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GradWISE Masterclass

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Sign Up to Attend our GradWISE Masterclass Series

GradWISE will be holding an online Masterclass Series in July – see dates and times below:

  • Tuesday, 7th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Wednesday, 8th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday, 9th July – 10am – 12pm
  • Friday, 10th July – 10am – 12pm

During this four day series a range of employer presenters will provide information and tips to help you put your best foot forward when looking and applying to jobs.

The presenters include:

  • Victorian Government
  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Accenture
  • Coles

*Please RSVP by filling in the form here.

Once you have completed the form GradWISE will send you the link information.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Alumni to Student Mentoring Program

Friday, June 12th, 2020

Are You a Final-Year Undergraduate Student?

If you’re a final-year student, we’d like to recognise the contribution you have made to your fellow students by inviting you to join the Alumni to Student mentoring program. You’ll benefit from your mentor’s career experiences and insights, as you prepare to complete your final year of study and move on to the workplace.

In this program, you’ll work together with your mentor to focus on your professional development and growth, potential career paths, and successful transition to the workplace.

This program starts in semester two.

Apply now

  • Applications for Alumni to Student mentoring program close Friday 3 July.
  • We look forward to receiving your application!

Best wishes,

Mentoring at Monash


alumni to student mentoring

Driving Disability Employment

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Webinar: Re-imagining the workplace to drive disability employment

Expert advice and practical support to realise the many benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace.  

The right employees are crucial to the success of every business, particularly as we navigate these challenging times, and then look to rebuild and move forward.

So what if we told you there are millions of skilled potential employees that you haven’t considered?

That this talent pool brings with it a wide range of business benefits such as greater innovation, enhanced brand and customer service, and improved staff morale and loyalty?

And importantly, that there is free and expert support to help you identify and address any barriers to accessing the many talents of people with disability?

JobAccess invites you to dive in and find out more at the ‘Reimagining the workplace to drive disability employment’ webinar.

When: Wednesday, 17 June 2020


  • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm – New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania
  • 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm – South Australia and Northern Territory
  • 11.00 am to 12.00 pm – Western Australia

Where: Register to attend the webinar

Access: This event will have live captioning. You will be asked to provide any access requirements during the registration process. Interpreters and electronic copies of presentation are available on request.

For more information or if you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us at

Respectful Communities Art Prize

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Monash Artists Give Respect

We can’t create a respectful community alone – we need your help. You can do this by getting involved in our Give Respect X Respectful Communities Art Prize. Give Respect is a student and staff collaboration that aims to promote respectful behaviour at Monash.

How to enter

You’ll need to submit an original piece of art (previous works are allowed) that relates to one of the themes listed. It could be visual art, photography or poetry.

Submissions are due on or before 31 August 2020. Please see this Monash Artists Give Respect web page for more information on entry and prizes available.

15 for 15 Challenge

Monday, May 25th, 2020

How You Can Support Monash with Fundraising for Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS)

In May 2020, the 15 for 15 challenge will raise awareness and funds for Prader-Willi Syndrome.

Money raised will assist the Department of Paediatrics at Monash University to develop a desperately needed state-wide, evidence-based model of care for children with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

The project will be led by Professor Katrina Williams at the department of paediatrics at Monash University in close consultation with Assoc. Professor Tom Connell from the Royal Children’s Hospital. The program will be developed for implementation at both major Victorian paediatric hospitals (Monash Children’s Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital) with regional links.

So what is the 15 for 15 Challenge and how can you get involved?

What do you think you could do for a 15-day self-challenge? Perhaps you could give up your daily coffee, or walk a certain amount of kilometres each day, you could style your hair crazily each day or wear Orange clothing (the official colour of PWS Awareness) each day?

The choice is yours but it needs to be something that both you and those close to you, see as a distinct challenge so they will sponsor and perhaps even join you.

We have all been in lock-down over the past couple of months and a lot of us still have a little more time on our hands than usual. Here is a chance to contribute to a worthy cause and do something that will challenge yourself.

Free Workshops: Surviving COVID-19

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Free Online Workshops – Register Now!

In this unprecedented semester of COVID-19, many students are grappling with the challenges of maintaining motivation and a positive mindset.

To support students with their mental wellbeing and study skills, Library learning skills advisers have partnered with university counsellors to co-teach the below online workshops.

These live, interactive workshops will provide students with practical strategies for mental health, study motivation and time management.

Workshop 1

  • Surviving Covid-19 and staying motivated (repeat)
  • 2:00pm, Friday 15 May

Workshop 2

  • Exam busters
  • 1:00pm, Thursday 11 June
A video of the previous Surviving COVID-19 and staying motivated session (held in week 5) can also be viewed here.

PACE Mentoring Spring 2020: Information Session

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Applications Open Now for Spring 2020

PACE Mentoring applications are open now for Spring 2020.  The AND Programs team would like to invite you to an information session that will go through the program in more detail.

To participate in the webinar you will need to dial in to the teleconference for audio and the webinar for visuals. Login details are below for you:

Step 1:  Click here to login to the webinar website and enter this code into the ‘I am a participant’ field: 6367393293

Step 2:  Call the Teleconference number: 1800 896 323 and enter the participant code: 6367 393 293#

Please advise AND if you have any accessibility requirements for the session. They can arrange for live captioning if advised in advance.

Positive Action towards Career Engagement (PACE) connects students and jobseekers with disability with mentors from leading Australian businesses.

What is PACE Mentoring?

The program is a four-month commitment between August and November.

Mentors and mentees meet approximately eight times during the four months. During the program, the mentee and mentor will set goals and desired outcomes, discuss experiences, skills, and career pathways.

Activities may include:

  • Reviewing resumes and cover letters
  • Mock interviews
  • Worksite visits
  • Networking with other professionals
  • Discussing workplace adjustments
  • Building confidence
  • Mapping career objectives
  • Understanding key strengths and abilities

To be eligible for the program, applicants must be over the age of 18 and identify as having disability.

  • Wed 20 May 2020 12pm – 1pm (AEST)
  • Webinar:; Teleconference: ph. 1800 896 323, Participant Code: 6367 393 293

AND are also running additional sessions, if this time doesn’t suit. Click here to view all session times.

We hope to see you at the session!
Kind regards,

The Programs Team (Philip, Tess, Rosie & Isabel)

Stepping Into & PACE Mentoring

Level 3, 80 Clarence St, Sydney, 2000

Level 1, 2 Queen St, Melbourne, 3000

1300 36 36 45  |  W  |  E


Monday, May 4th, 2020


30 years ago – on 17 May, 1990 – the World Health Organisation (WHO) removed homosexuality from the Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.

IDAHOBIT recognises this day, and it’s used to celebrate LGBTIQ people globally, and raise awareness for the work still needed.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) and Monash LGBTIQ Executive Sponsor, Professor Susan Elliot, says IDAHOBIT is a great expression of the inclusive culture we strive for as a University.

“IDAHOBIT is a day where we publicly state that we stand always with our LGBTIQ colleagues, family, and friends. It’s part of our commitment to ending discrimination,” Professor Elliot says.

“Let’s come together virtually to speak up for those who can’t, share stories and learn from others, and celebrate our diversity. Together, we’ll continue achieving inclusion and equality for all in our community, and contribute to breaking the silence.”

*For more information about the week’s events for students and staff, see Monash’s IDAHOBIT week website.

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).

Specialist Disability Accommodation

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Specialist Disability Accommodation National Seminar Series

Developing and Managing SDA

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will soon be spending more than $22 Billion per annum on services for over 460,000 people with disability across Australia. The NDIS is creating huge opportunities (and challenges) for housing development.

This includes but extends beyond the development of an additional 14,000 places of the NDIS funded Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA).

Seminar attendees will be provided with information about the NDIS housing landscape, SDA and development pathways as well as key issues and trends from skilled practitioners.

Who should attend? ​

  • Investors
  • Investment advisors
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Building Surveyors
  • Support Providers
  • Builders
  • Architects
  • Law firms
  • Support Coordinators
  • Policymakers
  • Owners and managers of existing housing for NDIS participants
  • Self-managed superannuation fund owners

What is Specialist Disability Accommodation?

On March 14, 2017, the Specialist Disability Accommodation Rules 2016 (SDA Rules) came into effect. The framework for delivery to eligible participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been established using the SDA Rules, the NDIS Act 2013 and NDIS Rules under the Act.

The SDA Rules set out the criteria for NDIS participants to have SDA funding included in their plan, including the type of dwelling that SDA funding can be used on and the way payments will be paid to registered providers of SDA.

About the SDA Design Standard

The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard that Bruce Bromley was a co-author of provides:

  • clarity to SDA housing design requirements to be enrolled,
  • and gives providers the flexibility to respond to participant needs and preferences.

It sets out detailed design requirements that will be incorporated into newly built SDA, seeking enrolment under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

This standard details four categories of SDA design which are set out in the SDA Rules:

  • Improved Liveability
  • Robust
  • Fully Accessible
  • High Physical Support

Improved clarity of design requirements will add to provider confidence and surety of compliance. Ultimately, this will strengthen the SDA market.

Early bird seminar price: $650 per person for the full-day seminar. The Melbourne date is 31 March 2020.