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Migrant Network Meet Up June 2021

There are jobs waiting in Southern Tasmania for people to work as a:

These jobs are an opportunity to start in the civil construction industry.


To be ready for work, you are healthy and fit. You’re also able to:

  • Communicate in English
  • Drive to work to start at 7am
  • Work full time

To be ready for employer-matching, you will do workshops and assessments focusing on:

  • Career advice & support
  • Communication techniques
  • Interpersonal interactions
  • Safety in the construction sector
  • Accredited training ‘tickets’/ licences

Training for tickets and personal protective equipment (PPE) is free for candidates assessed as ready for employers.


Migrants on temporary visas, permanent residents and citizens from multicultural communities are eligible. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.


Antony generously shared his story about starting in civil construction. (If you wish to share a migrant story about your work experience, please let us know!).


This project is delivered in partnership with Searson Buck and is funded by Skills Tasmania’s Energising Tasmania Training Fund.


To express interest, phone the Settlement Team on 03 6221 0999 or email settlement@mrctas.org.au 

My name is Lauren and I am part of the team at Think HQ, a communications agency based in Melbourne, who are currently working on the Department of Social Services 'Life Changing Life' Campaign - a recruitment campaign aimed at encouraging more Australians to consider a career in disability, aged care, and veteran support care. 


As part of the campaign we are wanting to profile real people in the industry who can tell their stories; including those who work in in-home aged and disability support care and those who they support. We are hoping to have a case study to represent each of the following language/community groups:

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Punjabi (English option)
  • Hindi (English option)
  • Tagalog (English option)
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Nepali
  • Tamil


We are able to travel across Australia to film case studies, and would love to ensure we have representation in Tasmania. I was wondering if you might know of any support workers who might be interested in this opportunity?


Each individual in the case study would receive $500 for their time. As it is for a government campaign, we will also require some forms to be filled out, and a police check, however we will reimburse all costs associated.


Many Thanks,


0488 534 201


Migrant Network member and Career Coaching volunteer Moon presents what she's learnt from Career Coaching series to fellow Mandarin speakers. 

What: Exchange learnings and tips for career development in Tasmania. 

When: 11:50 am - 2:30 pm, Saturday 7 August 2021

Where: Level 1, KGV Sports and Community Centre, 1a Anfield Street, Glenorchy. 

How: An initiative of the Migrant Network Tasmania. Register here by 5:00 pm, Friday 6 August.

Thank you: Snacks generously provided by the Chinese Cultural Society Tasmania and Minnie's Kitchen.   

The September Meet Up is hosted by Andy with the generous contribution of HR managers from hospitality (Laura Papiccio from Crowne Plaza Hobart) and finance (Narissa Diwan from MyState Bank) and also government (Bernadette Welsh from Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tasmania), and transport (Janine McCann from Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd).


You'll hear some industry insights and their tips for job applications. You'll be  able to ask questions and network. 


The Meet Up is face-to-face in Glenorchy, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Registration is essential for COVID safety. 

Photo by: Migrant Network Meet Up June 2021

"[Most helpful was] help to prepare an interview which I was suffering from", skilled migrant, 29 July 2021.

About MRC Tas

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) is a not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting people from migrant and humanitarian backgrounds to settle successfully in Tasmania since 1979.

About Migrant network tasmania

Migrant Network Tasmania draws on the goodwill, stories and tips of migrants and the wider community to help fellow migrants to establish lives and careers in Tasmania.