News & Events
Marcella’s Amazing Work Recognised at the Inspire Awards
September 20, 2021
During hard times, it is more important than ever to celebrate our achievements and recognise the amazing work that continues to happen across the Navitas global community. On 14 September, we held the first ever employee Inspire Awards to recognise extraordinary talent and outstanding achievement of Navitas staff and teams from across the world, hosted […]
100% success and satisfaction at hospital Foundation Skills pilot program
September 15, 2021
The overwhelming success of a pilot training course for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) staff at a Western Sydney hospital has resulted in the demand for three more courses in the same local health district.
Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital recently engaged Navitas English to run a trial Foundation Skills for Your Future (FSfYF) course with a range of staff members, including general service staff, security staff and customer service representatives.
Staff Spotlight: Georgie Cole, Teaching & Learning Curriculum Lead
September 10, 2021
This month we feature staff member Georgie Cole from our T&L Unit.
Georgie joined Navitas English in 2011 after many years’ experience in adult language and literacy.
She always wanted a career where she could help improve language and social outcomes for those facing barriers.
“What embodies the T&L Unit I think is creativity, ‘thinking outside the box’, flexibility, and responsiveness to changing demands,” she says.
Young leader to advocate for others in ambassador role
September 9, 2021
A Navitas English Fairfield student will be able to realise her mission of helping other young migrants and refugees after being accepted as a youth ambassador at MYAN (Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network).
Odette Siuofi, 20, said she was “very proud” to be chosen as a representative of MYAN’s NSW Youth Ambassador Network, which will provide her with leadership and professional development opportunities as well as the ability to engage in advocacy for young migrants and refugees at a national level.
“Living my dream”: Aieshee’s amazing journey with Navitas
August 20, 2021
Salma Meher Aieshee enrolled as a student at Navitas English to improve her communication, learn about Australian culture and connect with people from different backgrounds. She didn’t know it would help her achieve so much more – including overcoming a major phobia and landing her dream job.
Aieshee, 35, said Navitas English had been with her for every step of her settlement journey since migrating from Bangladesh to be with her new husband in March 2018.
English for Driving: Get on the road with Navitas English and Gymea
August 13, 2021
Navitas English has joined forces with Gymea Community Aid and Information Service to offer a pre-learner course to help participants from resettlement communities get their driver’s license.
The course will help students gain the literacy, numeracy and computer skills they need to prepare for the license tests as well as learning key vocabulary to help them talk about cars and their different parts.
PtW STUDENT TESTIMONIAL: Sandy Kurdi
August 12, 2021
When Sandy Kurdi left Lebanon in 2018 to start a new life in Sydney, she left behind not only her family but also a Bachelor of Physics degree, which she was just one semester away from completing.
Three years on, the 22-year-old now has a baby boy to look after, but she is as determined as ever to complete her degree and start her science career, which she is on her way to achieving with the help of Navitas English.
Coffee, cake and career experience
July 23, 2021
A partnership between Navitas English Canberra and a local social enterprise café has served up some valuable hospitality and customer service experience for refugee and migrant women, with a side of English lessons.
The project ran over a term and included classroom preparation and planning, culminating in hands-on experience at the café split over two days in June.
Staff Spotlight: Joergette Medel, CTA Coordinator
We are delighted to introduce Joergette Medel as Navitas English’s new Career Transition Assistance (CTA) Coordinator.
Joergette joined the business in April bringing with her a wealth of experience in the employment sector where she has spent time in HR, training and employment services.
Collaboration the recipe for success at Refugee Week breakfast
July 8, 2021
It was a cold, wet morning in Canberra on Thursday but inside a converted 1920s homestead on the outskirts of the territory, the mood couldn’t have been warmer or brighter.
Refugee women from around the world welcomed the Hon. Alex Hawke MP to breakfast at Café Stepping Stone as part of Refugee Week celebrations hosted by Navitas English.
Serving others the true reward for Fairfield’s most faithful refugee
July 1, 2021
During Refugee Week, Navitas English’s Basim Shamaon received a prestigious NSW Humanitarian Award for his outstanding work with refugees.
He spoke to Fiona West about his own journey as a young Iraqi refugee and how it helped him find his calling in a vocation devoted to helping others.
Art at the heart of Refugee Week
June 23, 2021
It was a colourful start to Refugee Week at Fairfield on Monday with the launch of “Our Journey to Unity”, an innovative art project by the college’s youth class.
The collaborative project between Navitas and Fairfield City Council saw the students’ vibrant perspective drawings displayed at the college and in a public installation on the footpath at a prominent intersection in the CBD.