Advertising your roles
There are a number of ways you can include Australian Defence Force (ADF) veterans in your recruitment processes.
Workforce Australia is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work by connecting job seekers with employers. Workforce Australia replaced jobactive on 4 July 2022 and is administered by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
Let veterans know that you are interested in hiring them by selecting the 'Defence Force Experience Desirable' box when posting ads.
highlight on your website that you are a veteran-friendly employer.
ask your HR team to consider ADF experience.
champion the recruitment of veterans.
- connect with an ex-service or not-for-profit veteran support organisation.
For more information on steps you can take to successfully recruit, support and retain veteran employees view our document
Sign the Veterans' Employment Commitment
The Veterans' Employment Commitment (VEC) is for all organisations who wish to support veterans' employment.
When you sign the VEC you are making a public declaration that you recognise the skills, values and experience that veterans can bring to your organisation. Your organisation’s logo will be displayed, enabling veteran job-seekers to identify you as a veteran-friendly employer.
Access a veteran directly
There are a range of providers that may be able to assist you to connect with veterans seeking employment. Some of these include:
- RSL Australia - RSLveteransemployment@rsl.org.au
- Soldier On - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Right Management, the Department of Defence contracted career transition provider, to discuss how you may gain access to 'market ready' transitioning ADF members - email@example.com
- The Australian Veterans Employers Coalition – (AVEC) Fees may apply
- The Department of Veterans' Affair's Rehabilitation Program -
Private recruitment providers, specialising in veteran placement may also provide access to veterans seeking employment.