Education Pathways – Teleconference SEPT 21 2017


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

National Teleconference - Thursday 21st September, 2017
MYAN and RCOA invite you to this national teleconference to discuss approaches to assisting  young asylum seekers and refugees on temporary visas with the transition from education to employment and how regional areas are organising to support people with safe haven enterprise visas.

Supporting the transition from education to employment
  • Jane Marx, Founder of social enterprise Long Street Coffee and CMY Employment Pathways Program Leader
Jane will speak about her work supporting young people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds to gain work experience and employment in Australia’s job market. Jane has experience working with industry and community sector organisations and in this teleconference will talk about her experience working with mentors, industry partners and work experience and traineeship programs to support young people who are studying to build professional networks and ‘work readiness’ that help them in the transition from education to work.

Regional responses to supporting people on safe haven enterprise visas
  • Natalie Juresic from Multicultural NSW
Natalie will provide an update on what is happening in NSW to support people on SHEVs who are planning to move to regional areas.
  • Gillian Meeks from ASRC
Gill will provide an update on the ‘Bridging the Gap’ community forum held in regional Victoria (Ballarat) earlier this month. The forum explored how the community would work together to support people on SHEVs moving into the region.
The teleconference will also include national updates on:
  • RCOA's Education for All campaign
  • Refugee Education SIG co-Chairs and Steering Committee appointments
  • scholarships and TAFE/VET schemes for people with temporary visas
  • national 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 21st September 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
This teleconference is organised by a sub-group of the national Refugee Education Special Interest Group (SIG). If you would like to be part of a broader national conversation around refugee education, sign up to the Refugee Education SIG mailing list today at

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