The objective of the AHI Professional Development activities is to enhance the current and future performance and capability of the social housing industry through the continued growth and development of the industry’s most valuable resource, its people. AHI carries out this objective by providing social housing professionals access to a diverse range of quality professional development opportunities.

The AHI is a respected, approachable and flexible provider of expertise. Our learning and development program is devised after close consultation with our sector to ensure that we understand and can support their needs for a skilled and professional sector. Traditionally AHI workshops are designed for people working in housing related areas, but our clients come from a diverse range of sectors - homelessness, social workers and client service staff of other organisations.

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All AHI Professional Development events earn CPD points for the CHP professional accreditation. AHI Certified Housing Professional (CHP) accreditation provides the mechanism for identifying highly skilled and ethical housing professionals.  CHP will become the industry benchmark for competency and professionalism in housing. Certification provides a clear and tangible signal to the community, government, industry and employers that Certified Housing Professionals are experienced, knowledgeable, and committed to building the profession through their AHI membership. Read more about CHP

AHI Professional Development events include:

Professional Practice Seminars

Professional Practice Seminars are defined as one or multiple day events devoted to presentations on and active discussion of a specialised topic, usually at an advanced or professional level. These events usually involve speaker presentations, case studies, panel Q&A with experienced industry practitioners. 

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Training Workshops

Half, one or two day training courses focusing on professional development in arange topic areas for all professionallevels.The AHIcontracts the services of highlyexperienced practitioners whoare experts in their respective fields. Ourdynamic workshop facilitators receive considerable praise for their ability to consistently deliver on learning outcomes in workshops that are both highly interactive and thought provoking.Workshops are available for public and in-house delivery. To discuss your in-house training needs, please contact the AHI team.

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Digital Learning

The Australasian Housing Institute embraces digital learning to provide better accessibility and flexibility for housing professionals to build their knowledge and skills.

Digital learning includes webinars, online discussion groups and a comprehensive industry-specific news site, as well as a dedicated online learning portal.

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Master Class Events

Premium multi-day events focussing on current issues for experienced industry leaders.

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Networking Events

Networking events include a series of social meetings hosted by branch committees that aim in bringing industry peers together in an informal setting.

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Practice Groups

Practice groups provide opportunity for collaboration amongst housing professionals

The purpose of the AHI LinkedIn group is to connect social housing industry professionals to network, share information, join discussions and post topics that would be of interest to all those who work in the social housing sector across Australasia.

The Institute’s strength depends on the level of membership involvement in its programs. One of the most meaningful and active mechanism for members to get involved are AHI Branch Committees.

Why choose us

Understanding industry needs
AHI workshops take into consideration the unique needs of the social housing sector, with industry-specific discussion and examples embedded into content and delivery.

Professional Accreditation and Recognition
AHI CHP accreditation provides the mechanism for identifying highly skilled and ethical housing professionals. CHP will become the industry benchmark for competency and professionalism in housing.

Networking Opportunities
The AHI workshops are the foundation of our professional development activities and are complemented by a range of other learning and networking opportunities such as networking events and online discussion groups. Our workshops enable participants to learn about the ideas and experience of others, exchange information and make connections with people who have a shared interest.

Highly Skilled Trainers
Each of our workshops is expertly facilitated and presented by highly skilled and experienced practitioners. Their knowledge and experience enables them to enrich peoples’ personal skills and professional development; benefiting their team, their organisation and the sector.