DVA Community Nursing Program
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides entitled veterans and war widow/widowers (entitled persons) with access to a range of quality health care and related services, including community nursing services, at DVA’s expense. DVA provides access to community nursing services to meet an entitled person’s assessed clinical and/or personal care needs in their own home under the DVA Community Nursing Program.
Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms and the veteran community
For information on the Living Longer Living Better aged care reforms, including the Veterans’ Supplement, Aged Care Workforce Supplement and other initiatives that directly impact on the veteran community please view the DVA Aged Care webpage.
Provision of community nursing services
DVA tenders for the provision of community nursing services across Australia to form a Panel of DVA-contracted community nursing providers to deliver community nursing services.
Community Nursing Guidelines
The Guidelines for the provision of community nursing services (Community Nursing Guidelines) outline the DVA-contracted community nursing provider’s clinical and administrative requirements under their contract with DVA.
Classification System and Schedule Fees
Previous Classification System and Schedule of Fees
Other Community Nursing Guides and useful information
Coordinated Veterans Care Program
For information on the CVC Program go to The Coordinated Veterans' Care Program page on the DVA website.
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vetAWARE is now available online
Mental health is important for the veteran and ex-service community as mental health issues may arise from military experience.
vetAWARE online is an engaging, interactive and user friendly veteran mental health training package designed specifically for Community Nurses.
The training is free and focuses on the mental health issues of veterans, war widow(er)s and former and current service members. The training has been endorsed by the Royal College of Nursing Australia and offers 10 Continuing Nursing Education points and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
For information on how to access vetAWARE and navigate the DVA learning management system please see this Quick Reference Guide (Word version).
To access vetAWARE online go to dvatraining.dva.gov.au/register. As a first time user you will be required to register before commencing the training. If you have already registered, you can access vetAWARE by going to dvatraining.dva.gov.au.