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WISE Employment Scholarship

Monday, July 31st, 2023

WISE Employment Sponsors Full-Tuition Scholarship for Masters Level Study for Students with Disabilities

WISE Employment is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities, illnesses, injuries, and other disadvantages to thrive in their careers.

Their primary goal is to assist people in developing their capabilities to secure meaningful employment and lead fulfilling lives independently.

In line with this vision, WISE (who also provide the award-winning GradWISE program for Monash – and other – students) are thrilled to announce the launch of a new full-tuition scholarship, specially curated to support a person with a disability in pursuing masters level study at a Melbourne Business School.

  • Applications for this scholarship are now open and will close on the 14th of August.

Future Leaders Scholarship

Friday, July 28th, 2023

Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship Opportunity for New Postgraduate Students

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: 2024 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

Up to 17 scholarships valued to $120,000 each are available for individuals from all backgrounds who are planning to start postgraduate coursework or PhD studies in 2024.

The Westpac Future Leaders Scholarships offer a bespoke 9-month leadership program designed to foster leadership potential and offers opportunities to gain global experience, including overseas travel opportunities, and life-long access to the W100 Scholars Network.

  • Applications close 5:00pm AEST 6 September.
  • Find out more here.
  • Please note that the application may take time to put together so if you are interested, please consider starting early. Eligibility requirements apply.

2023 Disability Scholarship Program

Friday, July 28th, 2023

2023 Disability Scholarship Program Applications are Now Open

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2023 Disability Scholarship Program.

What is the Disability Scholarship Program?

Three annual scholarships are awarded to Victorian students with disability studying at the diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Scholarships are paid over two years for full-time study, and pro-rata payments are available for recipients in part-time study. One scholarship is valued at $40,000 and two scholarships are valued at $10,000 each.

Scholarships are Offered in the Following Justice and Community Safety Related Fields of Study:

  • Civil and criminal law
  • Criminology and crime prevention
  • Paralegal work
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Emergency management
  • Other justice and community safety-related fields

How to Apply

  • The online Application Form can be found on the DJCS DSP website.
  • Before submitting your application, please ensure you gather all supporting evidence.
  • Applications and all supporting evidence must be submitted before the closing date.
  • Reasonable adjustments will be provided throughout the application process upon request.

The closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm Friday 8 September 2023. Late applications cannot be accepted.

More Information

If you require any of the documents in an alternative format or have any questions about the Disability Scholarship Program, please email the Inclusion and Intersectionality branch:

  • Inclusion and Intersectionality Team
  • Department of Justice and Community Safety | 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC
  • E: inclusion&

Social Anxiety Program Semester 2

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Do You Experience Social Anxiety?

  • Do you experience significant fear or anxiety about social situations?
  • Do you worry about being judged or showing signs of anxiety in social situations?
  • Do you avoid social situations?

If so, you may benefit from participating in our Social Anxiety Group Program.

The program is an exciting opportunity for Monash students to learn ways to address their social anxiety and fully engage in life.

The program involves:

  • Seven 2-hour weekly group sessions at Monash University Health Service, Clayton campus from Wednesday 9 August 2023 at 11am-1pm or 2-4pm, facilitated by a clinical psychologist
  • Written education materials and tasks between group sessions
  • Contact: Dr Sophia Gozzi, Clinical Psychologist,

Free Recreational Programs

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Free Recreational Programs and Services Now Available!

Monash is very fortunate to have brilliant volunteers who are able to provide these services for students.

Please see below the range of services and programs now available to students:


MSA Free Food & Recreational Programs

We have a wonderful list of Semester Two Recreational Programs and Services just for you.
From free breakfasts and groceries to language classes and gardening. Our programs run from weeks 2-10 of each semester and aim to enrich the Monash student experience.
For more information and to register, visit MSA Services & programs


MSA Free Food & Recreational Programs

Our programs run from weeks 2-10 of each semester to enrich the Monash student experience.

Free Food & Events

Join Clubs & grab free stuff

Week 1 Wednesday 10-2pm Campus Centre

Free Weekly Classes & Sessions

Other Activities & Services


2023 MSA Volunteering: Applications Now Open!

60 + Volunteer Programs & Activities to choose from!
Volunteer opportunities can assist you with professional and leadership development while having fun, meeting new people and having time away from your studies.
Virtual and on-campus, and short-term and long-term volunteering available.
Become a 2023 MSA Volunteer: Apply Here

For more information visit MSA Volunteering

MSA Student Budget Service

Having difficulties saving money and sticking to a budget?
MSA Student Budget Service hopes to support students by providing advice, tools and resources that will help them make better daily and weekly financial decisions. Our trained volunteers will look at your expenditure and provide support and advice accordingly.

Book an Appointment with an SBS Volunteer Today


MSA Tax Help

Need help with your tax return?
MSA Tax Help is a network of ATO-trained and accredited Monash student volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax. Appointments are available between 24th July and October 31st.

Book an Appointment with a Tax Helper Today


Hudson Research Clinical Trial

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Participants Needed: Clinical trial – Diet and the Microbiome

If you have ever wondered about the connection between your diet and what lives inside you – your microbiome – then here is a chance to find out! 

The project is aimed at understanding the connection between diet and the gut microbiome (population of trillions of bacteria in our gut).

This Monash/Hudson Institute research clinical trial will look to see if food microbiome can survive digestion and colonise our gut microbiome.

  • For more information:

2024 NSW Government Graduate Program

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Applications For The 2024 NSW Government Graduate Program are Now Open

Please be aware that applications for the 2024 NSW Government Graduate Program are now open.

The 18-month Program offers three unique rotations across government agencies, and allows graduates to build their own career, no matter what degree they studied.

They are looking for talented and passionate graduates and final year university students from all disciplines and backgrounds looking to launch their career in NSW Government.

There are exciting roles on offer across Sydney metro and regional NSW.

As a proud employer who values diversity, NSW Government is committed to reflecting the community they serve, and they would like to encourage people with disability to apply to the Program.

Increasing the representation and inclusion of people with disability in their workforce is a priority, and the Graduate Program is well-placed to provide a supportive work environment with opportunities for graduates to shape their skills and career how they would like.

Their recruitment process has been designed to be inclusive and accessible for all candidates. Applicants with disability can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process. More information on how they support applicants with disability is available on their website.

What does the NSW Government Graduate Program offer?

Those selected for the 2024 Graduate Program will gain:   

  • 18 months’ experience working across three different roles in NSW Government
  • Meaningful work that contributes to the future of NSW
  • A supportive environment with a personal mentor and executive sponsor
  • Exposure to the largest professional network of leaders, analysts, policymakers and educators in Australia
  • Ongoing (permanent) role offer on successful completion of the Program.

In 2024, the Program will employ graduates in five streams: Primary, Legal, Digital, Social Work and Engineering streams.

Vision Australia 2024 Bursary

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Vision Australia’s 2024 Bursary Applications Now Open

Each year, Vision Australia awards Further Education Bursaries to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision.

The bursaries provide adaptive technology to help students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies.

Assistive technology can eliminate barriers to education and enhance access to information. It enables students to read course material, conduct research and improve their student life.

  • For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:
  • Applications close strictly on 30 September 2023.

If you have any queries or would like to speak with the bursary co-ordinator, please feel free to make direct contact:

  • Joy King
  • 03 8378 1220

Internship Program with Aurecon

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Internship Program with Aurecon Available in August

There is an Internship Program with Aurecon now available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Aurecon is a design, engineering and advisory company. They are committed to diversifying their workplace and culture to make a difference for the community.

If you have a disability, visible or non-visible, mental health condition, medical conditions or injuries and are interested in connecting with supportive and inclusive employers, you are welcome to register on the Field and apply for this opportunity.

If you’d like to learn more about the Field, please contact them at or call 03 9830 0190 Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm AEST.

For Young Deaf and Disabled Artists

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Professional Development for Young Deaf and Disabled Artists

Arts Access Victoria is providing a free program ‘Nexus’ starting in August 2023 for young people who are deaf or who have a disability.

  • Nexus: Learn how to support yourself as an artist, hear from industry professionals and connect with other Deaf and Disabled artists.
  • What: Facilitated by Jax Brown, Nexus is a free professional development program to tools they need to be a professional artist. This includes budgeting, bios, public speaking, grant writing and more. Guest speakers include Jes Layton, Kath Duncan, Caroline Bowditch and more.
  • Who: For Deaf and Disabled artists between the ages of 18-25
  • When: Starting August 3, Thursdays 1pm-4pm until September 21 (overall 8 sessions)
  • Where: Online and Arts Access Offices at 222 Bank St South Melbourne.
  • Price: This program is free.
  • Link:

Nexus aims to give artists the tools to create a sustainable career in the arts.

Nexus was originally created with mental health in mind, and that is still a strong part of the program.  It’s suited to emerging artists, however, even more established artists need a refresher every now and then.

This is also a chance to meet other Deaf and Disabled artists and build your community.

If you are interested, please fill out an expression of interest form. 

If you have any question or want to know more, you can email Arts Access Victoria’s Creative Producer/Coordinator for Youth Programs Arty Owens: