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 Wellbeing 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)
Course in Military Advocacy
The 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.
Please click on this link for further information about the Course in Military Advocacy which is available through our partnering Registered Training Organisation (RTO), Major Training Services (RTO 90748).
Trainees must be nominated by their sponsoring ESO using the online nomination form on the ATDP portal then once this is accepted by ATDP, trainees must complete the online enrolment form, also available through the ATDP Portal, to be formally enrolled with the RTO.
VITA Transition Cover deadline of 31 December 2021: TIP Level Three and Four Advocates
November 23rd 2021 ATDP Communications
Advocacy Capacity Research Project report
The Baseline Study of Current and Future Availability of Ex-Service Organisation Advocacy Services Research Project was commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to collect data on the capacity of the advocacy workforce.
The study was completed by the University of NSW in May 2021 and released on 22 October 2021.
Nearly 600 advocates and nearly 60 ESOs responded to the voluntary survey to provide data for the researchers. Respondents were from across the advocacy community.
The information presented in the independent research report is available to ESOs, DVA, and others for planning evaluation purposes for advocacy services and advocates.
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
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
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.
This is the number of individuals currently authorised by ESOs in the Advocacy Register as available for their advocacy services. These individuals may work for more than one ESO and may be available for more than one type of advocacy.
View a video on ATDP RPL process
CPD Upcoming Events
RSL Vic- October Volunteer Training Event
VVPPA; Legacy Club Services RSL Lifecare
Please login to your CPD account to register for scheduled events.
ATDP assessment programs or workshops by invitation
Online (PB) : 27-Sep-2022
Wellbeing L1 Consolidation Open
Online (PB) : 1-Oct-2022
RPL Comp and Welf Ls 1 - 4 DP Open
Online (PB) : 1-Oct-2022
RPL 1 - 4 - HS Open
Online (PB) : 1-Oct-2022
RPL Wellbeing Level 2 (GJ) Open
Online (SM) : 4-Oct-2022
Basics in Mentoring Workshop Open
Online (PB) : 11-Oct-2022
Wellbeing L2 C&A Open
Online (PB) : 25-Oct-2022
Compensation L1 Consolidation Open
Online (PB) : 15-Nov-2022
Compensation L2 Consolidation Open
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.