Archive for February, 2022

Respect. Now. Always. Week

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Respect. Now. Always. Week – For me. For us. For everyone.

The Respect. Now. Always… for me, for us, for everyone (RNA) week will be running from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March.

The focus of this week is to foster conversations about respect relationships on a personal, interpersonal and community level amongst Monash staff and students.

Being at University can feel pretty overwhelming and challenging at times. One thing you can be certain of is that you should always feel respected.

During Respect. Now. Always. Week, Monash will be hosting a range of events that aim to foster respect on a personal, interpersonal and community level.

Plus, there will be free food and merchandise giveaways! 

To find out more, head to the RNA week website.

#ChangeIt #RespectAtMonash

Disability Jobs Connect

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Connecting Candidates with a Disability to Meaningful Study and Work Opportunities

This is a joint initiative between National Disability Services in WA and Studium.

The initiative was developed to help people with a disability overcome the challenges of gaining employment and allow proactive employers find the right candidate for their business.

On Studium, there are no job ads or applications.

Candidates simply create a free Studium profile and can be found immediately by employers using keywords and search filters.  

Key benefits of the Disability Jobs Connect Initiative

  • University students with a disability can be found by employers based on their unique skills, attributes, values, education, qualifications and previous experience. They are empowered to share information about their disability if, and when, they want to.  
  • Studium already has over 480 employers searching for candidates, with more expected to be onboarded when the project is launched in the coming months.
  • Studium’s strong partnerships with high schools allows universities to identify students with a disability earlier than ever before and support them as they make their transition to tertiary education. 

Most of the current roles are in WA, but there are plans to expand to the east coast. For more information about this initiative, please see the attached flyer.

Unheard Stories

Monday, February 21st, 2022

The Unheard Stories Film Festival

Premiering for World Hearing Day at Classic Cinemas 9 Gordon St, Elsternwick, Victoria, and travelling around Australia, this unique film festival spotlights Deaf and hard of hearing storytellers to explore and celebrate the diversity of lived experience.

Hear Me Out (run time 9 minutes)

This documentary focuses on the experiences of Sue Walters and Jackson Tait.

The narrative explains how Sue and Jackson came to have cochlear implants and features a short interview with Prof Bill Gibson.

  • Hear Me Out was a winner at the London Independent Film Awards 2021.

Deafying Gravity (run time 14 minutes)

Deaf queer aerial performer Katia Schwartz reflects on life, identity and her extraordinary career in this compelling documentary short from emerging Deaf filmmaker Samuel Martin (Sam I Am).

Deafying Gravity premiered at the Sydney Film Festival in 2021, this is the first time it has had national screenings.

Amplify This! (run time 16 minutes)

Showcasing the diversity of lived experience by spotlighting individual stories, this short documentary by Soundfair explores the issues of identity, access and belonging for people who are Deaf and people who have hearing loss.

  • This is a world premiere and exclusive cinema release.

We Hear You (run time 40 minutes)

We Hear You depicts the stigmas and challenges of living with hearing loss.

Executive produced by three women with hearing loss, the documentary was conceived, filmed and directed across two continents, all during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We Hear You was a winner at the Cannes World Film Festival 2021, this is an Australian premiere.

  • Tickets for the premiere are on sale now and future screening dates will be announced soon.
  • Find out more at:

MSA Volunteering

Monday, February 21st, 2022

MSA Volunteering – Apply now!

MSA Volunteering has over 50 volunteer on-campus and virtual programs.

MSA’s opportunities can assist you with professional and personal development while having fun, meeting new people and having some time away from your studies.

Their volunteers receive training, certificates and MSA Gift Vouchers for their support.


Library Job Opportunity

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Monash Library is Recruiting Now!

The Monash University Library is currently recruiting for HEW 3 casuals to work across all their campuses.

It’s a great opportunity for students looking for casual employment.

Marketing and Communication Role

Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

ADCET Marketing and Communications Officer Role – Apply Now!

ADCET Marketing and Communications Officer

  • Fixed term, part time position for 4 months.
  • Based in Hobart or Launceston, with flexible work arrangements considered, including working remotely.
  • Create communication content and visual communication on behalf of ADCET.

The Opportunity

ADCET is a component of the Higher Education Disability Support Program, and aims to facilitate equitable access to education and training for people with disability by providing information and resources to support disability practitioners, academic staff, teachers and students with disability in the post-secondary education and training sector.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the ADCET and Disability Awareness brand and marketing strategy
  • Content creation, including graphics design.
  • Create and manage the social media channels including LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram across the different programs and projects managed by ADCET.
  • Management of Facebook and LinkedIn Advertising.
  • Production of print and online publications.
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
  • Podcast editing and publishing to podcast channels.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Completion of a tertiary qualification in marketing and communications or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and or education and training.
  • Ability to drive and deliver marketing and communications to meet ADCET’s strategic objectives.
  • Extensive knowledge in applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, Buzzsprout and Mailchimp.
  • Working knowledge of Facebook Business/Ads Manager and LinkedIn Campaign Manager and sound knowledge in SEO.
  • Extensive experience in creating accessible Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint presentations and Outlook emails and optimising for accessibility.
  • Training or accreditation in accessibility and/or related practices including Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
  • Experience in working with content management systems (CMS).


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 5 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $92,538 comprising base salary within the range of $70,822 to $79,092 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Jane Hawkeswood, ADCET Project Officer, or (03) 6324 3615.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 11.55pm


Autistic and LGBTIQA+ Resources

Monday, February 14th, 2022

New Resources to Support Autistic LGBTIQA+ Young People

I CAN Network are very proud to announce the launch of a valuable new video resource ‘Supporting Autistic LGBTIQA+ Young People’.

Premiering at their AWETISM 2021 Virtual Expo in November 2021, it was developed by Sam Rose as part of a HEY grant from the Youth Affairs Council Victoria and shaped by 70+ youth collaborators from across Australia.

You can view the video below:

What Does the Workshop Cover?

Sam Rose (they/ them) is a published author on supporting Autistic LGBTIQA+ young people and one of our fantastic I CAN Program Facilitators!

In this training video, Sam explores several topics to help youth workers, school staff, families and professionals understand how to support Autistic LGBTIQA+ young people.

Specific topics include:

  • What Autistic LGBTIQA+ young people want you to know.
  • Understanding Autism and neurodiversity.
  • Understanding gender diversity.
  • Navigating pronouns and respectful language.
  • Appreciating and accommodating sensory, social & communication differences.
  • Creating safe and inclusive spaces.
  • Nurturing positive identity.

Additionally, I CAN Network have created tips sheets and recommended resources (3 distinct sets) for Autistic LGBTIQA+ young people, the adults who support them and service providers.

I CAN Online – Austistic LGBTIQA+ Group

Looking to connect with like-minded people?

I CAN Network’s Autistic LGBTIQA+ online mentoring groups available to 13-22 year-olds offer a safe space for participants to connect with peers and mentors with shared experiences.

The groups safely explore topics including Autistic & Queer identity and culture, belonging and social connection, pronouns, gender and sexuality, self-care, sensory needs and emotional regulation.


Friday, February 11th, 2022

The GradWISE Industry Accessibility Week is Back for 2022!

The week includes sessions with speakers from various organisations who will provide information on their graduate opportunities. There will be opportunities for questions, lunchtime activities to break up the day and tips on how to make your application stand out.

  • GradWISE’s Industry Accessibility Week will run from Monday, 14 to Friday, 18 February 2022.
  • Each day will kick-off at 9:30am and wrap up at 2:30pm (AEDT). As every session is optional, you can join any session that match your interests and career goals.

Register for the GradWISE Accessibility week and read the full running schedule attached and below:

Monday, 14 February 2022

The Clemenger Group is an advertising, marketing and communications company that operates throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Session two: KPMG – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

KPMG run two different types of graduate programs and offer placements across a wide range of departments.

  • Lunch time activity: Trivia and brain games – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Reset the brain with some fun brain activities!

Hear from a representative at Australian Network on Disability and see how they help companies employ people with disability, and design a range of products and services for their customers.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

  • Session one: accenture – 9:30am to 11:00am AEDT

accenture are a global consultancy firm operating in over 120 countries. They will be kicking off day two discussing their graduate program and opportunities for growth.

The Department of Social Services are on a mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities. Join the session to discover their graduate opportunities.

  • Lunch time activity: Stretching – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Re-energise with some stretching. There will plenty of options to suit all levels of flexibility.

Learn about the culture and opportunities available within the Queensland Government.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

The Victoria State Government will take us through their graduate program, career pathways, future opportunities, and inclusive work environment.

Join this session to receive tips on the Ernst & Young application process and learn how their inclusive culture enables students to start making an impact before joining the team.

  • Lunch time activity: Gratitude – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Learn about the power of gratitude and how practising gratitude helps you get the most out of every day.

Hear about the Enablers Network – an employee-led association for people with lived experience of disability and their allies in the Victorian public sector.

Thursday, 17 February 2022

  • Session one: Telstra – 9:30am to 11:00am AEDT

Long-standing WISE partner, Telstra, explains their range of opportunities offered in the graduate program, including network engineering, data analytics, product design, technology consulting, cybersecurity and other corporate positions.

  • Session two: IBM – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

IBM are a consulting group looking to on-board graduations in roles such as Application Consultant, Business Transformation Consultant, Package Consultant, Security Consultant, Strategy Consultant.

  • Lunch time activity: Mindfulness – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Learn about all thing mindfulness and the benefits practising it can bring.

  • Session three: AECOM – 1:30pm to 2:30pm AEDT

Understand what it’s like to work alongside industry leaders on projects that help shape and connect our cities and communities.

Friday, 18 February 2022

Fulton Hogan specialise in helping our communities operate safely, efficiently and sustainably by building and maintaining their transport and civil infrastructure. They are currently operating graduate programs for Infrastructure Services, Construction, Utilities and Finance.

Join us to discover what it’s like working for the New South Wales Government and how they are committed to providing equal opportunities to their diverse workforce. Graduate roles include a wide range of career paths, including legal, analytics, policy and more.

  • Closing activity: End of week reflection – 12:30pm AEDT

Join us for a reflection on the week and advice about the application processes ahead.


Work With I CAN

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

New Work Opportunities with I CAN Network

Are you passionate about a world that embraces Autism? 

If so, you are invited to learn more about opportunities with the I CAN team.

A key distinguishing feature of I CAN, and a source of enormous strength, is their commitment to ensuring that at least 50% of their team is Autistic.

I CAN feels very strongly about providing a workplace which celebrates and nurtures Autistic talent and also attracts non-Autistic team members who relish the opportunity to work for an Autistic-led organisation.

Visit their YouTube channel or view their current opportunities below. 

Program Manager – Queensland

I CAN are looking for a motivated and passionate individual to join their leadership team as a Program Manager in Queensland.

  • You will be able to perform customer service and administrative tasks in a highly diverse team.
  • You have a genuine passion for the individual strengths of I CAN’s Autistic staff, student mentees and their success in school.
  • View the full Position Description on their website for more details.

Program Facilitators and Mentors – Barwon/Geelong and Kilmore

I CAN’s Program Facilitators are responsible for the delivery of weekly group mentoring sessions for a select group of Autistic students.

The Program Facilitator will work with and coach the Mentor they have been assigned, customise the session content to their mentees, and support the relationships and expectations of stakeholders.

The commitment involves a fixed number of hours per mentoring session.

I CAN’s Mentors support the delivery of mentoring programs for a select group of Autistic students.

This involves mentoring Autistic young people and planning/running activities during group mentoring sessions with the support of a Program Facilitator.

The commitment involves a fixed number of hours per mentoring session.

DJCS 2022 Disability Scholarship Update

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022

Applications are Still Open for the DJCS 2022 Disability Scholarship Program

There’s still time to apply for the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) 2022 Disability Scholarship Program. Please share this email and program details with your contacts and networks.

What is the Disability Scholarship Program?

One major and two minor scholarships are awarded annually to Victorian students with disability studying at the diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Scholarships are offered in the following areas of study:

  • law
  • criminology
  • paralegal work
  • psychology
  • social work
  • other justice-related fields

How to apply

Fill in the attached Application Form, also available for download from the DJCS website <>.

Reasonable adjustments will be provided throughout the application process upon request.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 11 March 2022

Submit an application

Completed applications must be submitted by email to inclusion&intersectionality@justice.vic.‌ For full details refer to the Application Form.

More information