The Multicultural Safety Ambassadors Program is run by the Migrant Workers Centre to train and support migrant leaders in Victoria to deliver education sessions on workplace health and safety to their communities.
Migrant workers face many barriers to ensuring they are safe at work, such as limited access to adequate in-language resources, misconceptions about their workplace rights, fear of repercussions for taking action, and a lack of information about services available to them.
The program will train 24 active and trusted members of Victorian migrant communities to become Multicultural Safety Ambassadors, who will be supported to deliver face-to-face information sessions to their peers on good workplace health and safety practices.
The Migrant Workers Centre will deliver a 9-day training program for Ambassadors to learn about OH&S, Workers’ Compensation, how to deliver community-based training, and to build power in their communities.
Applications to this program will re-open in November 2019
Applications re-open: November 2019
9-Day Training: February 2020 (TBD).
• Who should apply?
This program is for permanent and temporary migrants who are active in their community. If you help organise events, or bring people to them, or help members of your community to access information and services, you are who we are looking for!
• Will Ambassadors be paid?
No, Multicultural Safety Ambassadors are volunteers. Ambassadors will be eligible for financial grants to assist them through the training process.
• Is there a position description?
Yes, you can download it here.
• What is the time commitment?
Ambassadors have to be available to attend a 9-day training program in late November. Training will take place from 9am to 5pm on 9 consecutive days, so paid/unpaid leave from work may have to be arranged.
Ambassadors will plan, organise, and deliver community information sessions, each of which will take approximately 1-2 days of work, with the first session to be delivered in December – February.
We will work with each Ambassador to put together an ongoing engagement plan that suits their personal availability.
• What is the selection process?
There will be two rounds of recruitment, one in September and one in November of 2019. Twelve Ambassadors will be recruited from each round.
Depending on the number of applications received, shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend a group interview.
• Where will training be held?
Training will be held at the Victorian Trades Hall Council in Carlton, Melbourne.
Get in touch
Gabriel Dain (Project Organiser)
0415 784 725