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Considerations for Assisting People Resettle who are Muslim and of a Refugee Background

9 August 2019 | Carramar

Workshop overview

Muslim refugees comprise over 70% of the world’s refugees with a growing number resettling or seeking asylum in western countries. In the context of a secular Western society, effective work with Muslim clients is greatly enhanced by an intimate knowledge of the client’s religious and cultural background. Recent acts of terrorism have further complicated the situation for Muslims with a refugee background through the association of terrorism with Islam and being Muslim. It has become common to hear reports of stigmatisation, fear, rejection, harassment and discrimination experienced by Muslims. This workshop will enhance the participant’s knowledge about the history, culture, values and beliefs of Muslim clients. It will demonstrate a cross cultural approach on how to work effectively with Muslims who have a refugee background to foster a positive recovery environment aiming for successful resettlement and integration in Australia.


  • History of and the branches of Islam
  • Islamic values and beliefs
  • Persecution of Muslims worldwide and its impact
  • Refugee intake of Muslims in Australia
  • History of Muslims resettling in Australia
  • The complex challenges of resettlement
  • Cultural implications for the workplace
  • Promoting recovery

Nooria Mehraby
Clinican/ Trainer, Master of Counselling

Relevant to anyone working with or volunteering with people who practice the Islamic faith and come from a refugee background.



The workshop fee includes entrance to the workshop for the half day, a certificate of attendance, and a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides.

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button above. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically.

STARTTS Carramar
152-168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163

Parking: Some onsite parking available (enter off Mitchell St), free street parking
Train: Fairfield train station is a 20 minute walk, Carramar train station is a 10 minute walk
Bus: 904 or 905 from Fairfield train station

A certificate for the half-day workshop will be emailed after the event to attendees who signed on.

Payment of the registration fee is online by credit card and a receipt/confirmation will be automatically emailed to you. An administration fee of $30 applies to all cancellations made more than 14 days before the event. Registration once paid cannot be cancelled 14 days or less before the event, regardless of personal circumstances. Registration can be transferred to another delegate only if STARTTS is informed of the name change. Registration can be transferred to a different workshop only if notice is given to STARTTS 14 days before the date of the original event the delegate registered for. Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received. The STARTTS Training Team can be contacted at or (02) 9646 6700.

Phone: (02) 9646 6700  Ask for the Training Administration Officer

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