Organisational Training

Training at CMY


We train organisations and workers from a range of sectors including government, business, education, health, welfare, justice and sports.


Do you work with young people from multicultural backgrounds? Does your organization struggle to cater for young people from diverse populations? There is an answer:

With 49% of Australia’s population born overseas or having one/both parents born overseas, and 12% of our population made up of youth, organisations in all sectors need to become savvy about working with young people from multicultural backgrounds.

Migrating to Australia brings its own challenges, even in adulthood. We must approach our work with young people with the knowledge that the complications of adolescence compound any barriers to settling in and making a successful new life.

In fact, ensuring young people are supported in their settlement journey is seen as essential to social cohesion and community harmony, as evidenced by the announcement of the Joint Standing Committee on Migration which conducted an inquiry into migrant settlement outcomes, with a particular focus on young people, in 2016.

The Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) builds the capacity of others to work with multicultural young people to create a more welcoming and open society, where those coming to build new lives within our borders are supported, encouraged and empowered to be active citizens. Through this work, we support community harmony and social cohesion, and help young people to build bright new lives here in their new home, Australia.

For over 25 years, CMY has shared its extensive knowledge and experience, helping to ensure that other organisations working with multicultural young people are as competent and confident in that work as possible. Our training helps to do just that with suitable sessions for all types of organisations across all sectors.

From Cultural Competency to learning about Young People and their  Settlement Journeys to Australia, CMY’s expert trainers will shed light on the complex life stages and situations of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and how organisations working with them can build better support mechanisms.

 Workers at varied levels of skill and experience will benefit:

  • Direct line staff
  • Project officers
  • Teachers
  • Youth workers
  • Social workers
  • Managers
  • Case workers
  • Volunteers 

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 About our trainer: Linette Harriott

Linette Harriott presenting at one of many events

Linette has extensive experience in designing and leading training and facilitation projects and consulting across the community, not for profit and government sectors. Linette has hosted conferences and training with a broad range of audiences from educators to engineers and health professionals to Aboriginal community workers.

She is skilled at teaching a range of facilitation tools and techniques and holds a Diploma in Health Counselling from La Trobe University. An experienced coach, counsellor, trainer and educator Linette has worked for 32 years in welfare services including counselling, service provision, leadership and management roles.

She is currently working for the Centre for Multicultural Youth as the Sector Support and Youth Leadership coordinator, delivering a range of training and forums for all sectors. 



Paricipant feedback:

‘I just thought I’d just reinforce my feedback form – she’s a wonderful trainer. It occurred to me at the end of three days that I’d been ... absolutely engrossed, fascinated and inspired to do more.” 

“Linette is a skilled and thoughtful facilitator… who enabled each of us the opportunity to explore issues that were significant for us and focus our attention on what was important. I left fulfilled with a list of strategies to make my goals happen."