Shelter Tas Workforce Development Program 2018 – 2023

Shelter Tas completed a five-year funding agreement with the Department of Communities Tasmania (Housing Tasmania) for the Workforce Development Program (WDP) 2018-2023 in June 2023. The purpose of the WDP is to facilitate specialist professional development and training activities that continue to build workforce capacity of the housing and homelessness sector, responds to new and emerging sector issues and supports …

Motivational Interviewing

Requests for training in Motivational Interviewing techniques came out of consultations with the sector, as well as from some of the people who participated in the ‘Complex Clients and Self Care’ training as part of the WDS. It was decided to ask Amovita to run this training, as they had come to Tasmania in February 2016 to run the ‘Complex …

Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice training was offered in response to sector feedback and to complement the ‘Complex Clients and Self Care’ training which was offered in February 2016. ‘Providing self-care strategies to allow workers to effectively deal with challenging circumstances and situations at work was considered an important way to address concerns about employee wellbeing within the sector’ (Complex Clients and …

Know Your Residential Tenency Act and Amendments

This training was scheduled due to a need for training to refresh knowledge and gain new skills around the Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) and its recent amendments, as identified by the WDS Reference Group. The training was held on 12th April 2016 in Hobart and on the 19th April 2016 in Launceston. It was presented by Meredith Barton, who is …

Complex Clients and Self Care: best practice for workers

Consultations with the homelessness sector and the WDS Reference Group raised the issue of self-care for workers when dealing with clients with complex needs who may be dealing with trauma. Providing self-care strategies to allow workers to effectively deal with challenging circumstances and situations at work was considered an important way to address concerns about employee wellbeing within the sector. …

Cultutally Responsive Community Work

This training was held on 8th December 2015 in Launceston and 10th December 2015 in Hobart. It was presented by Al Hines from Red Cross, an expert with many years’ experience working with and for people from refugee backgrounds. The training aimed to improve understanding of the cultural context and service needs of people from a refugee background. Click here …

Anti-Discrimination and Gender Awareness

The Anti-Discrimination and Gender Awareness training was held on 1st December at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston. Equal Opportunity Tas presented the first session, providing a general overview and responsibilities under discrimination law and Working it Out delivered interactive training, which  aimed to raise awareness around gender identity. Click on the following links to find related documents: Evaluation Report …

Crystal Methamphetamine (ice) Training

The Alcohol, Tobacco &  other Drugs Council and Shelter Tas offered training in Crystal Methamphetamine (‘ice’) use and strategies to deal with ice affected clients. Registrations were offered to housing/homelessness, AOD and other health/welfare workers in Tasmania. Training was held in Hobart on 9th July 2015 and Devonport on 7th July 2015. Training was delivered in one morning session and two concurrent …

Workforce Development Strategy

Shelter Tas has received funding to provide training to the housing and homelessness sector, through a subsidy to Type 3 workers. The Workforce Development Strategy is available here.