Engaging culturally and linguistically diverse job seekers

To maximise the chances of success of creating a diverse workforce that is more reflective of the community it serves, it is important to give special consideration to ensuring culturally appropriate and adequate support is provided. This could include language and literacy training, resume assistance, mentoring and career coaching. The following is an example of a program designed to support students and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

CareerSeekers New Australians Internship Program

This program supports two distinct groups of asylum seekers and refugees to obtain paid internships, namely mid-career professionals and university students. This enables them to gain practical local experience, a local reference, and a network within their chosen profession. Interns are provided with intensive training to help them prepare for the workplace and build their confidence. Post support is also provided to help the interns transition into employment.