The RSL Queensland’s Veteran Employment Program, features a partner employment component, through which partners of serving and ex-serving members can obtain employment assistance and advice. Services include the provision of help with CV’s, coaching and career counselling and assistance with identifying development opportunities.
RSL Queensland is closely aligned to the needs of Defence families and are delivering a well-established program that provides a broad range of services and support for partners. This includes the commission of a research study by the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation to better understand the needs of veterans and their families and guide their future focus.
During 2020, RSL Queensland has assisted 38 ADF partners to find meaningful employment, whilst also providing funding to external occupational rehabilitation services to support ADF partners requiring medical, psychosocial, and vocational assistance.
RSL Queensland were the winner of Excellence in Supporting Partner Employment Award in 2020. Since last year RSL Queensland have introduced a number of new employment initiatives for partners of veterans, including the provision of funding for travel to interviews, clothing for interviews, personal protective equipment, upskilling opportunities through attendance at courses and 20 scholarship programs.