Monday, 27 February 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017

RMA - New Investigations

At the meeting of 8 February 2017 the RMA:
Decided to advertise the following investigations:

Couples Equine Therapy- Yarra Valley (mates4mates)


Couples Equine Therapy - Yarra Valley
May 14


Participants in the Equine Therapy Program interact and engage with horses through an educational and emotional experience, in a safe and calm environment, learning basic natural horsemanship while developing a trusting relationship.
This week long program offers participants a straightforward experience where they learn horsemanship skills; they also participate in Equine Assisted Learning, using the Equine Psychotherapy Australia Model.
This aims to assist personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to support their return home and help deal with day to day aspects of their home life, work life and relationships.

To find out more about the Equine Therapy Program (no prior horse experience necessary), email

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Catalyst Foundation Info Sessions

For South Australian Advocates

Catalyst Foundation (formerly Seniors Information Service) Information sessions in March 

Information sessions on Accessing Help at Home, Aged Care fees and charges, Financial Planning for Retirement, Downsizing, Estate Planning and popular Digital Training sessions are all lined up for March.
To make bookings call  8168 8776  or email  information@catalystfoundation.com.au

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

ATDP Training Application Process

An application to undertake ATDP training is a multi-part process in which the Ex Service Organisation (ESO), candidate, mentor, and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) all have a part.

To make an application in the course you wish to undertake:

1.  Have an authorised person from your ESO select the course from the top of the page at www.atdp.org.au

2.  Click the link at the bottom of the next page  'How to Apply'

3.  The ESO authorised person must agree to the requirements

4.  Complete the form which asks for details of the ESO, authorising officer, mentor and candidate

5.  Once that form has been completed, the candidate will receive an email with a link to be able to complete their part of the application process. (the email may go to your Junk folder depending upon your email program settings)

6.  At the top of the candidate form is a link to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
This is a requirement for future accreditation. Once that has been received (almost immediate), it can be entered into the candidate form and the remainder of the form completed

7.  Once the candidate form has been submitted, the ESO, mentor, and RTO must respond to automated emails to finalise the application process

Thursday, 9 February 2017

USI - Unique Student Identifier

Information on the Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In order to make an application to undertake ATDP training, you will be required to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

A USI gives you access to an online USI account which is made up of ten numbers and letters. It will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5.

Over time, your USI account will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.
You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.

How to get a USI
It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online.

The following steps show how you can create a USI:
Step 1: Have at least one and preferably two forms of ID ready from the list below:
Driver’s Licence, Medicare Card, Australian Passport, Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa), Birth Certificate (Australian), Certificate Of Registration By Descent, Citizenship Certificate, Immi Card
IMPORTANT: To make sure all of your training records are kept together, the USI will be linked to your name as it appears on the form of ID you used to create the USI. The personal details entered when you create a USI must match exactly with those on your form of ID. 
Step 2: Have your personal contact details ready (e.g. email address, or mobile number, or mailing address). 
Step 3: Visit the USI website at: www.usi.gov.au 
Step 4: Select ‘Student Entry’ and then Select ‘Create a USI’ link and follow the steps. 
Step 5: Agree to the Terms and Conditions. 
Step 6: Follow the instructions to create a USI— it should only take a few minutes. Upon completion, the USI will be displayed on the screen. It will also be sent to your preferred method of contact. 
Step 7: You should then write down your USI and keep it handy and safe somewhere, perhaps on your phone.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

ATDP Regional Management Group Positions

ATDP Regional Management Group

Region 3  (SA, TAS, VIC)

Regional Manager

   John Printz

Deputy Regional Managers

   John Cadd  (South Australia)
   Alan Robertson   (Tasmania)
   Roger Greene   (Victoria)


   Ray Kemp (SA)
   John McNeill (VIC)
   David Rye (VIC)
   Ivan Standen (VIC)
   Tich Tyson (SA)