Skilled migrant women in regional Australia: promoting social inclusion through vocational education and training


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Author: Webb, Sue; Beale, Denise; Faine, Miriam


This research report examines the underutilisation of the skills of migrants in regional areas, particularly women who are often the spouse of a primary applicant but are also skilled in their own right. It considers the interplay of the regional labour market, support services for migrants and the role education and training providers play in supporting the participation of migrants in the labour force and in other social activities. The research suggests social inclusion is increased for skilled migrants when they have opportunities to maintain and develop their professional networks...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Migration; Skills and knowledge; Disadvantaged; Employment; Culture and society; Gender; Labour market; Participation; Policy; Demographics; Equity; Research; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Employability; Community; Family; Migrants; Skilled migration; Skilled worker; Regional; Social inclusion; Literature review; Research method; Interview

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; Victoria

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2013

Physical description: 53 p.

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ISBN: 9781922056634

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 113.06

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