JST527 Refugee Settlement (8)

Refugee Settlement will equip students with a critical understanding of the policies and practices of Settlement in Australia and other refugee receiving nations. Specifically it will provide students with a broad appreciation of the work of refugee settlement officers in Australia and the major challenges for such work. Drawing on key sociological accounts of migrant experience, research on public discourses surrounding refugees and refugee stories, this subject will equip students with a number of frameworks for understanding settlement practices and experiences.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of settlement in Australia and other refugee receiving nations
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the histories and policies of settlement in Australia and other refugee receiving nations
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles of various service providers in refugee resettlement
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the context in which settlement takes place


This subject will cover the following topics:

- understanding 'settlement' , 'integration', 'assimilation' and 'multiculturalism' - histories of refugee settlement in Australia - resettlement as a tool of international protection and durable solution - settlement in relation to onshore and offshore refugee programmes - the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy and the Community Refugee Settlement Scheme - the role of government in settlement service provision. - the role of non government organisations in settlement service provision - stages of settlement or settlement as process - articulating and responding to refugee needs: differing approaches - preparation and for offshore refugees - special needs groups - comparative studies of settlement policies - refugee voices - public discourses on refugees - migrant identities


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.