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There are a number of resources currently available to ex-service personnel to assist in applying for employment opportunities.  Veterans SA is committed to connecting Veterans with organisations that can assist with job hunting, resumes, applications and interview tips. 

There is also an increasing number of employers who recognize the skills and attributes that Veterans can bring to their organization and are able to support Veterans moving from military service to civilian life. 






The South Australian Veterans Employment Program seeks to inform veterans about and connect them to employment opportunities within defence industry in South Australia.  The program has been created to effectively action and achieve the vision of the South Australian Premier of supporting any veteran that seeks a role within defence industry to find employment.

The skills and experience of our veteran community will provide significant advantages to businesses working in or seeking to work in the defence sector.  Defence industry are being encouraged to focus on veterans as a valuable source of prospective employees. 

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StoryRight provides training to veterans in communication and presentation skills, to help them transition successfully from military service to civilian life.

Founded by veterans for veterans, the not-for-profit organisation is true to its vision: it empowers serving and ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force, one story at a time.

Since it was established in November 2017, StoryRight has helped dozens of veterans to translate their military skills effectively, securing work and study opportunities in a range of industries.

Hosted by the University of South Australia (UniSA) at City West, StoryRight workshops are followed by networking opportunities and mentoring by younger veterans who have, themselves, transitioned successfully to civilian life.

StoryRight is led by an experienced team drawn from industry, academia, and the younger veterans’ community. Auspiced by the Friends of the Veterans Association (FOVA), StoryRight’s partners include Veterans SA, the Defence Teaming Centre, the Jamie Larcombe Centre Partnerships Hub, RSL Care and UniSA.

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Job Search and Preparation Program

IPAR delivers two-day training courses under the Job Search and Preparation Program. The purpose of the course is to ensure that members who are electing to leave the military can receive appropriate upskilling and coaching to assist with their career transition.  The courses are facilitated by experienced IPAR trainers, facilitated in 20 plus locations in all states and territories across Australia. IPAR has been facilitating these courses since October 2016.

Career Transition and Management coaching (CTMC)

CTMC focuses on establishing your future career goals and then developing the skills you will need to get there. The service is highly tailored and individualised, ensuring that the next stage in your professional life is specific to you, and that you gain the skills you need to independently and successfully seek the work that meets your career goals.

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The South Australian Government values the great contribution the veteran community makes to our state.

We recognise that the skills and experience you have gained in the Australian Defence Force are second-to-none and we value the diverse capabilities you can offer in the public sector.

By joining us, you’ll continue to make a difference to our state every day. Our people are some of the state’s best and brightest, embracing new challenges every day.

If you are considering or have recently left the Australian Defence Force, we have many opportunities for you to explore.

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On Me is so much more than a Career Transition counselling service.  They provide a systematic approach to move you through the process of exiting ADF and finding suitable target organisations that are ready to work with you.  

On we will support you into your first and subsequent position, engaging your employment future, developing a successful civilian career.

Our primary objective is to provide you with valuable direction, practical guidance and assistance all the way into a job.

The process includes

  • Skills, professional attribute and value assessments, workshops and transition services
  • Assisting in selection of and administering your connection with training service providers
  • Guiding you in personalised, effective, autonomous job search techniques
  • Connecting you with people in the know, mentors, ex-ADF exemplars and employers
  • Coaching you through applications, selection preparation, interview processes to land that first role
  • Ongoing support as you settle, adapt and grow in your career

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The Naval Shipbuilding College is an Australian Government initiative to ensure we build a sovereign workforce to construct, support and sustain our Future Fleet, including the Arafura-Class Offshore Patrol Vessels, Attack-Class Submarines and Hunter-Class Frigates.

The College is proud to support Veterans who wish to continue supporting the nation by pursuing fulfilling careers in the naval shipbuilding industry. Whether you require up-skilling or are job-ready, our workforce register is the gateway to a diversity of skilled and professional jobs. Register now.

As a major supplier to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Raytheon Australia believes that it has an important responsibility to give back to the broader military community in which it operates. As much as employing veterans demonstrates a commitment to the notion of mutual obligation, the company also recognises that former ADF personnel offer tremendously valuable skills and experience to private sector employers.

As a company that values the skills and experience of former ADF members, Raytheon has worked to launch Australia’s first industry-led Veteran Career Translator. This online tool allows serving and ex-serving military personnel to input their skills and service information to identify how that experience might translate across to private sector careers.

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Flinders University have launched the Military Academic Pathway Program. It is a free intensive 4-week program for military veterans that will develop independent learning skills and prepare veterans for university study. The program is specifically designed to assist military veterans transition successfully into university, both academically and socially. The program covers a wide range of academic skills development, but also provides campus tours, facilitated engagement with support services, linking with peer mentoring, and academic advocacy.

Click here for details on the next program.

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