Exploring education pathways for young people seeking asylum and young refugees on TPVs and SHEVs
National Teleconference - 7 December 2017
MYAN and RCOA invite you to the last education pathways teleconference for 2017. This teleconference brings together those working in this area together to share information, identify emerging issues and explore joint advocacy.
This teleconference will include:
updates on university scholarships and access to TAFE/VET schemes for temporary visa holders
news on the SHEV and TPV schemes, including regional updates
an exploration of advocacy taking place on this issue
sharing of any developments or emerging issues from those working in this area
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.
This teleconference provides an opportunity for:
Networking between workers and agencies supporting young asylum seekers and young refugees on TPVs or SHEVs across Australia
Sharing and promoting initiatives that support young people to continue engaging in education/training opportunities beyond the age of 18
Identifying any future advocacy priorities or opportunities.
If you'd like to be part of a broader national conversation around refugee education - sign up to the Refugee Education Special Interest Group (SIG) mailing list today at www.refugeecouncil.org.au/educationsig