If you’re a refugee or asylum seeker, you may be able to access employment support through the Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP).

To be eligible you’ll need to:

  • have arrived in Australia on a refugee visa since 1 December 2011
  • be 18 to 55 years old
  • live in western Sydney or the Illawarra
  • be underemployed or unemployed
  • have a visa with work or study rights. 

The program is focused on connecting eligible refugees and people seeking asylum to local employers and organisations offering training, support and jobs.

Last updated: 15 November 2023

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