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The Centre for Settlement Innovation committed to supporting best practice In the design and delivery of settlement services in Australia. The Centre works with academics, practitioners and refugees and migrants to facilitate research about key areas of settlement, develop policy advice for government stakeholders, and to inform settlement practice.

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The Centre for Settlement Innovation is auspiced by the Migration Council Australia. Our work is guided by our Advisory Council comprised of key leaders within the settlement sector who bring experience from academia, practice and lived experience in settlement services. This Advisory Council meet quarterly and set research and policy priorities for the Centre.


Inform policy and practice in settlement practice through driving research into key areas of settlement service provision and the settlement process for vulnerable migrants and refugees.

Contribute to the ongoing development of settlement services that enhance settlement outcomes for vulnerable migrants and refugees, including enhancing social cohesion in Australian communities.

Encourage connection, discussion, and debate across policy makers, service providers and the broader community as it relates to settlement in Australia.


The Centre for Settlement Innovation has commissioned a report to explore the relevance of self-efficacy in supporting positive settlement outcomes for refugees resettling in Australia. Relatively little analysis has been undertaken in relation to self-efficacy and its effect on settlement outcomes and subsequently, self-efficacy is not well understood as a mechanism that may be enhanced to benefit refugees and the Australian community.

Read the Report