students who complete our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are eligible to enrol into a Bachelors of Education at Monash.

You will also be granted up to 48 credits, which is equal to 1 year of study at Uni.

What funding is available?

Skills Victoria

Government funding through Skills Victoria is available for eligible participants.

Please click here and you will be able to assess your eligibility.

  • Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.


You may be eligible for funding from VERTO if;

  • You are between the ages of 45-70, and
  • currently living in VIC, NSW or ACT and
  • an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

If eligible, VERTO may pay half of your course fees, up to $2,200.

If you would like to find out more, check your eligibility or start your funding process, please visit the VERTO website here.


The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to create a JobTrainer Fund.

This will provide additional funding to increase access to training for Victorians who have been most impacted by COVID – 19.

  • If you are aged between 17-24 or a job seeker you may be eligible to benefit from free or low fee training places.
  • A current and valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card
  • A separation certificate from your employer
  • A letter from their employer or company receiver stating that you have been made redundant or will be retrenched.

There is only a limited number of funded spots under the Job Trainer Initiative.

Please contact us if you would like further information or if you would like to find out if you are eligible for the funding.

Contact MSATPD

If you are ready to enrol or have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with one of our friendly staff using the link below.

AccessABILITY Week 2022

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

GradWISE Industry AccessABILITY Week 2022

GradWISE will be hosting their biannual GradWISE: Industry AccessABILITY Week and they want you to join in!

  • Monday 14th to Friday 18th of February 2022

The theme is ‘Navigating the New Normal’ to help you prepare for the 2022 graduate and internship recruitment process.

Over the week GradWISE will have a combination of GradWISE Alumni and Industry Partners present to share their career journey and provide helpful information to help you stand out from the crowd.

The week will include presentations from:

  • Victorian Government
  • Accenture
  • Department of Social Services
  • IBM
  • Queensland Government
  • EY
  • Telstra
  • KPMG
  • And many more!

Date: Monday 14 – Friday 18 February 2022

Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Register: Here!

GradWISE will be hosting three sessions a day. To register please use the link here!

  • You only need to register once to have access to all sessions, an event calendar will be sent closer to the time.

PACE Mentoring 2022

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022

Applications still open and join us at the information session next week

Happy New Year! We hope you had a well-rested holiday and are ready for 2022.

Are you a jobseeker or student with disability, mental health condition or chronic illness looking to advance your career opportunity and expand your professional network?

Applications for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022 are still open! 

PACE Mentoring is a free industry mentoring program that matches jobseekers and students with disability with experienced professionals from leading Australian businesses like QBE, ANZ, Alstom Transport and more!

The 4-months program is a great opportunity to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Practice interview skills
  • Network with other professionals
  • Visiting worksites
  • Learn some top tips to get a head start on your career
  • Experience professional and personal development

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

There are also some virtual mentoring opportunities for students and jobseekers based in other locations across Australia.

Stay tuned – more participating organisations to be announced!

Applications close on 28 February 2022.

Join In The Free Information Sessions

Want to know more about the PACE Mentoring program? We’ve got you covered!

Join AND  at the free online information session next week for an overview of the program.

You are invited to dial in if you are a student or jobseeker with disability, a parent or carer of someone with disability, or disability employment service providers and other people who work with people with a disability, mental health condition or chronic illness.

The sessions will be held online through Microsoft Teams. We’ll talk you through:

  • how the program works
  • the application process
  • what the matching process is like
  • what to expect from the program
  • plus any questions you have about PACE Menotring.

Event Details

Or call in (audio only)
+61 2 5104 6303,,788939907#   Australia, Canberra
1800 571 212,,788939907#   Australia (Toll-free)
Phone Conference ID: 788 939 907#

Please let us know if you would like any adjustments for this session.

If you can’t make it next Tuesday, we are running more information sessions over the next few months.

Mark the dates on your calendar and don’t miss it!

  • Monday 7th February 2022: 3pm – 4pm
    *all in Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time (AEDT)

Are You Eligible?

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

We welcome previous Stepping Into applicants and PACE mentees to re-apply for the program.

AND accepts applications from jobseekers with all types of disability including, but not limited to: physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions. Find out more about disability types here.

Check out our website for the Frequently Asked Questions about the PACE Mentoring program. You can find the answers to the questions about eligibility, how the program works, timelines and more.

  • You can also contact AND on 1300 36 36 45 or via email for enquiry.

Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to advance your career opportunity.

Contact Us

  • If you have any questions, please contact Australian Network on Disabilty’s Programs team at or call 02 8270 9200.