Working for ASRC means more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to regain independence.

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is committed to empowering our community by building their ability to make decisions about their welfare and future. Being financially independent plays a huge part in the ability to have autonomy over our own decisions, and sustainable employment is key to financial independence.

Unfortunately, when it comes to employment in the Australian workforce, people seeking asylum face a range of barriers to participation. Some of these include:

  • Lack of/limited English language

  • Lack of work experience in Australia

  • Lack of/limited professional networks

  • Cultural barriers

  • Systemic discrimination

  • Financial hardship

  • Lack of skill or qualification recognition in Australia

  • Mobility restrictions

Through our Social Enterprises we work to break down these barriers and create opportunity for our community to regain autonomy and create a sustainable income.

Other ways we support employment:

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Employment programs

The ASRC runs multiple programs such as job readiness, professional mentoring and employer partnerships that all focus on securing long-term, meaningful work for people seeking asylum.

ASRC Employment Program

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Entrepreneur programs

Our Entrepreneur initiative partners with leading corporate partners to facilitate the mentorship and education of people seeking asylum looking to establish their own businesses or work as a sole trader.

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