Family Violence Amendments to the RTA

Family Violence Amendments to the RTA- 2019 Training Schedule

Tenancy WA in conjunction with the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services WA are providing training on the upcoming ‘Residential Tenancies Legislation Amendment (Family Violence) Bill 2018’. This Bill, which will come into law in April 2019 (exact commencement date TBC) will provide significant new options to anyone experiencing family violence whilst party to a tenancy agreement. Alongside other changes, it allows tenants to remove themselves, or a perpetrator from a lease with appropriate documentation.
 
A number of training events have been created in order to assist professionals working in the sector to navigate the new legislation. Delivered by a specialist solicitor from Tenancy WA, the training will be beneficial to anyone working directly or indirectly with clients who may be at risk of experiencing family violence while renting. See below for training dates appropriate to you.
 

Women’s Refuge and Women’s Health Workers

EVENT: Tenancy Law Family Violence Amendments Training
DATES:

  • Tuesday 5 February, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 12 February, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 19 February, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 26 February, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 13 March, 9:30am- 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 20 March, 9:30am- 12:30pm

REMOTE CONNECTION: Facilities are being set up for staff to participate in this training via video conference. If you wish to access the training remotely via video link please book your ticket in the 'Video Conferencing' section. Please note that video conferencing numbers for each session are limited.
REGISTRATION: Registration is free but numbers are limited. Please book online.
LOCATION: Legal Aid, 32 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000
 

GPs, Psychologists & Social Workers

EVENT: Tenancy Law: Family Violence Amendments Training - Health Professionals
DATES:

  • Monday 18 February, 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Monday 11 March, 9:30am-12:30pm

REGISTRATION: Tickets are $95-$145 and bookings can be made online.
LOCATION: Evolve Events, 150 Hay Street Suite 9, Subiaco, WA 6008
 

Community Workers

EVENT: Tenancy Law: Family Violence Amendments Training- Community Workers
DATES:

  • Monday 18 February, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Monday 11 March, 1:30pm-4:30pm

REGISTRATION: Tickets are $95-$145 and bookings can be made online.
LOCATION: Evolve Events, 150 Hay Street Suite 9, Subiaco, WA 6008
 

Lawyers

EVENT: Legal Aid Summer Series CPD Program
DATE: Tuesday 26 February
DURATION: 12:30pm-1:30pm
REGISTRATION: Please book through the Legal Aid website.
LOCATION: The Duxton Hotel, 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000

 

Tenant Advocates

EVENT: Tenancy Network Meeting
DATE: Thursday 14 February
DURATION: 2pm- 4pm
REMOTE CONNECTION: Facilities are being set up for staff to participate in this training via video conference.
REGISTRATION: Tenant advocates please RSVP via email to cle@tenancywa.org.au.
LOCATION: TBC
 
EVENT: CLCWA Quarterlies
DATE: Thurs-Fri 21-22 March (exact date TBC)
DURATION: TBC
REMOTE CONNECTION: Facilities are being set up for staff to participate in this training via video conference.
REGISTRATION: Please register through CLCWA.
LOCATION: TBC

 

Community Legal Centre Workers

EVENT: CLCWA Quarterlies
DATE: Thurs-Fri 21-22 March (exact date TBC)
DURATION: TBC
REMOTE CONNECTION: Facilities are being set up for staff to participate in this training via video conference.
REGISTRATION: Please register through CLCWA.
LOCATION: TBC

Please note that some, but not all, of these events have video conferencing facilities available for those in regional areas to join. For those outside the Perth metro region, further strategies are currently being developed with regional partners for training in this area including webinar and train the trainer options.
 
Please contact cle@tenancywa.org.au if you would like to be kept informed of future training events in this area.