VHR training

Introduction to the Victorian Housing Register training

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the Victorian Housing Register Team is unable to offer classroom based training until further notice. In lieu of this, all face-to-face training has been converted into online learning modules.

The development and refinement of this course is ongoing, however sufficient content is now available to obtain a comprehensive introduction to the VHR.

Staff will see new or enhanced modules added to this course over time. It remains mandatory for new staff to complete VHR training to be granted access to HiiP.

To enrol in the online learning modules, please email: victorianhousingregister@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Training to help work in the time of coronavirus

Work in the time of coronavirus is a new and constantly evolving beast. CHIA Vic has developed several courses to assist those working in the community housing sector to navigate the new landscape.

You, or your colleagues, could be interested in learning about Coping in Times of Change or Successful Remote Working, both training sessions being held on Wednesday, April 22 via Zoom.

See our training calendar for details of other topics or send your suggestions to holly.mullaney@chiavic.com.au

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

New to community housing?

The housing sector is complex and it can be overwhelming for those new to community housing to get a grasp of how it works.

To help new housing and tenancy workers hit the ground running, CHIA Vic has developed an Induction Program. Participants complete three compulsory units: Residential Tenancies Act for new housing workers; VCAT hearings; and, Introduction to the community housing industry.

Participants also complete at least four elective units, which cover topics such as Gaining entry to rented premises, managing complex cases, and case notes and record keeping.

For details of the options, and dates, download the flyer or you can register for individual units here.

 

Are you eligible for portable long service leave?

The Victorian Government has introduced portable long service leave to make it fairer and easier for Victorians working in community services, contract cleaning and security to access long service benefits.

From 1 July 2019, Victorians working in those areas can start building up long service benefits as part of the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018 

The Portable Long Service Leave Authority provided a presentation to CHIA Vic members at our AGM this week.

Click here to view the presentation.