Why you need to care about the care economy

Images of jobs and the economy are overwhelmed by pictures of hard hats, half built bridges and tunnels, and even freshly built submarines and naval vessels. Our imaginations are full of jobs “for the boys”. Yet the fastest growing part of the economy is the care economy that is dominated by women: jobs in health care and social assistance are now the largest industry segment, by a long way. And they are tipped to grow just as rapidly in the years ahead. These jobs don’t just include work in hospitals and health care centres. They also involve work in disability, aged care, child care, family services, mental health services, and so on. Critically, they also involve the social housing sector.

This training session on the care economy is vital for managers and directors, and aspiring leaders, who will discover how to think strategically about their organisation…including recruitment and retention.

The session will be led by David Hayward, Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and the Social Economy  at RMIT University.

Click here for details and to book.

Details:
Wed 1 April 2020

9.30 AM – 11 AM  
CHIA Vic, 1/128 Exhibition Street, Melbourne

NDIS learning portal

The Department of Health and Human Services has released Get NDIS Ready, a new learning portal with free access to learning modules.

The portal has been developed as part of Keeping Our Sector Strong – Victoria’s NDIS Workforce plan.

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VCOSS inclusion breakfast

VCOSS is holding a free training session on Tuesday, November 19, for CEOs, Board Members and Executives of disability organisations that will explore how to be more inclusive of people with disability at the board/committee level.

The session, run by Christina Ryan, CEO and Founder of the Disability Leadership Institute will cover:

• The importance of disability diversity on your board
• Throwing merit out the window
• Making inclusion work
• What do I do next? – Finding new board members.

Breakfast will be served at 7.30am, and the workshop will begin at 8am.

Register by Monday, November 11.

 

Rental law change to SDA go live

New provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 came into effect on 1 July 2019, covering specialist disability accommodation (SDA) rental arrangements.

Within six months of the new laws coming into effect, SDA residents and SDA providers must have one of the following agreements in place:

• a residential tenancy agreement (which gives the resident the same rights as anyone renting a standard rental property), or
• an SDA residency agreement (which gives the resident extra rights and protections).
SDA residents and SDA providers in Victoria do not need to do anything now.

Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) has set up a dedicated help line on 1300 40 43 19 to assist with SDA queries.

To keep up to date, subscribe to SDA email updates or view CAV’s Specialist disability accommodation page.