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September 3rd, 2020 by tperry

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

12 Month Paid Internship with Cummins

August 26th, 2020 by tperry

Stepping Into Internships: 12 Month Paid Internship with Cummins – Applications Open Now!

NAB Summer Intern Program

August 25th, 2020 by tperry

2020-2021 NAB Summer Intern Program

NAB’s Summer Intern Program is designed to back you in this early stage of your career, to help you develop the skills, knowledge and network with which to build an exciting and inspiring career, no matter where it takes you.

NAB’s recruitment process is accessible to all, and they want all students to be at their best and receive a fair assessment.

The NAB Workplace Adjustment Guidance Notes detail their commitment to providing adjustments at every stage of the recruitment process for people with disability, whilst their Accessibility Action Plan is aimed at removing barriers and maximising employment prospects for people with disability.

How NAB’s Summer Intern Program works

This year NAB’s Summer Intern Program involves virtual Employability and Future Skills development workshops combined with an immersive business placement.

  • You’ll not only gain insights into the banking and finance industry, but you’ll also learn more about your own working style with a personal action plan.
  • You’ll be provided career coaching to determine what you want from your career and how to achieve it.
  • At the end of NAB’s program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply and receive an early offer for NAB’s Graduate Program the following year.

Summer Intern Program dates

You’ll need to be free to commence full time employment for 7 weeks (exclusive of 3 weeks unpaid leave over the festive period).

  • 14 Dec 2020 to 16 Dec 2020 – NAB Intern Virtual Induction
  • 17 Dec 2020 to 23 Dec 2020 – Business Placement
  • 24 Dec 2020 to 8  Jan 2021 – Holiday leave (unpaid)
  • 11 Jan 2020 to 12 Feb 2021 – Business Placement

Summer Intern Program Streams

  • Business & Private Banking – You’re invited to join NAB – Australia’s largest business bank. With NAB’s focus on small to medium businesses and investors they’re passionate about providing specialised financial products, market insights and advice to help our customers thrive across different industries.  You’ll have a varied learning experience with exposure to business lending products, financial analysis, account transactions and customer service.
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking (Financial Markets) NAB’s Financial Markets team utilise sales, economic and quantitative research to provide local and offshore customers access to both traded and illiquid markets, including fixed income, money markets, credit, derivatives, currencies and commodities. This includes trading between all types of banks, superannuation funds and domestic and multi-national companies.
  • Corporate & Institutional Banking (Corporate Finance & Client Coverage) – NAB’s Corporate Finance and Client Coverage teams work together to finance corporate growth, provide specialised financing solutions, create value through working capital and enable global transactions. In these teams you’ll work with industry specialists to provide solutions for our customers in their relevant markets.

The Application Process

To be eligible for NAB’s Summer Intern Program you MUST:

  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application
  • Be in your penultimate (second last) year of your undergraduate/postgraduate degree and free to commence full time employment by January 2022
  • Commit to and be available for full time employment over the 7-week program (exclusive of unpaid holiday leave from 24 Dec to 8 Jan)
  • Complete the online application and if successful you’ll progress to an online test, video interview and assessment centre. Assessment centres are held by stream and this year will be 100% virtual, meaning you can participate from any location.

If you are one of more than 4 million people living with disability in Australia and require adjustments throughout NAB’s recruitment process to be at your best, please let NAB know in your online application.

Please visit NAB’s website for more information

  • Monday 21 September 2020 @ 9am – Applications close
  • September 2020 – Online Assessment
  • October 2020 – Video Interview Invitation
  • October 2020 – Virtual Assessment Center Stage

Step up for Steptember 2020

August 19th, 2020 by tperry

Let’s All Step Up For ‘Steptember’ 2020


Pathways to Employability

August 14th, 2020 by tperry

Pathways to Employability Online Series 2020

Are you interested in connecting with employers, industry experts, and alumni to learn about your career options?

Join us for the online Pathways to Employability series which is open to all university students who have access requirements due to disability and/or chronic health condition.

The aim of the Pathways to Employability series is to provide students with information, knowledge and career development strategies to undertake successful transitions from university to appropriate and meaningful employment.

When: Every Wednesday from 26 August to 30 September 2020

Time: 11am – 12pm AEST

Where: Online

This free event is open to ALL university students with disability and/or chronic health condition throughout Australia, and will give you the opportunity to learn from a keynote presentation on neurodiversity in the workplace, join an employment Q&A panel on diversity and inclusion, access career resources, and attend a virtual careers fair.

Registrations are now OPEN, so be sure to book in now to save your place!

We look forward to welcoming you online!

The Pathways to Employability Committee

(For more information please contact

Global Health Training Day

August 12th, 2020 by tperry

Horizontal Health Care: Global Health Training Day

  • Want to expand your skills during isolation?  
  • Looking for opportunities to grow? 

Ignite Global Health Group are presenting the annual 𝐇𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞: 𝐆𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐚𝐲!

  • Boost your skills with these 4 amazing workshops — Auslan, problem-solving, policy discussion and innovation in medicine!
  • Learn everything about global health together with your friends in isolation!
  • STUDENTS FROM ALL YEAR LEVELS ARE WELCOME, and an open mind is appreciated!
  • Sign up individually! Tickets are only $5 each!
Date: 15 August 2020
Time: 10am – 12pm, and 1pm to 3pm
Location: Online — zoom links will be sent with the purchase of a ticket!

Event page:

15 years on: Stepping Into Alumni

August 12th, 2020 by tperry

15 years on: Stepping Into Alumni’s full circle moment

From: AND – Australian Network on Disability

From joining AND’s Stepping Into internship program 15 years ago, to being in a position to host Stepping Into interns, Deb Heron has had quite the journey.

In 2005, Deb applied for the Stepping Into program in her penultimate year of study as she knew that having work experience helped in achieving employment. Due to being unsuccessful in attaining any internships, she feared it was because of her disability.

“I was applying for lots of roles and would apply against 80 other applicants at times and the feedback I was getting was that I was fine but just not the strongest candidate. It was always in the back of my mind ‘am I putting people off because I display differently?’” said Deb

Through the Stepping Into program, Deb is now proud of her disability and feels that it is something that makes her unique.

Currently working as an Assistant Director at the Disability Royal Commission, she believes she wouldn’t be able to have the same impact if she didn’t have a disability.

Read more about Deb’s journey at AND’s website.

Helping You Cope at Home

August 10th, 2020 by tperry

Free Joint Workshops with Library and Monash Counselling

Library and Monash Counselling staff are once again running a series of joint workshops this semester.

The sessions are:
  1. Thriving in isolation: strategies for looking after yourself and performing well in your studies at home: Monday August 10, 12pm-1pm
  2. Persist with purpose: managing stress and motivation in your studies: Monday 7 September, 12pm-1pm
  3. Facing final assessments with confidence: strategies for wellbeing and study success in the exam period: Monday 2 November, 12pm-1pm

Zumba After Dark

August 10th, 2020 by tperry

Join the Party!

After a show-stopping, heart-racing, colourful 2019 performance, we’re bringing back one of our biggest parties ever to Monash Sport online.

As part of the WinterFest 2020 calendar, Monash Sport is extremely proud to present Zumba After Dark Online.

Ditch the workout and join the party this August for a night bursting with colour, energy and entertainment from the comfort of your living room.

Online and Free Event via Zoom

  • Thursday 20 August
  • 6:15pm – Pre-event entertainment
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm Zumba

Participants will be immersed in all things WinterFest with Monash Sport pumping music and Zumba moves to get you dancing this Winter!

Zumba After Dark is the perfect opportunity to give Zumba a go, shake your hips and try a dance workout in the comfort of your own living room.

Our online event will be fluorescent and get you glowing with the fiesta that is Zumba. Sign up and join the party today!

This online event will be hosted on the video conferencing platform; Zoom. Simply head to our Zoom link and register for the Live Zumba After Dark event.

Don’t worry your camera won’t be open, you will be able to see the instructor, type in the chat and take selfies to share with us on our social media.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sharing Disability Information in the Workplace

August 3rd, 2020 by tperry

Australian Network on Disability Webinar: Sharing Disability Information in the Workplace

It can be hard to know how speak about disability information in the workplace.

Hear from the Australian Network on Disability, and alumni from the Stepping Into internship program, about ways to approach this tricky topic.

Join This One-Hour Webinar

In this one-hour webinar you will have the opportunity to hear from Australian Network on Disability (AND), as well as alumni from the Stepping Into internship program.

We discuss AND programs for students with disability, tips for sharing disability information in the workplace and recruitment process, and welcome a Stepping Into alumni to speak about their experience.

This webinar is open and recommended to all Monash students who identify as having disability, mental health or chronic health conditions.

Topics Included

  • Overview of AND internship and mentoring programs for students with disability
  • Discussion of sharing disability information in the workplace, and what employers want to hear
  • Welcoming Stepping Into Alumni to speak about their internship experience and what they have learned about managing disability in the workplace.
  • Q&A session

Date: 7 August 2020

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

To register for this event, please login at the Career Gateway