The Federal Coalition Government remains committed to ensuring that humanitarian migrants are able to secure employment once they settle in Australia.
Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Dr David Gillespie, today met with doctors and other professionals from Syria and Iraq at the offices of AMES Australia in Melbourne to hear first-hand how the Government’s investment in this sector is helping them find meaningful work.
These migrants are taking part in the federally funded $5.2 million Career Pathways Pilot (CPP) program, which helps professional refugees with vocational level English language proficiency have their qualifications assessed and recognised, and provides a pathway to professional registration.
“There is a significant economic benefit for Australia if we can harness the professional skills of our migrant intake. Ensuring they have the ability to have their qualifications recognised will not only improve their chances of getting a
“Many people who settle in Australia under our humanitarian program are highly motivated jobseekers, yet face barriers such as having their existing skills or qualifications recognised. That’s what our initiatives such as the CPP aim to address.”
During his visit, Minister Gillespie also met with
Minister Gillespie said all of these programs aligned with the Government’s focus on the three E’s for integrating refugees – Employment, English and Education.