This category is open to all public sector organisations including State/Territory and Commonwealth agencies, statutory and local government authorities and agencies.

Private sector organisations are excluded from nominating in this category.


 Nomination Criteria

1. Demonstrated commitment to employing veterans as evidenced by the relative number of veterans in the workforce.

  • outline of the veteran employment initiative, including links to the information on the organisation's website
  • resources developed for veterans outlining how to get a job in the organisation
  • resources to assist veterans in translating their ADF skills and experience
  • mentoring programs which provide veterans with access to veterans who have successfully transitioned into public sector employment 
  • use of a Defence experience desirable/ADF friendly flag or comparable notation in job advertisements
  • listing of relevant working groups, committees or forums that the organisation has established and/or participates in.

2. Demonstrated excellence in the management and retention of veterans through innovative training programs, ongoing mentoring and engagement programs.

  • guidelines, instructions or veteran-specific training and mentoring programs
  • programs which identify, foster and develop veteran talent
  • information on the number of veterans working in the organisation relative to total number of employees and retention rates
  • feedback on the training, mentoring and/or engagement programs developed and/or adopted by the organisation to support veteran employment/retention.

3. Commitment to support veteran employment.

  • commitment to employ a certain number of veterans evidenced by publicised statement on the organisation’s website
  • HR policies, guidelines, directives or programs
  • feedback from veteran employees.


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