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Introduction to Community Housing for New Workers

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Date: 05.04.2022
Time: 09.30 – 14.00


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This half day 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:

  • Understanding the big housing picture
  • The Australian social housing system
  • Different forms of housing assistance
  • An overview of the Victorian community housing sector
  • How community housing is funded and regulated
  • Access to and allocation of community housing, and the Victorian Housing Register
  • How community housing rents are set
  • Rights and duties of tenants in community housing
Mark S

Mark Smoljo has worked in the community sector for 33 years, the last 29 years in community housing.  Following 4 years of generalist community development work in St. Kilda, he worked at South Port Community Housing Group where he was Coordinator and then Rooming House Manager from 1992 to 2003.  From 2003 to 2010 he was the Housing Officer at Macedon Ranges Shire Council.  He has also undertaken locum positions as manager, housing worker and project officer at various other Melbourne community housing organisations.