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Career Connect – Register NOW for their Largest Yearly Event

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Career Connect are proud to present their largest yearly event – the 2019 Monash Careers Expo

Want to know how to take control of your post-study job search? Register your interest now for the largest careers event on campus – the 2019 Monash Careers Expo.

Get ready for your future at the Monash Careers Expo, our largest careers event of the year. Chat with employers, listen to them talk about their opportunities and find out about career services on campus. You’ll hear from recruiters about employability and interview skills, and what they’re looking for in graduates.

Maximise your chances of landing the job of your dreams.

  • Thursday 7 March, 10am – 4pm
  • Monash Sport Recreation Hall, Clayton campus
  • Free entry with your Monash student ID card.

Open to students from all year levels, disciplines and campuses.

Register your interest now for the 2019 Monash Careers Expo, where you can meet with top industry employers to hear about their upcoming opportunities.

PACE Mentoring Opportunities

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Opportunities for Students with Disability – PACE Mentoring Autumn 2019

The Australian Network on Disability are delighted to inform you that student applications for the PACE Mentoring Program Autumn 2019 are now open!

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives students an opportunity to develop their skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as, ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, Cummins, Australian Government Departments etc.

Ria - PACE Mentoring Program

Ria gains invaluable experience as a mentee at QBE

“Coming into this program, my main goal was to get more familiar with what the workplace is from somebody who is very experienced. I wanted to see the types of things I can do with my degree, and what steps I could take to see what else is out there” Ria.  To read more about Ria’s experience with the PACE Program, please visit our website.

How it works

Students will be paired with an experienced professional who they will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period between May to August. The meetings last between one and two hours. Students can discuss their career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for their personal and professional development.

Their mentor will help them identity and reach their career development goals and build their confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with mentors may include:

  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings.

Am I eligible?

 How do I apply?

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

  • Contact by email
  • For all, any other queries about the program, please contact us by email or for urgent matters call 1300 36 36 45.
  • Follow the PACE Mentoring Facebook Page for updates

APPLY HERE before the end of March to be considered for the Autumn 2019 cohort of PACE. (early applications are encouraged).


Apply NOW – AND Summer Internships

Friday, October 5th, 2018

APPLY NOW! Australian Network on Disability, Summer Program: Applications closing soon to gain paid internship

How an internship helped Sabine regain confidence

SabineSabine Elvy, from Dickson, ACT, was nearing the end of her postgraduate studies when she realised that she lacked the confidence she needed to get started in the workforce. When she found out about the Stepping Into internship program for students with disability, she saw an opportunity to get involved in work she was interested in with a flexible and inclusive employer.

Continue reading Sabine’s Story Here.

Internships are available for students in their final or second last year of university around the country studying Finance, Law, Social Sciences, IT, Science, Engineering and many more, for a full list of disciplines covered, and eligibility please visit our website. Stepping Into has placed over 1000 students since 2005.

Dial in to an Information Session

As part of the program, for STUDENTS to please attend a Plan For Success Webinar in order to gain a better understanding of Stepping Into, and learn how to write cover letters, prepare for interviews and make the most of networking opportunities. All students should attend one of these sessions:

 Friday 05/10/2018 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM

  • Wednesday 10/10/2018 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM
  • Monday 15/10/2018 – 1:00PM – 2:00PM
  • Tuesday 23/10/2018 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM
  • Thursday 01/11/2018 – 11:00AM – 12:00PM

 To participate in the webinar you will need to dial in to the teleconference for audio and the webinar for visuals.

Login details are below for you.

Step 1:  Webinar Login

Go to the Webinar Login Page

Enter this code in the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. There is no need to RSVP to the webinar.

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Level 3, 80 Clarence Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

PO Box Q203, QVB Post Office NSW 1230

T 1300 363 645  |  W  |

Participants Wanted for Research Project

Monday, October 1st, 2018

Recruiting Participants for Research Project on Disability and Employment

Paul Williamson is a Research Associate in the Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP) at the University Of Sydney.

New research is being undertaken into the workplace experiences of people who develop a disability in the mid-career stage to build a better understanding of their experiences. With a large disability employment gap, the belief is that more can be done to support people to stay in the workforce after developing disability.

Attached is a copy of the Media Release, and here is a short ‘talking-head’ explainer:

The direct link to the survey is at

Please feel free to give Paul a call on 0402-974-010 if you would like more information on the project.

Melbourne Stars Internship Program

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Students Offered Internships with Melbourne Stars During Summer Break

University students with disability will have the opportunity to work with Melbourne Stars cricket team on match days, and if they would like, in the office of Cricket Victoria.

Some benefits include but aren’t limited to Player Interaction, Tickets, Stars Uniform and Reference letter at completion of Internship.  This is a great opportunity if you’ve been looking to gain experience in the sports industry.

Attached are the dates required during the internship.

Any students that want to register can sign up using this link:

*For more information contact:

Griffin Sprague
Cricket Victoria
CitiPower Centre, Lakeside Drive
St Kilda VIC 3182

T +61 3 9085 4000

Get Paid Work Experience with AND

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Applications now OPEN: Gain paid experience for the Australian Network on Disability, Summer program of Stepping Into

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

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is offering students with disability the opportunity to intern with leading and forward-thinking organisations across a range of disciplines as part of Stepping Into.

What is Stepping Into?

Stepping into is a paid internship program designed for university students with disability who want to gain paid, hands-on work experience in their chosen field of study. Students benefit by gaining valuable experience in their desired field of work, and by having the opportunity to develop professional networking and social skills.

About the Internships

Stepping Into internships are offered across a range of industries in both the public and private sector.

Internships are available for students around the country studying Finance, Law, Social Sciences, IT, Science, Engineering and many more. For a full list of disciplines covered, please visit our website.

Internships will generally last 4 to 8 weeks (with the opportunity for flexible work hours to manage your disability or other commitments).

Am I eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australia Citizen, Permanent Resident or International student with full working rights in Australia

AND accepts applications from students with all types of disability including but not limited to physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions.

How do I apply?

Read the details on our information page for students and complete our online application form by 14th October 2018.

Who do I contact if I have more questions?

To speak to a member of the Stepping Into team call 1300 36 36 45 or email

Dial in to an Information Session

Over the upcoming weeks, we will be facilitating information sessions online. If you have applied, or are considering applying, for the Summer 2018/19 Stepping Into internship program we encourage you to dial in to one of the sessions.

The presentation will offer an overview of the Stepping Into program and top tips on Job Applications, Preparing for Interviews & How to Network.

All applicants should attend one of the following sessions in order to best prepare for the next steps of the Stepping Into process.

  • Wednesday 12/09/2018 – 3:00PM – 4:00PM*
  • Monday 17/09/2018 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM*
  • Thursday 27/09/2018 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM*
  • Friday 05/10/2018 – 10:00AM – 11:00AM*

*All times are Melbourne/Sydney time*

To participate in the webinar you will need to dial in to the teleconference for audio and the webinar for visuals.

Login details are below for you.

Step 1:  Webinar Login

Go to the Webinar Login Page

Enter this code in the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. There is no need to RSVP to the webinar.

Free Disability and Employment Seminar

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Unlocking potential: resources and support to enable inclusive workplaces

A free seminar co-hosted by Monash University in collaboration with JobAccess

Don’t miss out! There is only one week until registrations close on 31 August  for our free seminar

Join our MC triple Paralympic medallist Don Elgin, keynote speaker and Monash alumni Chris Varney, and a fantastic line-up of expert presenters to “get the facts, get the support and make it happen in your workplace”.

You will also learn more about how to get involved in AccessAbility Day, an Australian Government initiative that connects employers and jobseekers with disability to explore new possibilities in the workplace for one day.

This interactive session will include presentations, panel discussions and opportunities for networking.

When: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Where: Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and Teaching Building
19 Ancora Imparo Way, G31- Ground Floor, Melbourne, VIC 3800
9.00am – 9.20am Arrival and registration
9.20am – 11.45am Seminar
11.45am – 12.00pm Informal networking

RSVP by:  Friday 31 August 2018

AccessYou will be asked to provide your access requirements during the registration process. Auslan interpreters, electronic copies of presentations, accessible parking or other services or adjustments are available on request.

Go to the JobAccess website for more information on how to register for this unique event!

*Please note: all registrations and personal registration information is gathered and handled by JobAccess, a Federal Government-funded agency.

Career Success for Graduates with Disability

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Webinar: Panel Discussion Focused on Supporting Graduates with Disability Toward Career Success

When: 23rd August 2018

Times: 1pm to 2pm AEST

You will hear from:

  • University of Tasmanian Graduate Sam Flood, who participated in a social media campaign called ‘Let’s find Sam an internship‘ and is now working as a Pharmacist in Melbourne,
  • Griffith University Equity Practitioner Jeremy Muir, working on a project to improve the
    internal employment of PwD,
  • Mylestones Employment Job Development Officer Natalie Searson, who has spent the last
    12 months supporting graduated and graduating students with disabilities in their career
  • UOW Career Counsellor Kate Carroll, who specialises in supporting students from equity
    groups, including students with disability,

The panel will answer your questions and share their ideas and thoughts about how to work with students with disability to transition successfully into graduate employment.

Graduates with Disability are behind their peers when finding employment. 23.5% of graduates with disability are unemployed and looking for full-time work compared to their peers of 11.3%, and graduates with disability are more likely to report that the job they are in does not fully utilise their skills or education. In 2017, the overall employment rate for students who identify as having a disability slid back by 0.8% from 2016, while their peers without disability moved forward by 0.1%.

The NDCO program is committed to improving the employment outcomes of graduates with disability. NDCOs based in QLD, SA, NSW and TAS have been running a pilot program in partnership with local universities and Disability employment service providers called the University Specialist Employment program (USEP) for the last year.

Join in the national conversation on improving the employment outcomes of graduates with disability

Further information and registration details

Access RK Seasonal Clerkship Program

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

2018 – 2019 Access RK Seasonal Clerkship Program

For the 2018 – 2019 Seasonal Clerkship Program, Russell Kennedy Lawyers is offering a seasonal clerkship position to a student with disability. The program will provide the successful applicant an opportunity to showcase their skills and gain experience in a legal environment.

The Access RK Seasonal Clerkship will run in conjunction with Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, with the successful applicant enjoying all the benefits of Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program.

To be eligible for the Access RK Seasonal Clerkship, in addition to meeting all the eligibility criteria for Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, the successful applicant will be a person with disability in either their penultimate or final year of their law degree.

RK does not require applicants to share specific information about their disability/impairment, however if selected for an interview, to confirm eligibility, they require applicants to:

  • provide a letter from their university’s disability support services unit confirming their registration with disability services; or
  • if not registered with their university’s disability support services unit, applicants selected for an interview must provide a letter from a registered medical practitioner confirming their eligibility.

Whilst RK does not require applicants to share specific information about their disability/impairment, they nevertheless encourage applicants to share any information which they feel will help to better support them, including to be supported through the application process. Any information provided will be treated in strict confidence.

 *Please click on the links to the careers page and the job advertisement for more information.

ANZ Graduate and Summer Intern Program

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

ANZ Graduate Program for 2019 and the Summer Internship Program Close 6 August 2018

ANZ’s Graduate Program is designed to challenge, reward and help grow curious minds. ANZ is interested in people from diverse backgrounds, who are excited to be a part of an industry that’s rapidly transforming for a digital and social world and who want to make a difference for their customers, culture and community.  The Graduate and Summer Internships Programs aim to provide students with the foundations needed to grow and succeed.

Diversity of thinking is key to success, so ANZ encourages students from all degree disciplines to apply for their programs.  Students’ university marks aren’t all that is considered.  ANZ is equally interested in their creative thinking and comfort in adapting to new people and situations.  ANZ is looking for people who learn from challenges and failures and who are digitally savvy and data literate.  Their interests, hobbies, skills and experiences also help because students are more than a list of skills and attributes.

ANZ has always had a strong history of recruiting students with a disability, and have historically recruited students with disabilities into their Graduate and Summer Internship Programs.

Any applicant who consents to share that they have a disability in their application will be contacted personally.  This also allows ANZ to manage their induction and on-boarding to ANZ should they be successful.

Graduate Opportunities starting Feb 2019 as follows:

  • Australia Division (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth)
  • Rural Regional Business (Australia Wide)
  • Technology (Melbourne)
  • Finance (Melbourne and Sydney)

 Summer Internships available Nov 2018 –Jan 2019 available as follows:

  • Australia Division (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth)
  • Rural Regional Business (Australia Wide)
  • Technology (Melbourne)
  • Finance (Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Institutional (Melbourne and Sydney)

Students can access more information and apply via the ANZ website:

*Please contact Rob Crestani should you have any questions or concerns about this opportunity.

Rob Crestani | Seniour Consultant – Abilities Program

ANZ Australia Recruitment | Talent & Culture Shared Services

L9, 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Vic 3008

Phone: + 61 3 8655 0922