To be eligible for this award, the applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia
  • be 18 years of age or over
  • be the partner (spouse or de-facto) of a serving or former Australian Defence Force member (who has served at least one day full time service in the Australian Defence Force)
  • be employed by the organisation for a minimum of one year on the closing date of nominations, and
  • have their nomination endorsed by the employing organisation.

Nomination Criteria

1. Achievements within the organisation, including how the nominee’s skills and attributes are applied by the individual and valued by the organisation.

These are intended as a guide only.

Nominations will be strengthened by linking how the skills and attributes developed or consolidated as a result of supporting ADF service has assisted delivery of services/products.  An indication of the time period, and how recent the support to a serving or former member of the ADF (including for widowed and separated partners) has been will assist the panel understand the influence of supporting military service, as it relates to this nomination.  This could include:

  • introduced innovative or better ways to do business
  • actively applies their skills to the benefit of the organisation and/or veteran community through their employment
  • displays high levels of flexibility, resilience or problem solving, management or client service
  • positively impacts organisational culture or outcomes
  • meets or exceeds targets/outcomes
  • mentors and/or contributes to improved veteran community employment practice within the organisation
  • mitigates challenges and impacts arising from supporting a current or former member of the ADF.

2. Supporting evidence of their contribution from the nominee’s supervisor, management or Board.

These are intended as a guide only.

Examples could include: 

  • feedback received about the employee
  • recognition of contribution or commendation by the organisation’s Board or senior management
  • nomination or receipt of recognition or an organisational award.
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