Intensive Introduction for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Intensive introduction to working with people from refugee backgrounds, for nurses and allied health professionals.

  • Feb
    Thu, 18 Feb 09:30 AM - Fri, 19 Feb 03:30 PM in online
    • Free
  • May
    Thu, 06 May 09:30 AM - Fri, 07 May 03:30 PM in online
    • Free
  • Aug
    Thu, 05 Aug 09:30 AM - Fri, 06 Aug 03:30 PM in Brunswick
    • Free
  • Nov
    Thu, 04 Nov 09:30 AM - Fri, 05 Nov 03:30 PM in Brunswick
    • Free

This two day intensive introduction includes an exploration of potential pre-arrival experiences of people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds, and the impact of those experiences on health and wellbeing in both early and longer-term settlement contexts. Participants will engage with concepts of health literacy, cultural awareness, and assessing common physical and emotional health issues which are a result of refugee experiences. Communication skills, refugee health and settlement services, and other key services and resources will be discussed.

Content includes:

  • Understanding Australia‚Äôs humanitarian program and recent refugee and asylum seeker arrival patterns, within a broader policy context;
  • Exploring issues in working cross culturally;
  • Exploring the Foundation House Trauma Recovery Framework to better understand the impact of torture and trauma and the basis for interventions;
  • Overview of relevant services for people from refugee backgrounds and referral processes;
  • Overview of refugee health assessments; and
  • Appropriate interventions for common health issues.

Suitable for

Only available to Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.


This program is funded for Nurses and Allied Health professionals through the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services. Therefore there is no cost to professionals working in these areas.