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.
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Part 6 of Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act Education and Training Scheme 2004; Part 6 of Veterans' Children Education Scheme
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?