Former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with entitlements under the SRCA or the MRCA, whose accepted conditions impact on their ability to undertake or sustain employment, are eligible for vocational rehabilitation assistance. This includes "declared" members, ADF Cadets, Officers of Cadets and Instructors of Cadets.
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During a period of retraining which is approved under a rehabilitation plan, and provided the client is fully participating in their retraining, their incapacity entitlements should continue to be calculated on the same basis as if they were not working.
Transferable Skills Analysis
A transferable skills analysis (TSA) is an assessment of the skills and knowledge a person acquires from the actual performance of a job and from learned situations, community, work and school enviroments.
TSA is most beneficial when assessing people who have a wide range of experiences, skills and employment history and who generally do not require retraining to re-enter the open labour market. A TSA can define a person's skills and experience for new job placements or a change in role with their current employer.
Incapacity payments are economic loss compensation payments due to the inability (or reduced ability) to work, because of a service injury or disease. The SRCA and MRCA provide this compensation as regular payments calculated on a weekly basis and paid fortnightly.
Section 40 of the SRCA (in conjunction with subsection 146(3)) and sections 60 – 62 of the MRCA, place an onus on the Rehabilitation Authority to assist a person who is incapacitated as a result of a service injury or disease to find suitable employment. Suitable employment or suitable work is defined in this manual in
Work Trials are used to achieve a return to work for clients who are not able to return to their original workplace.
A large proportion of DVA clients are ex ADF members who have been medically discharged, and therefore unable to continue their role within the ADF.
A work trial is a valuable opportunity for a person participating in a rehabilitation program to:
A worksite assessment forms the basis for a safe return to work by assessing the suitability of work duties and to gain a better understanding of the nature of the client's work. It assesses the physical, psychosocial, cognitive and communication demands of the job.