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November 2019

CHIA Vic AGM 2019

20/11/1919 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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Free

Register now to attend CHIA Vic's Annual General Meeting, where we will hear about the highlights of the past financial year, and elect Board members. Nominations for Board positions must be received by 5pm on November 13. (Download a nomination form and candidate statement.) Special guest speakers at this year's AGM are: Darren Smith, CEO of Aboriginal Housing Victoria - Darren will speak about the Aboriginal Housing and Homelessness Framework and provide an update on the Community Housing Cultural Safety…

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RTA REFRESHER FORUM FOR EXPERIENCED TENANCY WORKERS

27/11/1919 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$230 – $250

The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) is the most important legislative framework for the Community Housing Sector. CHIAVIC annually provides tenancy staff with a refresher forum on the RTA covering a number of issues that experienced tenancy workers in member organisations would like discussed. Topics will include: Latest VCAT News The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 Changes resulting from the RTA Amendment Act that have already been brought in Changes resulting from the RTA Amendment Act that will be brought in…

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December 2019

The Incidental Counsellor Course

03/12/1919 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$320 – $330

Are you in a front-line role, interacting with clients?  Do clients, work colleagues or family members sometimes start talking to you as if you were a counsellor, but you are not employed in a counselling role?  What should you do?  How should you respond?  What is an appropriate and helpful way for you to deal with that situation?   In this highly interactive one-day course, you will learn to   Define the role of Incidental Counsellor Identify a range of…

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CHIA budget submission consultation webinar

04/12/1919 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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Free

Members are invited to take part in a consultation on CHIA National's 20/21 Budget Submission. The CHIA Board has agreed that the submission should include outline proposals for an affordable housing program. Our feeling is that any proposal we make should be compatible with the CHIA National Plan (for example the focus on co-investment models) and chime with the government’s priorities. We identified the following as being critical: - Attractiveness to Industry Super and other ethical institutional investors who would…

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Introduction to Residential Tenancies Act

11/12/1919 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$300 – $320

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 for: New housing workers Experienced housing workers that need to know more about the RTA Experienced housing workers or managers who are new to the community sector Managers who need to incorporate RTA…

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Understanding the big social housing picture

18/12/1919 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$230 – $270

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 short course is about understanding the big picture. Why are housing…

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January 2020

Rent Arrears Recovery

January 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$290 – $300

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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Social media reporting

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$230 – $270

In this two-hour workshop, we’ll explore social media reporting to demonstrate the value of social media for your organisation, and determine what works and what doesn’t so you can refine your social media approach and activity. We take a high level view of analytics for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to determine how to make meaning from platform data. This training is suitable for anyone who already has a social media strategy in place and is familiar with how to use…

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Handy Tips from the Auditor & Nuts and Bolts of FBT Salary Sacrifice Arrangements

January 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$270 – $300

Handy Tips from the Auditor This is an opportunity to learn about the common mistakes and issues an auditor may find during the audit of a NFP organisation and why fixing these issues are important. Nuts and Bolts of FBT Salary Sacrifice Arrangements This session will look at how the FBT Salary Sacrifice Arrangements for both FBT rebatable and FBT Exempt organisations work and what mistakes to avoid.  

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Introduction to OH&S in Community Housing

January 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
CHIA Vic training room, Level 1, 128 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000, AU Australia
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$230 – $250

No one wants to, or should, get hurt at work! Community Housing organisations and staff want to provide workers, and contractors, with a safe work environment. Practical systems and procedures will not only reduce the chance of someone getting hurt but also assist in developing steps to manage organisational risk. This course will assist attendees to; Understand the OH&S environment in community housing. Attendees will learnt to; utilise Safe Works Method Statements (SWMS) to identify and document risk and hazards…

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