The Training and Information Program (TIP) was a partnership between the Ex-Service Organisations and the Department. TIP provided training in compensation and welfare to new and existing advocates as well as periodic refresher training for existing advocates, to support veterans and current and former Australian Defence Force members and their dependants, in accessing their entitlements from the Department.
TIP is being replaced by a new Advocacy Training and Development Program (ATDP), which is the next evolution of TIP and focuses on a more contemporary approach to training.
The Advocacy Training and Development Program, or ATDP for short, is the next evolution of the Training and Information Program and replaces TIP. The ATDP has been developed as a partnership between the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), ex-service organisations (ESOs) and the Department of Defence.