Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Veterans' Children Education Scheme (VCES) and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education Training Scheme (MRCAETS) State Boards are compensatory schemes that provide financial assistance, student support services, guidance and counselling for eligible children to help them achieve their full potential in education and career training. The VCES was established under the provisions of Part VII of the Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) and was prepared in accordance with section 117 of the Act by the Repatriation Commission and approved by the Minister. VCES was formerly known as the Soldier's Children Education Scheme. The MRCAETS is modelled on the VCES. The MRCAETS was established under Division VI of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) and was prepared in accordance with section 258 of the Act by the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) and approved by the Minister. Board members are nominated for the positions and may have experience in education and counselling, or may represent educational, counselling and ex-service organisations and serve in an honorary capacity. The VCES and MRCAETS boards in each state are comprised of the same members and perform the same functions.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Part VII of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (VEA) Division VI of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA)

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    1 January 1993

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