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September 2020

Why so little social housing? The politics of Australian housing policy

29 September @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$200 – $220

Terry Burke is Professor of Housing studies at Swinburne University. He is one of Australia’s most well-known academic researchers and conceived, developed, and taught Swinburne’s suite of social  housing management courses (Grad Cert, Dip and Masters in Housing Management and Policy). He has served on many urban and housing advisory panels and committees for all levels of government and is currently on the board of the CHIA Vic. This workshop provides an understanding of the question ‘Why can’t social housing…

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October 2020

Member only event: Deconstructing demountables

1 October @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With the scent of stimulus in the air, CHIA Vic will begin running a series of short, free and interactive online sessions aimed at assisting the community housing sector think, learn and discuss issues, new techniques and ideas that can assist with growth. A range of members, academics and professionals will present on topics, including new building techniques, planning, and innovative back office systems and processes before opening the conversation to hear your experiences and questions. Our first session, Deconstructing…

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Community Housing Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework implementation assistance

6 October @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$270 9 tickets left

Recently Ministers Wynne and Williams launched the Framework in a virtual member’s meeting where a number of CHO CEOs committed their organisations to work towards having a culturally safe service and workplace. You can view the videos of the CEOs committing to the framework, an Aboriginal tenant and Aboriginal employee talking about the impact of dealing with a culturally-safe organisation, and report consultant Jenny Samms talking about the next steps on our website. CHIA Vic has partnered with the Victorian…

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Preventing Debt and Recovering Arrears

7 October @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$220 – $250 13 tickets left

As a front line member of staff attempting to collect rent and recover rent arrears, this practical workshop will give you the tools to manage your rent accounts effectively and consider ways in which you can encourage your tenants to pay their rent. Delegates will consider new and innovative ways of preventing rent debt and recovering arrears, alongside best practice from both within and outside the sector to avoid tenants from stepping on the downward escalator towards homelessness. The workshop…

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VCAT Forum for Experienced Tenancy Workers

12 October @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
1/128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Free Sold out

There’s have recently been significant changes to the RTA and the way VCAT hearings are being run, and this forum is being held to support information sharing and practice improvement within the community housing sector through a facilitated discussion of VCAT related issues and solutions. Who should attend: Housing workers and managers with recent experience in managing VCAT cases can share their VCAT knowledge and experience and learn from others in the community housing sector. Attendees must have at least…

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Introduction to Community Housing

13 October @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$250 – $270 15 tickets left

This course provides an overview for new workers on the scope, role and operation of the community housing sector. It is aimed at ALL new workers in the sector. It looks at: The Australian social housing system Different forms of housing assistance Rent setting methods in social housing Allocation systems, problems and issues The asset management challenge How the sector is financed Different housing programs: crisis, transitional, rooming house, co-operatives, long-term The community housing business model Regulation and funding by…

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Preparing and Presenting at VCAT by Phone and Zoom

13 October @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$250 – $270 14 tickets left

The restrictions applied by the COVID-19 pandemic mean that all VCAT hearings will continue to be held over the phone and by Zoom for longer hearings, for at least the next few months. This two and a half-hour on-line workshop will help to ensure that you are properly prepared to present confidently and effectively at a phone or Zoom VCAT hearing.  Delivered using the Zoom platform, the workshop allows delegates to become familiar and more confident with using the software…

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Hoarding and Living in Squalor

14 October @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$250 – $270 1 ticket left

Since the publication of DSM5® Hoarding Disorder has been classified as a diagnosable mental illness.  In some cases it can lead to situations where a person is living in squalor.  This behaviour causes problems that are of concern to wide range of organisations and services including housing services, community health agencies, environmental health agencies, the fire service, police, animal protection agencies and more. This course is designed to raise awareness of hoarding and squalor, and provide some practical guidance on…

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Mental Health Awareness

15 October @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$300 – $320 15 tickets left

The Mental Health Awareness Course provides information and insight into the following areas of Mental Health. Prevalence and Impact of Mental Health Illness Depression Anxiety Disorders Helping a suicidal person Using SAFE as the model of Intervention Promoting your own Mental Health Responding to the current Covid-19 situation, the Mental Health Awareness Course provides an opportunity for learners to understand steps they can take to protect their own Mental Health. The course lasts for six hours, spread over two days. …

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Helping Others Grow and Change 19 and 26 Oct- Attend both days

19 October @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$400 – $420 18 tickets left

This webinar is run as two, 3- hour sessions (19 and 26 Oct)  is for anyone who supervises or managers others including team leaders, supervisor and managers. The training will cover: guidelines for supporting staff who are working remotely; detailed guidelines on how to assist others to grow and change; the four purposes of supervision (to assist staff to do their job; to help staff learn; to support staff emotionally and; administration); the benefits of supervision;  the skills necessary to…

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