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Refugee Support

The Humanitarian Settlement Program provides essential early support and information to refugees and humanitarian entrants. Learn more

IgniteAbility

IgniteAbility Small Business Start-ups is a pilot program established to facilitate business creation for people with disability. Learn More:

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Local Area Coordination

SSI is partnered with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) to support people aged 7 and over to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and other mainstream community services. Learn more

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SSI Employment

Employment is integral for newly arrived refugees, migrants, asylum seekers and for other vulnerable people in our community. Learn more

SSI News Blog

Corporate Volunteers

This is a special opportunity for corporate volunteers to work alongside clients, SSI volunteers and other community members with a focus on intercultural exchange. SSI has facilitated meaningful participation by big businesses like Allianz and CEB in the past and are always looking for innovative opportunities to engage with our corporate stakeholders. Click here to learn more about corporate volunteering.

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Students and Interns

At SSI we have a regular intake of university and TAFE students for placements in various areas of the organisation. If you are interested in doing a placement at SSI, ensure that you submit an application well in advance of a possible starting date to allow time to properly consider your application.

Express your interest in a student placement by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Internships can suit recently-graduated, almost-graduated, or postgraduate students who want to build their industry exposure outside of the course requirements of an educational institution. Interns generally progress time-limited projects or scope work for larger projects in which they have an interest, supervised by a senior member of SSI staff.

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Quality services and support

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.

Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.