Education Pathways – Teleconference JUNE 22 2017


Exploring education pathways for young people seeking asylum and young refugees on TPVs and SHEVs  

National Teleconference - Thursday 22nd June, 2017

MYAN and RCOA invite you to this national teleconference to discuss access to vocational education and training for temporary visa holders. 

Guest speakers:
  • Ren Flannery, Multicultural Youth Worker - Employment Pathways, CMY (VIC)
  • Kathleen Fenby, AMEP Case Manager, TAFE Queensland South West (QLD)
Ren and Kathleen will provide insight into some of the key issues temporary visa holders currently face in accessing vocational training and education pathways, including apprenticeships and traineeships.

The teleconference will also include:
  • updates on access to University scholarships and TAFE/VET schemes
  • an exploration of advocacy taking place in refugee education 
  • sharing of any developments or emerging issues from those working in this area

When: 12:00 - 1:00pm (AEST) Thursday 22nd June 2017
Where: Teleconference (dial in details below)
Contact: Edmee Kenny, MYAN Policy Officer - 

Teleconference dial in details:

        Melbourne 03 8687 0635                     Gold Coast 07 5560 0956
        Adelaide 08 8220 0836                        Hobart 03 6218 0647
        Brisbane 07 3811 0988                        Perth 08 9460 0829
        Canberra 02 6210 0851                       Sydney 02 9696 0774
        Darwin 08 8989 0817

Guest code: 509 292 38#

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.
More information available here
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 

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