Archive for the ‘Employment and careers’ Category

WISE Employment Scholarship

Monday, July 31st, 2023

WISE Employment Sponsors Full-Tuition Scholarship for Masters Level Study for Students with Disabilities

WISE Employment is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities, illnesses, injuries, and other disadvantages to thrive in their careers.

Their primary goal is to assist people in developing their capabilities to secure meaningful employment and lead fulfilling lives independently.

In line with this vision, WISE (who also provide the award-winning GradWISE program for Monash – and other – students) are thrilled to announce the launch of a new full-tuition scholarship, specially curated to support a person with a disability in pursuing masters level study at a Melbourne Business School.

  • Applications for this scholarship are now open and will close on the 14th of August.

Future Leaders Scholarship

Friday, July 28th, 2023

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Opportunity for New Postgraduate Students

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: 2024 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Up to 17 scholarships valued to $120,000 each are available for individuals from all backgrounds who are planning to start postgraduate coursework or PhD studies in 2024.

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships offer a bespoke 9-month leadership program designed to foster leadership potential and offers opportunities to gain global experience, including overseas travel opportunities, and life-long access to the W100 Scholars Network.

  • Applications close 5:00pm AEST 6 September.
  • Find out more here.
  • Please note that the application may take time to put together so if you are interested, please consider starting early. Eligibility requirements apply.

2024 NSW Government Graduate Program

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Applications For The 2024 NSW Government Graduate Program are Now Open

Please be aware that applications for the 2024 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.

They are looking for talented and passionate graduates and final year university students from all disciplines and backgrounds looking to launch their career in NSW Government.

There are exciting roles on offer across Sydney metro and regional NSW.

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

Increasing the representation and inclusion of people with disability in their workforce is a priority, and the Graduate Program is well-placed to provide a supportive work environment with opportunities for graduates to shape their skills and career how they would like.

Their recruitment process has been designed to be inclusive and accessible for all candidates. Applicants with disability can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process. More information on how they support applicants with disability is available on their website.

What does the NSW Government Graduate Program offer?

Those selected for the 2024 Graduate Program will gain:   

  • 18 months’ experience working across three different roles in NSW Government
  • 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 (permanent) role offer on successful completion of the Program.

In 2024, the Program will employ graduates in five streams: Primary, Legal, Digital, Social Work and Engineering streams.

Internship Program with Aurecon

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Internship Program with Aurecon Available in August

There is an Internship Program with Aurecon now available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Aurecon is a design, engineering and advisory company. They are committed to diversifying their workplace and culture to make a difference for the community.

If you have a disability, visible or non-visible, mental health condition, medical conditions or injuries and are interested in connecting with supportive and inclusive employers, you are welcome to register on the Field and apply for this opportunity.

If you’d like to learn more about the Field, please contact them at or call 03 9830 0190 Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm AEST.

JobAccess Update

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

JobAccess Celebrates 17 Years of Service and Innovation this July!

Since 2006, JobAccess has been the first port of call on everything related to disability employment.

Over the years:

  • JobAccess has assisted more than 440,000 people – including jobseekers with disability, employers and service providers – with expert advice, support and information.
  • JobAccess has managed over 63,000 applications for funding workplace modifications. And each one has made a difference in supporting the employment and retention of people with disability in the workforce.
  • The National Disability Recruitment Coordinator (NDRC) has partnered with over 380 large organisations to build their disability confidence and competence.
  • Since 2012, the CRRS and the Hotline have lodged more than 15,700 complaints or reports of abuse to improve outcomes for people with disability and service providers.

You don’t have to go it alone when getting support or supporting someone at work. JobAccess is here to help.

  • To find out more about how JobAccess could help your organisation, visit their website, call them on 1800 464 800 or email them at:

Industry Mentoring Program Now Open

Friday, June 16th, 2023

Apply for this Free industry mentoring program for students & jobseekers with disability – Applications open

AND has applications for the Spring 2023 intake for their free national PACE Mentoring Program! Students, graduates and jobseekers with any types of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness will have the opportunity to be mentored by an industry professional from one of the Australian leading businesses and organisations from August to December 2023.

International students are welcome to apply too.

  • Applications open now and close end of June (with potential of extension to July; late applications are welcome too).

Summer and Winter Projects

Friday, June 16th, 2023

Be Employed as Short Term RAs on Research Projects

This is a Monash wide scheme for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework students to be employed as short term RAs on research projects.

Summer and winter research scholarships are run over the summer and winter breaks.

If you’re interested in a research career or furthering your studies through an honours program, this is a great opportunity to get ahead over the holidays.

Research scholarships aim to provide you with:

  • experience in an area of research
  • an insight into future opportunities within research
  • encouragement to pursue a career in research or academia.

If successful, you will take part in research-related activities.

Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Friday, June 16th, 2023

Disability Discrimination Commissioner – Applications open

The Australian Government is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the full-time statutory position of Disability Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission. The advertisement and candidate pack are accessible here.

The Disability Discrimination Commissioner is responsible for the promotion and advancement of rights of people with disability, including promoting understanding and compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

The candidate information pack includes a detailed description of the role, selection criteria and how to apply.

  • Please note that applications close at 5:00pm on 30 June 2023.

Enquiries about the position can be emailed to

Last-Minute Mentoring

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Last-minute Professional Mentoring Opportunities Available in Victoria!

AND are excited to share with you that they have a few last-minute mentoring opportunities who those located in Victoria this Autumn!

If you are interested in connecting with a professional mentor right away, apply for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2023 now.

  • Submit an application by Friday, 14th April 2023!

Are you looking for career guidance, building disability confidence and employability skills? Don’t miss the chance – apply now and start building your network and prepare for an exciting career path ahead!

What is PACE Mentoring Program?

When you sign up for AND’s PACE Mentoring program, they’ll connect you with a mentor from one of their 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

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

Find out more about disability types here.

Find out more about the PACE Mentoring Program on our website here.

Apply here for the one-on-one mentorship

Participating Organisations

Mentors from the following organisations will be participating in PACE Autumn 2023:

  • ANZ Bank
  • AGL
  • Arup
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Financial Security Authority
  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • Aware Super
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  • BNP Paribas
  • Coles
  • Dentons
  • Geoscience Australia
  • Hanes Australasia
  • HCF
  • Infosys
  • IP Australia
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Landcom
  • McMillan Shakespeare Group
  • MEGT (Australia) Ltd
  • National Australia Bank
  • NBN Co.
  • Parliament of Victoria
  • Pfizer Australia
  • QBE
  • Rabobank Australia
  • RMIT University
  • Sparke Helmore
  • Victorian Government
  • University of Sydney


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.

How do I apply?

Submit an online application form here by midnight 14th April 2023 (Friday).

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 at

Applications for Policy Futures 2024 Extended

Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Applications for Policy Futures Graduate Program 2024 extended!

We wanted to let you know that the Policy Futures Graduate Program application closing date has been extended to Tuesday 11 April 2023.

  • This program is open to graduates from all degrees and disciplines who have graduated or will graduate between 1 January 2022 and 1 February 2024. 

Further detailed information can be found on the website, Policy Futures graduate program | Employment and jobs | Queensland Government (

*If you would like more information about the program please contact the team via email at