The ANU EmployAbility Hub provides information, resources and support to assist students and graduates with disability, illness or injury in their transition to employment.
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EmployAbility Hub Community of Practice
Our Community of Practice brings together students and staff who collaborate on a shared vision to shape the future of the EmployAbility Hub. The CoP meets monthly, and new members or visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in joining or finding out more, please contact Friederike Gadow, Senior Project Officer - AccessAbility and Employability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GradWISE: New Partnership
ANU is joining forces with GradWISE, a program developed in conjunction with Australian Universities to provide support and improve employment opportunities for students living with a disability, illness or injury.
Through one-on-one, group and online services, GradWISE will give you the skills, experience and assistance you need in finding your perfect graduate role. During your employment, GradWISE will provide ongoing on the job support for as long as you require.
Who is eligible?
- Full or part-time students
- Penultimate or final year of study, or you are a recent graduate
- Identify as living with a disability, mental or physical illness or injury
- International students are also eligible for this free service. Please email Edward Osano, Head of GradWISE at Edward.Osano@wiseemployment.com.au if you would like to receive more information.
To find out if GradWISE is right for you, or to sign up go to https://wiseemployment.com.au/gradwise/. Note: this link takes you to an external site
Resources (in alphabetical order)
Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training: Information and Resources
Information, resources and links to help you navigate available supports for students and graduates with disability. Read more
Australian Network on Disability
The Australian Network on Disability (AND) is a national, membership based, for-purpose organisation that supports businesses to advance the inclusion of people with disability. AND offers a range of resources and programs to connect people with disability to business:
Job Seeker Toolkit
A toolkit for jobseekers, which includes useful information to help you to prepare for different stages of the recruitment process.
Stepping Into Internships
The Stepping Into internship program is a great opportunity to gain paid work experience with a range of Australian organisations over the summer or winter break.
The PACE Mentoring program connects job seekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian organisations.
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.
To find out more, visit the JobAccess website. For information in other languages, visit JobAccess Other Languages.
The Neurodiversity Hub provides a wealth of resources and support for students who identify as neurodivergent to become work-ready, and build connections with organisations that value their talents. For more information, visit the Neurodiversity Hub page.
New resources include:
RecruitAbility is an Australian Government scheme which aims to attract and develop applicants with disability, and facilitate cultural changes 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.