Designing and Evaluating Projects to Increase Social Capital in Refugee Communities


5 November 2018
(Please note date change from 1 June)



$199 Regular
$149 Concession

Price includes lunch and afternoon tea

Registrations essential

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card only. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button below. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically. Please contact the Training Administration Officer with any questions on (02) 9646 6700 or

Workshop outline

Social capital refers to social relationships, connections, networks and resources that exist within a community, as well as the ‘norms’ or qualities that govern social interaction, such as trust and cooperation. This one day workshop is designed to enhance participants understanding and knowledge of social capital in the context of working with refugee communities in Australia; social capital project design and evaluation skills using a range of ethical quantitative and qualitative techniques and approaches; and using the Social Capital Evaluation Tool.

Workshop program

  • Defining social capital
  • Social capital and refugee communities in Australia
  • Designing and evaluating projects to strengthen social capital
  • Project design and evaluation using story boards

Target group

Suitable for community workers who are engaged in developing and conducting projects designed to increase social capital amongst resettled people from refugee backgrounds. However other staff, including clinicians who are interested in building their understanding of the importance of social capital in people’s lives, will also benefit.

STARTTS – 152-168 The Horsley Drive Carramar NSW

On-site parking is available. Drive into Mitchell St at the cross-road with The Horsley Drive. Turn into the driveway on the right between Fairfield Community Health Centre and the Ambulance Station. Follow the signs to STARTTS.

The Carramar site is approximately 10 minutes walk from Carramar station and 15 minutes from Fairfield station. Alternatively, take the 904 or 905 bus from Fairfield station.


A photocopy or pdf of a valid full-time student card must be forwarded with registration form if the student price is being paid. Workshops have a limited number of participants. Registrations close 24 hours before the event in Carramar and 48 hours before the event in regional areas. A receipt will be mailed to you once payment has been received. Registrations may be cancelled up to 14 working days prior to the day of the event with a full refund. Cancellations giving less than 14 working days notice will incur a 30% cancellation fee to cover administration costs. Fees will not be refunded for cancellations the day before or on the day of the event, nor can the registration be transferred to another workshop. If a minimum number of participants is not reached, a workshop may be cancelled. Participants may transfer to another workshop or request the return of payment if a workshop is cancelled.