Archive for the ‘Employment and careers’ Category

Autism at Leidos Program

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

Work With The Leaders At Leidos!

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.

Leidos is looking to employ and nourish this talent, and they value individuals who are curious, open-minded and wanting to bring their great ideas to the table.

Leidos are looking for five people to join the Leidos team on a full time, permanent basis with flexible ongoing working arrangements, including working from home.

Leidos job opportunities

Leidos has diverse employees who support vital missions for government and commercial customers.

  • They offer flexible working arrangements, discounted health insurance, novated leasing and more.
  • They have a strong track record of fostering careers by way of internal promotion and career transitions.
  • They offer complete access to learning and development and mentoring opportunities.

Apply now:

GradWISE Wins Award

Friday, June 11th, 2021

GradWISE team Wins the NESA Innovation in Disability Employment Award

A big congratulations to our GradWISE team for receiving the NESA Innovation in Disability Employment Award at the National Employment Services Association (NESA) Excellence Awards in Canberra recently.

The program was nominated for their work of “bridging the transition from study to work for students with disability”.

Well done Ed and all the GradWISE team! A fantastic and well-deserved result.

Intern Opportunity

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Department of Social Services Casual Intern Positions Now Available

The Department of Social Services is looking for 3 interns for a general Office Admin role.

The aim is for students to gain exposure and experience in an office environment.

Ideally they would like someone based in their Tasmanian office and the other 2 interns are open Australia wide.

The Internship Position

  • Paid internship – market casual rate
  • 6 week internship
  • Normally 9-5pm, will accommodate Reasonable Adjustment for what the candidate can work.
  • Reasonable Adjustment throughout the recruitment process.
  • No specific background / degree
  • Close date Friday 11th June

Key Duties

Duties performed by interns may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with administrative support to work area
  • Respond to routine enquiries or straightforward matters from stakeholders
  • Gather basic information and respond to written and telephone requests
  • Undertake basic data entry and retrieval
  • Create, update and maintain files and records
  • Work collaboratively to assist in the resolution of minor operational issues
  • Maintain knowledge of procedures and tasks relevant to own work
  • Some roles may require undertaking preliminary information and data gathering work for research tasks

Skills Required

  • Love working in a team environment
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Administration or assistant experience is desirable but not necessary
  • General understanding of office management systems and procedures
  • Time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
  • Enthusiasm and motivation to communicate new ideas
  • Eager to learn

*For more information, including how to apply, please contact Edward Osano from GradWISE at:

Mid-Year Industry AccessABILITY Week

Friday, June 4th, 2021

GradWISE Mid-Year Industry AccessABILITY Week

GradWISE will be hosting their Mid-Year Industry AccessABILITY Week from Monday 21st of June to Friday 25th of June, and would like to extend an invitation to Monash University Students.

The theme is Resilience and Reinvention, highlighting the resilience of previous GradWISE Participants.

Over the week, their will be a combination of GradWISE Alumni and Industry Partners to share their career journey and provide helpful information to help students/graduates stand out from the crowd.

GradWISE will be hosting three sessions a day, to register please use the link here!

  • Session One: Our Industry Partner and a GradWISE Alumni
  • Session Two: A panel discussion with a range of our GradWISE Industry Partners
  • Session Three: An Industry Partner and GradWISE Alumni sharing their career pathway story

To find out more, please read the attached document.

Business School Industry and Alumni Mentoring

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

Are You a Penultimate or Final Year Business School Student?

If so, and you would be interested in being mentored by a Monash alumni or industry professional, please see the opportunity below.

Guidance for Mentees

Navigating through university and into the working world can be a challenge at times. With guidance from someone who’s walked a similar path, student mentees will feel better equipped to make their next move.

Mentoring is a collaborative learning relationship where both parties share mutual responsibility and accountability. The goal is to help the mentee work towards the fulfilment of clear and agreed goals. This happens through a series of time-limited, confidential, one-on-one conversations and other learning activities with a mentor.

Monash Business School Mentors

The Monash Business School mentors come from a variety of private, public sector and not-for-profit organisations, and many have management and leadership experience.

All are dedicated industry professionals who have volunteered to support future entrants into the working world.

Mentees are penultimate and final-year Monash Business School students, who will be individually matched with a mentor relevant to their professional goals.

Over the course of the semester, mentors and mentees meet frequently providing the opportunity for mentees to learn how to best set themselves up for success in a supportive environment.

Important Dates

Mentor applications open Monday 31 May
Mentor applications close Sunday 4 July
Mentee applications open Monday 31 May
Mentee applications close Sunday 4 July
Program commences Monday 26 July

Program Contact

Gillian Skwarek
Graduate Development
Monash Business School

PACE Mentoring Spring 2021

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

PACE Mentoring Spring 2021 Applications Are Now Open!

PACE Mentoring is an industry mentoring program that matches jobseekers and students with disability with experienced professionals from leading Australian businesses.

The program is a great opportunity for you to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Learn some top tips to get a head start on your career
  • Experience professional and personal development

How PACE Mentoring helped Melissa

“After I finished PACE, I submitted my resume to Indooroopilly State High School, where I was successful in obtaining an interview. Initially I was nervous, but I just relaxed and thought of the tips my mentor gave me. A week later I got a call from the principal saying that I had the job as a mathematics and science teacher.”

– Melissa from the 2018 PACE Mentoring cohort reflecting on how PACE helped her break into the teaching industry.

Read more great stories from PACE Mentoring HERE

Want to learn more about the program?

Come along to AND’s free PACE Information sessions where they discuss what the PACE program is and how it can help your professional and personal development.

The sessions will be held through Microsoft TEAMS. This session is open to jobseekers, students and industry providers so feel free to share the details!

  • Thursday 3rd June 2pm – 3pm (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time)
  • Wednesday 16th June 11am – 12pm (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time)

You can access the Information sessions here!

Who is eligible?

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

Mentoring opportunities are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth & Adelaide. There are also some virtual mentoring opportunities for students and jobseekers based in other locations across Australia.

Find Out More About PACE Mentoring

Calling Young Disabled Content Creators

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Call Out for Disabled Young Content Creators!

My name is Laura and I work at the Youth Disability Advocacy Service or YDAS.

We have just opened a call out for creative young people with a disability or health condition to create content as part of a new project we’re working on.

We’re looking for writers, artists, and other creatives to make content for disabled young people.

This Is a Paid Opportunity

This opportunity is for young Victorians, aged 12 to 25 years old, who identify as:

  • having a disability, health condition or chronic illness
  • neurodiverse or autistic
  • Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing
  • blind or vision impaired
  • having lived experience of mental health issues.

Here is a direct link to the call out webpage with more information:

Part-Time Opening I CAN Network

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Immediate Part-Time Opening – Greater Melbourne

Key Details: Program Manager

  • Supporting the Regional Manager.
  • Coordinating I CAN Ltd’s face-to-face services (school-based mentoring programs and speaking engagements) within Greater Melbourne.
  • Supervising and coaching I CAN Ltd staff.
  • Managing stakeholder relationships, particularly with schools and parents
  • Hours can be negotiated around commitments but must be performed during standard business hours.
  • Maximum Part-Time Role (22.8 hrs per week) until December 2021.
  • $72K – 84K package paid pro rata to 0.6 FTE (includes superannuation and salary packaging benefits
  • Applicants must have the ability to work from home and be able to apply and provide a clear Working With Children Check. Access to a car will also be necessary in order to conduct school visits across Melbourne.

About You

  • Genuine passion for nurturing the individual strengths of Autistic mentors and mentees
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Strong administrative and IT skills.
  • Capacity to schedule I CAN Ltd’s services across complex requirements including casual staff availability and school timetabling preferences.
  • Adaptable communication skills across a variety of audiences and the sensitivity to handle all situations with care and professionalism.
  • Stakeholder relationship management and staff supervision experience.

Full details about this position and other openings within the I CAN team can be found here:

About the I CAN Workplace

A key distinguishing feature of I CAN, and a source of enormous strength, is their commitment to ensuring that at least 50% of our team is Autistic. I CAN feels very strongly about providing a workplace which celebrates and nurtures Autistic talent and also attracts non-Autistic team members who relish the opportunity to work for an Autistic-led organisation.

The I CAN recruitment process is strengths-based, and they aim to support team members in roles that capitalise on individual strengths, respect personal schedules and capacity, and provide meaningful training and growth opportunities over time. All of I CAN positions are paid roles.

You can learn more about I CAN Network here.

Paid Role in Feature Film

Monday, April 12th, 2021

Female Wheelchair User Wanted for Lead Role in Film

‘Chicken and Chips Casting’ are currently casting for an upcoming Feature Film and are looking for a female wheelchair user for the lead role.

This is a paid role.

Please see the attached document for expressions of interest for the role of JEAN.

  • If this is relevant to you, and your are interested, please email directly to or use the below link to apply directly at

Chicken and Chips casting look forward to receiving your submissions!


ABS Data Graduate

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Become an APS Data Graduate in 2022

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is recruiting more than 150 data graduates for placements across the Australian Public Service (APS).

If you have graduated university within the last five years they want to hear from you!

Leading the Australian Public Service Data Professional Stream, the ABS is at the centre of developing specialised data professionals to build a data capable APS.

One Application, Multiple Opportunities

By completing one application as part of the Australian Government Graduate Program Data Stream, you will open the door to over 20 different Australian Government agencies, including the ABS, Australian Taxation Office, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Health.

Data roles are varied and provide access to all aspects of government, including policy development, research, program management and service delivery.

Work in data analysis, data acquisition, data engineering or more specialised roles in data science, methodology or geospatial analysis.

There are lots of roles across government that require you to work with data, and they are open to applicants from all fields of study

Common Backgrounds for Data Graduates Include:

• Analytics/Data Analytics
• Actuarial Studies
• Data Science/Data Mining
• Demography
• Economics/Econometrics
• Engineering
• Finance
• Mathematics/Mathematical modelling
• Machine Learning
• Psychology/Social Sciences
• Risk and Intelligence Analysis
• Statistics

  • Applications open 9 March and close on 11 April 2021.
  • For more information or to apply go to