National Teleconferences

Exploring Education Pathways for Young People Seeking Asylum
and Young Refugees on TPVs and SHEVs


MYAN and RCOA invite you to join this national teleconference bringing together a range of actors to explore education pathways for young people seeking asylum and young refugees on TPVs and SHEVs.

Final meeting of the Education Pathways Teleconference

8th November 2018 

Since the group first started to convene in 2015, we have had numerous meetings and had important achievements with the members' important contributions and commitment to this group. After numerous discussions this year among ourselves as MYAN and RCOA and with the Refugee Education SIG, we have decided to cease this group as of end of 2018.
The work of the Refugee Education SIG will continue in the coming year and we will continue to support SIG's work for increasing access to students from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds to education. 

We would like to thank all members of the group for their participation and invite you to the final teleconference of the group next week. 

In this final teleconference, we will have a look at what has been achieved so far in access to education by young people on temporary visas in Australia and what more can be done in this field. 
Our speaker will be;

- Dr Rachel Burke from the University of New Castle

Dr Burke will talk about the research 'People Seeking Asylum: Access and Support in Higher Education' which she has been involved in as a co-investigator with 
Dr Lisa Hartley, Dr Caroline Fleay and Dr Sally Baker. 


When: 12:00 -1:00 pm (AEDT) Thursday 8th November 2018
Where: Teleconference (details below) 
Contact: Derya Koksal, MYAN Policy and Advocacy Officer -

Teleconference dial-in details:  

You may join the meeting either via Skype or phone;

Trouble Joining? Try Skype Web App

  • Join by phone: (+61) 03 9340 3747

Conference ID: 31349     

1. Dial the number listed above
2. Enter the Conference ID followed by the # key 
3. Ignore the prompt asking if you are the leader
4. Follow the prompt to record your name and join the meeting      


Background: Young people seeking asylum, and those on TPVs or SHEVs, face a range of barriers to accessing and remaining engaged in education and training pathways. While engagement in education has a significant impact on a young person's mental and physical health and their sense of purpose and participation in the community, their options are limited once they turn 18. Addressing this often relies on individual advocacy and creative solutions.


Dates for 2018:

Thursday @ 12pm-1pm (Melbourne time)

February 8th (AEDT)

May 24th (AEST)

November 8th (AEDT) 


Refugee Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

The Education Pathways teleconference is a sub-group of the Refugee Education SIG. 

The Refugee Education SIG is a collaboration that aims to ensure education opportunities are accessible for students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds – helping them to build better lives in Australia.

MYAN and RCOA have teamed up with a group of educators, community organisations, education providers, students and other stakeholders to form this broad group and have created a public webpage that will support greater collaboration and networks between institutions, practitioners, students and communities in order to achieve better educational outcomes for students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. 

For more information please visit