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Final Call for PACE Mentoring

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

Final Call for PACE Mentoring Expressions of Interest

Expressions of Interest close 16th December 2022

PACE Mentoring is a 4 month commitment between April and August.

Mentors and mentees meet approximately six to eight times during the program. During meetings, pairs will set goals and desired outcomes, discuss experiences and explore career pathways.

Activities may include:

  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Worksite visits
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Discussing workplace adjustments
  • Building confidence
  • Mapping career objectives
  • Understanding key strengths and abilities

Engaging with PACE Mentoring is simple.

Australian Network on Disability manages the program from start to finish.

This includes recruiting and selecting mentees with disability; matching mentors and mentees; pre-program briefings and training; regular check-in with program participants; and the feedback and evaluation process.

Key Dates

To participate in PACE Mentoring for Autumn 2023:

  • Member expressions of interest close: Friday, 16th December 2022
  • Mentor applications close: Friday, 24th February 2023
  • Mentor briefings and Program Launch: April 2023
  • Mid-program check-in: June 2023
  • Closing Event: August 2023

*Contact Program Lead Tia Kwan at or 03 7032 3523 by Friday, 16th December to lock in your spot for Autumn 2023.

College Adviser Positions Now Open

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Non-Residential Colleges: Applications for the College Adviser Position are Now Open!

The Non-Residential Colleges are looking for College Advisers to join the team for 2023!

Advisers are highly valued members of our support teams who help enhance students’ college experience. As advisers, responsibilities include:

  • providing mentoring and support to college members
  • design and delivery of college events
  • Attending training in interpersonal skills and community leadership
  • referring students to professional supports when needed

Why Should YOU Become an Adviser?

  • after graduation, you will receive an AHEGS statement (supplementary certificate to demonstrate your participation in the program)
  • develop new skills (leadership and cross-cultural communication skills)
  • enhance your resume
  • expand your personal and professional networks
  • opportunity to help other students find their way at University
  • Join team committed to building an inclusive community

Check out Why become a College Adviser to hear from one of our current advisers and this Adviser Training video to learn more about our training program.

Click HERE to apply now. If you’d like to find out more about the role, get in touch with Adam Fernandes at

If you do apply and don’t hear back from us, follow up with an email, as we respond to every application!

  • Applications close Monday 31st October 2022.

MSA Volunteering 2023

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

2023 MSA Volunteering: Applications Now Open!

There are 60 + Volunteer Programs & Activities to choose from!

Volunteer opportunities can assist you with professional and leadership development while having fun, meeting new people and having time away from your studies.

Become A Volunteer!

Virtual and on-campus, and short-term and long-term volunteering are available.

Stepping Into Internships Summer 22/23

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Stepping Into Internships – for Students and Graduates with Disability

About the Stepping Into Program

The Stepping Into program offers practical paid work experience for successful students and recent graduates with disability who may face significant obstacles in gaining employment.

Obstacles include such things as academic transcripts that don’t reflect the interns’ real potential or having limited opportunity to participate in part time work while studying.

The participating employers are pioneers within their field and are taking a leadership role in providing opportunities to interns with disability to access internship opportunities.

Australian Network on Disability (AND) have been bringing employers and interns together like this since 2005, and their record stands for itself: AND-supported interns are more likely to be employed after they leave university than students without a disability.


To be eligible for this program, applicants must be:

  • A person with a disability, mental health condition or chronic illness
  • In their final or second-last year of their degree, or have graduated from their studies in the last 36 months.
  • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, or international student who holds full working rights in Australia.
  • Able to commit to the entire program.
  • Able to provide evidence of involvement with university disability services or a note from a medical professional that indicates the presence of a disability, mental health condition or chronic illness.

*Please note: Due to the incredible growth of this program, AND have recently extended their eligibility criteria to include recent graduates.

Key Dates

  • Intern Applications Open: 1st September 2022 (Thursday)
  • Intern Applications Close: 2nd October 2022 (Sunday)
  • Internships begin from mid November

Information Sessions

AND runs information sessions and recruitment skill workshops throughout September and October, for potential applicants and those supporting eligible students and graduates.

  • For more details on the Information Session dates and to register, students and graduates can visit the website: students-jobseekers/start-an-internship/

Stepping Into is a nation-wide paid internship program that provides university students and recent graduates with disability hands-on work experience in their chosen field of study.

With over 150 paid internships available across a range of disciplines – from Accounting to Law, Engineering to Research, Public Policy to Sciences – there’s a role to suit you.

  • Applications close 2nd October 2022.
  • Contact AND at 02 8270 9200 or

Apply now: NAB Internships

Friday, August 19th, 2022

Apply now: NAB Summer 2022/23 Melbourne & Sydney Internships – Applications Now Open!

Are you a university student with disability looking for paid work experience that counts?

AND are excited to announce that early applications for NAB’s Summer internship roles are open now!

National Australia Bank (NAB) is offering 4 internship roles in Melbourne and Sydney this Summer as part of the Stepping Into Internship Summer Program 2022/23.

Applications close in two weeks by midnight 2nd September 2022.

Four roles are available to students through the Stepping Into Program:

  • NAB Summer Intern – Business Banking (Melbourne)
  • NAB Summer Intern – Business Banking (Sydney)
  • NAB Summer Intern – People & Culture (Melbourne)
  • NAB Summer Intern – Risk (Melbourne)

About the Stepping Into Internship Program

The NAB internships are for 8 weeks full time, commencing on 28 November 2022 and finishing on 3 February 2023, with a 2-week break between 23 December 2022 to 6 January 2022.

It is a great opportunity to:

  • Gain paid and valuable career-relevant work experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Grow your knowledge of your chosen industry
  • Develop networking and social skills
  • Support provided throughout the program

You can download the position descriptions of the NAB roles for more information.

Download the NAB Summer Intern – Business Banking Position Description here
Download the NAB Summer Intern – People & Culture Position Description here
Download the NAB Summer Intern – Risk Position Description here


Research Opportunities

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Call for Research Participants and Summer Research Opportunities

Seeking Neuro-divergent Monash Students for a Study on Losing Personal Items

This research project aims to better understand the lived experiences of Neuro-divergent Monash University students who regularly lose their personal items so as to build and improve technologies to help reduce personal item loss.

What is Involved

We are seeking Monash University students aged 18 and above who identify or have been diagnosed as neuro-divergent and tend to lose things regularly to have a discussion with us for about 45 to 60 minutes about:

  • Personal items that you tend to lose on a regular basis
  • Where you tend to lose these items
  • Walk us through memories of losing these items and finding them
  • Join us in exploring potential technologies that might be able to help with reducing the loss of these personal items

Our goal for this exploratory discussion is to help build better cost-effective solutions to reduce personal item loss with your valuable input.

We are also very happy to discuss how the discussion can be tailored to your unique context, so please let us know!

  • Participants will be compensated with a 30-dollar grocery voucher for their time.

Criteria for Participation

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Students from Monash University
  • Identify as/ Diagnosed as Neuro-divergent
  • Lose personal items on a regular basis

Contact Information

  • For more information and how to participate in this study, please contact

Summer Researcher Opportunity

Summer researcher opportunity with Monash Inclusive Technologies Lab at the Faculty of IT (Deadline: Friday, 26 August 2022, 5pm).

  • Start date: 21 November 2022 (negotiable) for Eight Weeks
  • Scholarship value: $4,000 ($500 x 8 weeks)

We are seeking students to be co-researchers and co-designers of technologies to help neuro-divergent individuals who tend to lose things to not lose things.

We know it can be annoying to lose our keys, wallets and phones but these issues can be a lot more annoying if you are neuro-divergent (if you know you know!) and by reducing the cognitive load needed to manage these tasks we can then use that energy for more useful, interesting, life-giving activities.

The work will entail:

  • Performing research and literature review
  • Designing, and developing prototypes and
  • Potentially being involved in focus group studies (with neuro-divergent individuals who tend to lose things regularly) regarding those prototypes
  • Students will also be involved in reflective and reflexive exercises about the above activities.

Ideally you will be studying:

  • Design, IT or engineering and have taken FIT3146 – Maker lab
  • Happy to consider students from a wide range of backgrounds!

We welcome and encourage students who are disabled and/ or diagnosed/ self-identify as neuro-divergent and also have a propensity for losing things to apply as you are experts-by-personal experience and are thus extremely well suited to co-design and co-develop these solutions.

We also encourage students who are carers of people with disabilities who tend to lose things to apply for similar reasons.

  • For more details, please kindly get in touch with:

To apply:

PACE Mentoring Update 2022

Friday, June 17th, 2022

PACE Mentoring: Announcing Participating Organisations!

AND welcomes AmazonJewish Care Australia, and Geoscience to participate in PACE for the first time.

Mentors from the following organisations will be participating in PACE Spring 2022:

  • Amazon
  • ANZ Bank
  • ASIC
  • Australian Federal Police (AFP)
  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
  • George Weston Foods (Mauri)
  • Geoscience Australia
  • IBM
  • Jewish Care Australia
  • Medibank
  • Optus
  • VIC Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

This Spring, we welcome Amazon, Jewish Care Australia and Geoscience Australia to participate in PACE Mentoring Program for the very first time!

More organisations will be announced next week. Stay tuned!

You’re invited – free information session next Thursday

Join AND at the free online information session next Thursday 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.

  • Thursday 23rd June, 3:30pm – 4:30pm (click here to register)
    *all in Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time (AEST)

Contact our team on 1300 36 36 45 or if you require accessibility adjustments.


This round, mentors are participating in: Adelaide, Bendigo, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. There will also be virtual mentoring options for regional students and jobseekers.


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

How do I apply?

Submit an online application form here by midnight 3 July 2022 (Sunday).

Applied for a previous round of PACE Mentoring?

There is no limitation on how many times you can apply or participate in the program if you still meet the criteria, and we can copy your previous application over if you reach out to us.

Cummins Internships Available

Friday, June 17th, 2022

A Range of Internships Available Now with Cummins

GradWISE has recently partnered with Cummins and has a plethora (50 attached) of internship opportunities ranging from:

  • engineering
  • business analyst
  • accounting/finance
  • communications and marketing
  • IT
  • legal
  • health safety and environment
  • project management
  • supply chain
  • and human resources

GradWISE are now collating interest from students and graduates. They will assist students with putting their application together, support them with adjustments (if required) and discuss the application process.

Questions from Cummins to Consider

Below are some questions from Cummins that the students should think about depending on their disciplines.

Montage Questions


  • Explain your understanding around what business IT means and how that relates back to a company. Where does that fit and what value does it bring to an organisation?

Corporate IT

  • Explain your understanding around what business IT means and how that relates back to a company. Where does that fit and what value does it bring to an organisation?

Corporate Accounting

  • What type of accounting stream that you would like to pursue in your career? EG: Banking, professional firms or industry?

CBS Accounting

  • What type of accounting stream that you would like to pursue in your career? EG: Banking, professional firms or industry?


  • What is your understanding of the role of HSE in an organisation?

Mech Power Gen

  • How will a mechanical engineer influence change in power generation with the increase in renewable energy in the next 10 years?


  • What do you know about the Australian Apprenticeship system and the Cummins Apprenticeship Program?

Supply Chain

  • How do you believe technology with shape the future of the supply chain in the next 5 years?

PACE Mentoring Spring 2022

Friday, May 13th, 2022

PACE Mentoring Spring 2022: Applications Open!

AND is excited to announce that applications for PACE Mentoring Spring 2022 are now open!

  • Are you a jobseeker or student with disability, mental health condition or chronic illness?
  • Are you looking for career guidance, building disability confidence and employability skills?

PACE Mentoring is a nation-wide, free industry mentoring program that matches jobseekers and students with disability with experienced professionals from leading Australian businesses and organisations.

What is PACE Mentoring Program?

When you sign up for the PACE Mentoring program, you’ll be connected with a mentor from one of AND’s member organisations who has advice and wisdom to share.

They’ll find the right mentor for you, based on your location, the industry you’re looking to work in, your goals and other factors.

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

Are You Eligible?

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

AND welcomes 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:

How Do You Apply?

Submit an online application form here by midnight 3 July 2022 (Sunday).

Applied for a previous round of PACE Mentoring?

There is no limitation on how many times you can apply or participate in the program if you still meet the criteria, and AND can copy your previous application over if you reach out to them.

Student Job Opportunity

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

Job Opportunity for Students: eExams Assistant

  • Do you have customer service experience?
  • Are you great at working in a team?
  • Interested in earning $37.73 per hour?

Jobs for Students have an excellent opportunity for you to join the eExams team at Clayton campus as an eExams Assistant!

Please note this opportunity ends on 1st May, and may close early if enough applications are made.

To view the position details and apply follow this link:

  • Please direct all enquiries to