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Events And Opportunities

Find out about events, training and funding opportunities from SCoA and around the settlement sector.  Send us your events at

Kaleidoscope: Employment Skills Program – Girrawheen Hub (WA)

Kaleidoscope is holdinga 4 week long Employment Skills program. TUESDAYS: 19 JUNE - 17 JULY 2018 // 2 - 4 PM WEEK 1: Strategy Planning Positive self image, transferable skills, goal setting, job search schedule, understanding workplace culture WEEK 2: Building your job search toolkit What employers look for when recruiting, resume development, writing cover letters. WEEK 3: Reactive job search Online job seeking, addressing selection criteria, asking for feedback. WEEK 4: Proactive job search Accessing the hidden job market, communication, establishing your network and how they can help.… Find out more »

Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative: How can you help?

Community Refugee Sponsorship Initiative would like to know whether you could see yourself, your family, your community networks or your business becoming involved in the global refugee crisis. Click here to know more about the initiative and how you can help.

CMY: Multicultural Youth Mentoring – Emerging Practices, 17 July 2018 (Melbourne)

Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) is organising a statewide forum on "Multicultural Youth Mentoring - Emerging Practices" on 17 July 2018 from 9:30am to 12:30 am at 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC. For more information about the forum and to purchase your tickets, click here.  

AHURI: National Homelessness Conference 2018 (VIC): 6-7 August 2018

Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) is holding the "National Homelessness Conference 2018" in Melbourne on 6 - 7 August 2018. Based on the 2016 Census, 13.7% increased in homelessness has occurred in Australia in the 5 years period. For more information about the event, and to register click here.

MDA Ltd Regions of Welcome- Regional Settlement Conference 2018 (Toowoomba): 13-14 August 2018

Regional Conference 2018 is hosted by Toowoomba, Australia's Garden City and one of the nation's Refugee Welcome zones. SCoA member, MDA Ltd is organising a two-day conference on "Regions of Welcome - regional settlement conference" in 13-14 August 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, at Toowoomba Civiv Precinct, Toowoomba QLD. For more information, and to book your tickets, click here.  

CMRC: Creativity Unleashed Parramatta 6 Oct 2018 (Sydney)

SCoA member, Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) presents 'Creativity Unleashed' event on 6 October 2018 from 11 am to 4pm at 7 Smith Street Paramatta. The event is free with interactive live art, poetry slam, dance battles and classes, art and photography exhibition, stalls by creative start up brands, workshops and demons, live photoshoots and styling, and fashion presentation. For more information click the flyer here or contact

Migration and Settlement Awards (2019 nominations now open)

Migration Council's Migration and Settlement Award for 2019 is now open. The Australian Migration and Settlement Awards are the premier national awards recognising the contribution of outstanding individuals, organisations and initiatives in Australian settlement and multicultural space. For more information and to start your nomination, click here.


Prominent linguist Anat Shenker-Osorio conducts public lecture on "How to talk about race and class (together) on 6 August 2018 in Melbourne City Conference Centre, 333 Swanston St., Melbourne between 6 to 8pm. For more information and purchase your ticket, click here.

Diasporas in Action: Working together for peace, development and humanitarian response conference 26 -27 September (Melbourne)

SCoA member, Diaspora Action Australia (DAA) will held the second Diasporas in Action: Working together for peace, development and humanitarian response conference in Melbourne, Australia, on 26-27 September 2018. The conference aim to bring innovative ideas and fresh perspectives from Australia and internationally about the ways in which diasporas contribute to peace-building, development and humanitarian responses. The first ever diaspora conference in Australia – “Diasporas in Action: Working together for peace, development and humanitarian response” was convened in 2016 by the Diaspora Leaning Network, an initiative of DAA, and raised awareness about why diasporas are engaged in peace-building, humanitarian and development work and the distinct role they can play. Click here to read the previous conference report. This upcoming conference will focus on the ways in which diasporas support peace, reconciliation, humanitarian action and development goals. For more information read here. For more information please contact

BSL: Cross-Cultural Responsiveness Training, August & October 2018 (VIC)

SCoA Member, Brotherhood of St Laurence is holding several Cross-Cultural Responsiveness Training in Frankston and Epping, Victoria.

August Training Session

Date Wednesday 29 August, 9am to 1pm Location Brotherhood High St Centre, 24-26 High St, Frankston Cost $104.50 Bookings

October Training Session

Date Tuesday 9 October, 9am to 1pm Location Epping Community Services Hub - 713 High St, Epping Cost $104.50 Bookings

To arrange for your team to do the training at your work site, please contact us directly at

Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds Workshop Booklet (2015)

NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) has put together a booklet on Cultural Competence in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds. The booklet is now available to the public. Download Workshop booklet here, or visit STARTTS website.

STARTTS Training Program 2018

General Workshops in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds

23 August 2018 $249 | $149 concession

Core Concepts in Working with Children and Adolescents from Refugee Backgrounds

4 September 2018 (Coffs Harbour) | 13 September 2018 $249 | $149 concession

Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds

19 September 2018 (Wagga Wagga) $249 | $149 concession

'Accidental' Counsellors: Responding to Refugee Trauma Related Behaviours

23-24 August 2018 $349 | $249 concession

Facilitating Groups with People from Refugee Backgrounds

7 September 2018 $249 | $149 concession
Clinical Workshops

Cross-Cultural Assessment and Treatment of Torture and Refugee Trauma with Children and Adolescents

26-27 July 2018 $349 | $249 concession

Biofeedback in Working with Trauma Survivors

20 September 2018 $249 | $149 concession  
Community Sector Workshops

Community Development Evaluation

9-10 August 2018 $349 | $249 concession  
Refugee Trauma and Suicidality: Suicide Prevention, Protective Factors, Risk Assessment and Interventions
31 July 2018 6-8pm STARTTS Carramar and live webinar  

Nominations open for the 2018 Human Rights Awards

To recognise and celebrate the extraordinary contributions of individuals, organisations and businesses to the field of human rights, the Australian Human Rights Commission has now opened nominations for 2018 Human Rights Awards. For more information, click here.

DCA: Building Cultural Capability Network – Tapping into refugee and asylum seeker talent (VIC): 19 June 2018

Diversity Council Australia (DCA) is holding the "Building Cultural Capability Network" event on 19 June 2018 from 3 to 5pm in Melbourne. The event will look into two very proactive programs providing employment pathways for asylum seekers and refugees - Give the Chance for Asylum Seekers Program by The Brotherhood of St Laurence and Social Enterprise by CareerSeekers. For more information and the book the event, click here.

AIFS: Responding to disclosures of child abuse and neglect webinar

Australian Institute of Family Studies is conducting a webinar on "Responding to disclosures of child abuse and neglect" on 20 June 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm AEST. Click here for more information.

Tenants’ Union NSW: Boarding Houses Act (NSW): 14 June 2018

The Tenant's Union of New South Wales is holding a day course regarding the "Boarding Houses Act" on 14 June 2018 at CPSU, Level 7, 191 Thomas Street, Haymarket, 2000 NSW from 10 am to 4pm. The course will cover items such as the Boarding Houses Act 2012 - its application and coverage, the difference between tenant, boarder and lodger, occupancy principles and so forth. The course is useful to individuals and staffs working with community organisations. For more information and to register, click here.

Forum: Developing early intervention and prevention strategies and reforming systems for positive long-term outcomes (Darwin):26-28 June 2018

National Forum on Child Protection is organising a two day forum on "Developing early intervention and prevention strategies and reforming systems to positive long-term outcomes. This will take Place in Hilton Darwin, on 26 to 28 June 2018. For more information about what to learn in this forum, to download brochure or to register, click here.

MCCSA Connecting with People: Suicide Awareness Training with SA Health (Adelaide): 6 June 2018

Victorian State Government: Community Harmony Program (deadline 12 June 2018)

Community Harmony Program is open for application until 12 June 2018, 11:59pm. Victoria State Government is giving out funding for Community Harmony Program.  The program is designed to enable Victorians to build social cohesion and community through preventive initiatives that address the root causes of social disharmony and racial, ethnic and religious intolerance. For more information and to apply, click here.

Australian HR Commission: Human Rights and Technology conference (Sydney)

Australian Human Rights Commission is holding a conference on "Human Rights and Technology" on 24 July 2018 in Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney from 8:30am to 5:30pm. For more information and to book tickets, click here.