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NSW Government Graduate Program

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Applications for the 2021 NSW Government Graduate Program are Now Open!

The 18-month Program offers three unique rotations across government agencies, and allows Graduates to build their own career, no matter what degree they studied.

Talented and passionate Graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds looking to launch their career in NSW Government are welcome to apply.

There are exciting roles on offer in both Sydney metro AND regional NSW!

An Employer that Values Diversity

As a proud employer who values diversity, NSW Government is committed to reflecting the community they serve, and we would like to encourage people with disability to apply to the Program.

Increasing the representation and inclusion of people with disability in our workforce is a priority, and the Graduate Program is well-placed to provide a supportive work environment, with opportunities to shape your own skills and career.

Candidates can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process.

What does the Graduate Program offer?

Those selected for the 2021 Graduate Program will gain:

  • 18 months’ experience working across three NSW Government agencies
  • Meaningful work that contributes to the future of NSW
  • A supportive environment with a personal mentor and executive sponsor
  • Exposure to the largest professional network of leaders, analysts, policymakers and educators in Australia
  • Ongoing role offer on successful completion of the Program

In 2021, the Program will employ Graduates in two streams: a Primary Stream, and a Legal Stream

  • The Primary Stream is open to Graduates from all disciplines and backgrounds who are interested in a career in NSW Government, and Graduates will complete a Diploma of Government during the program.
  • The Legal Stream is designed for Graduates looking to have a legal career within NSW Government, and will provide Graduates with experience in litigation, legal advice and policy development. Graduates must have a legal degree and be willing to commence and complete their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice during the Program.
  • Visit the website for more information.


GradWISE Masterclass

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Sign Up to Attend our GradWISE Masterclass Series

GradWISE will be holding an online Masterclass Series in July – see dates and times below:

  • Tuesday, 7th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday, 8th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday, 9th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Friday, 10th July – 10am – 12pm

During this four day series a range of employer presenters will provide information and tips to help you put your best foot forward when looking and applying to jobs.

The presenters include:

  • Victorian Government
  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Accenture
  • Coles

*Please RSVP by filling in the form here.

Once you have completed the form GradWISE will send you the link information.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Deadline Extended for PhD Opportunity

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

NCSEHE PhD opportunity — Deadline extended

The deadline for the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) scholarship until 10 July 2020. This is a three-year scholarship which pays a cash stipend of A$27,500 (non-taxable).
Candidates must have completed an Honours Undergraduate Degree, preferably with First Class Honours, in a field related to education, social sciences or the broad humanities area. Alternatively, students should have completed a Masters by Research Degree related to the areas detailed above.
Given our equity agenda we would welcome applicants from more diverse backgrounds who may have taken more circuitous routes through higher education due to financial, employment or caring responsibilities.

Mentoring Opportunities at Cummins

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Cummins South Pacific in Scoresby – Mentoring now Available

Australian Network on Disability (AND) have some fantastic mentoring opportunities in the Scoresby area.

AND run the PACE mentoring program that is open to any person that identifies as having a disability and is over 18. The program pairs the PWD with a professional mentor for 6 to 8 sessions to discuss all things education and employment.

The current opportunity is with Cummins South Pacific in Scoresby who will have 10 mentors involved in the program in a variety of areas including Engineering, Business, Finance, Business and Marketing.

Driving Disability Employment

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Webinar: Re-imagining the workplace to drive disability employment

Expert advice and practical support to realise the many benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace.  

The right employees are crucial to the success of every business, particularly as we navigate these challenging times, and then look to rebuild and move forward.

So what if we told you there are millions of skilled potential employees that you haven’t considered?

That this talent pool brings with it a wide range of business benefits such as greater innovation, enhanced brand and customer service, and improved staff morale and loyalty?

And importantly, that there is free and expert support to help you identify and address any barriers to accessing the many talents of people with disability?

JobAccess invites you to dive in and find out more at the ‘Reimagining the workplace to drive disability employment’ webinar.

When: Wednesday, 17 June 2020


  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm – New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania
  • 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm – South Australia and Northern Territory
  • 11.00 am to 12.00 pm – Western Australia

Where: Register to attend the webinar

Access: This event will have live captioning. You will be asked to provide any access requirements during the registration process. Interpreters and electronic copies of presentation are available on request.

For more information or if you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us at

PACE Mentoring Spring 2020: Information Session

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Applications Open Now for Spring 2020

PACE Mentoring applications are open now for Spring 2020.  The AND Programs team would like to invite you to an information session that will go through the program in more detail.

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:  Click here to login to the webinar website and enter this code into the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2:  Call the Teleconference number: 1800 896 323 and enter the participant code: 6367 393 293#

Please advise AND if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. They can arrange for live captioning if advised in advance.

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses.

What is PACE Mentoring?

The program is a four-month commitment between August and November.

Mentors and mentees meet approximately eight times during the four months. During the program, the mentee and mentor will set goals and desired outcomes, discuss experiences, skills, and 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

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be over the age of 18 and identify as having disability.

  • Wed 20 May 2020 12pm – 1pm (AEST)
  • Webinar:; Teleconference: ph. 1800 896 323, Participant Code: 6367 393 293

AND are also running additional sessions, if this time doesn’t suit. Click here to view all session times.

We hope to see you at the session!
Kind regards,

The Programs Team (Philip, Tess, Rosie & Isabel)

Stepping Into & PACE Mentoring

Level 3, 80 Clarence St, Sydney, 2000

Level 1, 2 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

1300 36 36 45  |  W  |  E

AND Update

Monday, April 27th, 2020

Keep inclusion on the agenda while working from home

Due to the unprecedented nature of COVID-19, we will be running our PACE mentoring program virtually this Autumn. We are grateful that technology can allow us to provide our PACE mentoring program in a virtual capacity, allowing organisations to keep access and inclusion on their agenda while working remotely.

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

The rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide is creating heightened levels of uncertainty and change in both business and personal lives. This in turn, is having adverse effects on mental health.

Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers some advice on how to look after your wellbeing.

Find out more about how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

GradWISE Update

Monday, April 27th, 2020

GradWISE Appointments still Available

For all Students and Graduates who are part and wishing to be part of the GradWISE program, all appointments will continue as planned, these appointments will be now be held with your consultant via either Zoom, phone call or FaceTime meetings – your consultant will be in-touch to confirm which medium is best for you.

The decision to pause all on-campus meetings is due to the implemented social  distancing and to enable the safety of not only the GradWISE Students and Graduates but their families and loved ones as well.

We are looking forward to helping you navigate through your student journey towards employment and beyond.

If you are wishing to book-in a time to see what the GradWISE team can do for you please don’t hesitate to contact us via email the team on:

2021 Graduate Opportunities

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

GradWISE Graduate Opportunities for Students with Disability for 2021

The GradWISE Program is pleased to partner with a series of national employers in focusing on the delivery of graduate recruitment processes and graduate recruitment programs that meet the needs of individuals’ experiencing a disability.

Please see below a list of employer partners and their graduate recruitment schedules:


  • Applications close 12th April 2020.
  • Coles are committed to attracting and employing a team which is representative of the community they serve, and actively encourage and support the employment of people with disabilities. Coles has a gold membership with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • Store Support Graduate Program – Click here!
  • Operations Graduate Program – Click here!
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to Coles


  • Applications close 13th April 2020 – Click here!.
  • IAG’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging strategy outlines what they believe in and stand for. Their approach recognises that they need to build diversity, inclusion and belonging into everything they do. IAG has a focus on flexibility, equity and accessibility.
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to IAG


  • Applications close 19th April 2020 – Click here!
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to Linfox

Victoria’s Big Build

  • Applications close 19th April 2020 – Click here!
  • Big Build Victorian encompasses the following government transport projects:

    Major Road Projects Victoria

    • North East Link Project
    • Level Crossing Removal Project
    • Rail Projects Victoria – Metro Tunnel and Regional Rail Revival and Melbourne Airport Rail
    • West Gate Tunnel Project
  • Please notify your GradWISE Career Coach once you have submitted your application so they can communicate your reasonable adjustments to Big Build

How GradWISE Can Help

Your GradWISE Career Coach can assist you with your application in the following ways:

  • Review your application documents, including your resume prior to your application submission
  • Assist you in determining what reasonable adjustments would be suitable for you throughout the recruitment process and graduate program, should your application be successful
  • Utilise their networks within their employer partners to advise them of your application and advocate for your reasonable adjustments, should your application progress
  • If you want to submit an application or are interested please email GradWISE at:

2021 Graduate Program – Department of Infrastructure

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

2021 Graduate Program Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Department is committed to supporting the employment and career development of people from an Indigenous or Torres Strait Island background and those with a Disability.

They have advertised this program under the Affirmative Measures – Disability scheme  and also under Affirmative Measures – Indigenous scheme

Please find attached the job information pack in pdf to refer to.

Applications for the Graduate Program close on 20 April 2020

If you would like any further information or would like to discuss any aspect of this Graduate Program please email .