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Rent setting in community housing can be a complicated matter because of the variety of programs and funding sources and the need for rent levels to meet the requirements of DHHS, the Housing Registrar, the Residential Tenancies Act and the Australian Taxation Office.
This half day course provides an overview for new workers on the scope, role and operation of the community housing sector.
Under recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act, new laws apply in relation to accessing properties for inspections including access for mandatory safety checks.
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.
Transfer of properties and property management services between various community housing providers (CHP’s) as well as between state housing authorities and CHP’s is an increasing method of managing the supply of affordable housing. All changes of tenancy management have an impact on the renter and require a lens that puts the client at the centre of the process.
The Mental Health Awareness Course provides information and insight into the following areas of Mental Health.
With the creation of Homes Victoria and the launch of the Big Housing Build it has never been more important for government policy makers to understand community housing.
This training is for anyone who may have to deal with situations where individuals are angry and/or aggressive
With the creation of Homes Victoria and the launch of the Big Housing Build there has been a significant increase in social housing projects being delivered across Victoria.
From 29 March 2021, Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) no longer undertake goods left behind inspections. Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 provide a revised process for managing goods left behind.
The standard Mental Health First Aid™ (MHFA) Australia is a 12 hour (4 modules, each 3 hours) course taught by accredited Mental Health First Aid instructors. It has been designed for adults helping adults.
We are holding this seminar to provide sector leaders with an overview of when and how the Charter applies, what that means in practice and the tools and training that have been developed to support member organisations in this area.
This workshop asks participants to take a holistic view of a tenancy; it addresses the considerations required to sustain a tenancy and avoid VCAT, including the decision-making processes prior to a legal process commencing
CHIA Vic has partnered with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association (VACSAL) to deliver cultural awareness training in the context of the new Community Housing Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework.
Compliance with the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act is one of the most complex and contested areas of work and Community Housing Organisations must ensure that their policies and procedures comply with the Charter and their staff are trained to take human rights into account when dealing with renters.
Rooming houses are a unique form of housing and managing them presents different challenges to managing other types of housing. They are governed by different provisions within the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) and they often house people with complex needs who live in close proximity and shared facilities.
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