Flying the flag for Zung

Sometimes people who come to our employment services have needs or priorities that go beyond employment.

Zung connected with our ParentsNext program having arrived in Australia six years ago as a refugee from Myanmar with no knowledge of the English language.

But Zung was keen to commit to her new home by securing citizenship.

“Zung was worried that she would fail the test due to being unable to speak or write English,” CVGT Employment consultant Van says.

“Being a citizen was one of her big goals.”

Funding to support goals

Utilising support available through the Participation Fund, Van organised citizenship training sessions at the CVGT Employment Ringwood office, where he discussed, explained, and showed questionnaires related to citizenship test.

“Zung did the test in July 2023 and later learned that she passed!” Van says.

“She is very happy and thankful for the support and help provided to her for the test.

“Zung is now waiting for ceremony to receive her citizenship certificate.”

Guidance boosts confidence

Zung’s success has prompted her husband to also look into gaining citizenship.

“The slides Van showed us and link he shared for online practice were so helpful,” Zung says.

They improved my confidence and that made me pass the test.
CVGT Employment ParentsNext participant

Congratulations Zung – we’re delighted to have you in Australia.

Connect to the CVGT Employment ParentsNext program 

Our ParentsNext service is available to parents returning to the workforce in metropolitan Melbourne and Victoria’s Goulburn Murray region, including Echuca, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga.

Connect to our Ringwood team or find a branch near you. 
Learn more about ParentsNext .

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