NYSF Training/Working with CALD Youth

One in four Australian young people are from a refugee or migrant background. Their engagement as active citizens in Australian society has significant and long-term benefits for each young person, their families, communities, and a diverse and socially cohesive Australia. Young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, however, often face particular challenges in accessing the support and opportunities they need. Their settlement needs are distinct from adults and they commonly face additional and more complex transitions than their Australian-born counterparts.

MYAN TAS (a program of Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania) hosts a workshop which is guided by the National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) (the first of its kind in Australia), and enables participants to respond more effectively to specific needs of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Presenters include the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) Youth Program Team Leader, the MRC Tas Training Coordinator, and young people from the MYAN Tasmania Youth Advisory Group, who have a lived experience of migrating to Australia. Participants can expect an interactive workshop, with exploration and discussion of case studies, and application of practical guides and resources. Participants will receive a copy of the National Youth Settlement Framework (NYSF) and an attendance certificate.

The workshop:

  • Covers the demographics of CALD youth in Tasmania
  • Discusses the Humanitarian Settlement Program in Tasmania
  • Explores cultural identity
  • Introduces the National Youth Settlement Framework
  • Explores experiences of young people in the settlement journey
  • Identifies common challenges faced by all young people
  • Highlights benefits of active social, civic and economic participation in the settlement journey
  • Applies good practice capabilities
  • Provides information on services and resources available in the Tasmanian youth sector

Who should attend this training?
People working with young people from a refugee or migrant background, including asylum seekers. Appropriate for people working within an education, health or community setting, youth sector and sports and recreation sector.

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania,  KGV Sports and Community Centre, 1A Anfield St Glenorchy TAS 7010

The Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) offers a number of training opportunities for organisations and individuals, such as Cultural Awareness Training. If you would like to organise training for your organisation or agency, please visit the MRC Tas website or contact Rebecca Lamb at training@mrctas.org.au or (03) 6221 0999