GradWISE is a new program, developed by WISE Employment in conjunction with Swinburne University. The program is designed to empower tertiary students living with a disability, mental, physical health condition or injury aspire, develop and thrive in graduate and entry level employment.
GradWISE draws on WISE Employment’s more than 25 years of experience in delivering employment services. Over this time, we have helped over 100,000 job seekers into work from all walks of life, across all industries and occupations, who have been unemployed for as little a day, or for many years.
Competition for graduate and entry level roles can be quite intense, often around 30:1. GradWISE aims to complement your studies, and arm you with a portfolio of skills, knowledge and experiences that will enable you to compete for your big break once your studies are complete.
Who can join GradWISE?
At the moment, GradWISE is a program running out of Swinburne University.
You may be eligible for GradWISE if you are:
- an Australian permanent resident or citizen in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA, NT or TAS
- a university/TAFE graduate who graduated within the last two years
- not a full-time student
- not working full-time
- identify as living with a disability, mental or physical illness or injury
The program is open to you, no matter what course of study you are pursuing.
To check your eligibility requirements, or find out more, please email Edward Osano, Head of GradWISE Graduate Disability Placement Services.
How can GradWISE help you?
Our dedicated team get to know you, your strengths, your aspirations, your challenges and you’ll get to know you even better! We’ll meet with you and chat about your long term employment and career goals to work out the best way GradWISE can support you.
The program can be split into four key components:
- Key assessments and profiles
- Coaching and development road map
- Job placement and support
- GradWISE Alumni
During stage one, we will work with you to assess your strengths and possible areas of development, as well as creating a unique profile to understand the types of work best suited to you, and your qualifications.
We work alongside you to create a coaching and development road map which might include things like part time, casual or temporary work, internships, mentoring programs or extracurricular involvement such as Volunteering, Micro-credentialing or learning/mastering a second language are all options designed to make you even more competitive in your study to work transition.
We will help you search for, interview and land your dream graduate role. We also support both you and your new employer through any training, workplace modifications and ongoing support requirements within your new workplace.
We continue to provide support for as long as you need, tracking milestones and helping you stay on your chosen career path.
Partnership with Swinburne
Combining the strengths of both partners, the primary aim of the program is to provide eligible students identified as living with a disability, mental or physical health condition or injury with access to additional specialist assistance on campus. The program aims to obtain employment opportunities for students commensurate with their aspirations and qualifications.
Swinburne Career and Employability will provide you with full access to SwinEmploy, a purpose-built suite of resources and tools to prepare graduates for the world of work. In addition, the Swinburne Accessibility Services team, if registered, provides supports or reasonable adjustment for your time at university and will help you navigate through your studies and aid in your successful course completion.
GradWISE will provide customised coaching and supports in complement to SwinEmploy in one on one, small group and online settings. A large part of GradWISE’s role is understanding employer needs and assisting them with their diversity ambitions whilst providing support to both the employee and employer once a successful match is made and for as long as needed.
If this sounds like the kind of support you have been searching for, you can email us and our team will get in touch with you to have a chat about GradWISE and how we can best help you.