This two-day course provides extensive skills and the legislative background to successfully manage community housing tenancies within the requirements of the Residential Tenancies Act 1987.
Introduction to Residential Tenancy Law is designed for anyone working in the community housing sector or a tenancy support role. The course includes an emphasis on the roles and obligations of community housing providers, and the rights and responsibilities of tenants under the Act.
Introduction to Residential Tenancy Law includes a number of interactive workshop activities and discussions to enhance participant learnings and sharing of experiences. The course is designed to give participants the knowledge base needed to be confident in their capacity to successfully manage a community housing tenancy under the Residential Tenancies Act and to understand the key principles of the Act.
All participants will be provided with a comprehensive workbook for ongoing reference following the training course.
Thursday May 19 & Friday May 20, 9am - 4pm
$512 (Membership of WACOSS, CHIA or Shelter WA is required)
$600 – non-members
(Refreshments & lunch included)
The two-day course covers:
- The role of Community Housing as a provider of social housing
- The broader tenancy management context including the Department of Commerce and Equal Opportunity obligations.
- The Residential Tenancies Act 1987
- Starting a residential tenancy
- Managing a residential tenancy
- Ending a residential tenancy
- Managing problems in a residential tenancy
- Going to court
About the trainer: This course will be delivered by Debbie Wardle. Debbie has a background in Social Work, policy development and Community Education and Training. For eleven years she worked as a Tenant Advocate at both Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service and at Tenants Advice Service where she also developed and delivered training and education on Residential Tenancy Law and its application. Debbie has been a training consultant for WACOSS for 3 years and currently sits on the Housing Authority Appeal Panels as an independent community representative.
Room 1 2 Delhi St
West Perth 6005
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