Resources

A collection of important information for neighbourhood houses and centres

Table of Contents

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE

Neighbourhood House Coordination Program Guidelines

2016–2019 and sector information

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Neighbourhood House Networks Good Practice Guide

February 2013

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Community Development

Overview of Community Development by the Australian Institute of Family Studies

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The International Standards for Community Development

Summary Standards in English

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Sector Framework

The Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre sector works within a community development framework.

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COMPLIANCE

Associations Incorporations Act

Information about incorporated associations

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Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act) is the main workplace health and safety law in Victoria. It sets out key principles, duties and rights about OHS.

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Victorian Police Checks

Learn about national police record checks and fingerprinting, including how to apply, what is required and the fees.

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WorkSafe Victoria

WorkSafe is Victoria’s workplace health and safety regulator.

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Working with Children Check

The Working with Children Check is a screening process for assessing or re-assessing people who work with or care for children in Victoria.

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Practical Guide for Managing Risks

Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) is the Victorian Government’s insurer and risk adviser, covering the people, places and projects that help Victorians thrive.

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DGR STATUS

Deductible Gift Recipient

An organisation that has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status can receive tax deductible gifts

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RIGHTS

Disability Discrimination Act​

Provides a brief outline of the DDA, generally and as it applies to a number of areas of life.

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Human Rights

Individuals’ rights are protected in Victoria by four laws: the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001, the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities and the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021. These laws prohibit discrimination, sexual harassment, racial and religious vilification, victimisation and change or suppression practices. They also outline how human rights should be protected and promoted. The Commission can give you information so you can better understand your rights, or help you resolve a complaint.

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CHILD SAFE STANDARDS

Child Safe Standards
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Reportable Conduct Scheme
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GRANTS

Community Grants Hub
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Victorian Government Grants and Programs
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Sample answers for grant applications
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