New FSSI director announced

VCOSS and RMIT are delighted to announce the appointment of Micaela Cronin as the new Director of the Future Social Service Institute. Micaela is an outstanding contributor to her field, having begun her career as a family violence social worker, she has held leadership and service delivery roles across...

Disabling justice forum

Why the system fails people with disability and mental illness Join us for a forum to discuss the barriers in the criminal justice system for Victorians with a disability or mental illness. The panel, moderated by Public Advocate Colleen Pearce, will feature: Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University,...

Passing the baton

Knowing that the organisation he helped found is changing the lives of disadvantaged students is Professor David Hayward proudest achievement, as he retires from his role of Director of the Future Social Service Institute. ‘Our retention rate is up about 85 per cent in a very heavily disadvantaged cohort...

Class of 2018 overcomes adversity

Homelessness, hearing impairment, and cultural differences were just some of the barriers overcome by Future Social Service Institute (FSSI) students who successfully completed certificate courses in aged care and disability this year. A graduation ceremony on Monday evening celebrated the achievements of the students who completed FSSI’s Certificate III...