Towards an optimal employment strategy for people seeking asylum and refugees in Victoria

Providing recommendations for a specialised, comprehensive state-wide employment program for people seeking asylum and refugees in Victoria.

This project was funded as part of the Economic and Social Participation Research Initiative (ESPRIt)  2019 Seed Funding Round.

The current policy context and changes in visa requirements for Humanitarian Program’s migrants has created a need for a specialised, comprehensive state-wide employment program for people seeking asylum and refugees in Victoria.

To provide recommendations for such an employment program, we will focus on:

  • identifying best practices for an employment program for people seeking asylum and refugees
  • developing collaborations with wider community and employer partners
  • understanding many and various barriers to employment experienced by people seeking asylum and refugees
  • improving links with the Government’s wider social procurement policies and the social enterprise ecosystem in Victoria.

Dr Mladen Adamovic [Centre for Workplace Leadership]

Michelle Stratemeyer [Centre for Workplace Leadership]

Dr Victor Sojo Monzon [Centre for Workplace Leadership]

Dr Olivia Dun [School of Geography]

Charlene Edwards [Melbourne Social Equity Institute]

For information about this project, please contact:

Charlene Edwards
Executive Officer, Melbourne Social Equity Institute 
Phone +61 3 9035 4738
Email: charlene.edwards@unimelb.edu.au