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Industry AccessAbility Week

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Join the GradWISE Industry AccessAbility Week!

Monday 8th of February to Friday 12th of February

Would you like the inside scoop from leading industry employers in preparation for your 2021 Graduate applications?

If you are a university student living with a disability, mental illness or injury, we would like to invite you to join GradWISE’s Industry AccessABILITY Week!

This is a jam packed week, showcasing a wide variety of industry partners who will share information about their organisation, the application process, and tips to help you stand out in your application.

Presenters include:

  • Deloitte
  • Telstra
  • Coles
  • Department of Defence
  • Victorian Government
  • Accenture
  • EY
  • NBN
  • Red Cross
  • And Many More!

*To join GradWISE’s Industry Accessibility Week, Register Here!

Graduate Program at Vision Australia

Friday, November 6th, 2020

You’re Invited: Webinar on Career Start Graduate Program at Vision Australia

Vision Australia invites students, tertiary education providers, disability liaison officers and career advisors to our Virtual Careers Information Webinar to better understand their  Career Start Graduate program and long-term career offerings.

The webinar on Monday November 16 from 12.30-1.30pm AEDT will be a chance to hear from previous participants and ask any questions to the program organiser Melissa Rattle and Vision Australia CEO Ron Hooton.

Career Start Program

The 12-month Career Start program is for people who are blind or have low vision and allows for an internal placement within a division of Vision Australia and a paid placement (up to three months) with an external employer.

Some of the previous participants have completed paid cadetships and internships at organisations such as Medibank, Channel 31, Seek, Urban List and Bupa – all of which were chosen to match the graduates’ own interests.

2021 Career Start Graduate Program Eligibility

The program is a 12-month opportunity for people who are blind or have low vision and begins in March 2021.

Graduates can expect:

  1. An internal placement within a division of Vision Australia; and
  2. A paid placement (up to three months) with an external employer
  • Candidates must have completed a diploma level or higher in the last four years to be eligible.
  • Applications can be found online.
  • Candidates will need to complete the application and submit their resume and a cover letter.
  • Applications close November 27, 2020.

Vision Australia job opportunities and in-house assistance

For people who are blind or have low vision that don’t meet the qualifications requirements for the program, other opportunities are available at Vision Australia.

Approximately 15 per cent of the Vision Australia workforce is blind or has low vision.

We see it as hugely important to have people with lived experience helping people who are blind, have low vision or are caring for people with eye conditions.

In fact, Vision Australia helps more than 26,000 people each year.

Some of the ways Vision Australia can help:

  • Explore suitable career options and create a professional development plan;
  • Develop an effective resume, write application letters and address key selection criteria;
  • Training to travel independently to and from work;
  • Use computers with assistive technology;
  • Advocate for job redesign; and
  • Identify appropriate employers to directly target (reverse marketing).

Vision Australia also has a vast volunteer program that has allowed people to help and get an idea of potential jobs.

For current job vacancies please visit the Vision Australia website.

For more information please visit: or call 1300 84 74 66.

AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo Update

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Join in the Biggest Autistic Youth Event in Australia!

On Friday 20th November, I CAN Network will proudly host their AWETISM 2020 Virtual Expo, the biggest Autistic youth event in Australia and the largest event in I CAN Network history!

This amazing day, which celebrates Autistic students and their passions, is free and open to participants of all ages worldwide.

There will also be valuable presentations for parents & carers, teachers, employers, advocates & the broader community and interactive exhibitions by 20 partner organisations across Australia.

You can choose how you wish to engage – from attending student presentations and panel discussions to visiting online exhibitions and enjoying our keynote speakers.

Prizes for Participants

They also have prizes for guests who participate in their scavenger hunt and leader board!

Anyone who registers has the option of taking part on the actual day and/or enjoying access to all of the Expo content (resources, webinars and presentations) through to 20th December 2020.

Register Today!

To find out more and register for this event, please visit the AWETISM 2020 EXPO web page.

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