Together Home

Short courses for professionals in the Community Housing Industry

Course Information


Start Dates



1 day per session

9.30am – 3.30pm


Free – CHIA NSW Members

Delivery Method

Online via Zoom




Department of Communities and Justice has funded a series of courses which will assist you in working with vulnerable people who are homeless or have experienced homelessness. It will focus on understanding the principles of Housing First and the many issues which may present during your work including trauma, mental illness and managing difficult behaviour. The series will inform how to work in a culturally safe practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the principles of Housing First
  • Develop a strengths-based approach and language when working with vulnerable clients
  • Develop an understanding of the history and its impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing or have experienced homelessness
  • Work effectively with clients who have experienced trauma and or mental illness
  • Implement trauma informed practice in your work
  • Network and collaborate across community services industry to benefit and support your client as required

 Series Outline

  • Session 1 | Complex needs in homelessness
  • Session 2 | Housing First principles/strengths-based communication
  • Session 3 | Trauma Informed Practice
  • Session 4 | Mental Health Awareness
  • Session 5 | Understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander safety
  • Session 6 | Managing difficult behaviour
  • Session 7 | Networking and collaboration

Who Should Attend

  • Frontline workers in Together Home Program
  • Managers of Together Home Program

Delivery Method

The course is delivered via online Zoom workshops.

Sessions Outline

For an overview of each session’s content, click here.