Housing Officer Courses

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What is a Housing Officer?

Housing officers work with other welfare support workers to ensure those in need have a roof overhead when they lay down to sleep at night. Housing officer jobs consist of a mix of more traditional housing officer duties and social worker obligations. That includes, but is not limited to, allocating units to tenants, assisting with application and rental paperwork and facilitating viewings while also aiding tenants through participation in various programs and community support services.

Housing officers are familiar with local and national support programs that can help those having trouble paying rent or otherwise adhering to leasing agreements. Social housing can be a fantastic resource for a range of people, including aged persons, those of lower socioeconomic background with financial difficulty, the homeless or recently homeless and those who have or continue to struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.

Housing Officer Courses

There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Housing Officer.

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How much do Housing Officers earn?

In Australia, a full time housing officer generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for Housing Officers?

A housing officer falls under the welfare support worker industry. As of May 2019, there were approximately 65,600 welfare support jobs across Australia. This area of work has seen great growth recently, with some reports showing upwards of 80,500 positions available by 2024. From 2018-2023 there is expected to be 30,000 job openings.

Source: The Labour Market Information Portal - 2019 Occupational Projections and Australian Government Job Outlook

How long does it take to become a Housing Officer?

While familiarity with residential tenancy is vital for holding a housing officer job, just as, if not more, important for many of those hiring is Community Services knowledge. Often you will need to have a more advanced qualification. One option that could potentially help prepare you is a Diploma of Community Services with a Case Management specialisation. These studies can take 12-24 months to complete depending on your study mode (online, on campus or blended) and whether you study full or part time. This diploma includes a work placement component. A Certificate IV of Community Services can also equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue housing officer jobs. This pathway can take upwards of 12 months to complete and also includes work placement.

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Related Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Social Housing.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au