Core Concepts in Working with People from Refugee Backgrounds (Regional NSW)

8 April 2014 (Wagga Wagga)
29 April 2014 (Newcastle)
17 June 2014 (Coffs Harbour)
29 July 2014 (Albury)
15 October 2014 (Wagga Wagga)
20 November 2014 (Wollongong)



$149 One day ticket full
$99 One day ticket student (Only with valid student card)

Price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea

Registrations essential

You can register by paying online with your credit card. Alternatively, you can fill in the registration form to pay by cheque or to request an invoice. Please click on the appropriate button below corresponding to the workshop date you wish to attend. Call STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 and ask for the Training Administration Officer if you have any questions.

Go to the Accidental Counsellor workshop page for those wishing to pay for that workshop as well to get the cheaper two day price. Do not register here.

How will you know when your registration is confirmed?

If paying online with a credit card, you will automatically be sent a confirmation email and receipt immediately. If you send in the registration form to STARTTS with your payment or invoicing details, someone from STARTTS will send you a confirmation email within a couple of days and the receipt once the payment has been processed. Contact STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 if you haven’t received a confirmation email or if you have any questions. Ask for the Training Administration Officer.

Workshop outline

This one-day introductory workshop is designed to put a framework of understanding around working with refugees and asylum seekers. It focuses on understanding the link between what refugees have been through, the sorts of issues and behaviours refugees may present with, and how to work in a way that promotes recovery and minimises the risk of retraumatisation. Participants will be encouraged to think about how to apply the concepts to their own workplace, and will leave the workshop feeling more confident in utilising their skills and experience with refugee clients.

Workshop program

  • The Complexity of the Refugee Experience
  • The Multi-level Impact of Torture and Refugee Trauma
  • Working with a Recovery Framework
  • Overview of STARTTS’ Services
  • The Impact on You as a Worker

Target group

Relevant to anyone interested in the issues faced by refugee survivors of torture and trauma, and is a pre-requisite for those wishing to do a STARTTS specialist workshop.

Library Museum Albury, Meeting Room 2
553 Kiewa St, Albury

Coffs Harbour
North Coast Regional Botanic Garden
Display Room
Corner of Hardacre and Coff Streets, offHarbour Drive
Coffs Harbour

Building M
Newcastle TAFE Campus
Maitland Road
Tighes Hill Newcastle

Wagga Wagga
Meeting Room One
Wagga RSL Club
Dobbs St
Wagga Wagga

Illawarra Leagues Club
The Orchid Room
97-99 Church St

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.