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.
Specialisterne Federal Talent Hub Program – National 2020
Various roles across NSW, SA, ACT and VIC with a Federal Agency
Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that people on the autism spectrum can bring to their organisations. We offer a tailored workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate in a practical, hands-on environment their skills and abilities, directly to employers.
A government agency is working with Specialisterne to attract the skills and abilities of people on the autism spectrum who can contribute to their workforce. The agency recognises that one of their greatest assets is the diversity their staff bring to the organisation. By embracing individual differences, they support everyone to realise their full potential.
Furthermore, the agency continues to focus on building a culture of inclusiveness and making the necessary cultural changes to align with the transformed employee experience, and values the mutual benefits to both the incoming candidates sourced through the Federal Talent Hub Program and the valuable skills and abilities people on the autism spectrum can offer in their critical services.
This national program will be delivered online and the locations and roles are as follows:
- Data Scientist: 1 position based in Adelaide
- Data Engineer: 2 positions based in Adelaide
- IT Systems Analyst 1 position based in Adelaide
New South Wales
- Relationship Officer: 1 position based in Penrith
- Data Analyst: 1 position based in Albury
- Test/Systems Analyst or IT Developer: 1 position based in Wollongong
- Data Analyst: 1 position based in Box Hill
Australian Capital Territory
- Project Officer: 1 position based in Canberra
For more information about the application process and to apply, visit the Specialisterne Federeal Talent Hub website.
Pathways to Employability | Online Resources
Pathways to Employability was a 6-week series from 26 August-30 September 2020 and was 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 was to provide students with information, knowledge and career development strategies to undertake successful transitions from university to appropriate and meaningful employment.
The series has now concluded. Visit the Pathways to Employability content hub to access recordings and a wide range of online resources.
Diversity & Inclusion Careers Fair
In August 2020, ANU and UQ led a collaboration between 22 universities to connect nearly 70 employers with over 3000 university students to discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Visit the event page to access recorded and captioned presentations, panel and Q&A sessions.
To read more about how the event came about and its outcomes, visit the ANU Newsroom to read our recent story.
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.
Build your employability through internships and mentoring
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:
A toolkit for jobseekers, which includes useful information to help you to prepare for different stages of the recruitment process.
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.
Applications for the Summer 2020/21 round have now closed. Be sure to check back soon for the Winter 2021 round.
The PACE Mentoring program connects job seekers with disability to mentors from leading Australian organisations.
A range of recorded webinars providing jobseekers with disability jobseekers with practical tools and insight on how to build networks and develop employability skills, while providing employers an opportunity to showcase vacancies and their inclusive recruitment processes.
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 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.