Human Rights in Housing Practice

Human Rights in Housing Practice

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Human Rights in Housing Practice
Human Rights

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9:30 am

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Online training - link will be sent prior to course date

This course will help you understand the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and build your confidence to apply the Charter to housing practice.  The course provides an understanding of human rights at an international, national, and state level and how human rights fit within the Residential Tenancies legislative framework.

The course takes a participatory and reflective approach to learning, to support understanding of how to apply a rights-based approach to housing management.

Learning outcomes

  • Examine how the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities applies to housing practice
  • Apply human rights principles to housing practice in line with organisational policies and procedures
  • Adopt a housing management approach that focuses on sustaining tenancies

Course topics

  • What are human rights and why are they important?
  • The Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities
  • The Charter and its application to community housing
  • A rights-based approach to practice
  • When rights are limited
  • Procedural fairness
  • Reasonable and proportionate test
  • Good decision making

Who is this course for?

  • All community housing staff and managers/supervisors


  • Live training via the Zoom platform. The course runs for 3 hours

This workshop includes:

  • Expert presenter
  • Discussion and activities to embed your learning
  • Takeaway resources


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Total Seats: 15 (9 Left:)
Event Presenters:
Laura Harris Laura Harris
Laura has over 18 years of experience in the community sector, and has devoted her career to championing Human Rights, Social Inclusion, Homelessness, and Social Housing. Laura has held executive and leadership roles and managed diverse portfolios, including business development, accreditation, quality, legal compliance, digital transformation, and construction development. Laura has a Bachelor of Science (Global Studies & Global Health) and a Masters of Human Rights Law (LLM). Laura is now a specialist housing consultant based in NE Victoria.
Leisa Maszkin Leisa Maszkin
Leisa has 20 years’ experience in the community housing sector working in management roles across all aspects of strategy and operations, providing leadership in developing services and building the capability of staff. Prior to that Leisa had extensive experience in business management and the education sector. Leisa has qualifications in Business Management, Sustainability, Training and Assessment, Tenancy and Property Law and Quality Management. Leisa now works as a specialist housing consultant.
  • Online training - link will be sent prior to course date

Event Schedule Details

  • 06.06.2024 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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