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CatholicCare Victoria

Settlement Engagement Transition Support

Empowering migrants and refugees to settle well

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) equips and empowers refugees and other vulnerable migrants to address their settlement needs.

Settling in a new country can be difficult; language barriers, mental and physical health issues, and social disconnectedness can make settlement stressful and challenging. These issues can also lead to bigger problems such as long-term unemployment and homelessness.

CatholicCare's SETS program combats these issues by improving social participation, economic wellbeing, independence, personal wellbeing and community connectedness.

SETS has a focus on helping clients to gain the three 'E's:

  1. English language skills
  2. Education and training
  3. Employment

What support is available?

We offer a wide range of services for refugees and migrants who are seeking support and information.
Some of these include:

  • Case management
    This includes information, advice, advocacy, and referral to government and community programs
  • Youth group programs
    Including after-school learning and water safety
  • Adult group programs and information sessions
    Such as English conversation classes, citizenship support, justice education, and IT skills for jobs
  • Counselling
    For complex cases of grief and trauma


Humanitarian entrants in their first five years of arrival in Australia; particularly children and young people, women who are sole parents, women who are experiencing family violence, and isolated older adults with chronic health issues.


There is no charge to access the service.

More information

CatholicCare has been funded by the Federal Department of Social Services to provide SETS.

CatholicCare is offering SETS from our Dandenong, Eltham, Epping and Footscray offices.

Contact us

To enquire about this service, please select your nearest office.



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