Housing community workers training

The training that is available for community-managed housing service employees.

Accessing training

Find instructions on how to access a particular course in the following individual course descriptions.


In general, most workshops promoted on the calendar cost $38.50 (GST inclusive) per participant. In some instances, this fee may be higher subject to the type of course on offer.

Dedicated training events implemented to support new initiatives generally do not attract a fee for participants.

Reimbursement of training costs

To ensure rural based workers can access training in metropolitan areas, the department provides reimbursement for travel, accommodation and meals. Conditions apply and reimbursements are limited to workers employed in nominated department funded programs. In some circumstances, prior approval is required.

We require a tax invoice made payable to the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to process these reimbursements. The new claim form can be used for this purpose, but must include agency ABN and an invoice number.

Agencies will need to complete the relevant claim forms when making claims.

Training courses

  • Family violence training

    Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRC) is funded by the department to offer a range of family violence specific workshops for the sector. If you are interested in attending, contact DVRC directly on 9486 9866.

  • Opening Doors training

    Opening Doors training has been designed for entry point workers located at local area service networks.

    Supervision training has also been designed in accordance with the Opening Doors framework, to further develop the skills of team leaders and managers.

    This training is being progressively delivered on a regional basis.

  • Family Violence Protection Act training

    For information, contact the Domestic Violence Resource Centre (DVRC) directly on 9486 9866.