We love working with other like-minded groups and organisations to form community partnerships to support our students and the wider community. Here’s just some of our most recent projects.
Community Projects & Partnerships
Beyond our educational programs, we collaborate with others on key community partnerships throughout the year. These projects enrich our student experience, and support even more people to build their best future.
Here’s a selection of our past and present projects.
In 2023 we are partnering with the team at Welcome Merchant on the ‘Sharing Knowledge Blog Series’ to support refugees and migrants with information on the essential skills you need when starting your own business. Learning English and having digital literacy is essential when you want to start your own business. This blog series is designed to help you understand the resources available to assist you on your journey.
Tours to Community First Step and Fairfield Hospital
From May 2023, we are partnering with South Western Sydney Local Health District, Fairfield Hospital and Community First Step to introduce NSF clients at our Fairfield college to the essential services available in their local area. With visits to Community First Step and an orientation tour of Fairfield Hospital, the program helps our students, especially newly-arrived migrants and refugees, feel more connected with their community.
Digital Skills for Women
The award-winning Digital Literacy for Women course, run by NSF Fairfield in collaboration with Settlement Services International (SSI), provides computer skills to newly arrived women, helping them connect with online services and gain greater independence.
White City Football Club
We were delighted to be a jersey sponsor of the White City Football Club, as part of the Southern District Football Competition.
David Fouad, team coach, is an ex-Navitas Skilled Futures AMEP student.
Reverse Garbage Community Garden Project
This project, working together with Reverse Garbage in Sydney’s Inner West, saw NSF students work together to transform a community space, with plants native to their birth countries.
SBS Learn English “Living with Aussie Wildlife”
SBS Learn English, in partnership with Navitas Skilled Futures and WIRES, has released a digital video series designed to help Australian migrants improve their English language skills while learning about our unique wildlife.
New Humans of Australia Partnership
In 2022 we partnered with New Humans of Australia to share the inspirational stories of our students.
You can read these on our Facebook page or at our Own Your Story campaign page below.
Fairfield Art Project “Our Journey to Unity”
Launched during Refugee Week 2021, this collaborative project between Navitas and Fairfield City Council saw the students’ vibrant perspective drawings displayed at the college and in a public installation on the footpath at a prominent intersection in Fairfield’s CBD.
English for Swimming Book
A resource guide to running an English for Swimming program for CALD communities in Australia launched in December 2021 to complement our English for Swimming program. This book has everything providers need to run a similar program and help reduce drownings in CALD communities.
English for Sewing Initiative
As part of the ‘English for Sewing’ project, a group of 15 recently arrived Afghan women living in Western Sydney are learning how to make and sell fabric shopping bags from repurposed donated materials, while improving their English language skills.
Ask The Expert Series
During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, Navitas Skilled Futures commenced a series of seminars to support the community.
This program went on to win a Zest award for community support.
The AMEP & Me Student Art Exhibition
Celebrating 75 years of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), this unique visual art exhibition has been curated by the students of Navitas Skilled Futures, showcasing the life-altering effects the program has had on their settlement journeys.
Other Support Services
If you have young children, you can still study with us. We work with a childcare company called KU Children’s Services to offer you free* childcare while you study with Navitas Skilled Futures.
At Navitas Skilled Futures, we know it is not easy to find a job and feel at home when you cannot speak English. That is why we can talk to you in your own language.
Our Volunteer Tutor Scheme is designed to help migrants and refugees who cannot attend our AMEP classes, or who need extra learning support.
Work placements are where you work somewhere for a short time with real bosses, in real companies. We have helped hundreds of people get new skills for their CVs and find jobs this way, and we can help you too.
While we make sure our lessons are interesting and fun, we do a lot more for young people than just sit in a classroom. We focus on how young people learn best.