If you want to contribute to the wellbeing of families and community members, this social housing course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work effectively within the social and community-housing sector.
The Certificate of Social Housing is ideal for those who are engaged in delivering social housing services, and support to tenants and residents, applicants and the community, including clients who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness.
In this professional development program you will discover the history of social housing, explore the changing social, political and economic context and the philosophies of the social housing sector.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to work in the social and community-housing sector in a support role to help meet the housing needs of individuals and families.
Unit 1 - Work with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
Personal values/ attitudes
Safe, secure housing
Risk of homelessness
Drug and alcohol abuse
Refugees and asylum seekers
Psychological /emotional abuse
Unit 2 - Manage and maintain tenancy agreements and services
Property conditions report
Tennant identification checks
Tenant rights and responsibilities
Under age clients
Social housing administrators
Rent payment systems
Managing rent arrears
Notice to remedy breach
Inspections and maintenance
Manage rental accounts
Changing needs and circumstances
Defamation and criminal behaviour
Unit 3 - Work with clients within the social housing system
Working in the housing system
Emergency and crisis accommodation
Social housing framework
Supported Housing Assistance Program
Public and social housing
Housing for older people
Housing for homelessness
Independent Living Units (ILUs)
Unemployment and low income
Drugs, alcohol and mental illness
Community development and education
7 step referral procedures
Communicating with clients
Rental and tenancy agreements
Landlord rights and responsibilities
Dealing with health care providers
Social justice principles
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 45 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $150.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.