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April 2019

Fire Training

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MBF Burnley Complex, 450 Burnley St
Richmond, Vic 3121 Australia
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$270 – $290 5 tickets left

The course is designed for staff managing multi-occupancy community housing. It aims to give the participants an understanding of fire prevention in residential buildings including initial response to an incident using Standard Fire Orders. It will be run at the Metropolitan Fire Brigade’s (MFB) Burnley Complex by MFB officers. The course will cover: Principles of fire (including the fire triangle, heat transfer, extinguishing a fire) Identifying risks and hazards in the workplace Identifying and understanding fire fighting equipment in buildings…

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May 2019

Introduction to Residential Tenancies

May 1 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$290 – $300 7 tickets left

This training can be completed as a single subject or as part of the CHIA Vic’s Induction Program, which is a must for all new workers – for more information go to https://crm.chiavic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Induction-program.pdf   The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is the most important legislative framework for the Community Housing Sector. This course will give new housing and tenancy workers the basic skills and understanding of the RTA, and how to use it in their day-to-day work. This training would be suitable…

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Finance Training for Non-Finance People

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$320 – $340 18 tickets left

Overview: Board members and managers working for not for profit organisations can have a variety and mix of skills and experiences which makes their contribution special. Many don’t have an in-depth knowledge of accounting and rely on other people to be able to ensure the financial viability of their organisation. Learning how to read and understand the facts and figures presented in financial reports will mean Board members and managers become equipped with knowledge on which they can base major…

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Understanding the big social housing picture

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$230 – $270 14 tickets left

This short course is about understanding the big picture. Why are housing problems in Australia so deep and entrenched, why is the social housing sector in Australia like it is; how is it different to other countries, why are housing problems in Australia so deep, and what are the contemporary debates about social housing management practices such as allocations, rent setting, and support services? And what is the relationship between housing and the welfare/income support system? The course is about…

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Practical Project Management

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$240 – $260 19 tickets left

The ability to manage a project from beginning to end, no matter how small or large, is a highly desirable skill. This half day workshop provides an overview of the entire project management process, as well as the tools required to successfully manage a project. By applying basic project management techniques to everyday situations, delegates will learn how to successfully plan, organise, control, document, and review projects with the minimum risk. At the end of this course delegates will be…

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Managing stress and anxiety at work

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$290 – $310 19 tickets left

Almost nine per cent of staff employed by CHIA Vic’s member organisations contact the confidential Employee Assistance Program for counselling assistance each year, with work being the cause of 47 per cent of calls for help. This workshop will give participants insights into how to manage stress and anxiety at work. It will cover practical techniques to manage stress and reduce anxiety, which will also improve participants productivity and overall job satisfaction. The workshop aims to not only provide education…

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Community Housing social outcomes framework – outcome validation workshop

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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Free 19 spots left

Come shape the Victorian social outcomes framework for community housing Funded by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation and in collaboration with Think Impact, CHIA Vic is assisting the community housing sector to build their capacity to understand, identify and measure their social impact through facilitated workshops and a guided process for tenant engagement. This workshop is your opportunity to shape the selection of outcomes and indicators to develop a framework that meets the needs of the sector and reflects the…

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Preparing for VCAT Training

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
$290 – $300 1 ticket left

This is part of the CHFV Induction Program – for more information go to https://crm.chiavic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Induction-program.pdf The full day course provides training and information on Consumer Affairs notices and appearing at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).  This course will give participants the skills and information needed to not only prepare for VCAT appearances, but also to ensure policies and procedures are observed properly and correctly in the lead up to any appearance. The training will deal with: Completing Consumer…

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Post-election Members’ Meeting

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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Free 22 tickets left

  CHIA Vic will host a members’ meeting four days after the election on Wednesday, May 22. CHIA national CEO Wendy Hayhurst will discuss the implications of the election result on the development of the community housing industry across the board. Our Chair, Roberta Buchanan, will present CHIA Vic’s new Strategic Plan, which will form the basis of our work in Victoria through to 2022. CEO Lesley Dredge will also highlight some of the key activities we have prioritised in…

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“Surely that’s not bullying!?” Recent bullying cases under the microscope.

May 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$180 – $200 20 tickets left

This workshop will build your confidence and skills in dealing with bullying behaviour within the workplace. Bullying is a very challenging behaviour, both for the people subjected to it, and staff who are responsible for managing and resolving situations where someone is being bullied. In this session, Skye Rose, Practice Leader at Moores, will explore the key bullying cases in the last few years to increase participants knowledge of how to identify bullying, the situations that foster a culture of…

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