Comprehensive integration and support services for new migrants in Australia
Integration and support services are crucial in helping new migrants settle and thrive in Australia. These services aim to help migrants adapt to their new environment, learn the local language, find employment, and access essential services. Various government agencies, non-profit organisations, and community groups offer integration and support services to migrants.
Some key services include:
The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) provides free English language classes to eligible migrants and humanitarian entrants. The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program helps improve language, literacy, and numeracy skills to enhance employability.
Jobactive is a government-funded employment service that connects job seekers with employers and offers a range of services, including job search support, training, and work experience opportunities. The Career Pathways for Migrants initiative helps skilled migrants gain local work experience and build professional networks. Education and training:
The Australian Government's Department of Education, Skills, and Employment offer various educational resources for migrants, including information on the recognition of overseas qualifications and vocational training opportunities. State and territory governments support migrant students, such as English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes and other educational services. Settlement support:
The Settlement Services Program (SSP) offers tailored support services for migrants, including case management, orientation, and referral services. The Humanitarian Settlement Program (HSP) provides intensive support to humanitarian entrants, including housing, health, and education assistance. Cultural integration and social support:
The Multicultural Community Liaison Officers (MCLOs) work with local communities to support social cohesion, promote cultural diversity and assist migrants in accessing government services. The Community Hubs Program establishes hubs in local schools and community centres to provide support services, including language and literacy classes, parenting advice, and community engagement activities. Health services:
The Department of Health provides various resources to help migrants access healthcare services in Australia, such as translated materials and multilingual support services. Mental health support services, such as the Transcultural Mental Health Centre (TMHC), provide specialised assistance to migrants experiencing mental health issues.
Please speak to one of our Registered Migration Agents for further information regarding any of the above.
Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please contact SCA Connect.