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Disability Scholarship

March 1st, 2023 by tperry

The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund Scholarship is Now Open

The Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund is now open for applications with the deadline for this round being March 31, 2023.

Closing dates are every six months at the end of March and September annually.

Established by Frank Hall-Bentick AM (and his sisters Lesley and Annette and a group of friends Rae, Lyndall, Cath, Ros and Jody) in 2008, the Australian Disability and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Fund (ADIPEF) was created following Frank’s involvement in disability advocacy over thirty years.

Assisting Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People with Disability

Assisting indigenous and non-indigenous people with disability to participate in both formal and informal education programs through small grants, the fund empowers people with disability through further education and learning (both formal and informal).

Based on the belief that education’s important should not be measured by graduate degrees, diplomas or salaries, but by achievements, contributions, paths taken and careers followed – including cultural, relationship, historical and tolerance learnings.

This education fund assists in this through providing small, six monthly grants of up to $2,500 to assist people with disabilities to continue their learning.

  • People with disabilities of any age living in Australia may apply for any assistance to help with both formal and informal education.

For more information and to apply go to:


Internships at the Rossjohn lab

March 1st, 2023 by tperry

Rossjohn Lab Has 2 Roles Available – Apply Now!

*If you are a DSS-registered final year student or recent graduate, this may be the golden opportunity you’ve been looking for! 

  • The celebrated, multi-award-winning Rossjohn Lab has 2 part-time internship roles available (offered over 13 weeks): Administrative assistant (office) and Technical officer (lab work).

Here is a brief outline of the roles:

The internship program will equip graduate students with valuable skills and experience in either laboratory research work or office administration in a scientific setting.

  • Laboratory work may include assisting with the operation and maintenance of technical equipment and services, the preparation of solutions and experimental design, and other laboratory tasks. See lab website here.
  • Administrative duties may include clerical and bookkeeping tasks and other office duties pertaining to the running of the office and laboratory including assisting in the preparation and management of documentations and coordinating the routine back-up of laboratory research and administration data.

Tasks may also extend to creating tactile artworks with our Artist in residence for our Monash Sensory Science exhibition.

This opportunity is anticipated to provide graduate students who have a disability with work experience and skills that will increase their post university employment prospects.

  • Candidates who are recent graduates in a science related discipline or in office administration, and have a strong motivation to work in this field are encouraged to apply.
  • If you’re eligible and wish to apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to Jennifer Huynh jennifer.huynh@monash.edudirectly via email with subject header: DSS Internships at Rossjohn lab – technical officer or administrative assistant.

Social Anxiety Group Program

February 23rd, 2023 by tperry

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 15 March 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,

Casual Admin Role at Parkville

February 17th, 2023 by tperry

Expression of Interest – JFS Administrative Support Officer (Events)

Jobs For Students has a current employment opportunity from the The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Expression of Interest – JFS Administrative Support Officer (Events)

  • Location: Parkville Campus, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville
  • Hours: 10 hours per fortnight
  • Remuneration: HEW 04 – $45.12 per hour
  • Employment: Casual

If you are interested click here for more information and to apply.

  • Applications close: Thursday 23 February 2023, 11:55 pm AEDT

Presentation on Career Support

February 15th, 2023 by tperry

You Are Invited to a Careers Presentation by GradWISE and Australian Network on Disability

Join this session on 28 March 2023 (3 – 4:30pm) to learn about the successful GradWISE program for students/graduates living with a disability and gain insights from Monash University Alumni’s experience with their transition from Academia to a successful career.

You will also hear from The Australian Network on Disability (AND), which will provide information on the PACE mentoring program and the Stepping into internship program.

Careers Presentation Details

You will learn about the successful GradWISE program that is designed to empower students living with a disability, mental or physical health condition, or injury to aspire, develop and thrive in graduate and entry-level employment.

  • GradWISE is with you every step of the way, helping you build resilience throughout the application process and helping you to navigate your first year of work.

You will also hear from a recent Monash University Alumni linked to GradWISE speaking of their journey to successfully being offered employment in 2022!

This session is open and recommended to all Monash students with a disability, mental health or chronic health conditions.

Topics include:

  • Graduate application process and available reasonable adjustments
  • Application and interview tips from Alumni
  • How to ensure you are competitive for graduate and entry-level opportunities

*Please note: this is an in-person event only

  • Go to the Registration Page to register for this important careers event
  • Venue: 21 Chancellors Walk, Campus Centre, Room G150 (Career Connect Training Room), Australia – Clayton campus

Mentoring for Students Using Auslan

February 15th, 2023 by tperry

Are you a Deaf, Deafblind or hard of hearing student who uses Auslan and needs academic support?

Dr Gabrielle Hodge is a Deaf researcher and writer based in Naarm / Melbourne. She is a trained linguist with fifteen years experience researching and teaching in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Gabrielle specialises in research relating to deaf people, sign languages and communication.

Gabrielle’s aim is to research, teach, and build capacity with other deaf people.

As part of this, Gabrielle offers tailored academic and career mentorship services to Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing students who are studying at Universities and other higher education institutions. This typically includes peer-to-peer scholarly discussion in Auslan, written academic English skills development, and general academic and career guidance.

*Benefits include scholarly discussion and mentorship with a Deaf peer and in your own language Auslan.

You will also learn how to navigate academic, research, and professional environments that are generally hostile for Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing signing people.

Register for AccessAbility Week

January 13th, 2023 by tperry

GradWISE Industry AccessABILITY Week 2023

GradWISE is hosting their annual Industry AccessAbility Week and they want you to join them!

  • Date: Monday 13th – Friday 17th February 2023
  • Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
  • View the full schedule and register: HERE!

The theme for the week is “Curiosity opens the door to opportunity” and will showcase a wide variety of industry partners and their early talent career pathways as well as GradWISE Alumni and their journeys to graduate employment.

The GradWISE program is designed to empower graduates and tertiary students living with a disability, mental, physical health condition or injury aspire, develop and thrive in meaningful graduate and entry level employment.

GradWISE are very excited to be hosting an engaging week that will provide helpful information for you to prepare a competitive application and to identify inclusive and supportive employers.

*There will be presentations from:

  • Telstra
  • Victoria Government
  • EY
  • Accenture
  • NAB
  • Australia Post
  • Victoria Museum
  • Fulton Hogan…. and many more!

Attached you will find a full calendar with links to each employer to help you plan for the week. You only need to register once to have access to all sessions.

We hope to see you there!

Review of the Transport Standards

January 4th, 2023 by tperry

2022 Review of the Transport Standards – public consultation now open

Public consultation for the 2022 Review of the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport 2002 (Transport Standards) is open to 30 June 2023.

  • The discussion paper can be viewed at

The discussion paper is available now to maximise the time for public consultation, however please note that there will be a broader communications campaign to promote the Review in early-January to support engagement.

  • This will include further information about public consultation events and additional consultation resources such as translations.

The 2022 Review is part of a statutory requirement to review the efficiency and effectiveness of the Transport Standards every 5 years and is separate to the consultations held earlier this year on potential ways to modernise the Transport Standards.

The Review must:

  • report on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Transport Standards
  • report on whether discrimination has been removed as far as possible
  • include any necessary amendments to the Transport Standards.

Further information about the 2022 Review can be viewed at

If you have any queries, please contact us at 1800 621 372 or

Merry Christmas from I CAN

December 19th, 2022 by tperry

I CAN Network – Empowering Autistic Young People

The I CAN Network is heading into their 10th year, and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I CAN appreciate the ongoing support they’ve received to continue empowering Autistic young people through their Autistic-led, evidence-based mentoring programs.

Thanks to donors’ generosity, over the past year alone I CAN have been able to fund scholarships for 100 students with autism to take part in their mentoring programs.

  • If you wish to contribute to the work of the I CAN Network to fund more mentorships for young people with autism, you can donate online here.

I CAN is Hiring!

Looking for an inclusive workplace which offers flexible hours and where you have the option to work from home?

If so, you might be the perfect fit to become an I CAN Mentor.

In I CAN’s School Program they have positions available in Greater Melbourne, Barwon/Geelong and Northern Victoria (Shepparton to Bendigo).

They also have positions available in their I CAN Online program.

Ever wondered what it’s like to work with I CAN? Meet some of their team via their YouTube channel or their website:

FREE PACE Information Session

December 16th, 2022 by tperry

What is PACE Mentoring Program?

When you sign up for Australian Network on Disability‘s PACE Mentoring program, they’ll connect you with a mentor from one of their member organisations who has advice and wisdom to share.

They’ll find the right mentor for you, based on your location, the industry you’re looking to work in, your goals and other factors.

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

Anyone 18 years old or over with any type of disability, mental health condition or chronic illness is eligible for the PACE Mentoring Program. Find out more about disability types here.

Join AND’s Free Information Sessions

In these sessions, AND will discuss how the program works, what the matching process is like, what to expect from the program and answer any questions you have about PACE Mentoring.

So join AND using the link below!

The sessions will be held online through Zoom.

You can view the session times and access details here!

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