The Tenancy Skills Institute aims to create ‘Tenants of Choice’. To do this, we partnered with Queensland real estate agents and developed the “Skillsets for Successful Tenancies”, Australia’s first and only competency-based training package for tenants.
The Tenancy Skills Institute is delivering “Skillsets for Successful Tenancies” across Queensland with the assistance of our real estate industry supporters.
The Tenancy Skills Institute was developed in response to an identified need within our community. Property managers and agents told us that they were increasingly working with tenants who did not have the basic level of skills required to sustain a tenancy.
In early 2017, inCommunity Inc. committed to developing a training package for tenants that would address this issue and create a new wave of tenants – people who were not only aware of their rights and responsibilities, but who could also effectively communicate with their landlords, clean and maintain a property, as well as manage their finances.
By addressing the needs of property managers we create real pathways for future tenants, regardless of their background.
The training covers
Learn how to communicate effectively within a tenancy including with property managers and neighbours. Know how to eliminate communication problems and enhance your ability to handle difficult situations with confidence.
Tackle the truth about acceptable standards of cleanliness when renting and know how to prepare for routine and exit inspections with confidence.
Explore tenant and property manager / owner rights and obligations that exist within each stage of the renting cycle, as well as where to get help if things go wrong.
Be a master of your money. With helpful tools and tips learn how to stretch your money so that you can pay for everything you need plus more. Rent is always a number one priority is the key takeaway.
Join us and support the development of the Tenancy Skills Institute in your region, and together we will create the best tenants in Australia.
In order for the training to be successful, it must produce the best tenants for property managers. It also needs to be recognised by agents as a legitimate qualification that will strengthen a tenant’s application.
This is an important part of the training as it gives students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills, whilst gaining insights from industry professionals. Guest speaker roles can be on a one-off or ongoing basis. You might even find your next tenant!
If you would like to know more about the program, or would like to become a real estate industry supporter, we welcome you to reach out and a friendly member of our team will get in touch.