ANU EmployAbility Hub
The ANU EmployAbility Hub provides information, resources and support to assist students and graduates with disability, illness or injury in their transition to employment.
Build your employability through mentoring
The PACE Mentoring Program connects students and jobseekers with disability, mental health condition or chronic illness with a mentor from one of our member organisations who has advice and wisdom to share. During the 4-month program, the mentor and mentee will meet fortnightly to work on mentee's career goals, resume writing, interview techniques, and confidence building. The mentor will give advice and coaching on starting a career, understanding how a business work, discussing changes that might help mentee in the workplace and define their career path. According to our survey in 2020, out of the mentees that applied for a job throughout the course of the program 70% were successful in their applications.
Interested students and jobseekers should submit contact details, mentoring goals, mentoring preferences, accessibility requirements and their resume to this form by Sunday 3 July: https://www. tfaforms.com/420518.
- PACE Information Session #2: Friday 10th June, 2 - 3pm (AEST)
- PACE Information Session #3: Thursday 23rd June, 3.30 - 4.30pm (AEST)
- Mentee Applications Close: midnight Sunday, 3rd July
- Anyone can register for info sessions at this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87800661565
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
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.