Career Pathways Pilot for Humanitarian Entrants

The Career Pathways Pilot helped to test effective ways to support newly arrived humanitarian entrants, with vocational level English, to use their professional or trade skills and qualifications in Australia.

Eligible Humanitarian Entrants were supported to:

  • Plan a career pathway in Australia.
  • Find out how to use existing skills in the Australian workforce and how to obtain recognition of existing qualifications.
  • Find employment opportunities and training to upskill or reskill.
  • Achieve career goals.

The Pilot operated from March 2017 to June 2019, across six humanitarian settlement sites in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Toowoomba, Perth and Hobart.

Although the Pilot has ended, information about broad support available to newly arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants is available.

Career Pathways Pilot Evaluation

The Career Pathways Pilot will be evaluated in 2019. It will measure how targeted intervention activities, including comprehensive place-based employment information, career advice and financial support, results in:

  • better employment outcomes for both underemployed and unemployed Pilot participants in jobs that utilise their pre-arrival professional/trade skills and qualifications;
  • participants pursuing a career pathway that, over the span of their working life in Australia, will maximise their contribution to the Australian economy; and
  • career satisfaction for Pilot participants, leading to positive role modelling and social cohesion outcomes for first and subsequent generations.

Deloitte Access Economics has been engaged to undertake the independent evaluation and the findings will inform future policy and program development.

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