National Youth Settlement Framework


The National Youth Settlement Framework is Australia’s first evidence-based guide for supporting good practice and measuring settlement outcomes for young people.

Developed by the MYAN through consultation with young people, government and the youth and settlement sectors, the Framework is designed to enable services to respond more effectively to the needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. It supports the provision of targeted support to ensure young people reach their potential to be active participants in and contributors to Australian society.

The NYSF is comprised of resources that provide conceptual and practical information to support those working with newly arrived young people.



National Youth Settlement Framework 

Supplementary resources:

National Training

Training on the NYSF is delivered across Australia through our partners. Training has also been delivered to providers of the Youth Transitions Support (YTS) services, to the hYEPP (headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program) providers, and targeted workshops were held in QLD, NSW and VIC on using the NYSF Assessment Guides to apply the Framework in practice. MYAN also delivered 2-day training on the NYSF in Wellington, New Zealand, to the New Zealand Red Cross, to support their work in youth settlement


The training is targeted to staff and volunteers from government and non-government organisations who seek to strengthen their knowledge and practice supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. It is suitable for those working in both direct service and policy or programming roles.

Training is delivered as interactive professional development and can be tailored to your needs. It explores:

  • How practitioners and policy-makers can incorporate the Framework into their work, including using the Framework Assessment Tools
  • Factors contributing to good settlement outcomes for young people
  • Good practice in facilitating active citizenship

All participants receive copies of the Framework, including additional resources and tools. This training is linked to a range of competencies in the VET sector Training Packages for Community Services and Health.

Contact our partners for details on NYSF training in your state/territory.