FSSI is on the move in more ways than one in 2018. After a fabulous 18 months sharing offices with one of our co-founders, VCOSS, we have moved offices to a new home in the heart of our other co-founder, RMIT University.
The move brings us together with a range of exciting organisations all housed in the new Melbourne Innovation Districts, a hub where researchers, students, business and community organisations can connect and collaborate, driving innovative ideas to keep our society thriving.
FSSI Director David Hayward says it is an exciting move, with the district the perfect place for FSSI to work towards its vision of a strong Victoria supported by an innovative social service sector.
“Working at VCOSS over the past 18 months has been invaluable to FSSI, as it has ensured our work is soundly based on the values, needs and direction of the community sector,” Prof Hayward said.
“It has strengthened our commitment to principles such as co-design being at the heart of everything we do.”
“Our new home will help us take that even further, as it recognises FSSI being one of the key organisations in Victoria set to drive innovative approaches to social issues.”
FSSI’s mission is to co-produce leading training, education and research to support a highly skilled paid and unpaid social sector workforce.
“2018 will be an exciting year for FSSI,” Prof Hayward says.
“We are set to help Victoria lead the way in recognising social services as the workforce of the future.
“We’ll help build and shape that workforce to meet the rapidly growing demand for services we are seeing, and ensure services, training and research are co-designed to meet the real needs of the people who need them.
“We will also focus on ensuring the workforce providing these important services are well trained, well respected and highly valued.”
Situated on the CBD’s northern edge, Melbourne Innovation Districts is a partnership between the City of Melbourne, RMIT University and the University of Melbourne.
FSSI’s new office is at Building 98, RMIT, Level 1, 102-104 Victoria Street, Carlton, Victoria.