Signing the Veteran Employment Commitment (VEC) shows your organisation’s commitment to employing Australia’s veterans and creating an environment where they can perform at their best.

Depending on the veteran employment activities your organisation has in place, you may be recognised as a:

  • Veteran Employment Supporter
  • Veteran Friendly Employer
  • Veteran Employer of Choice

The activities your organisation demonstrates will determine your VEC level. In the VEC, activities are grouped in three categories - Recruitment, Support and Retention, and Leadership and Public Commitment.

For more detail on the activities, guidance and examples of supporting documentation, please view the documents below:

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As a VEC signatory, your organisation receives the following:

  • access to a range of resources and guidance to help you attract and retain veterans to your organisation.
  • a logo for use on your website and in other promotional and recruitment material to publicly recognise your organisation as a Veteran Employment Supporter, Veteran Friendly Employer or Veteran Employer of Choice.
  • a profile on – this will link to your website and allow potential veteran recruits to find your organisation while highlighting the employment support your organisation offers.
  • regular communication from the Veteran Employment Program to keep you informed and connected.

To learn more before applying, watch our video below, read Apply for the Veteran Employment Commitment for step-by-step instructions, and view the VEC FAQs.

Sign the VEC today to demonstrate your commitment to better recruit, retain and support veteran employees, who bring with them a wealth of skills, experience and knowledge that will benefit your organisation.

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