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Refugees and people seeking asylum face a number of challenges when learning in Australia – whether it is learning English, in school, or in further or higher education.

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How Can We Make Higher Education More Accessible For Refugees?

How can we make higher education more accessible for refugees?

What do we know about the participation of refugees in university? And how can we make higher education more accessible for them? These are the questions addressed by a recent study by the University of Melbourne's Refugee Studies Program and Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, Not There Yet: An Investigation into the Access and Participation of Students from Humanitarian Refugee Backgrounds in the Australian Higher Education System.
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Language training

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) The AMEP is a program offering free English language tuition to migrants and humanitarian entrants who do not have functional English and funded by the…

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Education and training

Refugee and humanitarian entrants are often keen to make up for lost time and take up the many and diverse opportunities provided by Australia’s education and training systems. Refugee young…

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English Language Services for refugees: Responding to the evaluation

An evaluation of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) and Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) was conducted by the Department of Industry by ACIL Allen Consulting. The Settlement Council of Australia (SCOA) and Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) used this opportunity to have a focussed discussion on the provision of English language training and classes to refugees through the Settlement Policy Network (SPN).
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