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Return to Work

Provides targeted support to women from CALD backgrounds to help them overcome individual barriers and re-enter the workforce.

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.

Refugee Week 2023

“It wasn’t easy to get a job. After all this experience I had in my country – 15 years – I had to start from scratch.” Read Full Story “I have dedicated almost 20 years of my life to my profession – I cannot leave it behind. I dream of working again as a dentist, […]

Iranian refugee works tirelessly to secure his dream job

Mohsen excels after Christmas Island detention lasting 3 years.

Billion-dollar benefit: new report identifies five ways to harness untapped skilled workforce

Skilled migrants and refugees already living in Australia are an overlooked solution to Australia’s wide-reaching skills shortages, which if harnessed could inject billions of dollars into the economy, according to a new report.

Syrian refugee harnesses the power of confidence to unlock career success for others

Like many ambitious young women, Syrian-born Salwa Afif Razzouk looked forward to launching her career having completed her bachelor's degree in law and master’s in public management. Instead, the outbreak of the Syrian war forced her to set aside her career plans and leave her homeland behind.

A dental dilemma: Sadia navigates barriers to reclaim her career

Sadia had almost completed her Master of Dental Science in Malaysia when the Taliban gained control of her home country Afghanistan. After returning home to protect her two young children, Sadia and her family were forced to flee to Australia for safety in November 2021.

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.