Dear administration,

The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) welcomes you to our June 2016 edition of the Settlement News.  This edition shares focuses on the topic of employment, sharing good practice initiatives from across the country to assist people of refugee and migrant backgrounds into employment.  Also, in this e-news read about SCOA's recent activities, the latest settlement research and policy updates.

  Message from the SCOA Chair (June 2016)
This month’s newsletter focuses on the topic of employment, sharing good practice initiatives from across the country to... read more


What is happening at SCOA

  What is happening at SCOA? (June 2016)
Read SCOA's latest advocacy activities, events, projects and publications... read more


  SCOA has launched the National Settlement Services Outcomes Standards
The National Settlement Services Outcomes Standards (NSSOS) are a set of best practice benchmark standards for services providers... read more


  Collective Impact Training - webinar series
Collective Impact is an innovative framework aimed at tackling deeply entrenched and complex social problems... read more

Latest Settlement Research

  Facilitating the Transition to Employment for Refugee Young People
What are the experiences of refugee young people in navigating education and employment pathways? 'What works’ in facilitating ... read more


  Job hunt success is all in a name
What's in a name when you're applying for a job? Surely it's only the qualifications and experience that matter, not your name or ethnicity. Not according to research published in the Oxford Bulletin... read more


  Evaluation Report - Igniting the Entrepreneurial Passion of Newly-Arrived Refugees in Sydney
The Igniting the Entrepreneurial Passion of Newly-Arrived Refugees in Sydney report evaluates SSI's innovative Ignite initiative supporting business creation for people of refugee backgrounds... read more

Featured articles

  ACCESS to Employment
Access Community Services delivers innovative employment programs and training to newly arrived migrants and refugees in Queensland... read more


  Young Asylum Seekers Pursue Dreams Through EPYAS
What do you do when you are a young, overseas-trained architect specialising in heritage buildings and you fall in love with the Forum Theatre in Melbourne? If you are lucky enough to be part of the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Employment Pathways ... read more


  Public speakers agency connects isolated young people
Centre for Multicultural Youth's Shout Out public speaker agency employs young refugees and migrants to deliver thought provoking stories to schools, local councils, community organisations and work places
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  The Long Journey to Employment - how lived experience helped me find my pathway
STTARS counsellor Don Ntikahavuye discusses why STTARS is his place of employment, and his journey from Burundi to Adelaide.... read more



  Settlement Pathways to Work & Study - a success story
Navitas English offers the Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training where participants can study English within the context of the Australian workplace.
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  Pathways to meaningful employment
The Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland offers training sessions to support culturally and linguistically diverse community members gain qualifications for future employment. ... read more


  Freemantle Multicultural Centre inspires CALD women into employment
The Freemantle Multicultural Centre opens up employment opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse women training on basic computing skills coupled with career and education guidance... read more

  Big River Employment Opportunity
The Multicultural Council of Wagga Wagga (MCWW) is connecting with local employers directly to support their refugee clients into the workforce. ... read more

  Burmese refugees embrace life in the regional city of Mount Gambier
Over the past nine years hundreds of refugees from the war torn country of Burma (Myanmar) have settled successfully in the regional city of Mount Gambier in the south east corner of South Australia, finding employment opportunities and opening their own businesses... read more

  Pathways to Employment through the Adult Migrant English Program
Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) learners in South Australia who place a high priority on gaining employment now have the opportunity to join classes with a strong focus on employability skills.... read more


  Recruit Smarter Pilot
Recruit Smarter is a new Victorian Government initiative that will target unconscious bias in recruitment... read more


  Refugee Intern - a digital platform matching skilled refugees with employers
Refugee Intern is a new social enterprise which matches skilled refugees looking for work with companies offering opportunities.... read more



  MYAN Australia launch National Youth Settlement Framework
Refugee young people will be better supported to settle well in Australia thanks to the nation’s first National Youth Settlement Framework.... read more


SCOA Member Profile

  SCOA Member Profile
The SCOA Settlement News profiles members in each edition. Find out more about what SCOA members are doing across the country. ... read more


Awards in Focus

  Awards in Focus (June 2016)
Awards in focus shares stories of settlement sector colleagues whose achievements have been recently recognised, awards programmes open for application and much more... read more


SCOA thanks its members that contributed to this Settlement e-news edition. If you would like to contribute to the next Settlement e-news please contact Kat O'Neill at Alternatively keep your eye out for our next contribution call out.

The Team at SCOA