The National Workforce Competencies for Settlement Practitioners were developed in consultation with SETSCoP, the broader settlement sector, settlement peak bodies, and the Department of Home Affairs.
The Workforce Competencies will support further professionalisation of the settlement workforce and will contribute to the establishment of competency-based practice, ethics and conduct, the scope of practice, and evidence-based methodologies. Application of the Workforce Competencies across the sector will enhance standardisation and consistency, while promoting a culture of continuous improvement through ongoing learning and development, which will lead to enhanced program outputs and settlement outcomes for individuals and communities.
The Workforce Competencies were launched on 3 November 2021 by David Wilden, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Home Affairs – Refugee, Humanitarian and Settlement Division. David and a panel of distinguished experts discussed key considerations in how settlement practitioners can use the competency framework to enhance program outputs and settlement outcomes for individuals and communities.
You can watch the full launch event here.
See an overview of what we can achieve through the competencies here.
You can watch some of the highlights of the panellists’ discussion here.
You can download the National Workforce Competencies for Settlement Practitioners here.
The Employment in Settlement Practice course has been designed for settlement practitioners specialising in helping clients find and keep employment. The free system supports settlement practitioners in building their capacity to help clients find and keep work, specifically focusing on building skills that promote a greater understanding of employers and their priorities.
Gender Responsive Settlement
This Gender-Responsive Settlement Practice course has been designed to support settlement service providers with the tools, skills and knowledge to help the social and economic participation of migrant and refugee women.
Settlement Support for youth
This course has been designed to enable settlement workers to understand some of the specific needs and experiences of young people with migrant and refugee background, the need for, and the purpose of, the National Youth Settlement Framework.
Settlement Support for those experiencing Domestic and Family Violence
This course has been designed to provide information about forms of violence and types of abuse, embed a more developed understanding of the complexities that arise at the intersection of domestic and family violence and migration, recognise indicators and risk factors during initial client assessment with women from vulnerable migrant and refugee backgrounds and facilitate disclosure, safety planning and referral in culturally responsive manner.
Leadership in Settlement Practice
Understanding Mental Health in Settlement