Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP)

10620NAT Course in Military Advocacy

The 10620NAT Course in Military Advocacy is for members of Ex-Service Organisations (ESO) which offer advocacy services to serving and ex-serving members of the armed forces and their dependants. The program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

MTS

Major Training Services Pty Ltd (MTS) (RTO Code 90748), offers the 10620NAT Course in Military Advocacy through a written agreement with the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP).


Management of the ATDP – Message from the Secretary of DVA

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Management of the ATDP – Message from DVA

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DVA recently announced that the ATDP’s Strategic Governance Board and Capability Framework Management Group will discontinue and be replaced by a new approach. What does this mean for the delivery of training under the ATDP?

The changes to the management of the ATDP do not include any changes to the current ESO model of managing and delivering their volunteer and paid advocacy services.

There is still some planning to do but it is expected that the changes will have very little impact on the delivery of training in the short term. The ATDP will still rely on hardworking volunteers to deliver the training and assessment programs, which will continue to run as scheduled. In the longer term, the RTO will take on more of the training management, including assessment, but this is also not expected to significantly impact on the way advocates are trained under the ATDP. The new arrangements are part of the evolution of the ATDP, and set it up to continue delivering high quality accredited training for new and ongoing advocates for the foreseeable future.

Further information will be provided via the ATDP website (web.atdp.org.au) as these changes are implemented.

Changes coming to DVA online services

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For further information please download the article below

ATDP News

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Updated VITA Constitution

The Veterans’ Indemnity and Training Association (VITA) have updated their Constitution and appendices. Please see below and under VITA for full details.

Saying goodbye to MyAccount

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For further information please click and download the article

COVID-19 restrictions by State

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For further information please click and download the COVID-19 restrictions by State links for current updates.

Veterans can access Personal Monitoring Technology through DVA

DVA has a range of personal monitoring technologies available to eligible veterans and widow/ers. 

Accessing and installing a personal monitoring system may be suitable for older veterans and widow/ers if they are self-isolating to protect themselves from exposure to COVID-19.

DVA veterans and widow/ers can access fully-monitored 24-hours a day, seven days a week personal response systems in their home or as mobile pendant personal response devices that are designed to keep them safe at home and when out and about. The initial and ongoing costs are covered by DVA if these devices are arranged through DVA. 

Personal response devices can be tailored to an individual’s needs, giving the person being monitored the comfort that assistance is never far away and reassuring family and friends that their loved one is able to access help easily, if it is needed.

DVA Factsheets

Since launching the new DVA website in March 2020, DVA has received feedback from advocates and other experienced users about the lack of ‘factsheets’. The factsheet system was intentionally removed from the website. On the new website DVA has turned the old factsheets into webpage information which is designed to be more accessible and easier to keep updated.

Help us support the veteran community by volunteering as an advocate or advocate support officer.

This Information Pack outlines broadly what our volunteer advocates and advocate support officers do to assist our members and clients. (TEXT)

You will find out about:

  • The benefits of volunteering as an advocate or advocate support officer,
  • More about our advocates and advocate support officers’ roles,
  • What commitments our volunteers are making,
  • The training and support we and the Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP) provide, and
  •  What insurance cover is provided to advocates by the Veterans’ Indemnity and Training Association (VITA)

The Information Pack can be downloaded as a Word Template and you can customize it for your ex-service organisation or Veterans Support Centre and distribute it electronically - or print out hard copies for your members.

Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant / Veteran Recognition

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The Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant encourages Australians to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service and to support veterans and their families. The Oath, Veteran Card and Lapel Pin underpin the Covenant and provide further recognition and easier identification of veterans.

Read it here
ATDP Qualified Advocates 570
This is the number of advocates that ESOs show in the Accredited Advocate Register as available for advocacy
CPD Upcoming Events
  • 6-Oct-2021

    Supporting a Veteran involved in a Royal Commission

    RSL Vic- Veteran Services

  • 22-Oct-2021

    RSL Vic Volunteer Training Event Oct 21

    RSL Vic

  • 9-Nov-2021

    THE SOLUTION FOCUSED APPROACH TO COMBAT OPERATIONAL STRESS RECOVERY

    Wellbeing Australia

ATDP attendance programs by invitation

Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, we have decided to cancel some of the upcoming programs. We are committed to keeping our volunteers and advocates safe during this time and defer to the COVID restrictions by state to determine whether a face to face program will go ahead. Please be patient as we re-schedule some of these programs to a later date.

Online (PB) : 28-Sep-2021

Level 1 Welfare CandA Closed

Online : 28-Sep-2021

RIG 2 meeting Closed

Online (PB) : 4-Oct-2021

RPL Comp and Welf Ls 1 - 4 Closed

Online (PB) : 11-Oct-2021

RPL Comp and Welf Ls 1 - 4 Closed

Online (PB) : 18-Oct-2021

RPL Comp and Welf Ls 1 - 4 Closed

Online (SM) : 19-Oct-2021

Level 2 Compensation CandA Open

Online (AW) : 26-Oct-2021

Level 1 Compensation CandA Open

Online (SM) : 2-Nov-2021

Level 1 Welfare CandA Open

Online (AW) : 16-Nov-2021

Level 1 Compensation CandA Open

Online (PB) : 23-Nov-2021

Level 2 Welfare CandA Open

Online (AW) : 7-Dec-2021

Level 1 Welfare CandA Open

Melbourne : 13-Dec-2021

Level 3 Compensation CandA Open

Online (SM) : 18-Jan-2022

Level 1 Compensation CandA Open

Quick Links

ATDP ENDORSED CPD EVENT APPLICATION FORM


This form is to be used by the event convenor to apply for ATDP recognition of a CPD event.

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Program Support


Look here for notes on the operations of ATDP and for 'How to' Guides

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Manage Your ESO


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