Unlock refugee potential

We match refugees with employers



I own a small business with 16 staff. My ambition is to grow 3 fold in 3 years and I am on track. “People” are key and diversity of ideas puts me ahead of competition. Employing Hedra, highly qualified, supports my plan and I highly recommend Refugee Talent.

Michael LavillesCEOBeyond Travel

I first came across Refugee Talent after they were featured in the national press. It made sense from the beginning to support this wonderful initiative. Australia’s fundamentals are based around giving people a second chance and a ‘fair go’. I recently hired a sales manager through Refugee Talent and within 3 weeks I have seen excellent results.

Frans KoendersManager Internship ProgramsEducation Centre of Australia

Information for Refugees

We help match you to jobs, that reflect your level of expertise and experience.

  • Gain LOCAL Experience

    Refugee talent will work with you on your journey. 

    Our team will work with you to present yourself in the best light for employers. We will review your CV, sharpen your interview skills and give you local industry insights which will aid you in getting  the right work placement.

  • Use YOUR skills

    Excel in using the skills you’ve already earned. 

    You already have the skills and experience, now we will help you use them in Australia. Getting the right job fit for you, is what we do best.

  • Improve LONG TERM prospects

    Your career journey lies ahead of you

    Each step on your career path, will lead you to your ultimate goal. Short term work placements will improve your long term career goals by giving you local experience, industry knowledge and contacts.


  1. SIGN UP Create a profile, tell us your skills and upload your resume

  2. BROWSE Browse available positions of businesses who have shortlisted you

  3. REQUEST Accept or decline interview requests from businesses

  4. INTERVIEW Have a successful interview

  5. ACCEPT Start your new position

Information for Companies

Discover highly skilled talent, engage with global experience and add more diversity to your team


Discover hidden talent, improve the skill base of your team and foster integration


Engage with refugees who have global experience and add cultural diversity to your team


Improve the community outlook on refugee work opportunities


  • Sign up
    Create a profile
    Search our talent profiles
    Join our networking events & meet some of out talent in person
  • FREE
  • Temporary/Casual Contracts
  • Have a short term project or unsure of the amount of hours the candidate would work every week? Hire an On-Hire Employee and let us handle the shortlisting, contract and payroll.
    Our payroll fees include salary, payroll tax and superannuation.
  • $30-$60
    per hour
  • Permanent/Fixed Contracts
  • Hire a suitable candidate from us for a fixed or permanent placement (upto 12 months), for a monthly fee of 10% based on the employee’s monthly salary package + GST.
    For example a 3 month fixed contract based on $50,000 per year, would be a monthly fee of $458 per month.
    We handle the screening, shortlisting and referee checks for you.
  • 10%
    Monthly Fee


HOST International

Refugees and host communities need an organisation that is willing to do things differently. HOST International is that organisation. We work with refugee and host communities to identify and activate practical solutions to help with resettlement.

We believe that employment is critical for refugees to achieve self-reliance and retain a sense of dignity and hope. Research and other evidence show that there are significant economic and social benefits that come from the employment of refugees, displaced people, and migrants in host communities.


Refugee Talent founders, Nirary Dacho and Anna Robson met at the Sydney Techfugee Hackathon in November 2015. They joined together to solve the problem of refugees struggling to get their first local work experience in their new country. The solution Refugee Talent – is a digital platform to connect skilled refugees with companies offering short and long term job opportunities.

Nirary Dacho

Nirary Dacho

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Nirary Dacho has a Masters in Web Science and more than 8 years experience in networking in the IT field. He was a lecturer at University in Syria and also worked as Manager for the Assyrian Human Rights Network.

Anna Robson

Anna Robson

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anna Robson has a Bachelor in Sports Coaching/Bachelor in Sports Management. She previously worked in the Nauru detention centre for Save the Children and has worked for Queensland Police Service and the Canberra Raiders.


Together HOST International & Refugee Talent are partnering to bring employment opportunities to refugees and migrants in NZ. Contact us at info@refugeetalent.co.nz

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