TIP NSW/ACT

The courses we offer

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Advanced Pension Officer Course (VEA Refresher)
This is a 1 day course.
The Advanced Pension Officer course (VEA Refresher) 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)
This is a 3 day course.
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 is a 3 day course.
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. 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. On completion practitioners will be able to assist with primary claims under the relevant Act(s).

Defence War Widow(er)s Pension Workshop
This is a 2 day course.
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)
This is a 1 day course.
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 (Welfare)
This is a 1 day course.
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
This is a 3 day course.
This is a two day course to train practitioners in all aspects of Guide to Assessment of Veterans' Rate of Pension (GARP V and GARP M) and the application of GARP as a tool of the trade.

GARP E-Learning
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).
A GARP course, either on-line or face-to-face is a pre-requisite for the Advocate level 3 course.

MRCA - Military Compensation
This is a 2 day course.
This two day face to face course trains practitioners in the requirements for claims under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004.
The course has an e-Learning component which must be completed prior to attending the face to face, 2 day course.

MRCA Military Compensation E-Learning
This course is a prerequisite for attending a MRCA Military Compensation Course (Face to Face).

SRCA - Military Compensation
This is a 2 day course.
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.

Statement of Principles Course
This is a 2 day course.
The aim of this two day course is to train practitioners in all aspects of Statement of Principles (SoP) and the application of SoP as a tool of the trade. As a prerequisite students should have completed VEA, MRCA and/or Basic Tri-Legislation course prior to attending this course.

Tribunal Advocacy Course (TAC Level 4)
This is a 3 day course.
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 2 day course.
This is a two day course to introduce practitioners to methods of putting clients in touch with the services they want and need.

Welfare (Refresher)
This is a 1 day course.
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.