RAAF ASSOCIATION TASMANIA

WANTED - TRAINED PENSION & WELFARE OFFICERS

WELFARE & PENSION OFFICERS:

HOBART: The Branch has no  ATDP qualified Welfare Officers or Compensation Officers however, we do have one member, AIRCDRE Doug Chipman, currently undertaking Compensation Training under the ATDP provisions.

LAUNCESTON:  No ATDP qualified W elfare or Compensation  officers

NORTH WEST:  TBA

NOTE:  The Veterans Indemnity & Training Association (VITA) insurance cover limits the age of Practitioners to 85 years of age.  The RSL has determined that 80 years of age is their cut-off but the RAAFA is prepared to consider Practitioners over 80 but under 85 on a case by case basis.  Any case for such consideration must be addressed in the first instance, to the State Secretary.

 

We do need volunteers to be trained as Pension and Welfare Officers.  The veteran community is aging and their needs are inceasing. Trained Welfare and Pension Officers are urgently needed to help cope with the increasing workload in this important are.  Members intersted in asisting in this regard are asked to contact the State Secretary.

ADVOCACY TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (ATDP)

The ATDP Trainers pictured here, meet regularly to keep up-dated on the latest information on Pensions and Welfare

ADVOCACY TRAINING PROGRAM

The Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP) is making strong headway. All Advocates and Practitioners  are now encouraged to have their training formally recognised under the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program and also as  Advocates able to undertake the Mentoring of new Advocates who will come on-line.

To register for ATDP RPL and Mentoring Courses, go to the ATDP Web Site ans register for training on the On-Line Management System (OMS)

Under the provisions applying to a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) all Advocates will be accrediated as qualified members of the ATDP and will then be fully covered by insurance to practise.

TIP is now finished. No training under TIP provisions is now in existance. There is no authorisation for any former TIP Advocate to continue to work pursuant to that program and no VITA Insurance cover is available.