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PhD Scholarship

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Monash University PhD Scholarship in Assistive Technology and Disability

The Monash Assistive Technology and Society (MATS) Centre is offering two PhD Scholarships. Candidates who identify as having a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 at the MATS Centre is guided by partnerships with the community to ensure we’re addressing real problems faced by real people and creating a lasting impact.

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

The successful candidate will explore an area of research focus within MATS and the Faculty of Information Technology. The precise details of the PhD project are open to negotiation, but it should be designed with the aim of making a positive difference to the life experience of people with disabilities.

The successful candidates will be based in the Faculty of Information Technology of Monash University at the Caulfield or Clayton campuses in Melbourne.

Closing Date:

Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Supported Independent Living

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

Vacant Supported Independent Living (SIL) Houses Available Across Victoria

Alpha Community Care is a leading NDIS and Disability support provider.

They are excited to inform you about several of their Supported Independent Living (SIL) houses across Victoria that currently have vacancies. These homes may be an excellent fit for NDIS participants seeking comfortable and supportive living environments.

Currently Available SIL Houses

Cheltenham Haven, Cheltenham, VIC 3192

  • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • Situated on a spacious 550SQM land
  • Ideal for individuals seeking a cozy and well-located home

Delahay House, Delahay, VIC

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Ample car space for 3 cars and a large backyard on a 764SQM land
  • Perfect for those who enjoy outdoor activities and need extra space

Aintree Double Story House, Aintree, VIC

  • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Brand new, double-story house with an upstairs and downstairs living area
  • Features a master bedroom with a balcony, ample car space for 2 cars, and a big backyard
  • Ideal for participants looking for modern, spacious living

Coburg Double Story Penthouse, Coburg, VIC 3058

  • 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Recently renovated with luxurious finishes
  • Includes a unique master bathroom with a TV in the bath for relaxation
  • Does not have accessible outdoor space but offers high-end indoor amenities

All Alpha Community Care SIL houses are designed to provide a supportive, safe, and comfortable living environment for NDIS participants.

They are dedicated to ensuring residents receive the highest quality of care and support tailored to their individual needs.

  • If this applies to you or someone you know, please feel free to contact them on 1300 380 692 or via email at to schedule a visit or for any further information.

Timetable Focus Group

Thursday, March 21st, 2024

Timetable Focus Group Participants Wanted – $100 Gift Cards Up for Grabs!

In mid to late April, Monash University Student Services are running 90-minute focus groups to seek the views and feedback of students currently registered with Disability Support Services about their class timetable experience.

The aim is to get a better understanding of your ideal timetable experience in relation to flexibility of classes, the preference and timetable process itself and the ability for you to plan your studies and balance other commitments.

If you’re interested in participating, please register your interest by 11.59pm Sunday 7 April, 2024.

All focus group participants will receive a $100 gift card for their time and light refreshments will also be provided.

Share Your Feedback!

Share your feedback to help us improve your personal class timetable.

Complete a quick 15-minute survey and share what would help you create an ideal timetable that supports your learning and personal commitments.

Your input is vital, and we want to hear everything – what’s working well and what isn’t.

Your responses are anonymous, and we really appreciate your honest feedback.

As a thank you, after completing the survey you can enter to win a $50 gift card – there are 250 up for grabs!

The survey is voluntary and open until 11:59pm on Sunday 7 April.

Raise the Platform Update

Monday, March 18th, 2024

Want to be a Part of an Awesome Radio Program and Share Your Lived Experience of Disability?

Raise the Platform is SYN’s flagship radio program for young people aged 12-25 to advocate for and share their experiences of disability.

Raise the Platform allows for both disabled people and carers of disabled people to meet and network with people who experience similar challenges and offers an excellent opportunity to gain confidence with speaking in public, working as part of a team, develop employability skills as well as have fun.

Some previous topics that have been explored on the show include:

  • Employment
  • Education (both high school and tertiary)
  • Music
  • Disability
  • Driving

About SYN

SYN is an awesome, inclusive Melbourne community radio station based out of RMIT that highly values the voices of all young people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

SYN has programming on a myriad of topics and offers real industry experience to emerging professionals.

Each year SYN supports 300+ volunteers 25 and under to produce radio, TV and online media content that matters to young people.

The next SYN training days will be on the 22nd of June 2024.

For interested students there are full fee-paying scholarships available. To apply go to:

For more information contact:

  • Imi they/it – Executive Producer for Raise the platform –


  • Shaz they/them – Disability Access Coordinator and Raise the platform facilitator (Monday’s 9-5pm)

ADHD Social Group for Graduates

Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

ADHD Social Catch-Up Group for Graduate Students – Register Your Interest!

Disability Support Services (DSS) is running a Social ‘Catch-up’ Group for graduate students with ADHD.

The first session for the Graduate Social Catch Up is fast approaching on 19th of March 2024.

This group will be an informal social catch up (not therapeutic, counselling or coaching) for graduate students who have a formal diagnosis of ADHD and want to connect with like-minded students.

  • The Graduate Social Catch Up will be run once a month on Tuesday afternoons, 2pm to 3.30pm, at Clayton Campus (CCD Seminar Room, Campus Centre). 

Register Your Interest Today!

  • If this is relevant to you, please register your interest today on the Google Form

*Please feel free to share this amongst any students this would apply to, and you may think would be interested.

Focus Groups – You’re Invited!

Friday, March 1st, 2024

Disability Project Group Focus Groups for Students

The University’s Disability Project Group is leading the development of a Disability, Accessibility and Inclusion Action Plan to create a more inclusive student experience for those with disabilities.

As part of the consultation process, a series of focus groups are being held to gather the perspectives of students on disability, accessibility and inclusion at Monash.

There are open sessions for all students, and closed sessions specifically for students with disabilities.

We Want Your Feedback!

As a thank you for your time, participants will receive a $45 Giftpay gift card.

For more information, contact

Career Information Session

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Monash Career Information Session – You’re Invited!

Now that the semester has started, are you ready to find out how to advance your future career?

You’re invited to come along to our Australian Disability Network, GradWISE and Monash Career Connect Information Session.

This will be an in-person event. A free light lunch will be provided.

Session Details

  • Time: 12pm to 1pm (plus an additional hour for questions)
  • Date: Thursday March 21, 2024
  • Location: Seminar Room 1167, Level 1, Western Annexe, 21 Chancellors Walk (upstairs in the Campus Centre), Monash University Clayton Campus

RSVP here

  • RSVPs close Monday March 18 at 4pm, so don’t wait, register NOW!

The Australian Disability Network (ADN) will provide information on the PACE mentoring program and the Stepping into internship program.

GradWISE has been developed in conjunction with Australian Universities to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with a disability, illness or injury.

GradWISE is designed to complement the existing supports provided by Monash to give you a customised coaching program in a one-on-one setting.

Their aim is to give you the skills and experience you need to find the perfect graduate role. They work with you, and their pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment for as long as you need it.

Come to the information session to find out more!

Monash Career Connect will also be providing an information session outlining the supports already available to Monash students to maximise your graduate employment opportunities.

  • What workshops are available?
  • What is LiLo?
  • How does Student Futures work?
  • How can you benefit?

Come along and find out!

We’re really looking forward to the event and hope to see you there!

Clinical Group Programs 2024

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

Social Anxiety Programs for Students in 2024

During first semester in 2024 there will be two Social Anxiety Group Programs and another group program targeting students with academic performance anxiety called ‘Performing at your Peak at Uni’.

Social Anxiety Group Program (students only)

Social anxiety involves significant fear or avoidance of one or more social situations. Social anxiety is a prevalent issue and can be disruptive to day-to-day life.

This is a cognitive behavioural program that’s designed to treat social anxiety.

The sessions will be facilitated by Dr Sophia Gozzi, Clinical Psychologist.

The program will run for eight sessions on Wednesdays, from 13 March until 8 May (excluding 3 April)

Two options are available at Clayton:

Performing at Your Peak at Uni (students only)

Many students experience significant anxiety in academic performance situations and excessively worry about being judged negatively.

This can often lead to avoidance of performance situations such as contributing in tutorials, asking a lecturer a question, as well as attending team meetings, networking events and job interviews.

Productivity can also be hampered when anxiety leads to delays in submitting assignments or excessive time spent perfecting documents. In some instances, tasks are not avoided but students spend considerable time worrying about the upcoming task or ruminating about it afterwards.

This is a cognitive behavioural program that’s designed to target academic and career performance anxiety:

  • The sessions will be facilitated by Dr Sophia Gozzi and Dr Emily Prytula, Clinical Psychologists
  • The program will run for eight sessions on Mondays, from 18 March until 13 May (excluding 1 April), from 11am – 1pm
  • Groups comprise of a maximum of 10 participants
  • This program is open only to Monash students, and is free of charge.
  • Register your interest here

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.

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.