Information & Resources

Melbourne Accelerator Program

You may have heard that applications for the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) are NOW OPEN – now is your time to shine! 🌟 If you’re an entrepreneur with a connection to the University of Melbourne OR a social impact startup, MAP might just be the place for you. The MAP Accelerator provides teams with office space in the brand new Melbourne Connect precinct $20,000 of equity-free funding, and access to Australia’s best business minds to help accelerate their growth. 📌 You can apply directly, but we highly recommend you head to one these sessions to help you put together a great application: Ask Me…

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Pillars of Power : Australian Job-Seeking made Easy!

Let me tell you a very familiar story about myself and so many of my clients. In 2010 our visa was granted, we relocated from the UK to Australia, and I quickly got a job with the UK-version of my CV, without any pre-networking or even a professional Linkedin Profile. The organisation’s head office was close to home and my daughter’s school, and I was super excited about my new life in Australia. After a few weeks on the job, I learnt that the not-for-profit organisation was about to lose their government funding due to their non-compliance with government regulations,…

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So how do you approach “Tell me about yourself”

The first thing you will usually be asked in a job interview is “So, tell us a bit about yourself”. This is usually combined with “…and why you want this job” or “…and why you think you are a good fit for this job”. Your answers to these initial questions are crucial. This will set the tone for the rest of the interview, so you need to answer them succinctly and confidently. When I do interview coaching with clients, we usually spend a large portion of the session workshopping and practicing the answers to these initial questions. It takes time to…

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KPMG Tax Virtual Experience Program

Hi there! Are you interested in creating a strong impact through Client Services? Are you interested in how KPMG adds value to their clients by finding solutions for their tax and commercial problems? Then the KPMG Tax Virtual Experience Program is for you!  The KPMG Tax Virtual Experience Program is now open for enrollment! Experience life on the Client Services team at KPMG, 100% virtual and open-access. In this program, you’ll get a better understanding of KPMG by: Putting yourself in the shoes of a KPMG professional by adding value for your virtual clients Applying your research and problem-solving skills to advise…

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Beware Rental Scams

Scamwatch has received 560 reports of rental scams so far this year, an increase of 56 per cent, with many using tactics related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These scams target people seeking new rental accommodation by offering fake rental properties to convince people into handing over money or personal information. Check out the article for information below: https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/news-alerts/rental-scams-targeting-more-australians-during-pandemic If you need help, please visit the Scamwatch website to find out how to avoid falling for the scam and steps to take in case you are a victim of one of these scams.

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International Student Tenancy Outreach Program

Support for international students If you are an international student living in a shared house arrangement, there is a chance it could be a Rooming House. What is a Rooming House? A rooming house is a building where one or more rooms are available to rent, and four or more people in total can occupy those rooms. If you are living in a similar arrangement and are facing tenancy issues, you can reach out to an Outreach Worker at Tenants Victoria, via the International Student Tenancy Outreach Program. Their Outreach Worker, Divvya Sivarajah, can give you a call or meet…

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COVID-19 Information Resources

Important COVID-19 Information in 71 Languages Do you need to access relevant COVID-19 information in your own language? Click on the link for resources published by the Department of Health (Australian Government), Department of Home Affairs and the World Health Organisation (WHO). https://bit.ly/Ethnolink Visual and Audio Information in English Would rather listen to audio or read posters? Click on the link to access the COVID-19 campaign resources by the Department of Health (Australian Government) https://bit.ly/HealthGov COVID-19 Informative Videos

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Food Relief Resource List

VicWISE has compiled a list of organisations providing free food to aid people experiencing difficulties with acquiring or affording food. This resource list includes the name of the organisation, type, operating days, location, method of food collection and contact details.

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Face Masks

Restrictions are changing to slow the spread of coronavirus in Victoria. Stage 4 restrictions have been in place since Sunday, 2 August for metropolitan Melbourne Stage 3 restrictions have been in place since Wednesday, 5 August for Regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire Everyone must wear a mask when they leave home, unless an exception applies. Face masks prevent the spread of COVID-19 by stopping those who have the virus from spreading it. Masks aren’t a guaranteed method of preventing the spread of the virus but act as an additional barrier, and can be effective in stopping large droplets (liquid from coughing or…

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Workshops

Recent events have forced businesses to move to online platforms to continue serving their customers’ needs. As we move to digital innovation, more and more job opportunities which requires knowledge in technological advancement opened. As an example – knowledge in web development, SEO, and digital marketing. If you want to take this time to leverage your skillset, General Assembly prepared a number of online workshops in coding, marketing and design. General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community…

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Tips for Job Hunters

There is so much involved in finding a job. As if the stress of graduating isn’t enough, adding job search to the mix gets tough, we understand. So, here’s a list of resources to help you find your job whether you are just starting out or have lost your job because of COVID-19. 9-Step Survival Guide if you have LOST your JOB during COVID-19 Job Search during COVID-19 Job search is not just about your skills and expertise, your mindset matters too. Alternatively, if you are employed and are figuring out how to navigate the workplace, especially in post-COVID-19, we…

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Emergencies/After Hours Help Outside of University

Please contact the following for emergencies: Life Threatening or Emergency Situations24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 000 Lifeline – Telephone counselling24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 13 11 14 DirectLine – Alcohol and drug telephone counselling24 hours, 7 days a week.Ph: 1800 888 236 Online counselling:www.counsellingonline.org.au GriefLine – Bereavement support and referral6 a.m. noon to 3 a.m., 7 days a weekPh: 1300 845 745Online counselling: www.griefline.org.au Mensline – Counselling, information and referral for men24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 1300 789 978 Suicide Prevention Hotline24 hours, 7 days a weekPh: 1300 651 251 Nurse on Call – guidance on health…

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Online Self-Help

Sometimes, we prefer to work on our personal wellbeing alone by reading articles or accessing technological applications. Below are some resources that may be useful. Websites Google Apps IOS Apps

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