The training pathway is for new entrants to Military Advocacy to provide them with structured and guided learning so they may acquire the skills and knowledge required by their chosen Unit of Competency.
To nominate a person to undertake training in this pathway, click the Manage Your ESO below.
If you are already a TIP Trained Welfare or Pension Officer, or have acquired equivalent skills and knowledge you may wish to undertake the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway. Level 1 Pension Officers will need to provide evidence of assisting in the preparation of claims under all three Acts.
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 Veteran Affairs.
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).
COVID-19 restrictions by State
For further information please click and download the COVID-19 restrictions by State links for current updates.
June 5th 2020 ATDP Communications
Latest edition of the ATDP update
October 9th 2020 ATDP Communications
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.
May 8, 2020 ATDP Communications
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.
May 8, 2020 ATDP Communications
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.
March 16, 2020 ATDP Communications
2020 Transition Conference - Department of Defence
Working together for veteran wellness
Please click here to register for upcoming Transition Conferences to be held in 2020.
These conferences provide an opportunity for Ex-Service organisations and individual advocates to find out more about transition programs and provide feedback from their members. If able you are encouraged to attend.
March 2, 2020 ATDP Communications
New DVA website to go live on 4 March 2020
A new, easier-to-use Department of Veterans’ Affairs website designed for veterans and their families will replace the existing www.dva.gov.au website on 4 March 2020.
Many of you would be aware of the current Beta website, which was released for testing and feedback in July 2019. DVA is in the final stages of adding content in preparation for the changeover.
If you have not already done so, we encourage you to look around the Beta site – https://beta.dva.gov.au/ – and familiarise yourself with the new look and feel.
February 20, 2020 ATDP Communications
Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant / Veteran Recognition
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.