Resources for veterans
Veterans Employment Commitment
The Veterans Employment Commitment is a new initiative of the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program. Businessnes that sign the Commitment have pledged to support the employment of veterans and will aim to provide career opportunities to former members of the ADF.
You can browse the list of businesses that have signed the Commitment and filter by state, industry and organisation size. If you're interested in one of the organisations listed, click on their name or logo to find out more and explore employment opportunities.
Businesses that sign the Commitment will also receive an official Proud Supporter of Veterans Employment logo, which they can display on their website and marketing material to identify them as veteran-friendly employers.
jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work, by connecting job seekers with employers. As part of the Program, jobactive has been enhanced. Jobactive(this link will open in a new tab) now enables employers to select an optional ‘defence force experience desirable’ flag, and veterans can search for jobs(this link will open in a new tab) that employers have flagged.
jobactive also provides information tailored for veteran jobseekers(this link will open in a new tab).
The Australian Public Service (APS) provides a wide range of roles, generous support and remuneration for APS employees in locations across Australia.
APSjobs helps jobseekers to discover the many career paths the APS has to offer by linking them to vacancies available in the APS, the Parliamentary Service and many other Australian Government agencies.
APSjobs(this link will open in a new tab) provides a gateway to a challenging and rewarding career in the APS.
Department of Veterans' Affairs
The Department of Veterans' Affairs(this link will open in a new tab) develops and delivers programs and services that assist the veteran and defence force communities.
Defence Community Organisation
Defence Community Organisation(this link will open in a new tab) assists veterans to obtain practical guidance and information to help them to transition into civilian life.
ADF Member and Family Transition Guide — A Practical Manual to Transitioning
The ADF Member and Family Transition Guide – A Practical Manual to Transitioning (PDF 1.59 MB)Opens a pdf file in a new tab contains information on the transition process for permanent ADF members. The Guide includes information on support services available to transitioning ADF members and their administrative requirements.
Career Transition Assistance Scheme
The Career Transition Assistance Scheme(this link will open in a new tab) assists ADF personnel with career transition when they separate from the ADF.
ADF Transition and Civil Recognition Project
The ADF Transition and Civil Recognition Project provides an opportunity for veterans to have their transferable military skills appropriately recognised in a civilian context prior to transitioning to civilian employment. This includes recognition of prior learning (RPL), sometimes called recognition of current competency (RCC).
Australian Defence Force Superannuation
Australian Defence Force Superannuation(this link will open in a new tab) (ADF Super) is the current superannuation scheme for members of the Australian Defence Force.
Military Superannuation & Benefits Scheme
The Military Superannuation & Benefits Scheme(this link will open in a new tab) (MilitarySuper) is the previous superannuation scheme for members of the Australian Defence Force.
Defence Force Retirement & Death Benefits Scheme
The Defence Force Retirement & Death Benefits Scheme(this link will open in a new tab) (DFRDB) was the superannuation scheme for ADF members between 1973 - 1991.