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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

Stepping Into Internships Open NOW!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Stepping Into Internship Applications for Summer 2020/21 are Open in September! 

Australian Network on Disability’s Stepping Into is a paid internship program for students with disability in their final or penultimate year of study.

The program is open to students from all disciplines, and accepts applications from Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students with full working rights in Australia.

Serena’s story – My Experience Interning from Home

I loved seeing that these people, much like myself, were gaining confidence and workplace experiences in leading Australian organisations.”

“Seeing how open big, well-known organisations were to working with people like me, makes me feel more comfortable sharing my disability when applying for jobs in the future.”

Read about Serena’s Stepping Into experience working from home during Winter 2020.

Specialisterne Job Opportunities

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Westpac Tailored Talent Program – Applications NOW OPEN

Attention Job seekers on the Autism Spectrum. Apply now for the Westpac Tailored Talent Program with Specialisterne Australia!

*Click here to Register for this opportunity with Specialisterne Australia

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.

They offer a tailored workshop and assessment program whereby candidates can demonstrate their skills and abilities in a practical, hands-on environment directly to employers.

Specialisterne is excited to be partnering with Westpac once again following their successful initial Tailored Talent program in 2017. As such, Specialisterne is seeking to attract the skills and abilities of prospective individuals on the autism spectrum who can contribute to Westpac’s workforce.

Westpac recognises that one of their greatest assets is the diversity their staff bring to the organisation and they remain focused on building a culture of inclusiveness which celebrates neurodiverse talent.

Types of roles available:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Administration & Infrastructure Engineer
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Risk & Surveillance Analyst
  • Financial Analyst.

Location of roles: The physical location of these roles are within the Sydney CBD & Kogarah NSW however as a result of COVID-19 health restrictions most of the roles will be working from home.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, Autistic disorder, or PDD-NOS)
  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship or permanent residence visa & agree to Westpac’s background checks.
  • Will have to satisfy Westpac’s pre-employment suitability checks & Security Clearances at the end of the selection process.
  • Must be able to attend the entire Specialisterne Workshop & Assessment Online Program commencing Monday 26th October- 13th November (See below for further details)
  • Must be able to attend one pre-selection workshop online between the hours of 9am-3pm on either Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th of October.

The following experience or ability to demonstrate these skills will be highly regarded however they are not essential:

  • A strong interest or ability to learn any of the following: Data Analytics, Software Testing, Automation, Application Development, Cyber Security, IT Systems Administration, Business Analysis, Financial Analysis, Fraud, Criminology, Risk
  • An understanding or ability to learn software, concepts and toolsets such as – SAS, Alteryx, Splunk, Tableau, advanced Microsoft Excel, Power BI, Jira, SharePoint, VBA, SQL, Selenium, UFT, Linux, Unix and Windows Server, bash / scripting and programming languages such as Python, Perl, etc
  • Motivated, focused and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Obtained a TAFE Qualification or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Business, Software Development, Cyber Security, Finance or related discipline or have real-world experience in the same or similar fields

Application process:

To commence the application process please make sure you have the required documents stated below before you begin and then click this link to encrypt & upload your documents securely:

  1. Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  2. Proof of Australian Citizenship. Accepted documents include the following:
  • Australian Birth Certificate, Current Australian Passport, or Certificate of Australian Citizenship
Key Actions Date
Applications Open 9am, 1st September 2020
Applications Close 2pm, 29th September
Notification to attend pre-selection Workshop Tuesday 6th October
Pre-Selection Workshop Dates Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th October
Notification to attend Program From 12pm on Friday 16th October
Workshop and Assessment Program From 9:30am on Monday 26th October – Friday 13th November
Successful candidates commence employment January/February 2021

More information:

We look forward to receiving your applications. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact: Kate Halpin: or Polly Harding

12 Month Paid Internship with Cummins

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Stepping Into Internships: 12 Month Paid Internship with Cummins – Applications Open Now!

NAB Summer Intern Program

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

2020-2021 NAB Summer Intern Program

NAB’s Summer Intern Program is designed to back you in this early stage of your career, to help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career, no matter where it takes you.

NAB’s recruitment process is accessible to all, and they want all students to be at their best and receive a fair assessment.

The NAB Workplace Adjustment Guidance Notes detail their commitment to providing adjustments at every stage of the recruitment process for people with disability, whilst their Accessibility Action Plan is aimed at removing barriers and maximising employment prospects for people with disability.

How NAB’s Summer Intern Program works

This year NAB’s Summer Intern Program involves virtual Employability and Future Skills development workshops combined with an immersive business placement.

  • You’ll not only gain insights into the banking and finance industry, but you’ll also learn more about your own working style with a personal action plan.
  • You’ll be provided career coaching to determine what you want from your career and how to achieve it.
  • At the end of NAB’s program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply and receive an early offer for NAB’s Graduate Program the following year.

Summer Intern Program dates

You’ll need to be free to commence full time employment for 7 weeks (exclusive of 3 weeks unpaid leave over the festive period).

  • 14 Dec 2020 to 16 Dec 2020 – NAB Intern Virtual Induction
  • 17 Dec 2020 to 23 Dec 2020 – Business Placement
  • 24 Dec 2020 to 8  Jan 2021 – Holiday leave (unpaid)
  • 11 Jan 2020 to 12 Feb 2021 – Business Placement

Summer Intern Program Streams

  • Business & Private Banking – You’re invited to join NAB – Australia’s largest business bank. With NAB’s focus on small to medium businesses and investors they’re passionate about providing specialised financial products, market insights and advice to help our customers thrive across different industries.  You’ll have a varied learning experience with exposure to business lending products, financial analysis, account transactions and customer service.
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking (Financial Markets) NAB’s Financial Markets team utilise sales, economic and quantitative research to provide local and offshore customers access to both traded and illiquid markets, including fixed income, money markets, credit, derivatives, currencies and commodities. This includes trading between all types of banks, superannuation funds and domestic and multi-national companies.
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking (Corporate Finance & Client Coverage) – NAB’s Corporate Finance and Client Coverage teams work together to finance corporate growth, provide specialised financing solutions, create value through working capital and enable global transactions. In these teams you’ll work with industry specialists to provide solutions for our customers in their relevant markets.

The Application Process

To be eligible for NAB’s Summer Intern Program you MUST:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application
  • Be in your penultimate (second last) year of your undergraduate/postgraduate degree and free to commence full time employment by January 2022
  • Commit to and be available for full time employment over the 7-week program (exclusive of unpaid holiday leave from 24 Dec to 8 Jan)
  • Complete the online application and if successful you’ll progress to an online test, video interview and assessment centre. Assessment centres are held by stream and this year will be 100% virtual, meaning you can participate from any location.

If you are one of more than 4 million people living with disability in Australia and require adjustments throughout NAB’s recruitment process to be at your best, please let NAB know in your online application.

Please visit NAB’s website for more information

  • Monday 21 September 2020 @ 9am – Applications close
  • September 2020 – Online Assessment
  • October 2020 – Video Interview Invitation
  • October 2020 – Virtual Assessment Center Stage

Pathways to Employability

Friday, August 14th, 2020

Pathways to Employability Online Series 2020

Are you interested in connecting with employers, industry experts, and alumni to learn about your career options?

Join us for the online Pathways to Employability series which is open to all university students who have access requirements due to disability and/or chronic health condition.

The aim of the Pathways to Employability series is to provide students with information, knowledge and career development strategies to undertake successful transitions from university to appropriate and meaningful employment.

When: Every Wednesday from 26 August to 30 September 2020

Time: 11am – 12pm AEST

Where: Online

This free event is open to ALL university students with disability and/or chronic health condition throughout Australia, and will give you the opportunity to learn from a keynote presentation on neurodiversity in the workplace, join an employment Q&A panel on diversity and inclusion, access career resources, and attend a virtual careers fair.

Registrations are now OPEN, so be sure to book in now to save your place!

We look forward to welcoming you online!

The Pathways to Employability Committee

(For more information please contact

15 years on: Stepping Into Alumni

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

15 years on: Stepping Into Alumni’s full circle moment

From: AND – Australian Network on Disability

From joining AND’s Stepping Into internship program 15 years ago, to being in a position to host Stepping Into interns, Deb Heron has had quite the journey.

In 2005, Deb applied for the Stepping Into program in her penultimate year of study as she knew that having work experience helped in achieving employment. Due to being unsuccessful in attaining any internships, she feared it was because of her disability.

“I was applying for lots of roles and would apply against 80 other applicants at times and the feedback I was getting was that I was fine but just not the strongest candidate. It was always in the back of my mind ‘am I putting people off because I display differently?’” said Deb

Through the Stepping Into program, Deb is now proud of her disability and feels that it is something that makes her unique.

Currently working as an Assistant Director at the Disability Royal Commission, she believes she wouldn’t be able to have the same impact if she didn’t have a disability.

Read more about Deb’s journey at AND’s website.

Sharing Disability Information in the Workplace

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Australian Network on Disability Webinar: Sharing Disability Information in the Workplace

It can be hard to know how speak about disability information in the workplace.

Hear from the Australian Network on Disability, and alumni from the Stepping Into internship program, about ways to approach this tricky topic.

Join This One-Hour Webinar

In this one-hour webinar you will have the opportunity to hear from Australian Network on Disability (AND), as well as alumni from the Stepping Into internship program.

We discuss AND programs for students with disability, tips for sharing disability information in the workplace and recruitment process, and welcome a Stepping Into alumni to speak about their experience.

This webinar is open and recommended to all Monash students who identify as having disability, mental health or chronic health conditions.

Topics Included

  • Overview of AND internship and mentoring programs for students with disability
  • Discussion of sharing disability information in the workplace, and what employers want to hear
  • Welcoming Stepping Into Alumni to speak about their internship experience and what they have learned about managing disability in the workplace.
  • Q&A session

Date: 7 August 2020

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

To register for this event, please login at the Career Gateway

GradWise and Telstra Event

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Join This Monash Careers Summit Event 5 August 2020!

Inclusivity and accessibility should be an important part of a workplace.

Join this presentation to learn about the GradWISE Program, designed to assist students living with a disability, and gain insight from one of Australia’s most well-known telecommunications organisations on how employer support can assist your career journey.

Event Details

  • In this one-hour webinar (plus an additional 15-min live Q&A), you will learn about the successful GradWISE program, showcasing its high level recruitment expertise coupled with ongoing support. GradWISE are with you ever step of the way, unlocking and optimising your brain/body system, building resilience through-out the application process and staying with you after you gain employment to navigate your first work year.
  • You will also hear from Telstra, a leading pro-disability confident employer giving a sneak peek, ‘all access pass’ into their application process. Lean about what reasonable adjustments are offered during the application process and the ongoing support upon commencing employment.
  • You will also hear from a recent Monash University graduate linked to GradWISE speaking of his journey to successfully being offered TWO 2021 graduate positions.

Topics Included

  • Graduate application process and available reasonable adjustments
  • Application and interview tips from Telstra
  • How to unlock high performance by optimising your brain and body system.
  • How to ensure you are competitive for graduate and entry level opportunities.

Time: 11:00am -12:00pm

Register now: Registration Link