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Local Area Coordination

SSI supports people to access the NDIS and other services and supports in the community.

Connecting Women to Trades

Empowers women to enter male-dominated trade industries through connecting them with training, networks and employment opportunities.

SSI International

Our SSI International Team represents our resettlement and refugee programs and other initiatives globally.

Iranian medical graduate overcomes years of employment hurdles to thrive as a mortgage broker

Upon Mohsen's arrival in Australia, he had transitioned from being a qualified medicine graduate to being deemed unemployable. Finding himself under growing pressure to support his family, Mohsen’s priority became securing any work he could.

Mohammad’s journey from medicine to public servant

When former United Nations HIV Program Specialist, Dr. Mohammad Zubair Harooni, arrived in Australia with his wife and four children in January 2022, he knew finding employment would be key to building his new life.

Refugee salon owner rebuilds career from apprentice to successful business owner in Australia

When Iranian-born Mary Logan sought refuge in Australia, she hoped to continue her work in hair and beauty. However, her overseas experience and qualifications were not recognised, forcing the salon owner and manager to begin again as an apprentice.

Pilot program helps Ellen get job ready

Many young adults struggle to define their career aspirations and educational goals, but Ellen Brant has found guidance and support in a new pilot program by SSI’s Local Area Coordination (LAC) program.  

Industry partnership brings easier, faster and more affordable way to hire home care workers

A new initiative to help overcome the skills shortages and economic pressure impacting the at-home aged care sector has been launched today by non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI), in partnership with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered platform Hireup. The collaboration is set to bring more growth opportunities and career pathways to support workers […]

Leading non-profit congratulates incoming state government

Non-profit organisation SSI congratulates the incoming Minns Government on its success following Saturday’s NSW state election.

ParentsNext overhaul a welcome step forward for parents and children

Recommendations to improve the ParentsNext employment program will deliver greater peace of mind and employment outcomes for parents experiencing unemployment, according to national non-profit organisation Settlement Services International (SSI).

Paid Home Care Traineeship launches to attract and upskill new talent

Trainees will get paid while undertaking a nationally recognised qualification in an in-demand sector.

New leadership for veteran Queensland community organisation

Queensland-based non-profit Access Community Services (Access) has welcomed an experienced psychologist and senior executive to lead the organisation as it strengthens its legacy of supporting individuals and families across the state.

Afghan refugee finds work and opportunities in Australian construction industry

Taliban evacuee Mohammad now works with Southern Steel Supplies.

Support from SSI’s DES program marks turning point for participant

Jana worked at SSI and ended up being a client!

Migrant, refugee wellbeing at the heart of Federal Budget measures

New measures to clear Australia’s visa backlog, review multicultural policies and tackle racism show the Federal Government is putting wellbeing of all communities at the centre of its national budget, according to non-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).  

Former NATO worker and refugee helps welcome newcomers whilst pursuing his dreams

Afghan refugee Zabiullah Ahmadzai, a former NATO employee, recalls his first experience of Australia. Fearing for his family’s safety, Mr Ahmadzai left his home with five family members, arriving here in January this year.

NSW government extends employment support program for refugees

Refugees and people seeking asylum living in NSW will continue to have access to pathways to secure, long-term employment thanks to the extension of the Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP) delivered by Settlement Services International (SSI) and partners.