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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Advocacy Training and Development Programme

The Advocacy Training and Development Programme (ATDP) is the next evolution of the Training and Information Program and replaces TIP. 
The ATDP has been developed as a partnership between the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), Ex-service Organisations (ESOs) and Defence.
The vision of the ATDP is to train and develop selected practitioners to provide high quality advocacy services to current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their dependants, coveringrehabilitation, compensation, appeals and welfare.
You can find factsheets providing an overview of the ATDP and how to become a volunteer on the DVA Website.


www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/advocacy-training/advocacy-training-and-development-programme

Monday, 29 August 2016

ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) program

Are you an ADF member that has been wounded, injured or become ill while in service? Then the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) program could be for you.
ARRTS is a flexible training program that caters to individual abilities and aims to improve confidence and resilience through the medium of arts - creative writing, music an rhythm, acting and performance, and visual arts. The course is full time and residential with the cost of travel, accommodation, allowances as well as course cost funded by ARRTS. Programs run annually, Nov/Dec and May/Jun. Applications close 30 September.
Injuries or illnesses don't need to be service related or as the result of operational deployment.
Download flyer: http://bit.ly/2bGydBg
Download application form: http://bit.ly/2bGyFzJ

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Soldier On Is excited to announce applications are now open to veterans and their spouses to study a diploma in Business Administration, Leadership and Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology or Accounting through the Australian Business Academy (ABA).
These diplomas are offered free of charge, thanks to a partnership between Soldier On and ABA.
Applications will remain open until 5pm AEST Friday, 16th Sept 2016. Applicants will be notified about the success of their application on Friday, 23rd September and the courses will commence on Monday, 3rd October.
For more information, or to apply, please email empower@soldieron.org.au
Please share with those veterans and spouses of veterans who would be interested in this great opportunity.



Wednesday, 24 August 2016


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

VVCS Family and Relationship Support

ADF service can place unique pressures on relationships. 
Did you know VVCS also offers support for relationship and family matters? 
The goal – to maintain positive family relationships.
If you would like to know more, clinicians are available 24/7 on 1800 011 046.