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Pride Week and IDAHOBIT 2022

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Next Week is Pride Week!

Pride Week 2022 coincides with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May, and provides an important opportunity to bring our community together to share stories, learn, teach and to celebrate our LGBTIQA+ community.

  • Pride Week commences with the Pride Flag being raised concurrently at each of our Victorian campuses on Monday 16 May at 10am.

Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

  • Monday 16 May, 10am
  • Caulfield, Clayton, Parkville and Peninsula

Join us at each of our Victorian campuses as we raise the Pride Flag to mark the start of Pride Week 2022. Hear how Monash is fostering a culture of inclusion and respect, and join your campus community and allies for morning tea.

The Pride Flag will fly at each of our campuses across the week, and is an important symbol of our solidarity with the LGBTIQA+ community.

Register now

  • LGBTIQA+ Ally Training, as well as the new student-delivered Pronoun Pro Training, are also running during this week.

AUSLAN Interpreted Theatre Performance

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

AUSLAN Interpreted Theatre Performance on Clayton Campus

Monash Uni Student Theatre (MUST) are thrilled to be presenting an AUSLAN interpreted performance on campus next month – Friday May 6 2022!

MUST are presenting the first full-scale Melbourne production of Kill Climate Deniers, a riotous black comedy by David Finnigan;

“…one of the most daring and important plays of the decade.” (Pleasance Theatre, UK).

Kill Climate Deniers MUST Production

 

Part action-movie, part documentary, part manic farce and part rave; KCD marries madcap satire with deeply urgent conversations about our future – all accompanied by a pumping techno soundtrack!

As Fleetwood Mac take to the stage in our nation’s capital, armed eco-terrorists storm the building and take the government hostage, threatening to kill them unless Australia ends climate change. Tonight!

Now beleaguered Environment Minister Gwen Malkin has no choice but to grab a gun and stand up for her ideals – one terrorist at a time.

  • Directed by Yvonne Virsik
  • Venue: The Alexander Theatre, 48 Exhibition Walk, Monash University, CLAYTON
  • Season: May 5 – 7, AUSLAN interpreted performance May 6, 7.30pm
  • Tickets ON SALE NOW: msa.monash.edu/kcd
  • Run time: 90 minutes, no interval

Through the Employers Lens

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Through the Employers Lens – A Free Online Event for Businesses!

When: Thursday 21st April at 2pm AEST

  • Learn about funding and other assistance that is available to employers to cover the costs of employing staff with disability
  • Hear from management at the ABC about their experience with employing staff who are blind or vision impaired
  • Hear from employees who are blind or vision impaired about how they work and how they have managed to make their work environment safe.
  • Learn how your business can become more diverse and inclusive.

Register now via this link  

  • If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Blind Citizens Australia on 1800 033 660 or email cheryl.gration@bca.org.au

How Businesses Can Lead on Disability Employment

Friday, March 25th, 2022

JobAccess Webinar – How Australian Businesses Can Take the Lead on Disability Employment

More than 113,000 Australians with disability are currently unemployed and looking to work*.

Is your organisation ready to employ their skills?

Australian businesses are at risk of missing out on the potential of disability employment due to the lack of exposure, low awareness and limited knowledge about the supports available.

A recent JobAccess survey found that 7 in 10 people have not heard of workplace adjustments, which can be a powerful asset to build a truly inclusive and accessible workplace.

Join the JobAccess free 35-min webinar where they will discuss how employers can tap into workplace adjustments to attract, employ and retain people with disability.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Gather insights from JobAccess’ national survey on the general awareness of disability and workplace adjustments.
  • Hear first-hand from large organisations and self-employed people with disability on the impact JobAccess has made in their workplace.
  • Learn about the wide range of free supports available to assist employers and people with disability at work.

Webinar Details

Time: 11.30 am to 12.05 pm AEDT
11.00 am to 11.35 am ACDT
10.30 am to 11:05 am AEST
10.00 am to 10.35 am ACST
08.30 am to 09.05 am AWST

  • RSVP by:  Monday, 28 March 2022
  • Access: Live captioning is available for this event. You will be asked to provide any access requirements during the registration process.

    For more information or if you have any questions or require assistance, please contact JobAccess at JobAccess@workfocus.com.

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

GradWISE AccessABILITY Week REMINDER

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
  • AECOM
  • 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

International_Day_of People with Disability Logo

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:

https://acu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3r7GpGH1RRecAbI

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.

https://redcap.mcri.edu.au/surveys/

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
  • E sevastine.katsakis@mcri.edu.au