In Refugee Week, medically skilled refugees and resettlement organisations are speaking out about the lengthy and costly process new arrivals have to go through to get their qualifications recognised in Australia. But It's the same requirement for all migrants, says the industry. Figures released by Settlement Services International (SSI) show in its Refugee Employment Support Program, 110 refugees are internationally trained as medical professionals but do not hold licenses to practice in Australia.
SSI also said that through its broader affiliations, another 2,000 overseas trained doctors (OTDs) are finding it difficult to attain their licenses and find employment. Click here to read the full SBS News article and hear from SSI's Kylie van Luyn.