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Respect. Now. Always. Week

Friday, February 25th, 2022

Respect. Now. Always. Week – For me. For us. For everyone.

The Respect. Now. Always… for me, for us, for everyone (RNA) week will be running from Monday 7th March to Friday 11th March.

The focus of this week is to foster conversations about respect relationships on a personal, interpersonal and community level amongst Monash staff and students.

Being at University can feel pretty overwhelming and challenging at times. One thing you can be certain of is that you should always feel respected.

During Respect. Now. Always. Week, Monash will be hosting a range of events that aim to foster respect on a personal, interpersonal and community level.

Plus, there will be free food and merchandise giveaways! 

To find out more, head to the RNA week website.

#ChangeIt #RespectAtMonash


Friday, February 11th, 2022

The GradWISE Industry Accessibility Week is Back for 2022!

The week includes sessions with speakers from various organisations who will provide information on their graduate opportunities. There will be opportunities for questions, lunchtime activities to break up the day and tips on how to make your application stand out.

  • GradWISE’s Industry Accessibility Week will run from Monday, 14 to Friday, 18 February 2022.
  • Each day will kick-off at 9:30am and wrap up at 2:30pm (AEDT). As every session is optional, you can join any session that match your interests and career goals.

Register for the GradWISE Accessibility week and read the full running schedule attached and below:

Monday, 14 February 2022

The Clemenger Group is an advertising, marketing and communications company that operates throughout Australia and New Zealand.

  • Session two: KPMG – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

KPMG run two different types of graduate programs and offer placements across a wide range of departments.

  • Lunch time activity: Trivia and brain games – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Reset the brain with some fun brain activities!

Hear from a representative at Australian Network on Disability and see how they help companies employ people with disability, and design a range of products and services for their customers.

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

  • Session one: accenture – 9:30am to 11:00am AEDT

accenture are a global consultancy firm operating in over 120 countries. They will be kicking off day two discussing their graduate program and opportunities for growth.

The Department of Social Services are on a mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities. Join the session to discover their graduate opportunities.

  • Lunch time activity: Stretching – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Re-energise with some stretching. There will plenty of options to suit all levels of flexibility.

Learn about the culture and opportunities available within the Queensland Government.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

The Victoria State Government will take us through their graduate program, career pathways, future opportunities, and inclusive work environment.

Join this session to receive tips on the Ernst & Young application process and learn how their inclusive culture enables students to start making an impact before joining the team.

  • Lunch time activity: Gratitude – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Learn about the power of gratitude and how practising gratitude helps you get the most out of every day.

Hear about the Enablers Network – an employee-led association for people with lived experience of disability and their allies in the Victorian public sector.

Thursday, 17 February 2022

  • Session one: Telstra – 9:30am to 11:00am AEDT

Long-standing WISE partner, Telstra, explains their range of opportunities offered in the graduate program, including network engineering, data analytics, product design, technology consulting, cybersecurity and other corporate positions.

  • Session two: IBM – 11:30am to 12:30pm AEDT

IBM are a consulting group looking to on-board graduations in roles such as Application Consultant, Business Transformation Consultant, Package Consultant, Security Consultant, Strategy Consultant.

  • Lunch time activity: Mindfulness – 1:00pm to 1:20pm AEDT

Learn about all thing mindfulness and the benefits practising it can bring.

  • Session three: AECOM – 1:30pm to 2:30pm AEDT

Understand what it’s like to work alongside industry leaders on projects that help shape and connect our cities and communities.

Friday, 18 February 2022

Fulton Hogan specialise in helping our communities operate safely, efficiently and sustainably by building and maintaining their transport and civil infrastructure. They are currently operating graduate programs for Infrastructure Services, Construction, Utilities and Finance.

Join us to discover what it’s like working for the New South Wales Government and how they are committed to providing equal opportunities to their diverse workforce. Graduate roles include a wide range of career paths, including legal, analytics, policy and more.

  • Closing activity: End of week reflection – 12:30pm AEDT

Join us for a reflection on the week and advice about the application processes ahead.


Kickstart Your Career with GradWISE!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

GradWISE In O-Week 2022

You are invited to learn all the benefits of participating in the GradWISE program!

Join the GradWISE team for an information session to learn about this award winning program and supports available to students and graduates living with a disability, injury or illness in securing sustainable employment in their field of study.

Come along in person, or jump online to attend this important event!

Session Overview

  • Graduate application process, disclosure and available reasonable adjustments
  • How GradWISE can help you to be competitive for graduate and entry-level opportunities.
  • GradWISE student ambassadors – testimonials

Date, Time & Location

  • Wednesday 23 February
  • 1 pm – 3 pm (including the last 45 minutes for Q&A)
  • 21 Chancellors Walk, Campus Centre, Career Connect Reception, Room G150 (opposite Artichoke and Whitebait cafe) at Clayton Campus
  • Join us on Zoom for the first hour and 15 minutes – if you can’t be there in person

AccessABILITY Week 2022

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

GradWISE Industry AccessABILITY Week 2022

GradWISE will be hosting their biannual GradWISE: Industry AccessABILITY Week and they want you to join in!

  • Monday 14th to Friday 18th of February 2022

The theme is ‘Navigating the New Normal’ to help you prepare for the 2022 graduate and internship recruitment process.

Over the week GradWISE will have a combination of GradWISE Alumni and Industry Partners present to share their career journey and provide helpful information to help you stand out from the crowd.

The week will include presentations from:

  • Victorian Government
  • Accenture
  • Department of Social Services
  • IBM
  • Queensland Government
  • EY
  • Telstra
  • KPMG
  • And many more!

Date: Monday 14 – Friday 18 February 2022

Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Register: Here!

GradWISE will be hosting three sessions a day. To register please use the link here!

  • You only need to register once to have access to all sessions, an event calendar will be sent closer to the time.

International Day of People with Disability 2021

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability 2021

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Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

This year’s UN theme is “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world.”

We are happy to acknowledge and celebrate this important day.

We also are aware that disability inclusion must go beyond this day alone.

Let’s work together to continue to strive for a better future.

Disability inclusion. Today. Everyday. Always.

Video: We need to talk about disability

CP-Achieve Opportunities

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Enter the Lived Experience Photo Exhibition and Win a Prize

The AusACPDM and CP-Achieve are excited to announce the launch of their second Lived Experience Photo Exhibition.

Thee’re seeking people of all ages with lived experience of childhood-onset disability to help celebrate our diverse community by submitting quality original photographs within the themes of Family, Fun, Fitness or Friends.

Photos that meet the exhibition guidelines will be showcased on our website where the community will be able to cast a vote for their favourite.

One photo in each category will be selected as a winner, and the entrant will be awarded a prize of $100AUD.

Submit Your Photos Online

Submitted images may be used to complement future online and published work by the AusACPDM and CP-Achieve.

  • To submit your photos, click on the link:

During the online submission process, entrants will be asked to agree to the exhibition terms and conditions.

There is a maximum of three entries per person.

Entries close midnight 11.59pm 21 December 2021.

The exhibition and voting will open on 31 January 2022 with winners to be announced on 4th March 2022.

CP-Achieve Understanding Survey

The CP-Achieve Understanding Survey is now live!

The survey will help CP-Achieve to learn more about the demographic and clinical characteristics of young people (aged 10-30 years) with CP (Cerebral Palsy).

It will also allow young people with CP to express interest in participating in future CP-Achieve studies.

  • Click on the link below or scan the QR code from the flyer.

Access code: RPLP4EW84

For more information contact:

  • Sevastine Katsakis B. Science (Psych), M.C
  • Project Officer, Centre of Research Excellence: CP-Achieve Neurodisability and Rehabilitation
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Access to Higher Education Day

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Event Reminder — NCSEHE & EPHEA World Access to Higher Education Day

We hope you can join us for WAHED Australasia on 17 November (national times below) hosted by the NCSEHE and Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA).

The free online event will feature a keynote from Prof. Maria Raciti (USC) as well as a disability practitioner and student panel, discussing important accessibility considerations when returning to an on-campus learning model.

The 2021 Champions for Change will be recognised for their extraordinary efforts in supporting students to succeed in higher education.

WAHED 2021 will also mark the introduction of the NCSEHE and EPHEA Australasian Spotlight on Equity: Grants for recognition of impact. Winners will be announced on the day.

Event Highlights

Keynote: Prof. Maria Raciti — Navigating heightened risk among low SES students in VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) times: What’s the next best step?

Disability practitioner and student panel — Accessibility considerations when returning to an on-campus learning model

Awards and grants announcements

  • Champions for Change
  • Australasian Spotlight on Equity: Grants for recognition of impact

Event Details and Registration

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Online via Zoom

  • 9:30 am–11:30 am AWST
  • 11:00 am–1:00 pm ACST
  • 11:30 am–1:30 pm AEST
  • 12:30 pm–2:30 pm AEDT
  • 1:30 pm–3:30 pm NZS

This is a free event, registration is essential.

The webinar will be live captioned and recorded. If you cannot attend, please register anyway and you will be sent a link directly to the recording, slides and transcript post-webinar.

  • Register here:

We look forward to seeing you there!

Universal Design for Tertiary Education

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Universal Design for Learning in Tertiary Education – eLearning Launch Event

Join us on International Day of People with DisabilityFriday 3 December from 1pm-2:15pm AEDT as the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training launch Australia’s first free online Universal Design for Learning in tertiary education eLearning training.

To mark this special occasion, Dr Frederic Fovet, Associate Professor, School of Education and Technology, Royal Roads University, Canada will be our guest speaker, followed by an official launch of the Universal Design for Learning in Tertiary Education eLearning Training.

  • 1pm – 2:00pm AEDT: From curiosity to systemic implementation: Making UDL buy-in a strategic institutional reality presented by Dr. Frederic Fovet. Includes question and answer opportunity.
  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm: Universal Design for Learning in Tertiary Education eLearning Training official launch


Dr Frederic Fovet

Dr Frédéric Fovet

Dr Frédéric Fovet is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University.

He has previously held the position of Assistant Professor within the Faculty of Education of the University of Prince Edward Island.

Over the duration of his PhD., he was Director of the Office of Students with Disabilities at McGill University.  He has also served as a teacher and principal in the K-12 sector.

He is an inclusion specialist with a specific interest in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD), critical pedagogy and universal design for learning (UDL).

Frederic also has a strong grounding in Disability Studies. He acts as a consultant, both nationally and internationally, in the area of UDL and inclusion – in the K-12 and the post-secondary sector. He was the instigator and program chair of the first three pan-Canadian conferences on UDL in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Presentation Overview

From curiosity to systemic implementation: Making UDL buy-in a strategic institutional reality

There has been growing but sporadic interest around Universal Design for Learning across the post-secondary sector in most jurisdictions over the last decade.

This, in itself is encouraging and there is no doubt that the notion that inclusion must be achieved through proactive inclusive design rather than through retrofitting and accommodations is finally gaining in popularity and visibility.

While many of the initiatives seeking to implement UDL are effective and credible, these are usually led by individual instructors or small communities of practice.

As such, they represent powerful illustrations of UDL in action but they fail to tackle the complexity of how systemic implementation can be achieved across institutions.

This presentation will offer an ecological view of the numerous factors that come into play when institutions consider campus-wide UDL implementation, and will prepare participants to proactively prepare for this complexity.

It is undeniable that the COVID pandemic and the pivot to online teaching and learning have further muddied the waters, and the presentation will seek to explore what specific post-pandemic UDL efforts are now necessary.

  • If you would like to showcase some of the work you have been involved with in implementing UDL principles please contact  


My Disability My Plus

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

My Disability My ‘Plus’ – Join AND’s upcoming Employability Series Webinar

Free Webinar hosted by Helen Cooke, CEO & Founder of MyPlus (UK)

You are invited to join our upcoming webinar to hear from disability expert, Helen Cooke, on how students and jobseekers can use disability to stand out from the crowd.

What we’ll cover:

  • Disability – help or hindrance?
  • Identifying your ‘Plus’
  • Writing your Strength Statement
  • Top Tips
  • Resources
  • You will also hear from a Stepping Into Alumni on their experience of talking about their disability with employers.

Event Details

  • Where: Online via MS Teams

Thursday 28th October

  • Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra/Hobart – 6:00-7:00pm
  • Brisbane – 5:00-6:00pm
  • Adelaide – 5:30-6:30pm
  • Perth – 3:00-4:00pm
  • Darwin – 4:30-5:30pm

Click here to join the session​, or dial in via phone at 1800 571 212, participant code: 921 529 172# to listen in via audio.

  • Accessibility: Please contact if you have any accessibility requirements. We can arrange live captioning with 72 hours notice if requested.

This webinar is part of Australian Network on Disability’s Employability Series. Click here to read more.

Disability in Arts Forum

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Disability Representation, Access and Inclusion within Performing Arts

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance Critical Performance Studies Stream announces:

A Forum on Disability Representation, Access and Inclusion  within the Performing Arts Industry

A 90 min open forum on disability representation, access and inclusion within the performing arts industry with a focus on lived experience.

This forum will be moderated by disability arts organisation, Loom Arts and Management, with a panel of some of Melbourne’s most exciting performers with disability.

We extend an invitation to ALL interested Monash students and staff and members of the public to join us in this important and engaging discussion.

  • Wednesday 20th October 1 – 2.30pm
  • Zoom Link:

The forum will be facilitated by Zoe Boesen and Hannah Reekie from LOOM Arts and Management.

The Panel

  • Rima Hadchiti (she/her), whose practise spans acting, performance art, Middle Eastern and contemporary dance, burlesque, cabaret, and aerial work. Rima has performed for MTC, Circus Oz, Dark Mofo and for the past four years has been touring with Cirque Du Soleil. Rima is a person of short stature.
  • Andrew Tresidder (he/him) who is an actor and film critic. Andy is agraduate of Ignition Theatre at Melbourne Polytechnic and a member of Rollercoaster Theatre’s ensemble. Andy has performed in multiple productions including short film Comican’t for which he won Best Actor at Tropfest 2019. Andy has lived experience of disability.
  • Artemis Muñoz (they/them) is a prolific cabaret performer,writer, and actor. Artemis is soon to complete a Masters in Writing for Theatre At VCA. Artemis is currently developing their solo cabaret show “Artemis: Utter Mess” which explores their intersecting identities and societal labels. Artemis is neurodivergent, gender non-binary, aspec (asexual) and bi-racial.
  • Kate Hood (she/her),actor, writer, activist with 37 years of experience within the industry. Kate Performed in a long standing role on season 8 of Prisoner as Kath Maxwell. Once Kate began using a wheelchair her job prospects drastically changed. Kate is a well known advocate within the disability arts community, Artistic Director and founder of disability-led theatre company, Raspberry Ripple, and remains an exceptional actor.
  • Dr Melinda Smith (she/her) is a dancer, aerial performer, visual artist, mentor and lecturer with lived experience of Cerebral Palsy. Melinda has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal, and an honorary Doctorate from Deakin University for her outstanding contribution to the arts and inclusion for people with disability.

*This forum is supported by Monash University Performing Arts Centres funding.

  • For more information contact Felix Nobis <>