Archive for November, 2023

All Abilities Football

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

MUSC All-Abilities Football Program – Expression of Interest

Monash University Soccer Club (MUSC) is asking for your interest in starting an All-Abilities Football Program for Monash students with a disability.

As a club MUSC would like to know if you may be interested in getting involved with a program like this as either a participant or a volunteer. We would love to create a program that is able to cater to the diverse needs of the Monash community, and that means that we need your input into what might interest you!

MUSC are hoping to add a program to the club in 2024, with the intention to grow and develop this space within the club going forward.

If you would like to be a part of this in any way, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.

  • If you have any further queries about this, please don’t hesitate to contact MUSC via email at or through their social media pages.

Women in Sport Leadership Retreat

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Team Monash – Women in Sport Leadership Retreat!

On Thursday 8 – Friday 9 February 2024, Team Monash is proud to be hosting the Women in Sport Leadership Retreat!

Applications are now open for the event, which aims to empower female-identifying student leaders who are engaged in sporting communities, external to or within the University.

A total of 30 female-identifying student leaders will be selected to attend the event that will consist of 2 days of workshops, networking, self-development, guest speakers and more!

This even will be held at the Pullman in East Melbourne. All accommodation, meals and session expenses are covered.

User Study on Maps for Cognitive Impaired

Tuesday, November 21st, 2023

Participants Needed for Study Interviews – Designing Wayfinding Systems

  • Are you a carer/support worker of individuals with cognitive impairment/intellectual disability/neurodiversity?
  • OR are you a Health professional providing healthcare to individuals with cognitive impairment/intellectual disability/neurodiversity?

We are conducting a user study to design better maps for people with cognitive impairments (PwCI) /intellectual disabilities/neurodiversity.

In this study, we are eager to engage with caregivers, support workers, psychologists, and therapists who play pivotal roles in assisting these groups and possess invaluable firsthand knowledge regarding their unique needs and challenges.

  • The study will involve attending interview sessions for insights and experiences related to PwCI’s navigation challenges and needs.
  • The sessions can be conducted online (Zoom).
  • The duration of each interview session will last for 45-60 minutes.
  • The in-person sessions will be held in a Monash University meeting room.

Are You Interested in Participating?

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Wei Wang (

  • Thank you for considering this opportunity to participate in our research study.

eSolution Support Officer

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

ATTN: Monash Students Only!

IT Service Centre Support Officer Position

  • Expression of Interest sought for: IT Service Centre Support Officer
  • Remuneration: $78,255 – $89,888 pa HEW Level 05 plus 11% employer superannuation
  • Duration: 1/12/2023 to 22/03/2024 (Fixed term full time)
  • Location: Clayton Campus

We have an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic Service Centre group, providing excellent front-line IT support.

As a Support Officer (SO), you will provide remote and deskside technical support to users regarding ICT issues. This includes following procedures and protocols.

  • Incident Triage: Initial assessment, categorisation, and prioritisation of incidents reported to the team. Analysis of incidents to ensure appropriate resources are allocated for resolution.
  • Responding to Inquiries: Addressing IT-related queries and issues from users with professionalism and efficiency.
  • Customer Service Excellence: Delivering outstanding customer service to build positive user relationships.
  • Collaboration: Working closely with the team to resolve and escalate issues.

At the Service Centre, we are proud of our service excellence and collaboration with staff. We’re working hard to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse community we serve.

To be successful, you will possess strong customer focus, time management and communication skills with the ability to solve problems creatively.

  • Please get in touch with the hiring manager, Tash Murray, at 0428 934 337 for a confidential discussion about this role.
  • Please apply by emailing your latest resume to no later than 24 November at 5 pm.

MATS Lunch and Learn

Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Monash Assistive Technology and Society (MATS) Lunch and Learn

The Monash Assistive Technology and Society (MATS) Lunch and Learn session is being held on Wednesday 22 November from 12.30 – 13.30. You can register here.

During the session Professor Kim Marriott will guide you through the latest innovations in technology designed to empower people with disabilities.

Get ready for an eye-opening journey into the future of assistive technology.

  • Location: IT building, 25 Exhibition Walk on the ground floor in the Monash Assistive Technology (MATS) centre area.

Employment Opportunity with MATS

Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Employment Opportunity with Monash Assistive Technology and Society Centre (MATS)

MATS Education Officer (Casual)

  • Location: Clayton campus
  • Employment Type: Casual 0.2 FTE
  • Level & Remuneration: HEW 6 (Loaded Casual Hourly Rate $59.17)

The Opportunity

This position is funded as part of an establishment grant for the Monash Assistive Technology and Society (MATS) Centre.

The MATS Centre helps people living with disabilities to lead self-directed lives.

Emerging assistive technologies have the potential to break down many of the barriers that people with disabilities face at school, university, work and in the social sphere.

Our work is guided by on-the-ground partnerships with the community to ensure we’re addressing real problems faced by real people and creating a lasting impact.

Join us and help to create a world that is more inclusive and equitable.

The successful candidate will support the Management Team of MATS in education-related activities. They will be expected to work closely with other parts of Monash including Monash Disability Support Services (DSS) and eSolutions. Projects include:

  • Evaluating the accessibility of Monash educational software such as Moodle and developing guidelines on accessible teaching practices for Monash staff. This may involve organising and running focus groups with Monash students who identify as having a disability
  • Conducting an audit of Monash educational offerings that incorporate disability and inclusion and developing best practice guidelines and materials for use by Monash teaching staff.
  • Creating and running a national disability support network for university students with disabilities studying STEM disciplines.
  • Contributing to the MATS Education Strategy.

The appointee will be based in the Faculty of Information Technology of Monash University at the Clayton campus in Melbourne.

Key Selection Criteria

The appointee must have:

  • Extensive experience in the Australian education sector (as a student and/or teacher)
  • High-level time-, self- and project-management skills, including the ability to plan, implement and execute new initiatives to deadline, with the demonstrated ability to think creatively
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, including a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Familiarity with established and developing educational software including LMS such as Moodle, Google Apps for Education, video management systems, tools for interactive learning content, and polling systems

It is desirable for the appointee to have:

  • Strong links to disability communities through lived experience of disability and/or track record of successful work/co-research with people with disabilities.


Professor Kim Marriott, Director of MATS, Faculty of IT,

Expression of Interest (EOI)

Once you have discussed your application with Professor Kim Marriott please email an Expression of Interest (EOI) to This should comprise:

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience
  • Contact details of two referees

Closing Date

Thursday 23 November 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

National Road Transport Tech Strategy

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Public Consultation – draft National Road Transport Tech Strategy and 2024-27 Action Plan

The Commonwealth and state and territory transport agencies have worked together to develop a draft National Road Transport Technology Strategy and draft 2024-27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan, on which they are now seeking your views and inputs.

The consultation is available on the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts website: Draft National Road Transport Technology Strategy and 2024–27 National Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) Action Plan | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

  • Submissions can be made to and close on Wednesday 6 December 2023.

They are also offering stakeholders the option of a bilateral meeting with the review team, in addition to providing a written submission. If you would like to take up this option, please email at:   

New Technologies Can Make Road Transport Safer

New technologies like connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) can help make road transport safer, less congested, more accessible and convenient, and better for the environment.

The draft Strategy and Action Plan set out how Commonwealth, state and territory governments will work together to support new road transport technologies and roll them out in nationally consistent ways. Australian governments want to be ready for these technologies so that they are deployed in a way that achieves their benefits for everyone.

Your views on the consultation drafts of the Strategy and Action Plan are welcome, and we would appreciate you bringing the consultation to the attention of your friends and others who may have an interest.

Your input will help shape the final Strategy and 2024-27 Action Plan that will be put to Australia’s Infrastructure and Transport Ministers, so that they meet industry and community needs.

The final Strategy and Action Plan (once approved by Infrastructure and Transport Ministers) would replace the National Policy Framework for Land Transport Technology and 2020-2023 National Land Transport Technology Action Plan.

  • The aim is to have the new Strategy and Action Plan in place by mid-2024.