Youth Settlement Service

AMES Australia Youth Services works with young people from refugee, migrant and indigenous backgrounds to ensure they are equipped with everything they need to reach their potential and build a meaningful life in Australia.

Through a combination of specialist support services, education programs, knowledge sharing, career counselling, advocacy and social participation initiatives, we are working to remove the barriers young people face as they establish their lives in Australia.

We do this through a variety of activities such as industry visits to highlight career opportunities, education and training support, employment counselling, driving lessons, youth camps and other social activities to help young people build social groups, as well as programs to help young people develop the skills necessary to gain economic and social participation.

Our Programs


Through the Engage! Program, we work with young people (aged 17-25) who are not participating in educational, vocational or employment related activities. The program helps define pathways into education, training and employment opportunities by providing activities such as Youth Camp, industry tours and re-engagement nights.


We deliver the Reconnect program through a number of Local Government Areas, which empowers young adults (aged 17-25) to overcome intrinsic barriers that prevent them from accessing education through a holistic approach that is delivered one-on-one.

General Education

Our English for Youth program helps young people to settle into their new life in Australia through a mix of classroom learning, activities in the workplace and a variety of activities in the community.

ACFE (Adult, Community and Further Education)

We run a range of ACFE programs that are designed to be flexible to meet learners' needs and support them to return to study, improve their literacy and numeracy skills, gain a qualification, broaden their employment options and learn new skills.

Our Team

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For further information on how you can refer young people into these programs, please make an enquiry.


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding