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AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

 AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo – Student Presenter Opportunity

Seeking Autistic Young People To Showcase Their Passions, Interests or Talents!

From: Chris Varney at the I CAN Network

A cornerstone of all of our work at I CAN is the importance of celebrating Autistic passions and interests. These are the things that bring us joy, comfort and allow the world to see what Autistics CAN do.

In the coming days we will be announcing the details of our AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo (scheduled for Friday, 20 November), an online version via the event platform Vfairs of our annual flagship event that showcases the in-depth knowledge and talents of our young people.

The AWETISM 2020 Expo will be our biggest and best I CAN event to date!

We are putting out an early call for Autistic young people across Australia (ages 9-20) to express interest in delivering a (pre-recorded) brief online presentation about their particular passion, unique theory or talent.

In the past, we’ve had young people showcase everything from interpretative dance to singing to in-depth knowledge of sport, gaming, transport systems…and more!

PLEASE NOTE: Presentations will be pre-recorded via Zoom prior to the event guided by an I CAN team member. On the day you will still be able to view your talk live and be apart of the short Q&A following your talk.

Your presentation will also be available to view via Vfairs for one month following the event.

We are especially keen to have young people from our I CAN schools and online mentoring programs take part, but the invitation is open to Autistic young people nationwide.

Learn More and Express Your Interest

Interested young people should fill out this Expression of Interest form by Monday 28 September 2020. There are limited places available so be quick!

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

One of the best parts of our work is watching Autistic young people gain confidence in sharing their passions and interests. We are so excited to bring this event to the public in November.

Please stay tuned for our official AWETISM Expo 2020 announcement in the coming days!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Chris, on behalf of the I CAN Team

GradWISE and EY Webinar

Friday, September 11th, 2020

FREE Graduate Recruitment Webinar

You are welcome to attend this webinar to learn about a high-level graduate recruitment program for students/graduates living with a disability.


  • In this one-hour webinar (plus an additional 15-min live Q&A), you will learn about the successful GradWISE program continuum, the support and advocacy available with regards to disclosure to employers
  • You will also hear from Ernst & Young (EY), a leading pro-disability confident employer discuss the importance of disclosure, how the information is used i.e. support during the application process and once employed. EY will also provide a sneak peek all-access pass into their application process and what makes an applicant successful.
  • You will also hear from a recent Monash University graduate linked to GradWISE employed as a graduate by the Victorian Public Sector Commission. She will be talking about her application journey, what made her competitive, her experience with disclosure and what has made her successful over the last 6 months.

Topics include:

  • Graduate application process, disclosure and available reasonable adjustments
  • Application and interview tips from EY
  • How to ensure you are competitive for graduate and entry-level opportunities.
  • GradWISE Continuum.

Date: Wednesday, 23 September

Time: 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Bookings: Registration Page for Students

Disability – The Lived Experience

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion Week Event 2020

Monash University, in conjunction with the City of Glen Eira as part of Diversity and Inclusion Week, proudly present Disability – The Lived Experience.

Three presenters, all with a different lived experience of disability, will share their unique stories.

Date: Wednesday 16 September, 12–1pm
Venue: Online Zoom event

Register here to attend, or learn more at:

Launching Monash bSafe

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Launching Monash bSafe to Our Community

This week, Community Safety and Security (CSS) in partnership with Respectful Communities will be launching the new Monash bSafe app to the Monash University community. The app launch coincides with Respect.Now.Always week, and the app itself replaces the former RNA app.

  • Monash bSafe has been two years in the making. The app is endorsed by both the Monash RNA Committee and the Vice-Chancellor’s Group.

The app is designed to link students and staff with support services, resources and safety information. It includes links to essential services within the CSS portfolio, including Security phone numbers and a form to report problem behaviour to SCU.

  • Please download the app from the Apple or Google Play app stores and take a look for yourself!
  • If you download the app between 1–20 September, you can enter a prize draw – just click Enter Prize Draw in the Settings menu. *Terms and conditions apply.

Cook up a storm with Team Monash and win!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Team Monash 2020 ‘Cooking Up a Storm’ – Lockdown 2.0 recipe challenge

Share your most cheerful, cheap, healthy and delicious Iso recipes with Team Monash and win!

Audience: Students and Staff



  • Comp start date: Monday August 31st (2 weeks)
  • Comp end date: Sunday September 13th
  • Winners announced: Thursday September 17th

(Note: it may be extended if performing well)

Cook up a storm with Team Monash


Challenge instructions:

  • Take photos or video of yourself cooking or the finished product of your signature go-to dish during Iso
  • Include the ingredients and recipe in your post
  • Share it to Social Media (Insta or FB), tag and any Clubs you are a member of
  • Use the below hashtags
  • Be sure you follow Team Monash on social media
  • Get your friends and family to comment and like
  • Team Monash will also share each entry when tagged
  • Photos (max 5) or Video (max 30 seconds)
  • $30 Maximum spend for ingredients (we don’t want you to go and cook lobster thermidor although that might make a good toastie!)
  • Bonus points for creativity!

Hashtags: Social Media

  • #MonashSpirit Facebook
  • #TeamMonash Instagram
  • #MonashFromHome 
  • #CookingupastormTM
  • #staff (or) #student


  • We have 10 x $50 Coles Myer gift cards up for grabs and a range of categories, including:
  • Most popular dish (as per social media engagement) 
  • Runner up dish (as per social media engagement) 
  • Club with the most entries ($100 club prize)
  • Most colourful dish (as deemed by the judges) 
  • Easiest dish to make (as tested by the judges)
  • Best comfort food
  • All winners and the top 20 as voted by social media will receive a limited edition #monashspirit T Shirt.
  • Top 50 recipes will go into a digital recipe book to be distributed throughout the Monash community.

Head over to for more info on how to enter!

Specialisterne Job Opportunities

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Westpac Tailored Talent Program – Applications NOW OPEN

Attention Job seekers on the Autism Spectrum. Apply now for the Westpac Tailored Talent Program with Specialisterne Australia!

*Click here to Register for this opportunity with Specialisterne Australia

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.

They offer a tailored workshop and assessment program whereby candidates can demonstrate their skills and abilities in a practical, hands-on environment directly to employers.

Specialisterne is excited to be partnering with Westpac once again following their successful initial Tailored Talent program in 2017. As such, Specialisterne is seeking to attract the skills and abilities of prospective individuals on the autism spectrum who can contribute to Westpac’s workforce.

Westpac recognises that one of their greatest assets is the diversity their staff bring to the organisation and they remain focused on building a culture of inclusiveness which celebrates neurodiverse talent.

Types of roles available:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Administration & Infrastructure Engineer
  • Software Testing & Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Risk & Surveillance Analyst
  • Financial Analyst.

Location of roles: The physical location of these roles are within the Sydney CBD & Kogarah NSW however as a result of COVID-19 health restrictions most of the roles will be working from home.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must be aged 18 years or older
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, Autistic disorder, or PDD-NOS)
  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship or permanent residence visa & agree to Westpac’s background checks.
  • Will have to satisfy Westpac’s pre-employment suitability checks & Security Clearances at the end of the selection process.
  • Must be able to attend the entire Specialisterne Workshop & Assessment Online Program commencing Monday 26th October- 13th November (See below for further details)
  • Must be able to attend one pre-selection workshop online between the hours of 9am-3pm on either Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th of October.

The following experience or ability to demonstrate these skills will be highly regarded however they are not essential:

  • A strong interest or ability to learn any of the following: Data Analytics, Software Testing, Automation, Application Development, Cyber Security, IT Systems Administration, Business Analysis, Financial Analysis, Fraud, Criminology, Risk
  • An understanding or ability to learn software, concepts and toolsets such as – SAS, Alteryx, Splunk, Tableau, advanced Microsoft Excel, Power BI, Jira, SharePoint, VBA, SQL, Selenium, UFT, Linux, Unix and Windows Server, bash / scripting and programming languages such as Python, Perl, etc
  • Motivated, focused and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Obtained a TAFE Qualification or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Business, Software Development, Cyber Security, Finance or related discipline or have real-world experience in the same or similar fields

Application process:

To commence the application process please make sure you have the required documents stated below before you begin and then click this link to encrypt & upload your documents securely:

  1. Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  2. Proof of Australian Citizenship. Accepted documents include the following:
  • Australian Birth Certificate, Current Australian Passport, or Certificate of Australian Citizenship
Key Actions Date
Applications Open 9am, 1st September 2020
Applications Close 2pm, 29th September
Notification to attend pre-selection Workshop Tuesday 6th October
Pre-Selection Workshop Dates Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th October
Notification to attend Program From 12pm on Friday 16th October
Workshop and Assessment Program From 9:30am on Monday 26th October – Friday 13th November
Successful candidates commence employment January/February 2021

More information:

We look forward to receiving your applications. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact: Kate Halpin: or Polly Harding

Step up for Steptember 2020

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Let’s All Step Up For ‘Steptember’ 2020


Global Health Training Day

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Horizontal Health Care: Global Health Training Day

  • Want to expand your skills during isolation?  
  • Looking for opportunities to grow? 

Ignite Global Health Group are presenting the annual 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞: 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐚𝐲!

  • Boost your skills with these 4 amazing workshops — Auslan, problem-solving, policy discussion and innovation in medicine!
  • Learn everything about global health together with your friends in isolation!
  • STUDENTS FROM ALL YEAR LEVELS ARE WELCOME, and an open mind is appreciated!
  • Sign up individually! Tickets are only $5 each!
Date: 15 August 2020
Time: 10am – 12pm, and 1pm to 3pm
Location: Online — zoom links will be sent with the purchase of a ticket!

Event page:

Helping You Cope at Home

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Free Joint Workshops with Library and Monash Counselling

Library and Monash Counselling staff are once again running a series of joint workshops this semester.

The sessions are:
  1. Thriving in isolation: strategies for looking after yourself and performing well in your studies at home: Monday August 10, 12pm-1pm
  2. Persist with purpose: managing stress and motivation in your studies: Monday 7 September, 12pm-1pm
  3. Facing final assessments with confidence: strategies for wellbeing and study success in the exam period: Monday 2 November, 12pm-1pm

Zumba After Dark

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Join the Party!

After a show-stopping, heart-racing, colourful 2019 performance, we’re bringing back one of our biggest parties ever to Monash Sport online.

As part of the WinterFest 2020 calendar, Monash Sport is extremely proud to present Zumba After Dark Online.

Ditch the workout and join the party this August for a night bursting with colour, energy and entertainment from the comfort of your living room.

Online and Free Event via Zoom

  • Thursday 20 August
  • 6:15pm – Pre-event entertainment
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm Zumba

Participants will be immersed in all things WinterFest with Monash Sport pumping music and Zumba moves to get you dancing this Winter!

Zumba After Dark is the perfect opportunity to give Zumba a go, shake your hips and try a dance workout in the comfort of your own living room.

Our online event will be fluorescent and get you glowing with the fiesta that is Zumba. Sign up and join the party today!

This online event will be hosted on the video conferencing platform; Zoom. Simply head to our Zoom link and register for the Live Zumba After Dark event.

Don’t worry your camera won’t be open, you will be able to see the instructor, type in the chat and take selfies to share with us on our social media.

Look forward to seeing you there!