Australian Cultural Orientation (AUSCO)

IOM Nepal also provides five days of Cultural Orientation training for refugees resettling to Australia.  The objectives of the AUSCO program are to: provide accurate information on the departure processes; present a realistic picture of life in Australia; describe the settlement process and provide practical information about post-arrival settlement services and how to access them; encourage language training on arrival in Australia; provide participants with the basic skills necessary to achieve self-sufficiency; equip participants with the necessary tools to deal with initial settlement concerns and the different stages of cultural, social and economic adaptation. The curriculum is designed to give participants confidence and independence starting their new life in Australia.