National Teleconferences

National discussion on Youth Settlement Trends in Australia data report

Tuesday 15th May 2018
2-3pm EST

This teleconference aims to bring together all relevant stakeholders working with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to discuss what the findings of the Report look like in practice, and explore the data's meaning for the sector. We will be exploring the following key questions: 

  • Do the findings of the report resonate with your daily practice and the trends you observe on the ground? 
  • What does some of the data on humanitarian youth arrivals mean for resources and access to services? 
  • Given the key findings, can young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds access the support they need to thrive in Australia? 

For RSVP and dial-in details please email Derya Koksal, MYAN Australia's Policy and Advocacy Officer: 


Education Pathways for young people seeking asylum and refugees on temporary visas

MYAN and RCOA invite you to join this national teleconference bringing together a range of actors to explore education pathways for young people seeking asylum and young refugees on TPVs and SHEVs.


This teleconference provides an opportunity for:

  • Networking between workers and agencies supporting young asylum seekers and young refugees on TPVs or SHEVs across Australia
  • Sharing and promoting initiatives that support young people to continue engaging in education/training opportunities beyond the age of 18
  • Identifying any future advocacy priorities or opportunities.

When:   Quarterly 
Where: Teleconference 
RSVP: Derya Koksal, MYAN (Aust) Policy Officer -

Background: Young people seeking asylum, and those on TPVs or SHEVs, face a range of barriers to accessing and remaining engaged in education and training pathways. While engagement in education has a significant impact on a young person's mental and physical health and their sense of purpose and participation in the community, their options are limited once they turn 18. Addressing this often relies on individual advocacy and creative solutions.

Dates for 2018:

Thursday @ 12pm-1pm (Melbourne time)

February 8th (AEDT)

May 10th (AEST)

August 9th (AEST)

November 8th (AEDT) 


Refugee Education Special Interest Group (SIG)

The Education Pathways teleconference is a sub-group of the Refugee Education SIG. 

The Refugee Education SIG is a collaboration that aims to ensure education opportunities are accessible for students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds – helping them to build better lives in Australia.

MYAN and RCOA have teamed up with a group of educators, community organisations, education providers, students and other stakeholders to form this broad group and have created a public webpage that will support greater collaboration and networks between institutions, practitioners, students and communities in order to achieve better educational outcomes for students from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. 

For more information please visit


Youth Employment - follow up teleconference

MYAN Australia and SCOA invite you to a teleconference about refugee and migrant youth employment.

NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE: 2:00 to 3:00pm (AEDT) Tuesday 14th November 2017

The first teleconference (October 2017) identified the key issues and trends impacting the transition to employment for young Australians from a refugee and migrant background. This teleconference will explore what programs and supports are working to assist young Australians from refugee and migrant backgrounds to transition into employment. We will also look what unmet needs you have identified for the young people, their families and communities, you work with.

Full details available HERE.