TasCOSS Training & Events

Register for the latest TasCOSS training and events below and through the TasCOSS Training & Events Calendar.

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Homelessness Week 2021

Homelessness Week is a national event held each year during the first week of August (2-8 August 2021) which aims to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the actions needed to achieve enduring solutions.

Homelessness Week 2021

Change Your Impact 2021

Change Your Impact is an experiential leadership course which provides you with wrap-around support to grow as a leader in the workplace. Now running for the third consecutive year, the course is designed to introduce you to strategic thinking and application through an advocacy and change framework.

Change Your Impact 2021

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Information Sessions

Cultural awareness means being aware of and developing sensitivity to cultural difference and cultural diversity. It involves knowledge, attitudes and values that demonstrate an openness and respect for other people and their cultural values and practices.

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Information Sessions

TasCOSS Book Club: Exit Strategy: Politics after the pandemic by George Megalogenis

In this original essay, George Megalogenis explores the new political dichotomy of care and fear, demonstrating how our economic officials learnt the lessons of past recessions and applied them to new circumstances. But where to from here? Join Bridget Delaney to discuss the latest Quarterly Essay and decipher Megalogenis' take on the shifting dynamics of the federation and the appeal of closed borders.

TasCOSS Book Club: Exit Strategy: Politics after the pandemic by George Megalogenis

TasCOSS 2021/22 State Budget Briefing (Hobart & Launceston)

The 2021/22 TasCOSS State Budget Briefing provides you with on-the-day commentary and analysis of the State Budget’s impact on the community services industry. The event will feature a presentation from TasCOSS CEO Adrienne Picone followed by a panel discussion with the Deputy Premier and Minister for Community Services and Development, the Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP and Deloitte Access Economics Principal Paul Liggins to unpack the budget.

TasCOSS 2021/22 State Budget Briefing (Hobart & Launceston)

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

Aboriginal cultural awareness training, run by Dewayne Everettsmith (Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre) and held at piyura kitina (Risdon Cove), will assist you to work and engage more effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

Conversations that Matter: Using Feedback as an Opportunity

Join us for this practical workshop which will cover what feedback is and why it is important to the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) sector, explore feedback as an opportunity to engage, link feedback into the Aged Care Quality Standards, unpack the feedback toolkit with a focus on consumer-centred framework; and provide you with resources, practice examples and information that you can take back to your team.

Conversations that Matter: Using Feedback as an Opportunity

Latest News


Policy Conversations: Rethinking the Use of ‘Vulnerable’ Wrap

TasCOSS's latest Policy Conversation: Rethinking the Use of ‘Vulnerable’ had a great turnout with representatives from more than 40 organisations present to witness a rich discussion on the value and challenges of the term ‘vulnerable’ and its use in the community services industry. Special thanks to Dr Catherine Robinson (Anglicare Tasmania's Social Action Research Centre) — our wonderful guest speaker — for her time, expertise and passion.
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Under 16 Homelessness Policy Framework

TasCOSS has had a long involvement in advocating for children and young people living in difficult circumstances in Tasmania. The draft framework is a good starting point for our collective response to the needs of unaccompanied homeless children in Tasmania, but it currently lacks clarity in some respects and needs further articulation.
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Commission of Inquiry into the State Government’s Response to Child Sexual Abuse

In preparing this submission, TasCOSS consulted with organisations with frontline and policy expertise in the child safety system and children’s welfare. The submission addresses seven systemic themes that are or will in future impact on the adequacy and appropriateness of the State Government’s response to allegations and incidents of child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.
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