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Community Profiles

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) not only provides advice, information and referrals to clients, but also assists a wide range of service providers and specialist agencies with a part to play in the settlement process.

This can involve:

  • statistical information
  • advice on program development
  • intensive training in the area of consultancy on projects involving consultations
  • cross cultural training
  • immigrant community profiles.

Our training program is designed to build the capacity of the agency and individuals to be able to communicate and work more effectively with newly arrived migrants and refugees from different countries and backgrounds.

The Spectrum MRC has developed Cultural Competence Training sessions to provide more intensive training for organisations and services. Cultural Competence Training is tailored to suit the relevant group, and provides strategies and skills to work effectively with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Spectrum has developed and delivered training packages for community organisations, mainstream service providers, Government departments and corporate outfits around Australia.

The Spectrum MRC also convenes the North Eastern Settlement Issues Network (NERSIN) which consists of service providers, ethnic community and government representatives who work with migrants and refugees. The purpose of NERSIN is to provide timely advice on current settlement trends and issues and to plan and advocate for the needs of newly arrived migrants and refugees. NERSIN meets bimonthly at Spectrum, 251 High Street - Preston.

NERSIN Terms of Reference, Aims & Objectives 2009/10 

For further information about Community Profiles and Cultural Competence Training email

For further information about NERSIN
contact Sophie Mast or (03) 9496 0200.