Help us improve the Veterans Employment Program

Information for veterans

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Veterans have a lot to offer an employer after they separate from the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The ADF invests heavily in developing the skills and capabilities of their servicemen and women, providing them with extensive training and unique work experience. As a result, they possess a range of skills, abilities and attributes that make them valuable employees in the civilian workforce. They are strong leaders, resilient and highly motivated, and work well in team and high-pressure environments.

The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that veterans have a range of employment options when they separate, to support their smooth transition into civilian life.

Industry Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment

One of the primary aims of the Program is to improve employment opportunities for veterans, by working with Australian businesses to demonstrate the value that veterans can bring to their organisations.

An Industry Advisory CommitteeIndustry Advisory Committee page inside this website on Veterans’ Employment, made up of industry representatives, has been established to develop and provide advice on practical measures to embed veterans’ employment strategies into the recruitment practices of Australian businesses.

Other initiatives

The Departments of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) and Defence continue to improve their transition and rehabilitation processes to ensure that former ADF members can transition seamlessly into civilian jobs.

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