National Youth Settlement Framework
The National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) 2020 edition remains Australia’s first and only evidence-based national guide to benchmark good practice with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds – and is the only one of its kind globally. With practical tools, including Self-Assessment Guides, and a range of supplementary resources the NYSF is designed to equip policymakers and service providers with the skills and knowledge to best support young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to thrive in Australia.
Since its release in 2016, the NYSF has been utilised in practice across sectors, in policy and service delivery, and more than 1,500 people have participated in NYSF training, webinars, and workshops in Australia and New Zealand. MYAN has also presented on the NYSF globally.
While the core of the NYSF remains unchanged, utilising Active Citizenship Domains and Indicators and Good Practice Capabilities, the 2020 edition includes updated and new content – including a section on youth work in Australia and 3 new Good Practice Capabilities.
How the sector is using the NYSF
“We are using the NYSF to inform how we build the capacity of young people. As a good practice framework, the NYSF provides us with the foundation to look at whether our services are being responsive to the needs and aspirations of young people as they see them.”
– Jeremy Leonard, Australian Red Cross
“The NYSF is a great tool for team supervision. I often choose a situation or scenario that a team might typically face, and then use the Good Practice Capabilities to discuss the issues and challenges in the situation and practical ways of addressing these.”
– Andrew Cummings, Andrew Cummings Training and Consultancy
“The NYSF allows youth teachers across providers in the Melbourne Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) to communicate on achievements and challenges using a shared language and understanding. What is otherwise intuitive for youth teachers becomes something more grounded and conscious when referring to the NYSF. It supports the development of a consistent approach to youth-specific program design and delivery across the Melbourne AMEP.”
– Carole Pondevie-Lay, Melbourne Polytechnic – Melbourne AMEP
MYAN NYSF Active Citizenship Domains and Indicators
This diagram presents the four domains of Active Citizenship and Active Citizenship Indicator. These reflect the key areas of a young person’s life that need to be supported in order to achieve active citizenship. The indicators are designed to be used by service providers or programs to measure how a young person is ‘tracking’ in achieving active citizenship.
MYAN NYSF Good Practice Capabilities and Active Citizenship domains and indicators
This illustrates the link between the NYSF Good Practice Capabilities and Active Citizenship Domains and Indicators: applying the good practice capabilities at the service delivery level and working across the four domains of active citizenship.
MYAN NYSF National Youth Settlement Framework Summary
This presents the NYSF as a whole. It shows how the optimum settlement outcome for young people – active citizenship – links with the Good Practice Capabilities and Active Citizenship Domains and Indicators.
MYAN NYSF Applying Good Practice Capabilities
This provides a detailed description of each of the NYSF good practice capabilities and how these are applied in practice.
MYAN NYSF Applying Good Practice Capabilities – Self Assessment Guide
This provides a detailed description of each of the NYSF good practice capabilities and how these are applied in practice, as well as tools for carrying out an assessment of how your program/organisation is currently doing at applying these.
MYAN NYSF Applying Active Citizenship Indicators to Practice
This provides a detailed description of each of the NYSF active citizenship indicators and how these are applied in practice.
MYAN NYSF Applying Active Citizenship Indicators to Practice – Self Assessment Guide
This provides a detailed description of each of the NYSF key indicators for active citizenship and how these are applied in practice, as well as tools for carrying out an assessment of how your program/organisation is currently doing at applying these.
MYAN NYSF Useful Resources
This provides links to relevant websites, reports, practice guides and factsheets to support good practice in working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.
MYAN will be supporting the implementation of the NYSF across Australia in the coming months through a range of online and face-to-face interactive training workshops.