News & Events
Navitas English welcomes landmark SEE reforms
October 20, 2021
Navitas English welcomes the significant changes to the Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program which will allow even more jobseekers to get the skills and support needed to succeed in the workplace. Navitas English has been delivering the SEE program, funded by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment since 2005. The program provides […]
Uncovering a Passion for Care with CTA
October 18, 2021
With a kind, gentle and warm spirit, for the past two-years Ben Duncan has fulfilled the role of full-time carer for his best friend, sharing care support and friendship. With this experience, Ben reflected on his career aspirations and goals, and took the chance to rethink his career in sales. Feeling unsure of what his […]
World Teachers’ Day Profile: Fairfield Youth Teacher Camilla Portela
October 15, 2021
Generous and passionate are two words regularly used by students and colleagues to describe Fairfield’s Youth Teacher, Camilla Portela.
Her colourful classroom in the top right-hand corner of the college is often buzzing with movement, laughter and chatter. But don’t mistake that for frivolity. This is a class that gets stuff done. And the fact that students enjoy doing it means they turn up each day, they knuckle down and they achieve results – and not just in language, literacy and digital skills.
‘Ask the Expert’ Webinar Series supports students
October 11, 2021
Navitas English’s ‘Ask the Expert’ Webinar Series is now delivering our 5th series of sessions to support our community. Webinar topics range from Protecting your family from Covid-19 by the NSW Refugee Health Service (Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese language), Job Search Strategies by Dress for Success, Updates for the Afghan community with Dari interpreter by […]
AMEP Student becomes the Master
October 8, 2021
Once the student, now becoming the master, former AMEP student Nam Doan shares his journey, and why he has come back to support others as a Navitas English volunteer tutor himself. Nam migrated to Australia in 2019 from Vietnam with his family, sponsored by his daughter, who now has a job in PR. With these […]
Fresh Starts for Pathways to Work Customer Service Graduates
October 7, 2021
Navitas English’s Pathways to Work program supports refugees and migrants to gain skills and valuable local work experience to kick off their career journeys in Australia. We spoke to three amazing students from our 2021 Pathways to Work Customer Service Fairfield college class, who have all landed jobs in key industries. The pandemic has shown […]
Sani’s first job in Australia helps fellow Hazara women
October 1, 2021
A Navitas English student says she is grateful to have found a job helping others in her Hazara community at a critical time through the Community Migrant Resource Centre.
Sani Zahra, 21, was encouraged by Navitas to apply for the contract role that provides support to Afghan women dealing with grief and trauma triggered by the current situation in their homeland.
The Sharing Circles project aims to provide a safe space for these women to share their feelings and intimate struggles without fear of prejudice or judgment.
Basim’s finger on the Pulse during COVID-19
September 30, 2021
Navitas English Stakeholder Engagement Manager Basim Shamaon was one of six community leaders who presented to policymakers this week at the launch of a report looking into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities in South Western Sydney.
The Pulse Report, by the Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), seeks to amplify the voices of these communities, presenting insights and actionable recommendations for now and the future, to manage the impacts of the pandemic and plan for recovery.
Courier driving course delivers results
September 29, 2021
Raad Imara has been living in Australia for more than 10 years, and after just a few weeks of taking part in the English for Courier Driving course he has finally secured his first official job – at Australia Post.
Raad said the course helped him with all aspects of the work and gave him the confidence to succeed in a role he loves.
The work involves packing items, driving and delivering parcels and letters – essential work during the pandemic.
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.