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9.5.1 Assessing Transferable Skills and Experience

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.

9.9 Work Trials

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:

9.7 Worksite Assessments

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.

9.5.4 Personality Tests

The Congruence Personality Scale Form 1 (CPS-1) is an example of a personality test used to facilitate career decision-making. 

The CPS-1 assesses how a person prefers to relate to others, how people react to pressure, how dependable they are in performing tasks, how they approach problem solving and how they behave in a group.

It is designed to assess the following personality traits:

9.10 Employer Incentives

Policy Statement 

Veterans undertaking a DVA rehabilitation program and in receipt of DVA incapacity payments, may be further supported to obtain secure and sustainable employment by incentive payments to an eligible employer.



Legislative authority is contained in the following Acts: