UNDERSTOOD was founded by Sally Singline (B.Ed Cert TESOL) a skilled educator of more than 20 years experience who has also worked in the world of business.
"About ten years ago, I began working with skilled migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This work radically heightened my sensitivity to the significance of understanding and being understood in a new country," says Sally.
"It became clear that there is often a discrepancy between the excellent vocational skills of overseas professionals, and their ability to demonstrate their professional worth in the Australian workplace. Additionally, it became apparent that Australians in their own workplace often struggle with issues around cultural differences. Subsequently, UNDERSTOOD came into being."