Saturday, 6 December 2014

UWS College 2015 Refugee Scholarship

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Organisation/Service/Project: UWS College – University of Western Sydney

Initiative/Project: UWS College 2015 Refugee Scholarship

  • English classes/conversation group:

The UWSCollege Refugee Scholarship provides assistance to refugees in gaining the English language skills required for entry to UWSCollege or the University of Western Sydney (UWS). These students will have university study as their goal and the scholarship will provide effective support to enable students to achieve this and realise their potential within the wider community.
There will be scholarships available (valued at up to 40 weeks maximum of study per successful applicant) to fund a recipient's English language study. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis during the first quarter of each academic year.
Personal Statement
In approximately 250 words, applicants should describe their past education and work experience, their future plans
and their reasons for wanting to study at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). Applicants may also include other
information that would support their scholarship application.
Supporting Materials
Applicant will need to provide the following supporting materials:
•     a current curriculum vitae
•     evidence of completion CSWE 3 level of English or IELTS 4.5 level of English
•     evidence of previous studies and academic eligibility for study at UWS
•     contact details of two current referees, preferably professional.
Application form
Closing date:
27 February 2015 for April intake

Saturday, 22 November 2014


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Worker’s Name: MTC Australia – Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

Organisation/Service/Project: MTC – Campsie Library

Telephone/Email: MTC Australia Customer Service Team – 1300 981 901

Initiative/Project: Free English Class – Campsie Library

  • English classes/conversation group:

Monday: 3.45 – 8  pm, Tuesday and Wednesday: 4.45 – 8 pm

Free English classes are also available during the daytime at MTC Australia Belmore Level 1, 436 Burwood Rd., Belmore

For more information, please contact a librarian or:

MTC Australia Customer Service Team: 1300981901

MTC Australia Belmore Centre Manager Yanjing Liao (English and Mandarin) 0427437826 


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Worker’s Name: MTC Australia – Skills for Education and Employment (SEE)

Organisation/Service/Project: MTC – Canterbury City Community Centre

Telephone/Email: MTC Australia Customer Service Team – 1300 981 901

Initiative/Project: SEE Belmore Preparing for Work (intensive)

  • English classes/conversation group:

The course is suitable for client from both English and non-English speaking backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and Early School Leavers. Clients must be eligible for the SEE program to commence study in the course.


Teaching will cover the following areas:
·         Computer literacy (word processing, emails. Internet job search and online job applications)
·         Identifying pathways to employment
·         Job seeking strategies
·         Resume and cover letter writing
·         Job interview techniques including mock interviews
·         Presentation and confidence
·         WSH unit – BSBWHS201A Contribute to Health and Safety of Others
·         Basic workplace communication

Location: Canterbury City Community Centre – 130 Railway Pde, Lakemba

Study Mode: 10 hours per week for 9 weeks (2/2/2015 – 1/4/2015) 9 am to 2.30 pm on Mondays and Wednesday

Referral Process: please phone the MTC Australia Customer Service Team on 1300981901 and inform us that the referral is for the SEE Belmore Preparing for Work Intensive Course. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Computer classes for beginners

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Worker’s Name:  Miguel Ferrero 

Organisation/Service/Project: Chester Hill Neighbourhood centre
Telephone/Email: - 96453700

Initiative/Project: Computer classes for beginners 

  • Training/Workshops:

Beginner’s Computer Class

Mondays 11 am to 1 pm

Learn computer basics eg. Using the mouse/keyboard, learn about Internet

4 Weeks – Cost: $10 for the 4 weeks

Starts on Monday 17th November 2014

Venue: Chester Hill Neighbourhood centre – 89 Waldron Road – Chester Hill

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

English for Employment UWS College

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Worker’s Name:  Amy Ferguson | Course Coordinator - Delivery | Professional and Community Programs | 

Organisation/Service/Project: UWS College

Telephone/Email: - 9852 4110 

Initiative/Project: English for Employment 

  • English classes/conversation group:

English For Employment – a 5 day per week course with English language tuition for skilled migrants

Our next English for Employment course begins Monday 10th November and is delivered over six weeks:

Commencing :                  Monday 10th November 2014
Days and times:                5 days per week (Monday – Friday) from 9:30am – 3:30pm
Concluding:                        Friday 19th December 2014
Location:                              Westmead – UWS College Building J, 158 Hawkesbury Road Westmead

As per our previous courses, 2014 English for Employment courses will help students to develop job search strategies for the Australian employment market.

Course outline

·        English language support including pronunciation
·        Developing a greater awareness of workplace culture and trends in the Australian labour market
·        Finding your fit in your field of expertise
·        Developing a career portfolio including your résumé and cover letter
·        Strategies to identify employment opportunities
·        Preparing for the job interview
·        Career management skills
·        Marketing yourself effectively

Candidates must

·         Be a permanent Australian resident
·         Have overseas qualifications
·         Be seeking work in their field of expertise
·         Have an IELTS score of 5.5 or higher

Enquiries and registrations for these courses can be emailed to myself or to

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Youth StepUP Project

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Worker’s Name: Turkan Aksoy 

Organisation/Service/Project: Bankstown City Council in Partnerhsip with others 

Telephone/Email: 97079863
Initiative/Project:  Youth StepUP 

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
Youth StepUP focuses on providing a cultural bridge into the Australian Labour Market, equipping refugee and migrant youth with the tools they need to find their way in this sometimes complicated system they need to navigate.

The primary aim is to strengthen soft skills development in young job seekers increasing their opportunities to attain and maintain employment.

Bankstown City Council in partnership with MTC Australia, Department of Human Service Centrelink, NSW Education & Communities State Training Services, Greenacre Area Community Centre and Melkite Catholic Welfare Association have been working with youth related employment initiatives in Bankstown for over four years.

Youth StepUp has produced the Youth StepUP Facilitators Guide and Workbooks that aim to simplify the Australian Labour Market, explains the Cycle of Employment, covers aspects of Cultural Awareness, introductory Presentation skills, Resume writing and Interview skills. The workshops are interactive and contain opportunities for role plays and mock interviews.
We aim to help young people understand that their cultural diversity is an asset.