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Event Description

Q Shelter has partnered with a range of government and community organisations to deliver a day of training focused on tenancy law and sustaining tenancies for community housing providers, specialist homelessness services, and other community support services in Far North Queensland.

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Location: Novotel Oasis Resort, 122 Lake Street Cairns

Session One: Residential Tenancies Training
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Q Shelter and the RTA have partnered to develop a tailored training package for staff from Community Housing Providers (CHP) and Specialist Homelessness Services (SHS) with a focus on tenancy laws, key topics and tenancy sustainment.

This session provides more detailed information and on issues that can be experienced by support workers, tenancy managers and tenants of community housing. This training is suited for support workers and tenancy managers at an intermediate level.

For those new to the sector, Q Shelter is also offering an introductory session with the RTA on 18th March (online only) that provides an introduction to the residential rental sector and the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act (2008). It also provides an overview of issues which may be experienced by tenants at risk of homelessness and how to help resolve them. An intermediate to advanced online session will be scheduled in June. Please contact Emma Greenhalgh at emma.greenhalgh@qshelter.asn.au for further information.

Lynn Smith, Senior Community Education Officer Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA)

Valentina Dimoska, Senior Community Education Officer Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA)

Sarah Halligan, A/Senior Support Officer Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA)

Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

Session Two: Tenancy Sustainment
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

This training provides participants with frameworks, tools and skills supportive of tenancy sustainment. It is designed to deliberately bring together housing providers, specialist homelessness services, support providers and other resources to achieve sustainable solutions to housing need and homelessness.

It is intended for both government and non-government providers to help with building shared frameworks about what to achieve enduring outcomes in ending homelessness.

Fiona Caniglia, Executive Director, Q Shelter

Session one only
Q Shelter member $30*
Non Q Shelter member $40*

Session two only
Q Shelter member $60*
Non Q Shelter member $75*

All day
Q Shelter member $80*
Non Q Shelter member $100*
*All above prices are exclusive of GST

Students, concession holders and tenants can attend for free.

The training capacity is capped at 45 places.

Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
Undercover parking is available at the venue for $10 per day.

Please contact the Q Shelter Events Team on events@qshelter.asn.au if you have any questions.


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