Examines the more complex issues involved in veterans law, particularly concerning the invalidity service pension and income and assets test and military compensation in Australia. Gives students an appreciation of a number of current issues in veterans law by analysing the conflicting legal arguments involved in those issues.
Unit contentTopic 1. Military compensation
Topic 2. Transitional provisions for the MRCA
Topic 3. Service pension overview
Topic 4. Invalidity Service pension
Topic 5. Income and assets tests
Topic 6. Preparing for Veterans' Review Board and Administrative Appeals Tribunal hearings
Topic 7. Offsetting pensions, compensation and damages
Topic 8. Current issues in veterans law
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||Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the Military Compensation scheme||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Understand and apply the eligibility and assessment tests for Service Pensions||Intellectual rigour|
|3||Understand and explain how compensation, damages and Veterans pensions are offset||Intellectual rigour|
|4||Critically evaluate current legal issues in veterans Law||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Apply knowledge of the applicable law and procedures in the preparation and presentation of a case for hearing before the Veterans Review Board and AAT||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
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