Supporting Migrants Every Step of the Way


Throughout history, people have left their homelands in hope of finding better opportunities, safety and a better life for them and their families – ambitions all of us aspire to. Migration is a brave physical expression of the human will to triumph over danger, poverty and misfortune, to take one’s life into their own hands […]

Darwin students are sew generous


Darwin locals are showing their true colours in a quilt-making project, which will be donated to a disability college in Queensland when completed. The quilt, which is being made in the colours of the Aboriginal flag, is being made for NAIDOC Week by students from the STEPS Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program. The […]

STEPS student speaks at Reconciliation Day


It was Reconciliation Day in regional Queensland town Atherton, and the community filled a local café and people spilled out into the street, listening through open windows. As part of the morning’s presentations, community Elders, business owners and Mayor Joe Paronella listened to a speech by STEPS Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program student […]

Work in a remote community a rewarding experience


Off the coast of Arnhem Land on the beautiful remote island community of Millingimbi, trainer Glen Wood has found a job he loves and a lifestyle that suits him to a tee. Glen is a trainer for STEPS’ Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program helping people gain the skills needed to achieve employment in […]

Nailing it: women build skills and furniture in Hermannsburg

Two women smile while constructing a cubby house

Measuring, sawing and sanding, women in Hermannsburg are picking up skills and power tools, and crafting furniture for their families. STEPS Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) students have been experiencing some hands-on learning in the Tjuwanpa women’s carpentry group, where they have been building their own furniture. After dedicating time to learn and develop […]

Cairns refugees give back to community


An initiative in Cairns is giving refugees and migrants the opportunity to build a new life, one pallet at a time. STEPS Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program students regularly volunteer at The Power of Pallets, an organisation that turns old timber pallets into furniture for charity. SEE trainer Moira Kenny said the students, […]