From AMEP to Australian journalist: Mujeeb’s SBS success story
December 7, 2021
When Mujeeb Muneeb arrived in Australia from Afghanistan in 2012 he could speak only limited English and doubted he would ever work in his chosen career of journalism again. Fast forward 10 years and not only is he working as a journalist, he is interviewing government ministers, writing news stories on politics and world affairs, working […]
Navitas Skilled Futures: New name, same commitment
November 25, 2021
Navitas English is now officially known as Navitas Skilled Futures! The name change, which came into effect on 1 December 2021, is part of a wider review designed to better reflect the scope of our programs, the focus of our work, and its positive impact on the clients, stakeholders and the communities we serve. Navitas […]
College showcase focuses on positives of online learning
November 24, 2021
Staying connected, safe and well during the pandemic was the overriding theme of this year’s Navitas Skilled Futures CEO Roadshow. More than 100 staff from ACT and South West Sydney colleges attended the online roadshow, held on 29 October, World Teachers’ Day, to reflect on the year that had its challenges but also many positive […]
Navitas programs in spotlight for Japan
November 11, 2021
Navitas English has presented an outline of its programs to Japanese public servants to help guide multicultural policies in local and regional areas of Japan. General Manager Jetinder Macfarlane gave a 90-minute translated presentation and took questions at the Japan Local Government Centre’s (JLGC) Multicultural Seminar on Wednesday 10 November, which was held online this year […]
Praise for teachers on World Teacher’s Day
October 29, 2021
A Sydney Morning Herald story featuring Navitas English teacher Camilla Portela has given people an opportunity to thank Western Sydney’s teachers for their “heroic” efforts during the pandemic. The story, about Ms Portela going beyond immediate duties to support students in need, attracted dozens of comments from the community, all but one of which praised […]
Navitas English welcomes landmark SEE reforms
October 20, 2021
Navitas English welcomes the significant changes to the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program which will allow even more jobseekers to get the skills and support needed to succeed in the workplace. Navitas English has been delivering the SEE program, funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment since 2005. The program provides […]
Uncovering a Passion for Care with CTA
October 18, 2021
With a kind, gentle and warm spirit, for the past two-years Ben Duncan has fulfilled the role of full-time carer for his best friend, sharing care support and friendship. With this experience, Ben reflected on his career aspirations and goals, and took the chance to rethink his career in sales. Feeling unsure of what his […]
World Teachers’ Day Profile: Fairfield Youth Teacher Camilla Portela
October 15, 2021
Generous and passionate are two words regularly used by students and colleagues to describe Fairfield’s Youth Teacher, Camilla Portela.
Her colourful classroom in the top right-hand corner of the college is often buzzing with movement, laughter and chatter. But don’t mistake that for frivolity. This is a class that gets stuff done. And the fact that students enjoy doing it means they turn up each day, they knuckle down and they achieve results – and not just in language, literacy and digital skills.
‘Ask the Expert’ Webinar Series supports students
October 11, 2021
Navitas English’s ‘Ask the Expert’ Webinar Series is now delivering our 5th series of sessions to support our community. Webinar topics range from Protecting your family from Covid-19 by the NSW Refugee Health Service (Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese language), Job Search Strategies by Dress for Success, Updates for the Afghan community with Dari interpreter by […]
AMEP Student becomes the Master
October 8, 2021
Once the student, now becoming the master, former AMEP student Nam Doan shares his journey, and why he has come back to support others as a Navitas English volunteer tutor himself. Nam migrated to Australia in 2019 from Vietnam with his family, sponsored by his daughter, who now has a job in PR. With these […]
Fresh Starts for Pathways to Work Customer Service Graduates
October 7, 2021
Navitas English’s Pathways to Work program supports refugees and migrants to gain skills and valuable local work experience to kick off their career journeys in Australia. We spoke to three amazing students from our 2021 Pathways to Work Customer Service Fairfield college class, who have all landed jobs in key industries. The pandemic has shown […]
Sani’s first job in Australia helps fellow Hazara women
October 1, 2021
A Navitas Skilled Futures student says she is grateful to have found a job helping others in her Hazara community at a critical time through the Community Migrant Resource Centre.
Sani Zahra, 21, was encouraged by Navitas to apply for the contract role that provides support to Afghan women dealing with grief and trauma triggered by the current situation in their homeland.
The Sharing Circles project aims to provide a safe space for these women to share their feelings and intimate struggles without fear of prejudice or judgment.