Pension & Welfare Officer policy

Pension and Welfare Officer policy

Young Diggers has, as a matter of policy, set the following criteria for all authorised and accredited Pension and Welfare Officers.

  • You must be appointed, in writing, by Young Diggers as an authorised Practitioner to assist veterans, serving and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), declared persons and all their dependants.
  • All officers are required to attend Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), Training and Information Program (TIP) training courses, workshops and activities to maintain currency and acceditation.
  • You must undertake and pass assessments as required to maintain accreditation.
  • You, as an authorised practitioner shall act as a Pension and/or Welfare Officer for Young Diggers.
  • You must abide by the TIP Code of Ethics.
  • You must always behave ethically, truthfully and honestly, plus encourage others to always behave the same in all manner of actions, tasks and activities.
  • By your behaviour, manner, conversations or actions must not bring the name of Young Diggers into disrepute.
  • Breaches of this policy may result in loss of accreditation.

Pension and Welfare Officer policy on training and accreditation requirements

Young Diggers has, as a matter of policy, set the following criteria for all new Pension and Welfare Officers.

  • Appointment is only granted after a minimum qualifying period of 12 months on-the-job training, assistance and assessment by a Young Diggers Pension or Welfare Officer appointed to mentor you.
  • As a Welfare Officer in training, you must abide by the TIP Code of Ethics.
  • As a Welfare Officer in training, you are not permitted to conduct any welfare activities without prior approval and consent from your Young Diggers mentor.
  • As a Welfare Officer in training, you are not permitted to represent Young Diggers in any capacity or forum without prior approval from your mentor.
  • During your period of training you will be covered by Young Diggers approved activities.
  • Accreditation as a Welfare Officer will only be granted after the qualifying period, provided you meet all the standards and assessments required by Young Diggers.
  • You must always behave ethically, truthfully and honestly, plus encourage others to always behave the same in all manner of actions, tasks and activities.
  • By your behaviour, manner, conversations or actions must not bring the name of Young Diggers into disrepute.
  • Breaches of this training policy may result in loss of traineeship.

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