Introduces students to the basic principles of eligibility for pension, Commonwealth liability to pay pension and assessment of pension for veterans, including medical concepts and terminology relevant to veterans' claims. Provides students with the ability to assist veterans and their dependants in making claims for pension and preparing applications and written submissions for review of pension decisions.
Unit contentTopic 1 History of veterans' benefits
Topic 2 Administration of veterans' entitlements in Australia
Topic 3 Overview of veterans' entitlements
Topic 4 Eligible service
Topic 5 Claiming a benefit
Topic 6 Commonwealth liability
Topic 7 Onus and standards of proof
Topic 8 Statements of Principles
Topic 9 Pension assessment
Topic 10 Application of the Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans' Pensions
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify the range of entitlements available to veterans under the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||demonstrate an understanding of the circumstances entitling a veteran's claim, and the evidentiary and other requirements for lodging a claim||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply knowledge of the legislation to assess the adequacy of evidence supporting a veterans claim||Intellectual rigour|
|4||determine the likely outcome of particular claims with reference to the applicable standards of proof, Statements of Principles and guidelines for assessment of veterans Pensions||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
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