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Thursday, 20 November 2014

TIP Training for 2015

The training program for 2015 has been finalised and details can be downloaded using the links above.

The course information document outlines the content of individual courses and prerequisites.

Refresher training for Welfare and MRCA will continue to utilise the on-line eLearning modules, allowing for this training to be completed at any time and at your own pace.
Enhancement training courses in MRCA, SRCA, GARP and SoPs can also be taken using the on-line eLearning modules.

Training is normally conducted at the DVA office in Adelaide or in regional locations as indicated on the Course Calendar.
Additional training outside of the program may be conducted at other locations within the Adelaide area or a regional location, where time and presenter availability permits.
This can be discussed with the TIP Chair, John Cadd 0418 842 228.

Should a critical need for training exist and no appropriate course is available in the SA/NT program, it may be possible to facilitate attendance at a TIP course interstate.
This would be assessed by the TIP Consultative Committee on a case by case basis. This can be discussed with the TIP Chair, John Cadd 0418 842 228.

A nomination is required to attend all training courses (including eLearning courses).
Completed nomination forms should be forwarded to the TIP Admin Support Officer.


‘The Orderly Room’ will continue to be our primary point of information for TIP SA/NT matters and we encourage you to visit this site on a regular basis.
From here you can download TIP course information and forms, catch up on information relating to welfare, pensions and compensation, and view links to important websites.

We look forward to seeing you at a training course in 2015.

Monday, 10 November 2014

An Update from the TIP Chair

NEWSLETTER FOR 2014

Thought I would put a few words on to the web to let you know what has been happening in the training arena for this year.

Training Program - 2014
The program was approved at the meeting of the TCG and advised to all those who have attended training in the past couple of years and also detailed on the web site (and if you are reading this you are on it now).
We have conducted training not only at Blackburn House but also down at the TPI Assn, Colonel Light Gardens RSL, Port Lincoln and Darwin. We did not get to Mt Gambier or back to the Riverland.
The total number of courses conducted was 11 and total trained 81.
Regretfully there were a number of courses cancelled due to insufficient numbers but maybe next year we will see an influx in volunteers wanting to put themselves forward for Compensation/Pension or Welfare courses.

Training Team.
TIP Training is currently conducted by a team of ESO personnel, being Dean Ryan, Jeff Yates, Tich Tyson, Alan Hook and myself, with of course Phil Boys doing all the work to ensure we get to the lectern with all the information we need. 
I would like to thank them for all their time and efforts in putting themselves out there in the service of the veteran community, whether they be ex-service, current serving or DVA staff. I would also like to than a couple of visiting lecturers who have supported us along the way.

National Conference of TIP Chairs.
Conducted in Canberra in late October where a number of decisions were made and discussions held in particular:
·         - Review of Welfare Training Packages.
·         - Review of Advocacy Training, being conducted by Bill Rolfe and his draft report should be available to the Ex Service Organisation Round Table meeting which is to be held in November 2014.
·         - Creating a single storage platform for TIP Courses.
·         - SRCA training package now on-line and available to all (nominations through Phil Boys please)
·         - From DVA, the continuation of the development and trialing of the single claim form and the progress with the MRCA Review, in particular the Single Path of Appeals

Other than that we continue to present to the ESOs a program of training that will help them in their endeavours to assist the veteran community.

I, on behalf of the TIP team, wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you sometime next year

John Cadd
TIP Chair

SA/NT

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Statements of Principles Updates

At the meeting of 1 October 2014 the RMA:

Determined Statements of Principles (SoPs) for:
  • osteomyelitis……………..……………………...90/2014 & 91/2014
  • malignant neoplasm of the lung…………...…..92/2014 & 93/2014
  • leptospirosis..……………………..………..……94/2014 & 95/2014
  • malignant neoplasm of the breast………...…...96/2014 & 97/2014
  • osteoporosis………….……………..................98/2014 & 99/2014
  • rotator cuff syndrome……………………..…….100/2014 & 101/2014
  • anxiety disorder………………………………….102/2014 & 103/2014
These SoPs revoke the SoPs previously determined for these conditions.
The above SoPs take effect from 17 November 2014.

Download the 'Summary of Changes' regarding SoPs 90 –  103 of 2014.    (pdf – KB) 


DECLARATIONS

The focussed investigations below, related to "a threatening, hostile, hazardous and/or menacing situation and/or environment".
The Authority declared that it did not propose to amend any of the Statements of Principles for the reason that there is either no new sound medical-scientific evidence available or insufficient sound medical-scientific evidence available to justify an amendment to any of these Statements of Principles.

The Declarations to be notified will appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 4 November 2014. 

The Declaration and reasons for the decision for 'alcohol use disorder' are available below.
  • alcohol use disorder………….Declaration - (pdf) - reasons for decision - (pdf)
. The other Declarations below, combine the reasons for decision within the Declarations.
  • substance use disorder……….......(pdf)
  • panic disorder……………...…........(pdf)
  • bipolar disorder……………............(pdf)
  • schizophrenia……………..….........(pdf)
  • suicide and attempted suicide…....(pdf)
The above determinations and declarations conclude the previously advertised investigations into:
  • osteomyelitis
  • malignant neoplasm of the lung
  • leptospirosis
  • malignant neoplasm of the breast
  • osteoporosis
  • rotator cuff syndrome
  • anxiety disorder
  • alcohol use disorder
  • substance use disorder
  • panic disorder
  • bipolar disorder
  • schizophrenia
  • suicide and attempted suicide
INVESTIGATIONS 

Decided to advertise the following investigations:
  • x-linked myopathy with excessive autophagy
  • optochiasmatic arachnoiditis
  • discoid lupus erythematosus
The above Declarations and Investigation Notices will appear in the Government Notices Gazette of 4 November 2014.