SECL provided Amina with information and advice on Australian civic systems and laws, including the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Improved financial independence
Amina gained her independence by understanding and using public transport. She also participated in English classes, digital literacy programs, and driver education and obtained her driver’s license.
Importantly, Amina understands where to go for support she needs it. She is empowered to navigate the health system, including the NDIS and Centrelink services.
Improved mental wellbeing
Amina and her children were referred to specialist mental health services. This improved her children’s engagement with education, community, and sports activities.
The Settlement Engagement and Transition Support program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.