Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Tenancy skills training

28 November, 2018 –

The State Government is funding tenancy skills training for people finding it tough to secure a home in the private rental market.

The Skillsets for Successful Tenancies – Dollars and Sense Program is designed to help tenants successfully manage a private rental tenancy.

The 10-hour training package covers:

  • communication skills
  • understanding your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
  • cleaning and maintaining a rental property, and
  • budgeting.

Upon completion, graduates receive a certificate which may be recognised by real estate agents when applying for a private rental tenancy.

Helping vulnerable Queenslanders access and sustain private rental tenancies and create a better future for themselves through education and training are key aims of the Palaszczuk Government’s Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027.

Tenancy training will help alleviate some of the key concerns property investors have expressed during our Open Doors to Renting Reform consultation, which closes at the end of this month (November 2018).

Mum and dad investors are playing a crucial role in Stafford, helping the rental market meet increasing demand for homes in our community.

But the competition for private rental homes, unfortunately, can marginalise vulnerable young people and other at-risk groups in our community.

It’s one less thing for investors to worry about if they know they are handing the keys to their investment to people who are qualified to manage a private tenancy.

The program will be delivered by inCommunity Inc., a specialist community housing provider with an established and proven competency-based tenancy skills training package.

Partnerships with local real estate agents proved a crucial ingredient in the success of the program trials.

To register or find out more visit www.tenancyskills.com.au

Download the Skillsets for Successful Tenancies – Dollars and Sense Program fact sheet [PDF]