Work is underway to improve the evidence base around Australian veteran employment to inform policy and design support for veteran employment into the future. This includes:

  • Research to better understand veteran employment in the Australian context
  • In 2022 the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) undertook a Rapid Evidence Assessment on Veteran Employment (Assessment) to analyse contemporary evidence and literature around veteran employment 
  • Projects to better understand the mainstream employment pathways and outcomes of veterans and self-employment (business ownership) as a career pathway
  • Mapping and analysing information gained from a range of activities relating to veteran employment, available here: 

The Program also collaborates on other Australian Government initiatives:

  • The Australian Public Service Commission website includes specific information for veterans seeking employment in the APS. An application that aligns ADF ranks to APS classifications and a toolkit that provides information to veterans about working in the APS are also available
  • The Australian Government’s Workforce Australia website includes an information page for veterans and an optional ‘Defence Force Experience Desirable’ flag that can be used by employers. More information is here
  • Jobseekers completing an employment profile in Workforce Australia may be invited to compete a survey to provide information regarding their ADF service (see ‘Building the Evidence’ on this page).
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