Migration is the movement of people from one place to another and can be either temporary or permanent. Triggers may be personal and/or professional factors including: a desire to work or study in a different country; a need to move away from dangerous or challenging environments; and an economic necessity to find employment. The migration of skilled people with the required qualifications and attributes can also help governments to address specific skill shortages. The experience of migration can be shaped by many elements including the capabilities of the person, their level of education, the visibility and recognition of their qualifications, and their work experience. Vocational education and training (VET) and adult and community education (ACE) programs assist migrants to develop the skills and confidence required to succeed in their new home.
Access items in VOCEDplus
- Labour mobility
- Migrant education
- Migrants/refugees and higher education
- Migrants/refugees and vocational education and training
- Recognition of foreign qualifications
- Skilled migration
- Different country, same work: the income advantage of industrial channeling among Mexican immigrants
- International education, the formation of capital and graduate employment: Chinese accounting graduates' experiences of the Australian labour market [Australia, China]
- Labour market performance of refugees in the EU
- Making integration work: assessment and recognition of foreign qualifications [OECD countries]
- Migrants and cities: research report on recruitment, employment, and working conditions of domestic workers in China
- Over-education and life satisfaction among immigrant and non-immigrant workers in Canada
- Refugees welcome?: recognition of qualifications held by refugees and their access to higher education in Europe: country analyses
- Reinventing mutual recognition arrangements: lessons from international experiences and insights for the ASEAN region [international]
- The economic integration of refugees in Canada: a mixed record?
- The long road ahead: status report on the implementation of the ASEAN mutual recognition arrangements on professional services [Asia]
- The potential benefits of reforming migration policies to address South Australia's needs: report 1: key challenges
- The potential benefits of reforming migration policies to address South Australia's needs: report 2: areas where the migration system does not meet South Australia's needs
- The relative labour market performance of former international students: evidence from the Canadian National Graduates Survey
- Transitions to employment and education for new migrants in Australia
- Vocational education and training: bridging refugee and employer needs [Europe]
- American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)
- AMES Australia
- Asian and Pacific migration journal
- Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London
- European Migration Network (EMN)
- EU skills profile tool for third country nationals
- ILO labour migration resources
- International migration (journal)
- International Organization for Migration publications
- IZA journal of migration
- Journal of international migration and integration
- Let's talk development (blog - The World Bank)
- Migration Council Australia (MCA)
- Migration Policy Institute [US]
- OECD migration resources
- Refugee Council of Australia
- Scalabrini Migration Center [Philippines]
- TED: The workforce crisis of 2030 - and how to start solving it now (video)
- The Study.EU Country Ranking 2017 for International Students
- World Bank migration resources
- A look at immigration, ethnocultural diversity and languages in Canada up to 2036, 2011 to 2036
- Department of Education and Training [Australia]
- Department of Immigration and Border Protection: Work in Australia statistics
- Eurostat migrant integration statistics: employment
- HEIDA Project (Data driven decision making for internationalization of higher education)
- ILO labour migration statistics
- International migration policies and data (OECD)
- Migration to Australia: a quick guide to the statistics (Parliament of Australia)
- Population Europe
- Statistics Norway
- World Bank migration data
Monica O’Dwyer is a Research Officer at AMES Australia and a Doctoral student, School of Global Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University Melbourne.
Monica’s research at AMES Australia, Australia’s largest agency assisting new migrant and refugee settlement, is focused on employment as a key determinant of good settlement. She is particularly interested in the causes and effects of underemployment for many highly educated people arriving in Australia.
Monica also has an interest in developing collaborative methods to include people with low level English in research. Currently she is working on a project examining the occupational transitions of newly arrived migrants six months after attending employment focused English classes or in Certificate III vocational training courses.
Monica’s PhD research, supervised by Associate Professor Val Colic-Peisker, considers the employment trajectories of new migrants transitioning into care work. Her study explores the employment circumstances of personal care attendants for the aged and childcare workers, the extent to which new migrants in these occupations draw on prior education and skills, and the effect of care work on their settlement and future prospects in Australia. The research draws on intersectional theories of gender as a key framework for critical analysis.
Recently Monica was awarded a doctoral associate role on an international research collaboration ‘Gender Migration and the Work of Care’ at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her research seeks to contribute to broader scholarly efforts, to understand the dynamics of employment in the care workforce.
- Facilitating the professional transition of migrants in Australia: does gender matter?
- Finding satisfying work: the experiences of recent migrants with low level English
- Hidden assets: partner-migration, skilled women and the Australian workforce
- Transitions to employment and education for new migrants in Australia NEW
Collected works and publications by Monica in VOCEDplus