Build your employability through internships and mentoring
Calling all students with disability, mental health conditions and chronic illness looking for paid internships!
Are you a student with disability, or do you know a student with disability looking for a paid role? @Australian Network on Disability’s Stepping Into Internship Winter program applications are now open.
With over 150 roles available, students with disability can apply for a range of positions – from interning at the Treasury of the Federal Government, to working in digital marketing at Sydney Opera House – there’s a diverse range of jobs for a diverse range of degrees. See the full list of paid internships and apply now on the website: https://www.and.org.au/students-jobseekers/start-an-internship/ . Applications close midnight 3rd April 2022.
A toolkit for jobseekers, which includes useful information to help you to prepare for different stages of the recruitment process.
New research highlights 'three positive ways to redefine disability as a source of career strength'
The NCSEHE 2020 Equity Fellow David Eckstein from the University of Swinburne investigates how university career practitioners can better assist students with disability and highlights ANU as an example of best practice. Read more in his article here.
GradWISE at ANU
The GradWISE program at ANU is designed to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with disability, illness or injury.
Through one-on-one, group and online services, GradWISE will give you the skills, experience and assistance you need to find your perfect graduate role.
Find out more about the GradWISE program.
ANU is a member of the Neurodiversity Hub, an international community of practice for students, universities and employers. The Neurodiversity Hub provides a wealth of resources and support for neurodivergent students to become work-ready, and build connections with organisations that value their talents.
New resources include:
- Covid-19 - Tips for Working or Studying From Home
- "Be Your Best", an educational curriculum of materials to written by and for neurodivergent individuals
- Stanford Neurodiversity Project - Neurodiversity Wellness page - resources to help you navigate through the uncertainty of COVID-19
You can watch a recording of a recent webinar about the wide range of resources on the ANU Careers YouTube channel.
Resources to support your career development and employability
Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training: Information and Resources
Information, resources and links to help navigate available supports for students and graduates with disability. Read more
Create Your Future
Create Your Future is a film project showcasing the successes and challenges experienced by people with disability from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds. These films aim to build aspiration for tertiary education and employment amongst those facing similar issues, and to create deeper and broader cultural understandings to encourage culturally safe, accessible and inclusive support services.
Original short films, made with and for people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, sharing personal stories from their own unique cultural perspective.
Education to Employment
The Education to Employment website contains detailed information about:
- your rights under anti-discrimination law
- disclosing your disability when seeking a job
- resources that may assist you to find and keep a job
- requesting a workplace adjustment.
JobAccess is the national hub for workplace and employment information for people with disability, employers and service providers.
JobAccess provides information on:
- financial support
- workplace modifications
- help with finding and changing jobs
- creating flexible work environments
- links to career advice and training courses
- connecting with employers and peak bodies
- tools and resources.
RecruitAbility is an Australian Government scheme which aims to attract and develop applicants with disability, and facilitate cultural change in selection panels and agency recruitment.
RecruitAbility can be applied to all vacancies across the Australian Public Service (APS), including Senior Executive Service roles.
To find out more or search for jobs under the RecruitAbility scheme, please visit the Australian Public Service Commission’s website.
Resources in Community Languages
The Get Ready for Study and Work website has in-language information about disability, and support at TAFE, university and work.
The Multilingual Disability Hub provides relevant and easily accessible information about disability and NDIS in various languages.