Pathways for Young Asylum Seekers Workshop

Helping young asylum seekers find work

Brimbank City Council and Brotherhood of St Laurence are offering a two-day employment skills workshop for young asylum seekers (18-30 years) living in Brimbank with work rights who want to find a job.

The workshop will offer valuable one-on-one support and assistance in identifying employment opportunities.

As part of the workshop participants will learn:

  • about working and workplaces in Australia
  • learn where to look for and find work opportunities
  • how to apply for jobs
  • how to prepare a resume, and
  • interview skills, including practice interviews.

After completing the workshops, support will be provided to participate in work experience or volunteering opportunities.

Employment Pathways for Young Asylum Seekers (EPYAS)
The workshop is part of the broader Employment Pathways for Young Asylum Seekers (EPYAS) program, aimed at asylum seekers aged 18 to 30 with and without work rights and who live in Brimbank.

The program is offered at no cost and has been developed in response to the needs of young asylum seekers.

The program acknowledges that young asylum seekers face multiple challenges when seeking to build a vibrant, new life in Australia. These challenges can include disrupted education, language barriers and lack of local work experience which can make finding employment difficult.

These factors also reduce the chances of young asylum seekers to connect to the broader community.

Pathways for Young Asylum Seekers Workshop
Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 July 2015, 12.30-4pm
Visy Cares Hub
80B Harvester Road

Lunch provided.

To register contact Brimbank City Council’s Community Planning and Engagement Officer on 9249 4463 or email or contact EPYAS officer Loren Polzot at or 8412 8712.

Additional EPYAS workshops are planned for August, October and November 2015.

For more information visit the Brotherhood of St Laurence website.