The Veteran Employment Toolkit

The Veteran Employment Program's Veteran Employment Toolkit is designed to provide advice and resources to help you:

  • plan your move to a civilian career
  • apply for jobs
  • adjust to the civilian workforce.

There are also a range of services and supports you can access detailed below.

The Defence Force Transition program

The Defence Force Transition program helps you prepare for a career after separation. This includes training and programs to assist you to transition to civilian employment. 

Veterans' and Families' Hubs

Veterans’ and Families’ Hubs are your one-stop shop for local veteran services and advocacy organisations. The hubs may offer health and mental health services, well-being support, advocacy, employment and housing advice, and social connection.

To find out more, visit the DVA website or email the team.

Support for Employment Program (SFE)

If you are unemployed or underemployed, need help to change careers, or support to adjust to the civilian workplace, you may be able to access additional support through the Department of Veterans' Affairs Support for Employment program.

To apply for this program, sign into your MyService page and click the Services and Benefits tile.

If you don't have a MyService record or have any questions, contact 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372). 

Online tools to explore careers

Explore Your Career is a home of career information where you can search Industries and Occupations to find a career that's right for you, and what you can do to get there. It also includes links to Fee-free TAFE, apprenticeship support and options for specific industries.

Australian, State and Territory Governments and Veteran Employment

Australian, State and Territory Governments recognise the importance of veteran employment:

Self-Employment Assistance

If you’re considering starting a business, or need support to improve an existing small business, help is available through Workforce Australia’s Self-Employment Assistance.

King's Trust Australia’s Enterprise Programme

If you want to explore, start or grow a business, you can get help from the King's Trust Australia’s Enterprise Programme.  The Programme supports transitioning Defence members, veterans, reservists and partners of current and former serving members.

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