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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!  edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

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.

International Day of People with Disability Event

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

MNHS Invites You to a Panel Event to Celebrate IDPWD

Tuesday 3rd December 2019 is the International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD, https://www.idpwd.com.au/ ). The patron for IDPWD 2019 is Kurt Fearnley.

You Are Invited

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites you to a special speaker panel event, featuring staff and students with a lived experience of disability, to celebrate this day, with good company and some nice refreshments.
Please join us on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 12.30 pm!
  • Venue: Meeting room G30, Ground floor, New Horizons Building (located at 20 Research Way, Clayton campus)
  • For those attending in person, light refreshments will be served from 12:30 pm. Panel discussion will commence from 1.00 pm
  • The panel discussion will start at 1:00 pm Melbourne time (10:00 am Kuala Lumpur time, Sunway campus)
*A Zoom connection (Meeting ID 523 432 269) is available for those unable to attend in person.

Sensory Scientific Exhibition

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Enhance Your Life Through Discovery

Members of the blind and low vision community are invited to our Sensory Scientific Exhibition and Discovery Day on Friday 6 December at the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute.

This exhibition is specifically designed for a blind and low vision audience, with tactile, sound, olfactory and low vision accessible displays and exhibits.

  • Learn about cells and cell division, tumor growth and invasion, new and existing cancer treatments and more.
  • This is a free event but registration is essential.

When

Friday 6 December – 8.45am – 12.45pm

Where

G54 Learning and Teaching Building, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton

Register

sensoryscientificexhibition2019.eventbrite.com

Enquire

BDI-SSD@monash.edu

monash.edu/discovery-institute

Program of Events

Registration opens at 8.45am for a 9.30am start and the event concludes at 12.45pm.

There will be a special presentation by Professor Roger Daly, Head of the Monash BDI’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Cancer Program, followed by morning tea and interactive breakout sessions. The sessions will include hands-on activities such as:

  • 2D and 3D models
  • Tactile poster creation
  • Interactive manipulatives

Getting There

The event will be in G54, 19 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University, Clayton campus. See the Clayton Campus Map for directions.

There are many ways to get to and from Monash University, including public transport and driving. If you are driving, please provide us with your car registration so that we can ensure you will have a parking space.

  • Please note a $12 parking fee will apply.
  • For more information, visit: monash.edu/people/transport-parking.

Accessibility

  • You are welcome to bring your guide dog with you
  • A carer, family member or friend is welcome to attend with you, however they will also need to complete a registration form to ensure we can optimise your experience in the various group activities
  • Volunteers will be present on the day for assistance.

Contact Us

  • Monash BDI
  • T: +61 3 9902 9656
  • E: BDI-SSDD@monash.edu
  • www.monash.edu/discovery-institute

The Lived Experience of Disability

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Disability – The Lived Experience

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: Tuesday 8 October, 12–1pm
  • Venue: Marquee on the Green, Caulfield campus

*A free light lunch will be provided. Registrations close 1 October.

*For more information, and to book for this event, please go to this webpage.

GradWISE Launch

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Monash Career Connect and WISE Employment Launch GradWISE

Edward Osano at the GradWISE launch

Mr Edward Osano of WISE Employment at the GradWISE launch

On Wednesday 21 August 2019 at Monash University’s Caulfield Campus Disability Support Services and Monash Career Connect officially launched the GradWISE program with WISE Employment Services.

GradWISE is a new program, developed in conjunction with Australian Universities to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with a disability, illness or injury.

GradWISE is designed to complement the existing supports provided by Monash to give students a customised coaching program in a one on one setting. Their aim is to give you the skills and experience you need to find the perfect graduate role. They work with you, and their pool of employers, to make the perfect match and provide all the support you need before and during your employment for as long as you need it.

Monash Career Connect also provided an information session outlining the supports already available to Monash students to maximise graduate employment opportunities, including LiLo, Student Futures, Employ-ability Workshops, and more. Go to the Career Connect website to find out what they can offer you!

Apply for GradWISE at Monash

If this sounds like the support you have been looking for, the team would love to chat with you. You can find out more about the program on their website www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise or drop an email to Mr Edward Osano (pictured), Head of GradWISE to set up a time for a chat – edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

You can also find out more about your unique personality type by using the GradWISE Selfie Evaluation – found here: www.wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise-evaluation

*GradWISE appointments are now available at Monash University Caulfield Campus on Fridays 9am – 5pm at the Career Connect office, ground floor, Building B. Contact Ed Osano to make an appointment or to touch base sooner! edward.osano@wiseemployment.com.au

Science Week Maker Workshops

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

National Science Week – Australia’s Annual Celebration of Science and Technology

Running in August each year, National Science Week features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by schools, universities, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.

For 2019, Dr Kirsten Ellis has received support from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to run maker workshops that are accessible to all.

Expressions of Interest Sought from Students with Disability

Workshops will be running on 15 August at Peninsula Campus and 16 August on Clayton campus from 3.30-5.30pm, and organisers would like to try include as many people as possible from the Monash community.

If you identify as having a disability, and are interested in taking part in one of the maker workshops, please email lizzie.crouch@monash.edu to express your interest in participating with the following information:

  • Which workshop you’re interested attending
  • If there are any particular accommodations or adjustments you require that we should consider so you can participate fully

Sensilab

Lizzie Crouch Senior Coordinator, Engagement

900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East Victoria 3145
+61 3 9903 2549
Lizzie.Crouch@monash.edu
sensilab.monash.edu

2019 Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards are Now Open!

The Vice-Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognise students and staff (individuals or teams) who have made an outstanding contribution to supporting diversity and fostering inclusion at Monash and beyond.

In 2019, there is a total of $15,000 AUD available to be distributed among winners (allocations determined by the selection committee).

The awards are open to staff and students of Monash University (Australia and Malaysia), including:

  • academic and professional staff (full-time, part-time, casual and sessional)
  • Monash University students (full-time or part-time)
  • group projects (teams, committees and work units)

Submit Your Nomination

Nominations can be submitted by Monash University students and staff members, but a person can’t nominate:

  • themselves for an individual award
  • a group or team of which they are a member.

To make a nomination, please download and complete the nomination form (editable PDF) and submit it online.

Nominations close at 5:00 pm, Monday 5 August 2019.

Graduate Insight Program

Friday, June 28th, 2019

Graduate Insight Program – Accessibility and Inclusion

*9:30am – 1pm, Friday 12 July 2019

*Register by 7 July 2019

Are you in your penultimate (second last) or final year of either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree?

The Graduate Insight Program – Accessibility and Inclusion is aimed at people with a disability, including those who have physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments that may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. It provides insight into the Department of Justice and Community Safety’s Graduate Program and the career opportunities and pathways available.

The program will include:

  • Overview of the Graduate Program and application process
  • Panel discussion with current graduates
  • Morning tea with graduates and employees
  • Introduction to their Diversity Issues Unit
  • Career journey of a staff member with a disability

The Department of Justice and Community Safety are looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work and who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

They embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community they serve. They want to recruit the best people regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background, and hope you will join them.

*Please note, places are limited and registering for this event doesn’t guarantee a placement. Further details will be provided to participants offered a placement in the program. To be eligible for the Graduate Insight Program you must be:

  • An Australian citizen, Permanent Resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen
  • In your second last or final year of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any discipline.

Click here to register your interest >>

  • Registrations close midnight Sunday 7 July 2019

*For more information, please contact employmentprograms@justice.vic.gov.au

Ancora Imparo Leadership Program

Monday, June 17th, 2019

The Vice-Chancellor’s Ancora Imparo Leadership Program

A message from the Vice-Chancellor

A Monash University education will challenge you and enable you to build a successful career, as well as to equip yourself with the knowledge, abilities and insights required to change the world for the better. Leadership skills are an essential component of that mix.

The Ancora Imparo program gives you the chance to learn about leadership through interaction with community leaders, distinguished alumni, Monash staff, and your fellow students.

The program represents a rare opportunity. You will learn things that you will draw upon again and again throughout your career and your life.

I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Professor Margaret Gardner AO
President and Vice-Chancellor

Program details

This year-long program will take you on a transformative journey, giving you the confidence and skills you need to create the changes you’d like to see in the world.

Residential course

The program begins with a fully funded, three-day, off-campus residential course at Peppers Moonah Links Resort. You’ll receive leadership masterclasses in:

  • self-awareness
  • values and ethics
  • decision-making
  • communication
  • collaboration
  • positive social change.

You’ll also make great friends, enjoy social events and learn from the following incredible leaders (all have contributed to the program in previous years):

  • Dr Megan Clark AC, head of the Australian Space Agency
  • Julian Burnside AO QC, barrister, human rights and refugee advocate
  • Hon Judge Felicity Hampel, judge of the County Court of Victoria
  • Paul Grabowsky AO, Australian pianist and composer
  • Dr Bethia Wilson, former Victorian Health Services Commissioner
  • Dr Leanne Rowe AM, Melbourne GP and former Beyond Blue board member
  • Christine Nixon APM, first female chief commissioner in any Australian state police force
  • Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM, oncologist, Fulbright Scholar and award-winning author
  • Dr Tim Soutphommasane, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner
  • Lucy Thomas OAM, youth and anti-bullying advocate.

Seminars

During the year, you’ll attend eight evening seminars by eminent leaders. You’ll hear about leadership challenges and opportunities, and have the opportunity (working in a small group) to design and deliver a workshop that helps your fellow Ancorans explore solutions to a current leadership challenge. In previous years, topics included:

  • the gender pay gap
  • access to education
  • environmental sustainability
  • racism in politics
  • media ethics
  • sexism in society
  • terrorism

… and many more incredible topics!

All seminars are catered and presented in an intimate setting.

Service learning

You’ll have the opportunity to opt into a service learning project. Working in a multi-disciplinary team of five students, you’ll partner with a community organisation to solve a real-world problem.

Completion ceremony

At the end of the program, you’ll be invited to the completion ceremony, together with family and fellow Ancorans. During the ceremony, you’ll be presented with a certificate to acknowledge your success.

See this web page for more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply.