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Industry AccessAbility Week

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Join the GradWISE Industry AccessAbility Week!

Monday 8th of February to Friday 12th of February

Would you like the inside scoop from leading industry employers in preparation for your 2021 Graduate applications?

If you are a university student living with a disability, mental illness or injury, we would like to invite you to join GradWISE’s Industry AccessABILITY Week!

This is a jam packed week, showcasing a wide variety of industry partners who will share information about their organisation, the application process, and tips to help you stand out in your application.

Presenters include:

  • Deloitte
  • Telstra
  • Coles
  • Department of Defence
  • Victorian Government
  • Accenture
  • EY
  • NBN
  • Red Cross
  • And Many More!

*To join GradWISE’s Industry Accessibility Week, Register Here!

Eye to The Future

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Eye to The Future of Work

Accessibility and Inclusion Beyond 2020

Blind Citizens Australia will deliver an online interactive workshop that showcases inclusion strategy with real life examples.

Join Blind Citizens Australia to hear what has and hasn’t worked well in developing and delivering an accessible workplace, particularly in light of remote working environments, and participate in a forum where you can ask those questions you’ve always wanted to in a ‘You Can’t Ask That!’ style session.

The Forum Panel

Tuesday, 24th November 2020. 11:00am – 12:30pm

  • Matt O’Kane MBA, Director, Notion Digital Forensics
  • Pam Spelling, Service Coordinator-Capacity Building, Brisbane South Disability Service, Uniting Care.
  • Jonathon Craig, Policy and Advocacy Intern, Vision 2020
  • Janine Sherrard, General Manager Policy, Advocacy and Engagement, Vision 2020

Wednesday, 25th November 2020. 2:00pm – 3:30pm

  • Jaci Armstrong, Non-Executive Director at Accessible Arts
  • Doug McGinn, Disability Liaison Officer , University of Tasmania
  • Colin Clark, Head Student Accessibility and Wellbeing, University of Tasmania

Register NOW!

Register now to obtain new insights and tips to promote positive change within your recruitment process and employee engagement strategy.

Be a part of the inclusion change and generate a new talent pipeline for your organisations continued success.

“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”  Verna Myers

This event is funded by the National Disability Insurance Agency, Information, Linkages and Capacity Building program.

  • Register today, this event is FREE but limited tickets are available!
  • Go to the Registration Page
  • If you have any queries, please contact Blind Citizens Australia directly on or 1800 033 660

Monash Career Launch

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Special Careers Event for Students Finalising Their Study

From December 7 to 11, Career Connect have arranged a special careers event for students finalising their study.

Monash Career Launch is a week of masterclasses specially designed to help final-year students acquire the skills, knowledge and self-assurance to secure their ideal role.

Featuring a wide range of bespoke workshops and industry panels, this week provides practical advice to students on how to navigate their own employability and job readiness, as well as provide clarity and build confidence when transitioning from education into professional employment.

  • For more information about this great student opportunity, go to

Graduate Program at Vision Australia

Friday, November 6th, 2020

You’re Invited: Webinar on Career Start Graduate Program at Vision Australia

Vision Australia invites students, tertiary education providers, disability liaison officers and career advisors to our Virtual Careers Information Webinar to better understand their  Career Start Graduate program and long-term career offerings.

The webinar on Monday November 16 from 12.30-1.30pm AEDT will be a chance to hear from previous participants and ask any questions to the program organiser Melissa Rattle and Vision Australia CEO Ron Hooton.

Career Start Program

The 12-month Career Start program is for people who are blind or have low vision and allows for an internal placement within a division of Vision Australia and a paid placement (up to three months) with an external employer.

Some of the previous participants have completed paid cadetships and internships at organisations such as Medibank, Channel 31, Seek, Urban List and Bupa – all of which were chosen to match the graduates’ own interests.

2021 Career Start Graduate Program Eligibility

The program is a 12-month opportunity for people who are blind or have low vision and begins in March 2021.

Graduates can expect:

  1. An internal placement within a division of Vision Australia; and
  2. A paid placement (up to three months) with an external employer
  • Candidates must have completed a diploma level or higher in the last four years to be eligible.
  • Applications can be found online.
  • Candidates will need to complete the application and submit their resume and a cover letter.
  • Applications close November 27, 2020.

Vision Australia job opportunities and in-house assistance

For people who are blind or have low vision that don’t meet the qualifications requirements for the program, other opportunities are available at Vision Australia.

Approximately 15 per cent of the Vision Australia workforce is blind or has low vision.

We see it as hugely important to have people with lived experience helping people who are blind, have low vision or are caring for people with eye conditions.

In fact, Vision Australia helps more than 26,000 people each year.

Some of the ways Vision Australia can help:

  • Explore suitable career options and create a professional development plan;
  • Develop an effective resume, write application letters and address key selection criteria;
  • Training to travel independently to and from work;
  • Use computers with assistive technology;
  • Advocate for job redesign; and
  • Identify appropriate employers to directly target (reverse marketing).

Vision Australia also has a vast volunteer program that has allowed people to help and get an idea of potential jobs.

For current job vacancies please visit the Vision Australia website.

For more information please visit: or call 1300 84 74 66.

Get Work Ready Online

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Work Ready Virtual Experiences Are Now Online

This new resource from Monash Career Connect provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience with a range of leading organisations from across multiple sectors.

Students can choose from a variety of projects aligned to their field of study or try something new, acquiring experience and insight into the organisation’s processes, culture, and what to expect as a graduate employee.

What’s more, students have the option to gain access to future employment opportunities, as well as additional services such as mentoring programs, information sessions or fast-tracked recruitment processes.

Applications Closing this Sunday

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Paid Internships for Students with Disability – Applications Closing this Sunday!


Stepping Into Internship Applications Extended

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

From: Australian Network on Disability (AND)

We are pleased to announce that applications for the Stepping Into Internship Program have been extended to midnight, Sunday 11th October 2020!

This summer is our biggest cohort ever, with over 170 internship opportunities for students with disability. If you would like to share these great opportunities, you can share this Facebook post.

For a full list of all available opportunities, and for more information about the program, please visit our website. If you have applied for the program in the last 12 months, please email  with a list of at least 3 position preferences to be considered for the Summer program.

Current Internship Opportunities in Melbourne and regional Victoria

Organisation Role (all locations Melbourne unless otherwise noted)
Arup Junior Project Manager
Australia Post Product Innovation & Engineering Intern
BHP Sustainability Analyst
Bureau of Meteorology
  • Diversity & Inclusion Support Officer Intern
  • Service & Infrastructure Information Technology Intern
  • Hindcast Computer Science Intern
  • IT Management Program Services Coordinator
  • Information Technology Intern
  • Data Assimilation Support Officer
Energy Safe Victoria Licensing Administration Assistant Intern
IAG Operations Specialist Intern
IBM Australia Ltd HR/Inclusion & Diversity Intern
Infosys Computer Science Intern
Life Without Barriers Recruitment Officer Intern
L’Oreal Australia HR Intern
Medibank Talent Acquisition Advisor
NBN Co Security Intern
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Ltd (TIO)
  • Early Resolution Officer and Triage Officer
  • Inclusion & Intersectionality Intern
VIC Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Legal Clerk
  • Procurement and Category Management Finance Intern
  • Invest Victoria Intern
  • Research & Policy Analyst
VIC Dept of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Legal Intern
  • Policy Analysis Intern (Tatura, VIC)
  • People & Culture Officer Intern
  • Diversity and Inclusion Intern
  • Project Officer Intern (Precinct Delivery)
  • Policy Adviser Intern
VIC Dept of Justice & Community Safety
  • Office of the Public Advocate Healthy Discussions Project Intern
  • Forensic Intervention Services Intern
  • Corporate Services Intern (Bendigo, VIC)
  • People and Workplace Services Intern
  • Business Management Procurement Intern
Victoria Police
  • Crime Command Administration Officer
  • Project Support Officer
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer Project Support Intern
  • Governance and Assurance Administrative Officer
  • Business Administration Officer Intern
  • Legal Support Officer (Melbourne or regional VIC)

You can view position descriptions and apply for these roles here

Information Session and Q&A with the Stepping Into Team!

If you are a student with disability and you’d like to know more about AND’s paid internship program, come along to this free information session!

We will talk through the program process, benefits, timeline, eligibility and success stories, as well as answer all your questions about the internships and application process.

Date: Friday 2nd October

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

Access the session here, or dial 1800 571 212 and enter the Conference ID: 172 217 752#

The session will be held via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to RSVP to this session. Please let us know via email to if you require any adjustments for the session. We can arrange live captioning with 72 hour’s notice.

Pathways to Employability

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Pathways to Employability Virtual Careers Fair

The Pathways to Employability series will be finishing this Wednesday 30 September 2020 with a Virtual Careers Fair.

Pathways to Employability is open to all university students who have access requirements due to disability and/or chronic health condition.

Pathways to Employability Virtual Careers Fair

Event Details: Wednesday 30 September

9:00am – 11:00am: WA

10:30am – 12:30pm:  SA, NT

11:00am – 1:00pm: ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC, QLD

Before attending the Careers Fair, we recommend you take a look at the following link, which provides you with some tips (including a video) on how to get the most out of the Pathways to Employability Careers Fair:

This is a live event. It is not going to be useful to you if you do not attend it in real time. The employers who will be in attendance at the event are already listed on the website:

To join this live event visit any of the employer booths at and register for each employer you would like to connect with.

For further information or any questions regarding this event please email

Free Information Session

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Free Information Session: Stepping Into paid internships for students with disability

Want to know more about Australian Network on Disability’s Stepping Into Program?

Come along to a FREE information session this Friday! 

The session is suitable for both students with disability, and Careers and Disability Services Staff, or other providers who work with students with disability.

We are excited to announce that a past Stepping Into Intern will be joining the session, to speak about their experience of the program and top tips for students thinking of applying. The session will cover how the program works, key timelines, and there will be time for questions at the end!

Date: Friday 18th September

Time: 12:00 – 12:45pm AEST

The session will be held via Microsoft Teams. There is no need to RSVP to this session.

Access the session here. For audio only, dial +61 2 5104 6303 and use the Conference ID 994 683 207#. (Please note, the phone option will charge 4c/minute)

Contact if you require any adjustments for this session. Live captions can be arranged with 72 hours notice.

Details of the session are also listed on our website.


GradWISE and EY Webinar

Friday, September 11th, 2020

FREE Graduate Recruitment Webinar

You are welcome to attend this webinar to learn about a high-level graduate recruitment program for students/graduates living with a disability.


  • In this one-hour webinar (plus an additional 15-min live Q&A), you will learn about the successful GradWISE program continuum, the support and advocacy available with regards to disclosure to employers
  • You will also hear from Ernst & Young (EY), a leading pro-disability confident employer discuss the importance of disclosure, how the information is used i.e. support during the application process and once employed. EY will also provide a sneak peek all-access pass into their application process and what makes an applicant successful.
  • You will also hear from a recent Monash University graduate linked to GradWISE employed as a graduate by the Victorian Public Sector Commission. She will be talking about her application journey, what made her competitive, her experience with disclosure and what has made her successful over the last 6 months.

Topics include:

  • Graduate application process, disclosure and available reasonable adjustments
  • Application and interview tips from EY
  • How to ensure you are competitive for graduate and entry-level opportunities.
  • GradWISE Continuum.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Bookings: Registration Page for Students