Southern Cross Housing Keys2Renting Training Program


The purpose of Keys2Renting is to equip participants to obtain and sustain a private rental property. It is designed for participants who have had little experience in the private rental market.

Young people in particular, do not have a rent reference and find it difficult to obtain housing in the private sector. This is where the Keys2Renting course helps them. Every participant receives a certificate stating they have completed the course and some of the real estate agents in the area are happy to use the course completion certificate in place of a rent reference.


The Keys2Renting course covering the following topics:


  • Realistic Expectations
  • Money Matters
  • Practicalities
  • Rights & Responsibilities
  • Sharing Accommodation
  • Financial Support
  • Deciding to Apply
  • Starting a Tenancy
  • Repairs & Cleaning
  • Relationships with Neighbours & Visitors
  • Finishing a Tenancy

The course is run over 3 hours.

If you are interested in attending a Keys2Renting course please contact the Communities Assist Team on 1300 757 885 or email us at

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