Diversitat has been an Approved Proposing Organisation (APO) since the inception of the Community Support Program (CSP). In the 2018/2019 program year we lodged over 50 CSP applications, had 10 families granted their visa, of which four already call Australia home.

To see if you are eligible please take the ‘eligibility assessment’ below.

More information on CSP can be found on the Department of Home Affairs’ website here

What are the costs?

Diversitat collects the costs at five different stages throughout the process.  The costs consist of:

  • Administration fees – payable to Diversitat;
  • Visa Application Charges – payable to the Department of Home Affairs;
  • Humanitarian Settlement Program fees – payable to Diversitat;
  • Assurance of Support (AOS)’ – an agreement between an Assurer and the Department of Human Services, that they will cover the cost of any recoverable benefits paid by Centrelink to the visa applicants. An Assurer can only assure a maximum of 2 adults, and is subject to an income test;
  • Medical checks – payable to the health service provider in the applicant’s country of residence;
  • Airfares – payable to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) or airline of choice;
  • Miscellaneous costs dependent on country of residence (e.g. cost to courier Immicards, exit fees, or cost of pre-departure accommodation if required);
  • Costs associated with accommodation and settlement in Australia, until such time these can be covered by the visa applicants.

Fees and associated costs paid to Diversitat and the Department of Home Affairs up to the time of visa application decision will not be refunded if the application is refused.;

CSP Stages and Cost

Your suitability

CSP visa applicants must align with the global, regional and settlement priorities of the Australian government.

After completion of the eligibility test you will be notified by email of your suitability for this program. Appropriate candidates will then be invited to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI).

If you are experiencing problems submitting your eligibility test, please contact us:

CSP@diversitat.org.au – (03) 52216044

Our Program

Our CSP operates statewide in Victoria, with our headquarters in Geelong. This gives you the freedom to choose where you want to settle in Victoria. As part of a statewide consortium of settlement services providers in rural Victoria you can be reassured that no matter where it is you want to settle in the great state of Victoria, we will be there to support you.

Testimonials

Brothers Walid and Khaliq, together with their wives and children were reunited with their sister Latifa and her five children after several years of seperation.

“Hi Taniya, I hope you are feeling well. I juts wanted to tahnk you and let you know that my brothers have arrived, and today we have our breakfast together, it is only thanks to your effort” Latifa Bahaduri

“Greetings, we arrived last night. Thank you so much, your efforts made it possible for us to live and breathe in this beautiful country” Abdul Bahaduri

Jafar with wife Elahe and their two daughters were reunited with Elahe’s parents, two sisters and a brother.

“Thanks a lot Taniya. Every night when I get back home and that little girl jumps and hugs me it takes all the tiredness away. I still can’t believe that they are here in my house which I’m telling them every night when we sit for dinner. Thanks heaps for all your time and help, it means the world to us. We are so glad to be living in such a great country that give us lots of opportunities. We will work hard to pay back all these kindness.” Majid.

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