Employment Assistance

MRC Tas Employment Assistance is available to new and emerging community members to become job-ready.

Recent migrants can connect through the Migrant Network email list and LinkedIn group, and access employment consultation and advice.

Humanitarian entrants during their initial 5 years of settlement can access individual support for employment pathways, participate in skills groups and workshops, and access relevant programs such as driving or English Conversation Club.

The wider multicultural community can access work experience shifts with our social enterprise, and participate in workforce and industry projects with important Tasmanian industries such as hospitality and building and construction.

Make an appointment
People from a migrant or refugee background are invited to make an appointment for help with employment at our office in Glenorchy.

Our Employment Officer can help you with:

  • Getting skills ready for work
  • Looking for your first job
  • Needing advice for a problem at work
  • Planning steps to change jobs

To book an appointment please email settlement@mrctas.org.au or call us on 03 6221 0999. Call 131 450 for interpreter.

Jobs in Building and Construction

Interested in a job in Building and Construction?

Are you:
– Finding out about jobs in the building and construction industry
– Preparing for jobs in the building and construction industry, or
– Searching for jobs in the building and construction industry?

The steps you need to take depend on whether you’re ready to engage employers:
– After some settlement or employment preparation
– After some training, or
– After you’re further along your English pathway

The Employment Officer can help you to:
Decide how competitive you are as a job seeker right now
– Explore information and opportunities, and
– Decide what step to take next.

Contact the Employment Officer:
Phone MRC Tas on 03 6221 0999. Call 131 450 for interpreter.
Email settlement@mrctas.org.au 

Hospitality Ready English (face-to-face study group)

Are you interested in working in Tasmanian’s hospitality industry?

Multicultural community members are invited to practice:

  • Words used in hospitality industry
  • English conversations common in hospitality jobs
  • Listening to customers, team mates, and boss

Hospitality Ready English is a 10 week study program at the Glenorchy office of MRC Tas.

Places are limited to ensure COVID19-safety for all.

For more information and to register, please email settlement@mrctas.org.au or phone Vatsal on 03 6221 0999. Call 131 450 for interpreter.

Your rights in the workplace

Migrant workers and visa holders have the same workplace rights as all other workers in Australia. The Fair Work Ombudsman can give you information and advice about your workplace rights and obligations.

Their website has information translated into different languages and a Pay and Conditions Tool (PACT) where you can calculate pay rates, shift calculations, leave, and notice and redundancy entitlements. Keep track of the number of hours you’ve worked with their Record my hours app, available in multiple languages.

There is also a help for Visa holders and migrants page, with information about pay and conditions for visa holders, and about the types of visa protections that can apply for employees who work with the Fair Work Ombudsman as part of an investigation process.