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Free Disability and Employment Seminar

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Unlocking potential: resources and support to enable inclusive workplaces

A free seminar co-hosted by Monash University in collaboration with JobAccess

Don’t miss out! There is only one week until registrations close on 31 August  for our free seminar

Join our MC triple Paralympic medallist Don Elgin, keynote speaker and Monash alumni Chris Varney, and a fantastic line-up of expert presenters to “get the facts, get the support and make it happen in your workplace”.

You will also learn more about how to get involved in AccessAbility Day, an Australian Government initiative that connects employers and jobseekers with disability to explore new possibilities in the workplace for one day.

This interactive session will include presentations, panel discussions and opportunities for networking.

When: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Where: Monash University, Clayton Campus, Learning and Teaching Building
19 Ancora Imparo Way, G31- Ground Floor, Melbourne, VIC 3800
9.00am – 9.20am Arrival and registration
9.20am – 11.45am Seminar
11.45am – 12.00pm Informal networking

RSVP by:  Friday 31 August 2018

AccessYou will be asked to provide your access requirements during the registration process. Auslan interpreters, electronic copies of presentations, accessible parking or other services or adjustments are available on request.

Go to the JobAccess website for more information on how to register for this unique event!

*Please note: all registrations and personal registration information is gathered and handled by JobAccess, a Federal Government-funded agency.

Career Success for Graduates with Disability

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Webinar: Panel Discussion Focused on Supporting Graduates with Disability Toward Career Success

When: 23rd August 2018

Times: 1pm to 2pm AEST

You will hear from:

  • University of Tasmanian Graduate Sam Flood, who participated in a social media campaign called ‘Let’s find Sam an internship‘ and is now working as a Pharmacist in Melbourne,
  • Griffith University Equity Practitioner Jeremy Muir, working on a project to improve the
    internal employment of PwD,
  • Mylestones Employment Job Development Officer Natalie Searson, who has spent the last
    12 months supporting graduated and graduating students with disabilities in their career
  • UOW Career Counsellor Kate Carroll, who specialises in supporting students from equity
    groups, including students with disability,

The panel will answer your questions and share their ideas and thoughts about how to work with students with disability to transition successfully into graduate employment.

Graduates with Disability are behind their peers when finding employment. 23.5% of graduates with disability are unemployed and looking for full-time work compared to their peers of 11.3%, and graduates with disability are more likely to report that the job they are in does not fully utilise their skills or education. In 2017, the overall employment rate for students who identify as having a disability slid back by 0.8% from 2016, while their peers without disability moved forward by 0.1%.

The NDCO program is committed to improving the employment outcomes of graduates with disability. NDCOs based in QLD, SA, NSW and TAS have been running a pilot program in partnership with local universities and Disability employment service providers called the University Specialist Employment program (USEP) for the last year.

Join in the national conversation on improving the employment outcomes of graduates with disability

Further information and registration details

Access RK Seasonal Clerkship Program

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

2018 – 2019 Access RK Seasonal Clerkship Program

For the 2018 – 2019 Seasonal Clerkship Program, Russell Kennedy Lawyers is offering a seasonal clerkship position to a student with disability. The program will provide the successful applicant an opportunity to showcase their skills and gain experience in a legal environment.

The Access RK Seasonal Clerkship will run in conjunction with Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, with the successful applicant enjoying all the benefits of Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program.

To be eligible for the Access RK Seasonal Clerkship, in addition to meeting all the eligibility criteria for Russell Kennedy’s Seasonal Clerkship Program, the successful applicant will be a person with disability in either their penultimate or final year of their law degree.

RK does not require applicants to share specific information about their disability/impairment, however if selected for an interview, to confirm eligibility, they require applicants to:

  • provide a letter from their university’s disability support services unit confirming their registration with disability services; or
  • if not registered with their university’s disability support services unit, applicants selected for an interview must provide a letter from a registered medical practitioner confirming their eligibility.

Whilst RK does not require applicants to share specific information about their disability/impairment, they nevertheless encourage applicants to share any information which they feel will help to better support them, including to be supported through the application process. Any information provided will be treated in strict confidence.

 *Please click on the links to the careers page and the job advertisement for more information.

ANZ Graduate and Summer Intern Program

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

ANZ Graduate Program for 2019 and the Summer Internship Program Close 6 August 2018

ANZ’s Graduate Program is designed to challenge, reward and help grow curious minds. ANZ is interested in people from diverse backgrounds, who are excited to be a part of an industry that’s rapidly transforming for a digital and social world and who want to make a difference for their customers, culture and community.  The Graduate and Summer Internships Programs aim to provide students with the foundations needed to grow and succeed.

Diversity of thinking is key to success, so ANZ encourages students from all degree disciplines to apply for their programs.  Students’ university marks aren’t all that is considered.  ANZ is equally interested in their creative thinking and comfort in adapting to new people and situations.  ANZ is looking for people who learn from challenges and failures and who are digitally savvy and data literate.  Their interests, hobbies, skills and experiences also help because students are more than a list of skills and attributes.

ANZ has always had a strong history of recruiting students with a disability, and have historically recruited students with disabilities into their Graduate and Summer Internship Programs.

Any applicant who consents to share that they have a disability in their application will be contacted personally.  This also allows ANZ to manage their induction and on-boarding to ANZ should they be successful.

Graduate Opportunities starting Feb 2019 as follows:

  • Australia Division (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth)
  • Rural Regional Business (Australia Wide)
  • Technology (Melbourne)
  • Finance (Melbourne and Sydney)

 Summer Internships available Nov 2018 –Jan 2019 available as follows:

  • Australia Division (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth)
  • Rural Regional Business (Australia Wide)
  • Technology (Melbourne)
  • Finance (Melbourne and Sydney)
  • Institutional (Melbourne and Sydney)

Students can access more information and apply via the ANZ website:

*Please contact Rob Crestani should you have any questions or concerns about this opportunity.

Rob Crestani | Seniour Consultant – Abilities Program

ANZ Australia Recruitment | Talent & Culture Shared Services

L9, 833 Collins Street, Docklands, Vic 3008

Phone: + 61 3 8655 0922


Mentoring Opportunity

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Become a Mentor for Women with Disabilities

  • Would you like to support a woman with a disability in your local community to further develop their leadership skills?
  • Are you interested in sharing your professional and personal skills and experiences, and to grow and develop in the process?
  • Would you like to improve your skills in listening, modelling and leading by mentoring a woman with a disability in your local community?
  • Would you like to share and impart knowledge of your own experience of being a woman with disability?

Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) are seeking women who are interested in supporting women with disabilities who wish to step up in their own communities.

The mentoring program will complement the Enabling Women program, a successful leadership program for women with disabilities. Mentors will commit to 6 one-hour sessions. Contact can be a mixture of face-to-face, phone and email. A mentoring handbook is provided.

Women with disabilities from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse and migrant and refugee backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply!

Come along to our information session to find out more about the mentoring program!

  • When: 3rd July, between 4.30 pm-5.30 pm
  • Where: Noble Park Aquatic Centre, 9 Memorial Drive, Noble Park
  • Please register your interest to Mentor Coordinator at

This program is a collaboration between WDV with City of Casey, City of Greater Dandenong, ADEC, Women’s Health in the South East and Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre.

Employment Skills for People with Autism

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Aspect Capable Employment Service

Many people on the autism spectrum struggle with the transition into paid employment.

Aspect offers extensive assistance with recruitment, job seeking, interview support, mentoring and training, both for employers and employees, through our Aspect Capable team.

Aspect Capable are pleased to present their full employability skills workshop calendar for 2018. Click here to download the 2018 Workshop Calendar.

PACE Mentoring – Information Webinar

Friday, June 15th, 2018

PACE Mentoring – Information Webinar on Mentoring Program for Students with Disability

Are you a student with disability looking for a chance to develop your career skills?

The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is offering students and jobseekers the opportunity to be mentored by some of Australia’s best and brightest professionals from a range of industries through our PACE Mentoring program. Don’t hesitate to get involved in this initiative, to facilitate the development of your skills and confidence in a workplace setting.


What’s Involved?

Applicants are matched with mentors who can offer assistance in planning their mentees career journey, as well as providing advice for personal and professional development. The pair meet a minimum of 6-8 occasions over the 16 week program and are encouraged to focus on conversations and activities surrounding:

  • Reviewing resume and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Workplace exposure
  • Networking skills
  • Building confidence

Am I eligible?

Anyone over the age of 18 with a disability is eligible to apply for the program. The program is open to people with all disability types.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in participating, Apply Here. The team at AND will inform you of the outcome of your application in August.

What is the cost? 

There is no cost involved.

Who are the Mentors:

Mentors come from a range of public and private sector organisations and volunteer their time to share their knowledge and experiences with mentees. Some of the organisations include IBM, ANZ, Victoria Police and QBE.

if you would like to hear more about the program, feel free to attend one of our online webinar information sessions:

Webinar Information Session

Tuesday 19th June: 11.30am – 12.30pm

Friday 22nd June: 11.00am – 12.00pm

Step 1: Webinar Login

Participant Code: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

  • Please ensure you dial into the teleconference to receive audio.

 For further information, email or call 03 9621 2276 to speak to a member of the PACE team.


Apply Now for GradAccess 2019

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Applications for GradAccess 2019 are now open!

GradAccess gives graduates with disability the opportunity to gain an ongoing graduate role in one of eleven Australian Government agencies through a single centralised recruitment process.

Wherever you work in the Australian Public Service, you will find opportunities to undertake a wide range of exciting and engaging work to make your contribution to Australian society. As one of Australia’s largest employers, we offer:

  • Diverse, flexible and inclusive workplaces
  • Varied work across a range of fields, with learning opportunities and networking available for career development
  • Supportive working conditions, with attractive remuneration and employer super contributions
  • An opportunity to apply your professional expertise and progress your career while contributing to the Australian community

GradAccess is a safe and supported entry point to a fulfilling career in the Australian Public Service. The GradAccess team will offer you friendly and professional support throughout the entire process.

Click here to apply online now!

If you have any questions or want to chat about the GradAccess recruitment process, please feel free to contact our team at or via the GradAccess phone line on 02 6202 3966.

Kind regards,

GradAccess recruitment team

Australian Public Service Commission

P: 02 6202 3966 l E:

WISE Employment Support

Friday, June 1st, 2018


WISE is an Australian not-for-profit employment services provider with offices in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

WISE provides employment services under the Australian Government’s Disability Employment Services (DES) and jobactive programs and their services are free to eligible job seekers and employers.

If you are looking for employment, WISE may be able to assist. WISE will get to know you and your situation, and tailor their free employment services to your individual training, health and living needs.

WISE can help you acquire the skills, education and confidence to get and keep meaningful work.

Contact WISE

Main Office:

552 Victoria Street

North Melbourne, VIC 3051

P: (03) 9325 9100 / Free-call: 1800 685 105

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Pace Mentoring Opportunities 2018

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Pace Mentoring Applications – OPEN NOW

Are you a student or jobseeker with disability, or do you know someone who is?

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE Mentoring) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses. It gives you an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence in a workplace setting. Previous mentors have come from organisations such as, ANZ Bank, Victoria Police, Bupa, The Attorney Generals Department, and Ashurst.

Mentoring Supports Curtis to Develop Key Employability Skills

“My main goal when I started PACE was to find a job. Simon helped me with my resume and gave me tools and tips to support my job search. We practiced mock interviews and he gave me some good practical feedback. The arrangement continued after the program concluded and I now see Simon once a month,” Curtis.

To read more about Curtis’s experience with the PACE Program, please visit our website.

How it works

You will be paired with an experienced professional who you will meet with six to eight times within a four-month period between August and December. The meetings last between one and two hours. You can discuss your career goals and aspirations, and get help to develop a plan for your personal and professional development.

Your Mentor will help you identity and reach your career development goals and build your confidence in a workplace environment. Meetings with your mentor may include:

  • Reviewing resume and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Building confidence
  • Attending events and team meetings.

APPLY HERE before the end of June to be considered for the Spring 2018 cohort of PACE.

Find out more

Join our information session webinar on Wednesday 6th June to hear more about the program.

Date: Wednesday 6th June

Time: 11am – 11.45am

Step 1: Webinar Login

Participant Code: 6367393293

Step 2: Teleconference

Phone: 1800 896 323

Participant Code: 6367393293

  • To receive Audio, please ensure you have dialled into the teleconference as well as signing into the webinar online.