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International Day of People with a Disability December 17, 2018

Specialisterne were thrilled to be able set up an information booth at this year’s International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) forum, promoting our services for individuals with ASD. The event which is sanctioned by the United Nations recognises and celebrates the contributions and achievements of people with disabilities. The theme for this year’s event […]


New candidate placements at Xero & DHHS December 17, 2018

Specialisterne is excited to announce three of its most recent placements. Through JVIF funding, a successful candidate has commenced a role as an intern developer at Xero and will be working on App develops via IOS products. This is a 3 month internship with the potential to obtain a Graduate position at the end of the […]


The Rise at DHHS program wins 2018 TechDiversity Awards December 17, 2018

The Rise at DHHS program to create employment opportunities for people with autism was awarded the overall Champion Award at the #TechDiversity Awards gala dinner event in Melbourne on Thursday 27 September. The program’s creator, Dr Steve Hodgkinson, the CIO of the Victorian State Government’s Department of Health and Human Services, had earlier accepted the Winner and Merit Awards […]


Training & Enablement December 17, 2018

It has been a busy time for the SPA team presenting at several conferences & webinars including the National Employment Solutions Conference (on the Gold Coast), special guest presenters at the NDCO webinar & Ticket to Work webinars along with the HWNS Annual Human Rights Conference. In the photo above Vicky Little & Kate Halpin share their […]


Westpac optimises employment through Tailored Talent December 17, 2018

Westpac Group has partnered with Specialisterne Australia to deliver its new Tailored Talent internship program. This innovative employment model helps create pathways for organisations to access neurodiverse talent. Designed to facilitate a heightened connection between Westpac’s recruitment needs and career opportunities for talented people on the autism spectrum, Westpac is already seeing the benefits. A […]


Jobs Victoria Conference (JVEN) 2018 December 17, 2018

The 2nd annual Jobs Victoria Conference was held on Tuesday, October 16th at the Melbourne Park Conference Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Jobs Victoria provides tailored services to support and connect jobseekers and employers. With their network of partners throughout the state, they help Victorian jobseekers get job-ready through mentoring, training and development. At the same time, they work closely with employers […]


ABS & ATO Federal Talent Hub: Brisbane & Canberra December 17, 2018

In October SPA commenced its first pilot program as part of the Federal Talent Hub for the ATO in Brisbane. The program was a huge success with 9 candidates offered roles within the agencies IT department. These roles were primarily related to systems & application testing. We are currently in the process of conducting the […]


Jobs Victoria Program Mildura April 13, 2018

Our Research and Development Manager, Rebecca Flower, recently spoke on ABC Radio about our current program in Mildura. We are working to create opportunities for employers in this regional community. Take a listen here: Rebecca Flower AIR



The neurodiverse workforce February 5, 2018

  Last month we shared Westpac’s journey to embracing a neurodiverse workforce. You can read our article here:   The neurodiverse workforce


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