The Skilled Migrant Mentoring Program requires that we try to match our enrolled program participants with suitable work experience opportunities where they can use their qualifications and skills.

Work experience can not only help you in applying for paid employment but can often help you to develop a deeper understanding of the Australian workplace culture.

“The work experience provided by Sydney Community College (at Reed Group) helped me to gain my confidence that I can easily adjust my work habits with the flexible and friendly yet professional Australian work culture”. – Ali Samani, SMMP Participant 2009

When a suitable opportunity arises, we will contact you if we feel that it matches your vocational experience and will be of benefit to you in gaining insight into the local workplace.

If you agree to participate in the work experience, we will ask you to sign a Work Experience Agreement. This outlines statutory information about things such as Occupational Health and Safety, Discrimination, Business Ethics and Sexual Harrassment.

It will also have a page outlining the dates you will undertake work experience, the employer who will be hosting you, and a brief statement of the kinds of duties you will be asked to do. You will need to sign this form and return it to us, so that we can show that you have read and understood your responsibilities to the college, the program and also the employer who will be hosting you.

Job Opportunities

The Roads and Traffic Authority have a number of positions available at the moment, including environmental engineer roles.

To find out more go to the RTA website at:

Currently we are also looking for Java Developer with skills Java J2EE + Microsoft SQL Server + Microsoft Windows + a little Unix. Php & python would be bonus but not required, for a software organization in North Sydney, please note that you must apply for this paid position by posting your resume to Program Coordinators on 8752 7523 or

Current Work Experience Opportunities

Occasionally work experience opportunities present to us that do not match particular participants. In this instance we will put details of the work experience here on our website so that you can get in touch with us to register your interest.

1. A legal and migration practice located near Central Station is offering two weeks UNPAID work experience to suitable SMMP participants who are interested in general office adminstration, conveyancing and immigration procedures within a legal business environment.

You do not need to have a legal background, but must:

If you are interested in this work experience opportunity, please contact the Program Coordinators on 8752 7555 or

PLEASE NOTE you must be a currently enrolled participant of the Skilled Migrant Mentoring Program at Sydney Community College to be eligible to apply for this placement.

2. A multinational computer manufacturer located at Homebush is keen to take on skilled migrants for work experience in their marketing department.

The project involves telemarketing, customer service and administration skills so they are looking for people who come from a background in customer service, sales or administration.

As you will be talking to customers and staff on the phone you will need to have extremely good spoken English skills and pronunciation.

The work experience is for 3 weeks, and they are hoping to also be able to offer participants some online training in marketing skills while they are undertaking their work experience.

Please note that you must be able to do at least THREE weeks of full time unpaid work experience and must have a demonstrated background in the necessary skills.

To register your interest, you must be enrolled in the Skilled Migrant Mentoring Program with Sydney Community College. If you are already enrolled, contact your area Program Coordinator at the college to apply for this placement.

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Diversity@Work Awards

The partnership between the SMMP team and The Reed Group has been awarded a 2010 Diversity@Work Award for Employment & Inclusion of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Australians.

2010 Adult Learning Program of the Year!

In November the Skilled Migrant and Refugee Mentoring Programs received the Adult Learning Australia “Adult Learning Program of the Year” award at the ALA National Conference held in Adelaide.