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Stepping Into Winter 2020

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Stepping Into Internships for Winter 2020 Now Open

The Australian Network on Disability Stepping Into Internship applications for Winter 2020 are now open!

There are internship opportunities available in Melbourne and regional Victoria across all disciplines for students with disabilities.

Are You Eligible?

  • Stage of study: final or second last year of university
  • Discipline of Study: All are encouraged to apply
  • Citizenship status: Australian 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 You Apply?

Read the details on AND’s information page for students and complete our online application form by 12th April 2020.

Already Applied Previously?

The Programs Team are happy to reconsider previous applicants of the Stepping Into program. Contact us on 1300 36 36 45 or email to request your previous application be copied for Summer 2019/20. Please review the positions available and submit at least three position preferences to

For a full list of all available opportunities, and for more information about the program, please visit AND’s website.

Career Connect Resource Guide

Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Download Career Connect’s New Resource Guide

Career Connect at Monash University offers a broad range of extra and co-curricular programs designed to create transformative opportunities for students to develop the skills and attributes that optimise their employability.
  • For more information on Career Connect’s services, download their latest Resource Guide

2021 Graduate Program

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

2021 Graduate Program – pathway for people with a disability

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is currently recruiting for their 2021 Graduate Program for people with disability.

To be eligible for the program you must:

  • identify as a person with a disability
  • have completed your undergraduate or postgraduate degree or the same as level 7 and above of the Australian Qualifications Framework between 1 January 2018 and 1 January 2021
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or have unrestricted working rights for ongoing work
  • not be on a temporary graduate visa
  • not have taken a voluntary redundancy from the Victorian public sector in the three years up to the program start date of 25 January 2021.

The graduate recruitment process:

Stage 1: Complete the application form and upload resume.

Stage 2: Behaviour interview and work sample.

Stage 3: Pre-employment checks – the successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Stage 4: Job offer.

Applications close at midnight, Sunday 5 April 2020

*For more information see the 2021 Graduate Program website.

Mentee Becomes Mentor

Friday, February 28th, 2020

The Path from Mentee to Mentor

Christian Almeida has been supported by some incredible mentors throughout his career, something he says has been of enormous benefit to him in his journey to become Senior Financial Analyst at global technology leader, Cummins South Pacific. So, when the opportunity arose to become a mentor himself, through Australian Network on Disability’s PACE program, Christian jumped at the chance.

PACE Mentoring

Australian Network on Disability’s Positive Action towards Career Engagement, or PACE Mentoring, connects jobseekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian businesses. The purpose of PACE is two-fold: to improve employability for job seekers and students with disability, as well as to increase disability confidence in employees and mentors.

Christian was matched with student Benjamin Lung who was looking to learn more about how the finance function operates in large companies, as well as how to tackle interview situations, in preparation for when he completes his studies and begins his job search.

The pair immediately hit if off. At first, they used a questions and agenda sheet provided by the PACE team, but soon they were running their own race.

“After a couple of meetings, Benjamin had plenty of questions as well as some real-life scenarios to discuss,” said Christian.

“My mentor guided me in how to lead a team, giving me advice on how to negotiate and get the best outcomes,” said Benjamin. “I used my learnings in a group assignment at university where I was nominated leader, and we got full marks! It was great to be able to put his advice in to action and enjoy the rewards.”

GradWISE at Monash Clayton

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

GradWISE Appointments Now Available at Clayton Campus

Exciting news! GradWISE appointments are now available at Clayton Campus on Tuesdays beginning February 4th, 2020 as well as Fridays at Caulfield Campus. 

To make an appointment email Edward today!

Appointments are available:

  • Clayton Campus Tuesdays 9am to 4pm Room 1135, Level 1 Campus Centre, 21 Chancellors Walk (next to MSA Student Advocacy)
  • Caulfield Campus on Fridays from 9am to 5pm, B172 Room 6 (next to Monash Connect).

Graduate Opportunities 2021

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Applications opening soon for Graduate Programs in 2021!

GradWISE has partnered with industry leaders, Telstra and PWC to help even the graduate employability outcomes for students living with a disability.

If you are a recent graduate or graduating in 2020, we have opportunities with Telstra and PWC that we can assist and support you with.

Applications Open February 2020

If you are interested in any of the below fields, this opportunity could be for you!

  • Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Technology Consulting
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Data Analytics
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Tax
  • Legal
  • Infrastructure

GradWISE complements existing support provided by Monash by offering a customised coaching program in a one-on-one setting. Its aim is to give you the skills and experience you need to find the perfect graduate role.

GradWISE will work with you, and its pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment.

Please get in contact with Ed Osano, Head of GradWISE, at if you are interested to apply!

Research Associate Opportunity

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Equity Fellowship – Research Associate Opportunity

David Eckstein, a careers practitioner for university students with disability and 2020 Equity Fellow at the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, is seeking to appoint a part-time researcher to assist with a research ethics application and the design, administration and analysis of national surveys, round table discussions and select university case studies. Payment is set within the Swinburne Academic A salary range up to ACA-6 (at Swinburne ACA-6).  Experience with conducting qualitative and quantitative analysis is required.

The start date for the project is February 2020.  The position would suit a current PhD candidate or post-doctoral researcher.

The Fellowship Project

The Fellowship project aims to add disability to the national conversation about graduate employment by identifying best-practice initiatives and developing open access tools for all universities to use. Graduate employability outcomes are not equitable for students with disability. In a rapidly changing labour market, they are likely to get worse without targeted efforts. Currently, few universities are proactively addressing this issue.

Swinburne is leading innovation with its AccessAbility Careers Hub, a partnership between Careers & Employability, AccessAbility Services and WISE Employment. Building on the experience of the Hub as well as primary data collection and consultation with key stakeholders across Australia, the Fellowship will provide evidence-informed guidance to universities to develop institutionally-specific strategies to support students with disability transition to the workforce.

A National Community of Practice

As an Equity Fellow, David will establish a national community of practice and host an inaugural summit on strategies to support graduate employment outcomes of students with disability. More details are available on the NCSEHE website.

To express your interest please email David Eckstein

PACE Mentoring Applications Open

Friday, December 20th, 2019

Applications Open NOW for Mentoring Positions!

Please note that applications for Australian Network on Disability’s mentoring program, PACE Autumn 2020 are now open, and are closing at the end of February 2020.

Another Paid Internship Opportunity Available

AND has another paid internship opportunity available! The position is for 3 months with commencement in late-January 2020.

  • Latrobe City Council (Morwell) – Organisational Development Officer Intern

The intern will provide professional and administrative support and assistance to the Organisational Development team. Main tasks would include:

  • Sourcing and scheduling training
  • Set up and pack up of training venue
  • Ordering catering, purchase orders and general administration
  • Administration of performance appraisal system
  • Administration of learning management system
  • Facilitate some training (i.e. corporate induction)
  • Some travel required

The role is open to current University students in their penultimate or final year of study, and TAFE students studying a Cert IV or above. The role is also open to those who have recently graduated. If this sounds like you, or someone you know, please apply here or you can visit the Students page of the Connect50 website to apply or download the Position Description. Applications for the role are open until Sunday January 12th 2020.

*P.S. From all of us at DSS, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Our office will re-open on 2 January 2020.

Xceptional Jobs for People with Autism

Thursday, December 19th, 2019
If you watched the 2018 ABC TV series Employable Me as it followed people with neuro-diverse conditions such as autism and Tourette Syndrome looking for work, then you came across the Xceptional, an IT recruitment firm (that gave Tim a job).

Founded by Mike Tozer as a tech service in 2017, Xceptional quickly evolved into employing people on the spectrum as software testers and data analysts. It set itself an ambitious goal of helping 1000 people find work, having already put 30 candidates in specialised IT roles.

“Our growth to date speaks to the incredible opportunity in placing neurodiverse candidates in specialised roles and shattering any stigma around hiring these candidates,” he said.

“Those on the autism spectrum, for example, often have remarkable attention to detail and advanced problem-solving skills, making them ideal candidates for complex code testing tasks.” – Mike Tozer, Xceptional’s CEO

Read more on the Startup Daily online article.

I CAN Job Opportunities

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

JOIN THE TEAM! – Job Opportunities with I CAN Network

I CAN Network are very proud to be Australia’s largest Autistic-led organisation and currently provide paid employment opportunities to more than 30 Autistic young adults and adults across Australia.

They are particularly keen to attract and develop Autistics as mentors to meet the rapidly growing demand for our group mentoring via online and face-to-face programs, as the Autistic-lived experience is a cornerstone of our work.

I CAN also welcomes outstanding team members who, although not Autistic themselves, are passionate about supporting Autistic young people and view them through a strengths-based lens.

Mentoring Positions Available

I CAN currently has entry level and more senior mentoring positions available in the following I CAN regional hubs of:

  • Victoria – Greater Melbourne
  • Victoria – Mornington Peninsula
  • Queensland – Brisbane
  • Queensland – North Coast

Additionally, I CAN are looking for strong qualified candidates to become junior (entry level) mentors in their online group programs (candidates can be based anywhere in Australia).

To learn more, please visit their website at:

You will find position descriptions for each role, how to apply, FAQs and information about their team.

*For those who reside in Victoria, Goulburn Murray area be sure to attend the upcoming AWETISM Expo on Friday November 15th, 2019. CLICK HERE for more details.