Planning Career Futures for Refugees

AMES Australia in partnership with Scanlon Foundation will deliver a career pathways planning program for skilled humanitarian entrants to South Australia.

The program will work with each participant to:

  • Plan a career pathway in Australia
  • Show how to find jobs that match their overseas skills and qualification
  • Obtain recognition of overseas qualifications, upskill or reskill 
  • Connect to local employers, state and federal government programs and
  • Find employment and volunteering opportunities that assist participants achieve their career goals in Australia

The program will run from March 2019 to March 2022.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Refugees who have arrived in Australia in the past 5 years
  • Hold visa subclass: 200, 201,202, 203 or 204
  • Have good English 
  • Have overseas skills and/or qualification


To date, the project has achieved the following outcomes out of 31 participants:

  • Employment in similar job – 32%
  • Further study/retraining - 32%
  • Apprenticeship - 16%
  • Internship - 11%
  • Registration with AHPRA - 5%
  • Volunteering - 5%