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Save the dateNovember 27, 202312:00 PM - 3:00 PM (GMT+11)
Contact Person: Ahi Team
Event Details
Event Details

Here at the ahi: we know how important our workforce is in our sector. Developing and inspiring new professionals into the important work that we do in the Social and Affordable Housing sector is critical to really making a difference in the current housing crisis.

This 3-hour workshop will bring in panels of industry experts so that professionals attending are being guided on the roles they can play, the landscape they will be in and how they can navigate through the housing sector and help make a difference.

This workshop is designed to interact, engage and inspire all workshop participants in the topic of Social and Affordable Housing induction.

Once registered you'll receive a pre-workshop questionnaire with Zoom joining details and passcode sent one day prior to the workshop. Once you've completed the workshop, you'll receive a digital copy of the slides and other useful background information.

We value feedback! Post workshop a survey will be sent to you to fill out. This is your opportunity to ask further questions, or provide feedback about this workshop.

What you'll gain from this workshop:

  • Housing provision and housing organisations across Australia and New Zealand including industry organisations and their roles: public housing agencies, community housing providers, private developers, planners, peak bodies and service providers
  • The importance of Customer Service for Housing
  • Guidance on where to gain further sector knowledge and resources
  • The importance of values based reflections and ongoing professional development working in this sector

Who should attend this workshop?

  • New professionals beginning their journey into the housing sector
  • Allied sector professionals seeking to understand more about the housing sector
  • National, state government and local government staff involved in promoting delivery of social and affordable housing

This online workshop is relevant for anyone working or interested in working in the Australian or Aotearoa New Zealand housing sector. No prior housing knowledge is needed. 

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Course outline
Course outline

Topic 1: The Australasian Housing Sector

  • The housing sector in Australia and New Zealand and the place of 'social housing'
  • Terms, legislation and accreditation
  • Understanding affordability
  • How do we use our skill sets to help navigate this crisis driven and sometimes complicated sector?

Topic 2: Social housing organisations and the work they do

  • One housing continuum
  • Social frameworks: Trauma informed care Intersectionality Co-design
  • Understanding the customer journey

Topic 3: New social and affordable housing innovation across Australasia

  • Challenging the housing crisis
  • Celebrating diversity and innovation in new building design
  • Funding initiatives

Topic 4: You in the in the Social and Affordable Housing Sector

  • Vicarious Trauma - Understanding the affect and impacts of our work in our sector
  • Self-care strategies
  • Supports for professionals
  • Workforce development and networking
  • Learning and development opportunities

Workshop Facilitator
Workshop Facilitator
  • Kellie Dunn (CEO of ahi:)

    Kellie Dunn

    CEO of ahi:

Sponsors and Partners
Sponsors and Partners



Affiliate Member

Member Price A$234

All other Members

Member Price A$187.20

Where applicable GST will be applied