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BCA Scholarship

February 9th, 2022 by tperry

Blind Citizens Australia Hugh Jeffrey Scholarship program Applications are Now Open!

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the second round of the Blind Citizens Australia Hugh Jeffrey Scholarship. This scholarship aims to increase the opportunities available to people who are blind, or vision impaired to participate in tertiary and further education.

This scholarship is open to anyone currently enrolled in, or planning on enrolling in, a post-secondary study program.

Scholarship amounts of up to $5,000 are awarded to support students in their studies.

If you are planning on studying this year, are already enrolled in a course, or thinking about study this year – this may be a great way to kickstart your study in 2022!

  • Applications for this round of scholarships closes February 13, 2022.
  • Find out more and how to apply on the BCA website 
  • For more information, please contact Danielle Verhoeven via email or by calling 1800 033 660. 

Kickstart Your Career with GradWISE!

February 3rd, 2022 by tperry

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

Directing Change Scholarship

February 3rd, 2022 by tperry

Australian Network on Disability and Australian Institute of Company Directors – Directing Change Scholarship

Australian Network on Disability (AND) has some wonderful opportunities that will support leaders with disability to increase their governance knowledge and access to board positions, and career seekers with disability to gain valuable industry based mentoring.

Launching the Directing Change ScholarshipAustralian Network on Disability and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) are partnering to provide an active solution to remove the barriers people with disability face.

Australian Network on Disability and AICD are offering 15 full-fee scholarships to undertake either the Foundations of Directorship program or the Company Directors Course at AICD. Plus 8 months of mentoring with an Australian business leader to help participates maximise their board career opportunities.

Jobs for Students

February 1st, 2022 by tperry

Jobs for Students – Student Telephone Fundraiser

Jobs For Students Program

  • Hourly pay: HEW 3, $37.73
  • Location: Notting Hill office, Blackburn Road
  • Estimated hours of work: Variable up to 20 hours per week
  • Contract dates: March 2022 to December 2022

Team Structure / Background

The External Relations, Development and Alumni portfolio (ERDA) works collaboratively across the University to initiate, grow and steward strong person-to-person relationships with key stakeholders that support Monash University’s research and education endeavours.

In this role you will be:

  • fundraising for scholarships for disadvantaged students and Monash research projects
  • gathering information and updating contact information
  • relationship building with Monash Alumni and the community
  • collecting online payments and processing in a PCI compliant environment
  • thanking donors for their contributions to Monash

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • strong communication skills
  • enjoyment in speaking to a wide range of people
  • the ability to take on and implement feedback
  • mental agility
  • an interest in philanthropy and social welfare
  • knowledge of Monash University, its faculties and initiatives.
  • resilience and tenacity
  • past fundraising or customer service experience is a bonus

Additional Information / Requirements

  • legal ability to work in Australia
  • clean criminal record
  • expected graduation date must be beyond December 2022

Work Hours and locations

(note: times may vary throughout the year)

  • Ability to work minimum 3 shifts per week and up to 20 hours when required
  • Ability to work from home if necessary; Laptop, headset and mobile phone with internet will be provided
  • Ability to work on campus (close to Clayton campus)
  • Mon- Fri: 4 hour shifts typically between the hours of 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 9am-3pm (Alternating Saturday and Friday shifts may be offered depending on campaign requirements)
  • The campaign operates between March – late December each year (times may vary) with closures during certain public holidays and exam periods.
  • There is the possibility to continue working with the team in 2023 and beyond

Benefits for Students

  • Convenient and flexible times
  • Support your community, lifesaving research and fellow students
  • Career growth/ Opportunities- Senior Caller/Team leader/Supervisor/ IT
  • Improve communication, negotiation and objection handling skills
  • Learn from and speak with successful Alumni
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Great team culture and opportunity to making lasting friendships

Please ensure that your application includes the following:

  1. Cover letter explaining, based on the Key Selection Criteria, how you could demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for the role
  2. Resume

Apply now

  • Closing date: Monday 7th February at 11:55pm

At Monash University, the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors remains our priority.  In aid of this, and in keeping with the directives from the Chief Health Officer in relation to COVID-19, we require all staff, students and visitors who attend our campuses to be fully vaccinated or medically exempt.

In the context of COVID-19, the University is required to comply with various health directions issued from time to time by the Chief Health Officer. Further information concerning vaccination requirements and the obligations on Monash University to collect, record and hold vaccination information about employees is available at Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Victoria.

Pathways to Uni

January 28th, 2022 by tperry

Pathways to Uni – ATAR

From: MSA Training and Professional Development

Didn’t get the ATAR you wanted? No problem!

  • Our qualifications do not require you to have a certain ATAR score to be eligible for enrolment.
  • Our courses are open to all, and can be used as a Pathway into Uni.

Students who complete our Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are eligible to enrol into a Bachelors of Education at Monash.

You will also be granted up to 48 credits, which is equal to 1 year of study at Uni.

What funding is available?

Skills Victoria

Government funding through Skills Victoria is available for eligible participants.

Please click here and you will be able to assess your eligibility.

  • Enrolment in a government funded place may impact on your ability to access future government funding.


You may be eligible for funding from VERTO if;

  • You are between the ages of 45-70, and
  • currently living in VIC, NSW or ACT and
  • an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

If eligible, VERTO may pay half of your course fees, up to $2,200.

If you would like to find out more, check your eligibility or start your funding process, please visit the VERTO website here.


The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to create a JobTrainer Fund.

This will provide additional funding to increase access to training for Victorians who have been most impacted by COVID – 19.

  • If you are aged between 17-24 or a job seeker you may be eligible to benefit from free or low fee training places.
  • A current and valid Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card
  • A separation certificate from your employer
  • A letter from their employer or company receiver stating that you have been made redundant or will be retrenched.

There is only a limited number of funded spots under the Job Trainer Initiative.

Please contact us if you would like further information or if you would like to find out if you are eligible for the funding.

Contact MSATPD

If you are ready to enrol or have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with one of our friendly staff using the link below.

AccessABILITY Week 2022

January 20th, 2022 by tperry

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
  • 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.

PACE Mentoring 2022

January 5th, 2022 by tperry

PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022

Applications still open and join us at the information session next week

Happy New Year! We hope you had a well-rested holiday and are ready for 2022.

Are you a jobseeker or student with disability, mental health condition or chronic illness looking to advance your career opportunity and expand your professional network?

Applications for PACE Mentoring Autumn 2022 are still open! 

PACE Mentoring is a free industry mentoring program that matches jobseekers and students with disability with experienced professionals from leading Australian businesses like QBE, ANZ, Alstom Transport and more!

The 4-months program is a great opportunity to:

  • Build confidence
  • Develop employability skills
  • Practice interview skills
  • Network with other professionals
  • Visiting worksites
  • Learn some top tips to get a head start on your career
  • Experience professional and personal development

Mentoring opportunities are in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth & Adelaide.

There are also some virtual mentoring opportunities for students and jobseekers based in other locations across Australia.

Stay tuned – more participating organisations to be announced!

Applications close on 28 February 2022.

Join In The Free Information Sessions

Want to know more about the PACE Mentoring program? We’ve got you covered!

Join AND  at the free online information session next week for an overview of the program.

You are invited to dial in if you are a student or jobseeker with disability, a parent or carer of someone with disability, or disability employment service providers and other people who work with people with a disability, mental health condition or chronic illness.

The sessions will be held online through Microsoft Teams. We’ll talk you through:

  • how the program works
  • the application process
  • what the matching process is like
  • what to expect from the program
  • plus any questions you have about PACE Menotring.

Event Details

Or call in (audio only)
+61 2 5104 6303,,788939907#   Australia, Canberra
1800 571 212,,788939907#   Australia (Toll-free)
Phone Conference ID: 788 939 907#

Please let us know if you would like any adjustments for this session.

If you can’t make it next Tuesday, we are running more information sessions over the next few months.

Mark the dates on your calendar and don’t miss it!

  • Monday 7th February 2022: 3pm – 4pm
    *all in Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne time (AEDT)

Are You Eligible?

Anyone 18 years or over with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness is eligible for the PACE Mentoring Program.

We welcome previous Stepping Into applicants and PACE mentees to re-apply for the program.

AND accepts applications from jobseekers with all types of disability including, but not limited to: physical disability, mental health conditions, sensory impairments and immunological conditions. Find out more about disability types here.

Check out our website for the Frequently Asked Questions about the PACE Mentoring program. You can find the answers to the questions about eligibility, how the program works, timelines and more.

  • You can also contact AND on 1300 36 36 45 or via email for enquiry.

Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to advance your career opportunity.

Contact Us

  • If you have any questions, please contact Australian Network on Disabilty’s Programs team at or call 02 8270 9200.

DJCS 2022 Disability Scholarship

December 22nd, 2021 by tperry

Applications Now Open for the DJCS 2022 Disability Scholarship Program

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) is pleased to announce applications are open for the 2022 Disability Scholarship Program.

What is the Disability Scholarship Program?

One major and two minor scholarships are awarded annually to Victorian students with disability studying at the diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Scholarships are offered in the following areas of study:

  • law
  • criminology
  • paralegal work
  • psychology
  • social work
  • other justice-related fields

How to Apply

Fill in the attached Application Form, also available for download from the DJCS website.

Reasonable adjustments will be provided throughout the application process upon request.

  • The closing date for applications is 5.00pm Friday 11 March 2022.

Submit an Application

Completed applications must be submitted by email to: inclusion&intersectionality@justice.vic.‌

For full details refer to the Application Form.

More Information

For more information read the attached Program Guidelines, also available for download from the DJCS website.

If you require any of the documents in an alternative format or have any questions email the Inclusion and Intersectionality branch – inclusion&

Work With I CAN in 2022

December 17th, 2021 by tperry

New Opportunities With I CAN Network for 2022

I CAN Network mentors more than 2000+ young people each year via their school-based and national online group mentoring programs.

I CAN are a proudly neurodiverse organisation and feel strongly about providing a workplace that celebrates and nurtures Autistic talent.

They also attract many non-Autistic team members who relish the opportunity to work for an Autistic-led organisation.

All of their positions are paid roles.

Due to the influx of new schools joining I CAN, they are recruiting Mentors & Program Facilitators in all five of their regional hubs:

  • Greater Melbourne – Inner City: Coburg to Frankston, Lilydale to Werribee.
  • Northern Victoria – Bendigo, Shepparton, Echuca and surrounding areas.
  • Barwon/Geelong – Colac & Bellarine
  • South West Victoria – Camperdown to Portland
  • Queensland – Brisbane, Northern and Southern Suburbs

These roles involve delivering their mentoring programs in I CAN Schools and/or through their National Online Group Mentoring Program.

For full descriptions and to apply CLICK HERE.

I CAN are also excited to recruit a People & Culture Manager (0.4 FTE) to join their senior staff. 

They are looking for a culturally-aligned, motivated, and self-driven individual to join their Senior Management team as a People & Culture Manager based in Victoria.

  • You will have tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, experience working in Human Resource Management, and will be able to perform tasks in a highly flexible workplace.
  • This role is a paid, part-time role.
  • Applications close Sunday 9th January 2022.

For more details CLICK HERE.

National Online Group Mentoring

  • Cycle 1 Begins: 7th February, 2022

I CAN Network’s national online group mentoring program continues to offer a safe, accepting, engaging space where Autistic young people ages 8-22 can connect each week with peers and mentors.

In addition to their classic I CAN groups, I CAN Imagination Club® and groups for LGBTIQA+ teens, they  will also be expanding our special interest-based groups to offer 14 different themes.

Please find their schedule details below:


Afternoon: 4:30-5:30PM AEDT

Imagination Club (8-12 years)
Star Wars (8-12 years)
Harry Potter (8-12 years)
Evening:  6:40-7:40PM AEDT

Harry Potter (13-22 years)
Star Wars (13-22 years)
Everything Marvel (13-22 years)


Afternoon: 4:30-5:30PM AEDT

Dinosaurs (8-12 years)
Evening: 6:40-7:40PM AEDT

Pokémon (8-17 years)
I CAN Group (8-17 years)
Screens, Tunes & Characters (13-22 years)
Anime (13-22 years)


Afternoon: 4:30-5:30PM AEDT

Minecraft (8-12 years)
Evening: 6:40-7:40PM AEDT

Drawing & Art (8-17 years)
Lego – NEW (8-17 years)
Sports – NEW (8-17 years)
I CAN Group (17-22 years)


Evening: 6:40-7:40PM AEDT

LGBTQIA+ (13-17 years)
Animal Crossing  – NEW (8-17 years)
Minecraft (8-22 years)
AFL (8-17 years)
Dungeons & Dragons (13-22 years)

To avoid disappointment be sure to express your interest for Cycle 1 – 2022 as soon as possible!

To learn more or to express your interest use this link: EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST FOR 2022!

Please note: Age groups are advertised broadly. They will group participants as close to their age bracket as possible.

  • As a guide I CAN generally group within the following: 8 – 12 years, 13 – 17 years & 17 – 22 years – this may vary in I CAN Special Interest Groups:

Employ My Ability

December 16th, 2021 by tperry

Employ My Ability – the Disability Employment Strategy

*From JobAccess

The Australian Government has developed Employ My Ability – the Disability Employment Strategy, to provide a guiding framework for governments, employers and the broader community to increase employment outcomes for people with disability.

The vision is create inclusive workplaces where people with disability can thrive in their careers.

Through Employ My Ability, the Government is looking to make meaningful changes to the way supports to jobseekers with disability are delivered, and empower employers to confidently recruit people with disability.

Four Priority Areas

Employ My Ability has four priority areas:

  1. Lifting employer engagement, capability and demand
  2. Building employment skills, experience and confidence of young people with disability
  3. Improving systems and services for job seekers and employers
  4. Changing community attitudes
  • Find out how you can contribute to the success of this strategy by visiting:

Employ My Ability is available in the following accessible formats:

Showing Support

Many businesses are already committed to improving diversity within their own organisations, and are demonstrating this by publically endorsing Employ My Ability.

  • If your organisation would like more information on endorsing Employ My Ability, you can reach out to the Department of Social Services at