Asylum Seeker Pathways Project
A partnership between the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre, the Asylum Seeker Pathways Project was set up to provide job placements within DELWP to asylum seekers.
In 2016 two Year 12 students were identified as potential recruits to DELWP’s forest and fire operations. Before confirming the placements a pre-employment program of introductions, cultural inductions and staff briefings were held, so that students could understand the environment they’d be working in and staff could understand the students and their backgrounds.
The two students are now learning skills such as chainsaw operation, general safety and track maintenance, as well as gaining broader knowledge about fire which they can share with the community.
Since the project began a further 12 traineeships have been announced.
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