The courses we offer
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|Advanced Pension Officer Course (VEA)||
The Advanced Pension Officer course (VEA) is conducted over a period of two days, designed for practicing Compensation Officers. Only the VEA Act is considered.
The course is undertaken after completing the Basic Tri-Legislation Course.
This is also the course practitioners will undertake as refresher for VEA.
|Advocacy Skills (Level 3)||
Advanced skills course covering preparation of submissions to the Veteran's Review Board. As a prerequisite, students should have completed the Basic Tri-Legislation Course, GARP e-Learning and/or GARP Course, SoP Course, e-Tools & VPAD Course, SRCA Course, MRCA Course and the Advanced Pension Officer(VEA) Course prior to attending the Advocacy Skills (Level 3) course.
|Basic Tri-Legislation Course VEA, SRCA and MRCA||
This three day course is open to all members of the veterans community who want to assist as practitioners in the requirements for claims under the Veterans Entitlement Act 1986, Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, Military Rehabilitation Compensation Act 2004 and gain a better understanding of entitlements under Defence Force Retirement Benefit (DFRB), Defence Force Retirement Death Benefits (DFRDB) and the Military Superannuation Benefits Scheme (MSBS).
The Act(s) provide cover for all current serving members and past serving members of the Australian Defence Force and nominated non-philanthropic organisations who were covered by a Ministerial Determination.
|Defence War Widow(er)s Pension Workshop||This course covers all Death compensation claims under the 3 Acts – VEA, SRCA and MRCA. Service eligibility, liability, entitlements, the claim and appeal process is addressed. The reading of death certificates, Statements of Principles and scenario work-shopping are an important aspect of the 2 day course. Electronic tools including CLIK are demonstrated as well as precedent case law. An important course for those involved in assisting the dependents of deceased service.|
|eTools & VPAD (Compensation)||To educate personnel to navigate through the various websites that provide usefull information to practioners when dealing with client claims. In particular the websites used include DVA, VRB, RMA, CLIK, VPAD, MERCK manual and SRCA, VEA and MRCA legislation.|
eTools is a course for practitioners to increase their skills in the use of computers and the internet to assist in their work.
It may be required for each person attending to have their own laptop computer and a method of connecting to the internet.
|GARP course (Compensation)||To train practitioners in all aspects of Guide to Assessment of Veterans' Rate of Pension (GARP V) and the application of GARP as a tool of the trade. As a prerequisite, students should have completed VEA Basic course prior to attending the GARP course.|
|GARP eLearning (Compensation)||
This on-line self-paced learning package is designed to enhance the Pension Oficer's ability to use the Guide to Assessing Rates for veterans Pensions (GARP).
The GARP course, whether on-line or face-to-face is a pre-requisite for the Advocate level 3 course and a handy adjunct for VEA and MRCA trained pension officers.
|Military Compensation (SRCA)||
This two day course trains practitioners in the requirements for claims under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.
The Act provides cover for all members of Australian Defence Force and nominated non philanthropic organisations.
|MRCA - Mil Comp Face -to- Face||
This two day course trains practitioners in the requirements for claims under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.
The course has an e-Learning component which can only be completed on completion of the face to face 2 day course.
|MRCA Advanced (eLearning)||Must have completed the MRCA or Tri-Legislation face to face course prior to enrolling on the MRCA E-Learning Course. This course requires participants to utilise the knowledge obtained on the MRCA and Tri-Legislation face to face course when completing each module.|
|SoP Course (Compensation)||To train practitioners in all aspects of Statement of Principles (SoPs) and the application of SoPs as a tool of the trade. As a prerequisite students should have completed VEA & MRCA Basic course prior to attending the SoPs course.|
|Tribunal Advocacy Course (TAC Level 4)||Advanced skills course covering preparation of submissions to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Administered by TIP National run annually nominations for this course to be staffed through your TIP State Training Manager. Courses usually run end of Jun each year.|
|Welfare (level 1)||This is a two day course to introduce practitioners to methods of putting clients in touch with the services they want and need.|
A course for practising welfare officers to update their skills and knowledge.
To undertake this course you must have done a level 1 welfare course or a refresher course within the past 3 years.