If your business is looking for highly skilled and trained staff, veterans could be a great fit.

There are a number of ways you can include former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members in your recruitment processes.

Advertising your roles

jobactive is the Australian Government’s way to get more Australians into work by connecting job seekers with employers.

Let veterans know that you are interested in hiring them by selecting the 'Defence Force Experience Desirable' box when posting ads on jobactive.

You can also approach Employment Service providers to list vacancies targeting veterans on your behalf.


  • 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 organisation to discuss opportunities.

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. 

Additionally, when you sign the VEC you will receive promotional material and invitations to high-profile events as part of the Veterans' Employment Program.

Sign the Commitment

See who has signed the Commitment

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