Message from FSSI’s Director

As the Coronavirus crisis continues to unfold, our commitment to our mission is more important than ever – A strong community supported by a diverse, high quality, responsive and innovative social services sector.

We are acutely aware that many social service practitioners are on the front-line of this emergency, providing vital services and supports to some of the most vulnerable in our community and we would like to extend to them our sincere gratitude. 

During this time of uncertainty and disruption, FSSI is continuing to work with social service sector and government leaders to actively support the workforce including through ongoing education, training and development offerings. The FSSI Team has been working with our various partners to recalibrate projects including shifting to virtual meetings and events and adopting online delivery options for our programs. 

RMIT’s City Campus is now closed however the FSSI Team is working remotely and can be contacted via email and phone.

On behalf of the FSSI Team, thank you for your patience during this challenging time and stay safe. 

For more information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.

Supporting the workforce of the future

The Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) is a collaboration between the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and RMIT University, supported by the Victorian Government. A core component of Keeping our sector strong: Victoria’s workforce plan for the NDIS, FSSI was established to “drive world-leading education, training and research for the disability and broader social services sector”.

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