Core Skills Identifier

The Core Skills Identifier can help you identify what your military skills are in the civilian workplace. 

Select your rank from the dropdown menu below and it will list your skills translated into a tone that reads well on a civilian resume. 

It's important to note these core skills will complement any specialist training you may have.

The core skills have been developed from the perspective of a civilian employer, meaning these are the skills civilian employers are looking for which we have identified many veterans as possessing.

For more information about core skills and to seek recognition of prior learning (RPL) for these skills, it's a good idea to get in touch with the Australian Defence College. They run the ADF Transition and Civil Recognition Project. This project helps transitioning ADF members and veterans receive appropriate recognition for the military skills they have acquired throughout their service. 

Able Seaman (AB)

• Apply ethical leadership skills & knowledge in the workplace

• Lead & develop an effective workplace team

• Support individual & team training

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace needs & training requirements

• Provide advice to supervisors & managers

• Communicate effectively (including presentations)

• Monitor & maintain safety protocols in the workplace

• Manage the effective use of workplace resources

• Manage workplace performance of junior staff members

• Coordinate the effective operation & security requirements of the workplace

• Plan & coordinate activities to meet workplace expectations in often complex, difficult & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_02_LCPL.pdf

Acting Sub Lieutenant (ASLT)

• Learn & apply effective & ethical leadership with teams

• Support the development of teams

• Support individual & workplace training

• Assist in monitoring & reporting workplace capability & effectiveness

• Provide advice to supervisors

• Communicate effectively within the workplace

• Support the maintenance of safety in the workplace

• Assist in managing workplace resources

• Manage workplace performance of junior staff

• Assist with coordinating the operation & security of the workplace.

• Assist with planning & coordinating workplace activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_07_2LT.pdf

Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman (AC/ACW)

• Contribute to maintaining professional skills & professional accountability

• Provide advice consistent with management’s intent

• Communicate effectively (including presentations)

• Maintain equipment & resources in often difficult & demanding work conditions

• Adopt & apply appropriate measures to ensure a safe workplace

• Adopt & apply appropriate measures to ensure the security of the workplace

• Comply with policies, directives, governance requirements & standard operating procedures

• Comply with workplace expectations in often complex, difficult & challenging environments

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_01_PTE.pdf

Bombardier (BDR) / Corporal (CPL)

• Lead & manage small teams to achieve workplace goals & tasks

• Analyse directions & develop a plan to achieve goals & tasks

• Under minimal supervision, prepare & develop small teams

• Monitor & manage team welfare & workplace behaviour

• Deliver training & assessments in the workplace

• Provide advice to managers on workplace requirements & issues

• Communicate workplace requirements through written & verbal means to work crews

• Monitor, maintain & administer safety protocols in the workplace

• Monitor & manage the effective use of workplace resources

• Coordinate effective operation & security compliance in the workplace

• Analyse risks to operations & present opportunities to achieve satisfactory outcomes

• Plan & coordinate directions to meet management expectations within complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_03_CPL.pdf

 

Captain (CAPT)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership of large teams

• Monitor, coach & mentor workplace supervisors & junior management staff

• Design, lead & manage individual & workgroup training & education in the workplace

• Contribute to & participate in planning for contingencies & organisational goals

• Analyse, plan, prepare & action large workplace activities

• Apply international standards in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report on workplace skilling needs, education & training

• Provide advice & assistance to executive level managers

• Oversee personnel & organisation administration in accordance with policies & procedures

• Communicate to wide audiences in writing and verbally

• Monitor & maintain safety & behavioural standards in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & ensure equity & safety standards & behaviour in the workplace

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For detailed information see:  http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_09_CAPT.pdf

Captain (CAPT-RAN)

• Apply effective & ethical executive leadership & strategic management within a complex organisation

• Ensure organisational compliance with national & international legal obligations

• Lead organisational strategic initiatives & reform

• Assist with development of executive support teams & functions

• Consult & advise the executive on strategic workforce capability, workforce training & education needs, & future requirements

• Mentor executive & supporting staff

• Develop major goals to support organisational objectives

• Advise the executive on matters & issues affecting the organisation

• Employ highly advanced communication skills across the organisation & when representing the organisation

• Exercise due care & diligence of governance responsibilities, including equity & safety, across the organisation

• Analyse, determine & report to the executive on current & future resource requirements to meet organisational goals & objectives

• Oversee performance management & reporting of organisational staff, recruitment & contractor engagement

• Analyse & facilitate organisational requirements for security, welfare & wellbeing of staff & organisational activities/business within complex, difficult & challenging work environments

• Act as organisational executive representative in meetings, strategic planning or high-profile engagements

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_12_COL.pdf

Chief Petty Officer (CPO)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership across the organisation

• Develop skilled teams to meet organisational requirements

• Scope, deliver & support staff training across the organisation

• Monitor, maintain & report on workplace skilling needs

• Provide advice to executive level managers on personnel, workplace operations & governance requirements

• Monitor the morale, health & welfare of the organisation & advise senior level managers

• Communicate effectively across the organisation; often delivering briefings to large audiences

• Monitor, maintain & enforce standards in the workplace & across the organisation

• Prioritise, allocate & manage the effective use of an organisation’s logistics & resources

• Manage workplace performance & development of staff across the organisation

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_05_WO2.pdf

 

Colonel (COL)

• Apply effective & ethical executive leadership & strategic management within a complex organisation

• Ensure organisational compliance with national & international legal obligations

• Lead organisational strategic initiatives & reform

• Assist with development of executive support teams & functions

• Consult & advise the executive on strategic workforce capability, workforce training & education needs, & future requirements

• Mentor executive & supporting staff

• Develop major goals to support organisational objectives

• Advise the executive on matters & issues affecting the organisation

• Employ highly advanced communication skills across the organisation & when representing the organisation

• Exercise due care & diligence of governance responsibilities, including equity & safety, across the organisation

• Analyse, determine & report to the executive on current & future resource requirements to meet organisational goals & objectives

• Oversee performance management & reporting of organisational staff, recruitment & contractor engagement

• Analyse & facilitate organisational requirements for security, welfare & wellbeing of staff & organisational activities/business within complex, difficult & challenging work environments

• Act as organisational executive representative in meetings, strategic planning or high-profile engagements

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_12_COL.pdf

Commander (CMDR)

• Apply effective & ethical senior leadership to manage multiple, integrated large teams

• Oversee & conduct complex administration ensuring adherence to values & expectations

• Set the vision, purpose & goals, to focus & motivate all teams

• Recognise & adjust to changing situations using flexible leadership

• Manage organisational learning at a high level & ensure organisational technical & specialist knowledge

• Develop & manage a workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments

• Analyse, design & implement individual & group training & education to achieve goals

• Analyse, maintain & report on service resources to achieve organisational vision & goals

• Communicate with & provide strategic advice to senior executive leadership & managers

• Monitor, coach & mentor key subordinates

• Communicate effectively to inform, persuade, substantiate, negotiate or present information

• Ensure planning, activities & control measures meet policy guidelines & appropriate standards

• Apply, monitor & manage safety standards across the organisation

• Allocate & manage investigations, workplace/workforce actions & staff welfare issues

• Enact accountable governance responsibilities & ensure compliance with policy, standards & procedures

• Plan, allocate & manage organisational activities in often complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_11_LTCOL.pdf

Corporal (CPL)

• Lead & manage small teams to achieve workplace goals & tasks

• Analyse directions & develop a plan to achieve goals & tasks

• Under minimal supervision, prepare & develop small teams

• Monitor & manage team welfare & workplace behaviour

• Deliver training & assessments in the workplace

• Provide advice to managers on workplace requirements & issues

• Communicate workplace requirements through written & verbal means to work crews

• Monitor, maintain & administer safety protocols in the workplace

• Monitor & manage the effective use of workplace resources

• Coordinate effective operation & security compliance in the workplace

• Analyse risks to operations & present opportunities to achieve satisfactory outcomes

• Plan & coordinate directions to meet management expectations within complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_03_CPL.pdf

 

Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership of large teams

• Monitor, coach & mentor workplace supervisors & junior management staff

• Design, lead & manage individual & workgroup training & education in the workplace

• Contribute to & participate in planning for contingencies & organisational goals

• Analyse, plan, prepare & action large workplace activities

• Apply international standards in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report on workplace skilling needs, education & training

• Provide advice & assistance to executive level managers

• Oversee personnel & organisation administration in accordance with policies & procedures

• Communicate to wide audiences in writing and verbally

• Monitor, audit & ensure compliance with organisational policy & governance requirements

• Monitor, maintain & ensure equity & safety standards & behaviour in the workplace

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For detailed information see:  http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_09_CAPT.pdf

Flight Sergeant (FSGT)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership across the organisation

• Develop skilled teams to meet organisational requirements

• Scope, deliver & support staff training across the organisation

• Monitor, maintain & report on workplace skilling needs

• Provide advice to executive level managers on personnel, workplace operations & governance requirements

• Monitor the morale, health & welfare of the organisation & advise senior level managers

• Communicate effectively across the organisation; often delivering briefings to large audiences

• Monitor, maintain & enforce standards in the workplace & across the organisation

• Prioritise, allocate & manage the effective use of an organisation’s logistics & resources

• Manage workplace performance & development of staff across the organisation

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_05_WO2.pdf

 

Flying Officer (FLGOFF)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership of small & large teams

• Counsel, coach, mentor & develop small & large teams in the workplace

• Monitor & manage team performance, administration & welfare in the workplace

• Monitor & manage effective use of team equipment & resources in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace skilling development & training requirements

• Conduct workplace tasks & actions to achieve goals & outcomes

• Provide advice to senior managers to develop staff & achieve workplace goals & outcomes

• Communicate verbally and in writing with staff across all levels

• Monitor, manage & ensure safety standards in the workplace

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex and challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_08_LT.pdf

Group Captain (GPCAPT)

• Apply effective & ethical executive leadership & strategic management within a complex organisation

• Ensure organisational compliance with national & international legal obligations

• Lead organisational strategic initiatives & reform

• Assist with development of executive support teams & functions

• Consult & advise the executive on strategic workforce capability, workforce training & education needs, & future requirements

• Mentor executive & supporting staff

• Develop major goals to support organisational objectives

• Advise the executive on matters & issues affecting the organisation

• Employ highly advanced communication skills across the organisation & when representing the organisation

• Exercise due care & diligence of governance responsibilities, including equity & safety, across the organisation

• Analyse, determine & report to the executive on current & future resource requirements to meet organisational goals & objectives

• Oversee performance management & reporting of organisational staff, recruitment & contractor engagement

• Analyse & facilitate organisational requirements for security, welfare & wellbeing of staff & organisational activities/business within complex, difficult & challenging work environments

• Act as organisational executive representative in meetings, strategic planning or high-profile engagements

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_12_COL.pdf

Lance Corporal/Lance Bombardier (LCPL/LBDR)

• Apply ethical leadership skills & knowledge in the workplace

• Lead & develop an effective workplace team

• Support individual & team training

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace needs & training requirements

• Provide advice to supervisors & managers

• Communicate effectively (including presentations)

• Monitor & maintain safety protocols in the workplace

• Manage the effective use of workplace resources

• Manage workplace performance of junior staff members

• Coordinate the effective operation & security requirements of the workplace

• Plan & coordinate activities to meet workplace expectations in often complex, difficult & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_02_LCPL.pdf

 

Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman (LAC/LACW)

• Apply ethical leadership skills & knowledge in the workplace

• Lead & develop an effective workplace team

• Support individual & team training

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace needs & training requirements

• Provide advice to supervisors & managers

• Communicate effectively (including presentations)

• Monitor & maintain safety protocols in the workplace

• Manage the effective use of workplace resources

• Manage workplace performance of junior staff members

• Coordinate the effective operation & security requirements of the workplace

• Plan & coordinate activities to meet workplace expectations in often complex, difficult & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_02_LCPL.pdf

Leading Seaman (LS)

• Lead & manage small teams to achieve workplace goals & tasks

• Analyse directions & develop a plan to achieve goals & tasks

• Under minimal supervision, prepare & develop small teams

• Monitor & manage team welfare & workplace behaviour

• Deliver training & assessments in the workplace

• Provide advice to managers on workplace requirements & issues

• Communicate workplace requirements through written & verbal means to work crews

• Monitor, maintain & administer safety protocols in the workplace

• Monitor & manage the effective use of workplace resources

• Coordinate effective operation & security compliance in the workplace

• Analyse risks to operations & present opportunities to achieve satisfactory outcomes

• Plan & coordinate directions to meet management expectations within complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_03_CPL.pdf

Lieutenant (LEUT)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership of large teams

• Monitor, coach & mentor workplace supervisors & junior management staff

• Design, lead & manage individual & workgroup training & education in the workplace

• Contribute to & participate in planning for contingencies & organisational goals

• Analyse, plan, prepare & action large workplace activities

• Apply international standards in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report on workplace skilling needs, education & training

• Provide advice & assistance to executive level managers

• Oversee personnel & organisation administration in accordance with policies & procedures

• Communicate to wide audiences in writing and verbally

• Monitor & maintain safety & behavioural standards in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & ensure equity & safety standards & behaviour in the workplace

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For detailed information see:  http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_09_CAPT.pdf

Lieutenant (LT)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership of small & large teams

• Counsel, coach, mentor & develop small & large teams in the workplace

• Monitor & manage team performance, administration & welfare in the workplace

• Monitor & manage effective use of team equipment & resources in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace skilling development & training requirements

• Conduct workplace tasks & actions to achieve goals & outcomes

• Provide advice to senior managers to develop staff & achieve workplace goals & outcomes

• Communicate verbally and in writing with staff across all levels

• Monitor, manage & ensure safety standards in the workplace

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex and challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_08_LT.pdf

Lieutenant Colonel (LTCOL)

• Apply effective & ethical senior leadership to manage multiple, integrated large teams

• Oversee & conduct complex administration ensuring adherence to values & expectations

• Set the vision, purpose & goals, to focus & motivate all teams

• Recognise & adjust to changing situations using flexible leadership

• Manage organisational learning at a high level & ensure organisational technical & specialist knowledge

• Develop & manage a workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments

• Analyse, design & implement individual & group training & education to achieve goals

• Analyse, maintain & report on service resources to achieve organisational vision & goals

• Communicate with & provide strategic advice to senior executive leadership & managers

• Monitor, coach & mentor key subordinates

• Communicate effectively to inform, persuade, substantiate, negotiate or present information

• Ensure planning, activities & control measures meet policy guidelines & appropriate standards

• Apply, monitor & manage safety standards across the organisation

• Allocate & manage investigations, workplace/workforce actions & staff welfare issues

• Enact accountable governance responsibilities & ensure compliance with policy, standards & procedures

• Plan, allocate & manage organisational activities in often complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_11_LTCOL.pdf

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership to multiple organisational teams

• Oversee & conduct complex organisational administration

• Manage organisational learning; identify & develop technical & specialist knowledge of organisational teams

• Manage & develop a workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments

• Design, manage & implement individual & group training & education in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report on organisational skilling needs, education & training to meet organisational goals

• Provide trusted advice & support to senior management & executive

• Lead, coach & mentor junior managers & senior staff

• Communicate effectively with staff, management & executive to substantiate, negotiate & present information

• Ensure organisational plans, actions & controls meet national/ international standards & policy

• Monitor, manage & maintain equity, safety & behavioural standards across the organisation

• Manage internal investigations, workplace & workforce actions, & staff welfare issues

• Monitor, manage & ensure compliance with organisational policy & governance requirements

• Plan & manage organisational activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_10_MAJ.pdf

Major (MAJ)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership to multiple organisational teams

• Oversee & conduct complex organisational administration

• Manage organisational learning; identify & develop technical & specialist knowledge of organisational teams

• Manage & develop a workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments

• Design, manage & implement individual & group training & education in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report on organisational skilling needs, education & training to meet organisational goals

• Provide trusted advice & support to senior management & executive

• Lead, coach & mentor junior managers & senior staff

• Communicate effectively with staff, management & executive to substantiate, negotiate & present information

• Ensure organisational plans, actions & controls meet national/ international standards & policy

• Monitor, manage & maintain equity, safety & behavioural standards across the organisation

• Manage internal investigations, workplace & workforce actions, & staff welfare issues

• Monitor, manage & ensure compliance with organisational policy & governance requirements

• Plan & manage organisational activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_10_MAJ.pdf

Petty Officer (PO)

• Effective & ethical leadership of a large team

• Manage workplace performance & development of junior supervisors & their staff

• Apply expertise to training delivery & development to maintain skills essential to the functioning of the organisation

• Ensure compliance with policy, directives, instructions, regulations, standard operating procedures, & technical frameworks

• Communicate to wide audiences through presentations or written channels

• Analyse directions & identify options for conducting tasks

• Monitor the morale, health & welfare of the team

• Provide advice to senior staff on team issues & needs

• Manage logistical & resource requirements of a large team

• Ensure effective use of resources; advising on management of priorities & options

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace capability, including equity & safety

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in frequently challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_04_SGT.pdf

Pilot Officer (PLTOFF)

• Learn & apply effective & ethical leadership with teams

• Support the development of teams

• Support individual & workplace training

• Assist in monitoring & reporting workplace capability & effectiveness

• Provide advice to supervisors

• Communicate effectively within the workplace

• Support the maintenance of safety in the workplace

• Assist in managing workplace resources

• Manage workplace performance of junior staff

• Assist with coordinating the operation & security of the workplace.

• Assist with planning & coordinating workplace activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_07_2LT.pdf

Private (PTE)

• Contribute to maintaining professional skills & professional accountability

• Provide advice consistent with management’s intent

• Communicate effectively (including presentations)

• Maintain equipment & resources in often difficult & demanding work conditions

• Adopt & apply appropriate measures to ensure a safe workplace

• Adopt & apply appropriate measures to ensure the security of the workplace

• Comply with policies, directives, governance requirements & standard operating procedures

• Comply with workplace expectations in often complex, difficult & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_01_PTE.pdf

Seaman (SMN)

• Contribute to maintaining professional skills & professional accountability

• Provide advice consistent with management’s intent

• Communicate effectively (including presentations)

• Maintain equipment & resources in often difficult & demanding work conditions

• Adopt & apply appropriate measures to ensure a safe workplace

• Adopt & apply appropriate measures to ensure the security of the workplace

• Comply with policies, directives, governance requirements & standard operating procedures

• Comply with workplace expectations in often complex, difficult & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_01_PTE.pdf

Second Lieutenant (2LT)

• Learn & apply effective & ethical leadership with teams

• Support the development of teams

• Support individual & workplace training

• Assist in monitoring & reporting workplace capability & effectiveness

• Provide advice to supervisors

• Communicate effectively within the workplace

• Support the maintenance of safety in the workplace

• Assist in managing workplace resources

• Manage workplace performance of junior staff

• Assist with coordinating the operation & security of the workplace.

• Assist with planning & coordinating workplace activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_07_2LT.pdf

Sergeant (SGT)

• Effective & ethical leadership of a large team

• Manage workplace performance & development of junior supervisors & their staff

• Apply expertise to training delivery & development to maintain skills essential to the functioning of the organisation

• Ensure compliance with policy, directives, instructions, regulations, standard operating procedures, & technical frameworks

• Communicate to wide audiences through presentations or written channels

• Analyse directions & identify options for conducting tasks

• Monitor the morale, health & welfare of the team

• Provide advice to senior staff on team issues & needs

• Manage logistical & resource requirements of a large team

• Ensure effective use of resources; advising on management of priorities & options

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace capability, including equity & safety

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in frequently challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_04_SGT.pdf

Sergeant/Staff Sergeant (SGT/SSGT)

• Effective & ethical leadership of a large team

• Manage workplace performance & development of junior supervisors & their staff

• Apply expertise to training delivery & development to maintain skills essential to the functioning of the organisation

• Ensure compliance with policy, directives, instructions, regulations, standard operating procedures, & technical frameworks

• Communicate to wide audiences through presentations or written channels

• Analyse directions & identify options for conducting tasks

• Monitor the morale, health & welfare of the team

• Provide advice to senior staff on team issues & needs

• Manage logistical & resource requirements of a large team

• Ensure effective use of resources; advising on management of priorities & options

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace capability, including equity & safety

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in frequently challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_04_SGT.pdf

Squadron Leader (SQNLDR)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership to multiple organisational teams

• Oversee & conduct complex organisational administration

• Manage organisational learning; identify & develop technical & specialist knowledge of organisational teams

• Manage & develop a workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments

• Design, manage & implement individual & group training & education in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report on organisational skilling needs, education & training to meet organisational goals

• Provide trusted advice & support to senior management & executive

• Lead, coach & mentor junior managers & senior staff

• Communicate effectively with staff, management & executive to substantiate, negotiate & present information

• Ensure organisational plans, actions & controls meet national/ international standards & policy

• Monitor, manage & maintain equity, safety & behavioural standards across the organisation

• Manage internal investigations, workplace & workforce actions, & staff welfare issues

• Monitor, manage & ensure compliance with organisational policy & governance requirements

• Plan & manage organisational activities in complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_10_MAJ.pdf

Sub Lieutenant (SBLT)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership of small & large teams

• Counsel, coach, mentor & develop small & large teams in the workplace

• Monitor & manage team performance, administration & welfare in the workplace

• Monitor & manage effective use of team equipment & resources in the workplace

• Monitor, maintain & report workplace skilling development & training requirements

• Conduct workplace tasks & actions to achieve goals & outcomes

• Provide advice to senior managers to develop staff & achieve workplace goals & outcomes

• Communicate verbally and in writing with staff across all levels

• Monitor, manage & ensure safety standards in the workplace

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex and challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_08_LT.pdf

Warrant Officer (WO)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership across the organisation & in support of organisational direction

• Provide expert advice to the CEO & executive management to ensure staff are best prepared for organisational roles, including career management & tasks

• Use advanced communication skills within an executive team & the organisation

• Develop & lead specialist education in the organisation

• Analyse workplace development needs & provide advice to the executive for the ongoing development of all staff & teams

• Support & mentor senior supervisory & management staff

• Promote & ensure organisational tasks are executed lawfully, morally& ethically

• Ensure safety & equity standards are maintained across the organisation

• Prioritise & administer the strategic management of logistics & resources

• Monitor & oversee the organisation’s security & activities in complex & demanding environments

• Oversee & supervise the use of organisational, social & recreational resources to enhance deep-rooted professionalism & positive spirit in the workplace

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_06_WO1.pdf

Warrant Officer (WOFF)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership across the organisation & in support of organisational direction

• Provide expert advice to the CEO & executive management to ensure staff are best prepared for organisational roles, including career management & tasks

• Use advanced communication skills within an executive team & the organisation

• Develop & lead specialist education in the organisation

• Analyse workplace development needs & provide advice to the executive for the ongoing development of all staff & teams

• Support & mentor senior supervisory & management staff

• Promote & ensure organisational tasks are executed lawfully, morally& ethically

• Ensure safety & equity standards are maintained across the organisation

• Prioritise & administer the strategic management of logistics & resources

• Monitor & oversee the organisation’s security & activities in complex & demanding environments

• Oversee & supervise the use of organisational, social & recreational resources to enhance deep-rooted professionalism & positive spirit in the workplace

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_06_WO1.pdf

Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership across the organisation & in support of organisational direction

• Provide expert advice to the CEO & executive management to ensure staff are best prepared for organisational roles, including career management & tasks

• Use advanced communication skills within an executive team & the organisation

• Develop & lead specialist education in the organisation

• Analyse workplace development needs & provide advice to the executive for the ongoing development of all staff & teams

• Support & mentor senior supervisory & management staff

• Promote & ensure organisational tasks are executed lawfully, morally& ethically

• Ensure safety & equity standards are maintained across the organisation

• Prioritise & administer the strategic management of logistics & resources

• Monitor & oversee the organisation’s security & activities in complex & demanding environments

• Oversee & supervise the use of organisational, social & recreational resources to enhance deep-rooted professionalism & positive spirit in the workplace

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_06_WO1.pdf

Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2)

• Apply effective & ethical leadership across the organisation

• Develop skilled teams to meet organisational requirements

• Scope, deliver & support staff training across the organisation

• Monitor, maintain & report on workplace skilling needs

• Provide advice to executive level managers on personnel, workplace operations & governance requirements

• Monitor the morale, health & welfare of the organisation & advise senior level managers

• Communicate effectively across the organisation; often delivering briefings to large audiences

• Monitor, maintain & enforce standards in the workplace & across the organisation

• Prioritise, allocate & manage the effective use of an organisation’s logistics & resources

• Manage workplace performance & development of staff across the organisation

• Plan & coordinate workplace activities in complex & challenging environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_05_WO2.pdf

Wing Commander (WGCDR)

• Apply effective & ethical senior leadership to manage multiple, integrated large teams

• Oversee & conduct complex administration ensuring adherence to values & expectations

• Set the vision, purpose & goals, to focus & motivate all teams

• Recognise & adjust to changing situations using flexible leadership

• Manage organisational learning at a high level & ensure organisational technical & specialist knowledge

• Develop & manage a workforce able to work in complex, difficult & challenging environments

• Analyse, design & implement individual & group training & education to achieve goals

• Analyse, maintain & report on service resources to achieve organisational vision & goals

• Communicate with & provide strategic advice to senior executive leadership & managers

• Monitor, coach & mentor key subordinates

• Communicate effectively to inform, persuade, substantiate, negotiate or present information

• Ensure planning, activities & control measures meet policy guidelines & appropriate standards

• Apply, monitor & manage safety standards across the organisation

• Allocate & manage investigations, workplace/workforce actions & staff welfare issues

• Enact accountable governance responsibilities & ensure compliance with policy, standards & procedures

• Plan, allocate & manage organisational activities in often complex & challenging work environments

 

For more detailed information see: http://www.defence.gov.au/adc/adftcr/Docs/Training_Skilling_Brochure_11_LTCOL.pdf


ADF Transition and Civil Recognition Project

Australia boasts a military that is among the most highly skilled in the world, with members of the ADF having access to world class training.

By the time you leave the ADF, you have a range of qualifications, training and skills that make you a valuable employee.

The ADF Transition and Civil Recognition Project was established to provide ADF members and veterans a pathway to have their transferable military training appropriately recognised with civilian accreditation. This process is conducted through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You should ensure that you have all your qualifications, training and skills recognised before you discharge.

To find out more about the project and how it can assist you, visit the website or send an email to: ADF.CivilRecognition@defence.gov.au

 


Skills you can bring to the civilian workforce

ADF members gain a wide range of skills at all levels of service. These are all highly valuable in any workplace, and highlighting these in your job applications and interviews is important.

Leadership

Leadership is expected at all levels in the ADF. You will have experience working in and leading teams that work together to achieve goals. You may have commanded a squad or a flight of soldiers around a parade ground or initiated plans for a sections daily activities.

You lead by example, delegate, motivate and deliver results.

Planning

Members of the ADF are trained to plan their activities, including implementing risk-mitigation strategies to achieve results, even when faced with difficult situations.

You've been involved in planning and the briefing of the plan. You might want to let employers know how your team succeeded by working towards a common goal set out in a good plan.

Problem solving and critical thinking

Members of the ADF are trained to use their knowledge and available facts to solve issues and problems.

Situational awareness, drilled into you from day one leads to a strong analytical mindset which is good for 'think on your feet' problem solving and critical thinking.

Communication

Clear, concise and accurate communications are vital for the effective operation of the ADF. You were taught early on to identify, articulate and share relevant information using well-developed communication skills.

Values driven

Veterans are known for their values of integrity, loyalty, self-discipline and perseverance. The perception is, you have a strong work ethic, dedication to task and attention to detail, so consider telling an employer how you can bring these virtues to their workplace.

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