Whether you have already stepped out of the ADF uniform, are considering transitioning or are the partner of a current serving member, connecting with a career support program will ensure you are equipped to succeed in the civilian world.

Career support programs not only provide participants with the tools to carve out new career pathways, apply for roles or prepare for the civilian workforce, they also facilitate connections with employers who value the skills and experience current and former serving members and Defence partners can contribute in the workplace.

Transition Career Support

It is important to prepare for a career after you transition and the Defence Force Transition Program can help you to prepare for a change in work-life balance, identify transferrable skills, prepare your curriculum vitae (CV or resume) and guide you to understand which civilian job level and salary is right for you.

The program can also help you understand training and education options that align with your career goals. Your transition coach can provide guidance on veteran-specific vocational training and education courses that may be subsidised.

Skill Recognition

Australian Defence Force (ADF) members can have their military skills recognised through a national qualification before transitioning to civilian employment.

Skills, knowledge and experience can be formally recognised through a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL), sometimes called recognition of current competency.

RPL validates skills against nationally accredited units of competency for the award of a statement of attainment or a full qualification.