What is the Australian Cultural Orientation program?

The Australian Cultural Orientation (AUSCO) program is a five-day course for refugee and humanitarian (Class XB) visa holders who are getting ready to travel to Australia to live.

It is designed to:

  • prepare you for travel to Australia
  • help you settle in Australia
  • help you be realistic about what you can expect of your life in Australia
  • provide information about Australian laws, values and lifestyle
  • introduce you to other people who will also travel to Australia.

The International Organization for Migration currently delivers the course on behalf of the department.

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