Starting over in a new country is one of the
biggest challenges our students face.
We’ve put together these guides to help make
your journey easier.
We know starting over in a new country can be challenging. Whether you’re planning on moving soon, or have already started your new life in Australia, Navitas Skilled Futures is here to support you – today and into the future.
Through our range of free education and training programs, you’ll get support in learning English, digital skills, and pathway support into a new or better job, or into further education. We are here to help you on your way.
To make your settlement journey a little easier, we’ve also put together these guides to support you. Check back again soon for more information to help you on your way.
A Guide to Settlement, for Family or Partner Visa holders
A guide created for those arriving in Australia on a family or partner Visa, to help make your journey a little easier as you begin to resettle in Australia.
A Guide to Settlement, for humanitarian Visa holders
Created for soon to arrive refugees and asylum seekers, this guide helps you to connect on your first days in Australia.
A Guide to Australian Slang
The Australian language may be totally different to the British or American English you’ve learned overseas! Here’s some terms that you might hear in your day to day life in Australia, to help to understand some of the things that sound new and different.
A Guide to Australian Public Holidays
Australia loves to celebrate our public holidays. This guide helps you to understand our special days, their background, and how Australians typically commemorate these celebrations.
Essential Skills for Starting Your Business: In Partnership with Welcome Merchant
NSF is working with Welcome Merchant to support refugee entrepreneurs to start a business and reach your dreams. Here’s the first blog about the Essential Skills to Start Your Business, and how to get them!
The First Steps to Take To Start Your Business in Australia: In Partnership with Welcome Merchant
In the second of our business skills knowledge series, you’ll learn the first steps to start your business in Australia. Read here to find out how to begin.
Advice from A Successful Business Owner: In Partnership with Welcome Merchant
In this 3rd instalment of our partnership with Welcome Merchant, you’ll hear from a successful business started by a newcomer to Australia. Interested in hearing from an expert? Here’s a great place to start.
Essential Services for when you settle in Australia
A list of essential services to help you to settle into your new home in Australia. These services range from employment preparation, healthcare, education, housing, legal assistance, and social support.
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.