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Commonwealth Government Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
The AMEP is provided by the Australian Government to help newly-arrived migrants successfully settle in Australia by offering basic English language tuition
Commonwealth Government Australian Multicultural Council
The AMC's priorities include advising the government on multicultural affairs and implementing a 'People of Australia Ambassadors' Program (including Tasmanian ambassadors)
Commonwealth Government Beginning a life in Australia
Booklet with information for newly-arrived migrants and humanitarian entrants to Australia, available in a variety of languages
Commonwealth Government Citizenship Test
Information on the Australian Government's citizenship test. Includes how to prepare for the test, where to sit the test, a practice test and tutorials, with a link to the test resource book, 'Australian Citizenship : Our Common Bond'
Commonwealth Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Web site of the Australian Government department responsible for managing the entry, stay and settlement of people in Australia, and the promotion of a society that values Australian citizenship, appreciates cultural diversity and enables migrants to participate equitably
Commonwealth Government Diversity and Social Cohesion Program
An Australian Government initiative that evolved from the 'Living in Harmony' program (incorporating the former Diverse Australia Program and the National Action Plan to Build on Social Cohesion, Harmony and Security community grants). The primary objective of DSCP and the grants is to help not for profit community organisations turn plans into reality (with links to grant application forms as available)
Commonwealth Government Harmony Day
Details of Harmony Day celebrations held each year on 21 March to recognise Australia's cultural diversity, with a link to Tasmanian groups and events
Commonwealth Government Living in Australia
Department of Immigration and Citizenship site providing information on life in Australia and links to government settlement services including help learning English. Includes the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program grants and applications
State Government Migrant and multicultural communities
Community Development Division (CDD), in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, provides policy advice to government on issues relating to Tasmania's culturally diverse communities and enhances interaction between these communities and government
Commonwealth Government Migrant Communities Employment Fund
The Fund supports projects that help migrant and refugee job seekers who are unemployed or underemployed
State Government Migrant Education (TasTAFE)
Details of the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) to help migrants and refugees settle in Australia
Commonwealth Government Migrants (Australian Government)
Links to Australian Government web sites providing information and resources for migrants
State Government Migrating to Tasmania (Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts)
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts information on Tasmania's lifestyle and the opportunities available for potential migrants, particularly business migrants, skilled workers and investor retirees. Includes information for employers
State Government Migrating to Tasmania: forms and resources
Links to forms, lists and documents relating to Tasmanian visa nominations including business, skilled and employer sponsored migration schemes and migration agents
Commonwealth Government Migration Agents Register for Tasmania
A list of registered migrant agents in Tasmania
Commonwealth Government Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
The MRT and the RRT provide an independent and final merits review of decisions made in relation to visas to travel to, enter or stay in Australia
Local Government Moving to Launceston
Launceston City Council information for prospective migrants to the city. Includes a link to the 'New Residents' Kit', and information on migration, citizenship, education and training, and Launceston's 'climate for living'
State Government Multicultural policing
Information on Tasmania Police's commitment to delivery services that are accessible, equitable and culturally sensitive to all persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with links to contact details of multicultural liaison officers
Commonwealth Government Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA)
Information on the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of the MARA), a discrete office attached to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship which regulates Australia's registered migration agents
State Government Overseas Qualifications Assessment
Overseas Qualifications Assessment is the section of the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) that advises migrants, refugees, and other permanent residents on procedures for recognition of their overseas qualifications, skills and experience
Commonwealth Government Settlement Grants Programme (SGP)
Information re Australian Government settlement programs and grants (including forms and guidelines) to help new arrivals settle in Australia
Commonwealth Government SkillSelect
An online system that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI) from 1 July
Commonwealth Government Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) National
Details of the services of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's TIS National for people who do not speak English, and for English speakers who need to communicate with them. Includes details of the 'I need an interpreter card'
Commonwealth Government Visas, immigration and refugees
Department of Immigration and Citizenship information on visa requirements for entry into Australia, and migration and refugee programs. Includes 'Coming to Australia : important information people should know about Australian visas', available as a YouTube video
Commonwealth Government Visas, immigration and refugees: applications and forms
Links to online and printable visa application forms, and information sheets that explain procedures that need to be followed when dealing with the Department of Immigration and Citzenship

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