A key objective of the 2014–2016 AMES Australia Strategic Plan is to provide credible evidence to inform Government and others on policies and practices which impact on the settlement outcomes of refugees and migrants. Working in partnership with AMES Australia service delivery divisions, the Research and Policy team lead policy development and policy responses, preparation of major tenders, contribute to AMES Australia strategic and annual planning and undertake research projects.
The research focus has two purposes. Projects inform service developments and contribute to improving service delivery within AMES Australia. Projects also allow AMES Australia to document and analyse successful practice and contribute to the evidence base required for dialogue with key stakeholders and government and contribute to policy development.
Our research projects are outlined below:
26 July 2017
This report provides an analysis of the employment outcomes and post-course activities of 203 AMES Australia clients who participated in the Certificate III in Individual Support and Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care courses in 2014-15.Read More
This report provides findings and analysis of a research project that examined the employment and further education outcomes and experiences of 460 former AMES Australia clients who had completed the SLPET program in 2014-15.Read More
1 April 2017
This report provides preliminary answers to questions regarding the capacity and interest of organisations from the business, volunteer, community services and local government sectors in engaging with the Community Support Program (CSP).Read More
The report details key findings about the employment outcomes and experiences of vocational training (Certificate III in Individual Support and in Early Childhood Education and Care) clients at AMES Australia, six months after they completed the course.Read More
This report provides an overview of the employment outcomes of Settlement Language Pathways to Employment and Training (SLPET) program clients six months after they completed the course at AMES Australia.Read More
29 February 2016
This report contains the findings of a national study into the employment experience of women “partner migrants” in Australia. It focuses on their experiences of finding work, employer perspectives and best practice in assisting skilled migrants find jobsRead More
16 December 2015
This report details the findings of a survey of almost 400 people undertaking the Adult Migrant Education Program (AMEP). It describes how newly arrived migrants connect to their local community and contribute to society through volunteering.Read More
2 November 2015
This research documents the employment situations of a group of recent migrants with low English level from different occupational backgrounds. It explores the work they were doing, how satisfied they were and what factors influenced their satisfaction.Read More