Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and
Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP said veterans and current Australian
Defence Force personnel on the Gold Coast would benefit from employment
initiatives the Prime Minister announced today.
Minister Andrews called on local businesses to recognise the
unique skills Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel bring to business.
“Ensuring our veterans find meaningful employment is one of
the best ways to help them make the transition from the defence forces into
post-service life,” Minister Andrews said.
“ADF personnel gain unique skills during their service to
our country and those skills can be used by the private sector to make a business
“The Australian Government will ensure all ADF personnel who
leave the military have the documentation in place and support available to
make a successful transition to civilian life.”
The Government today announced a package of initiatives as
part of The Prime Minister’s Veterans’
Employment Program to improve the transition process for ADF personnel and provide
more post-service employment opportunities.
· All ADF personnel will leave the military with
the necessary documentation, including health records, superannuation and
· All ADF personnel will participate in the transition
process, which will include access to employment coaching and a new toolkit to
assist finding work in the public service.
· The Government’s JobsActive website will add a
feature for employers to nominate positions that would suit for ADF personnel.
· Businesses will be encouraged to partner with a
local Ex-Service Organisation, such as the RSL and Soldier On, to develop
strategies for driving veterans’ employment. Ex-service organisations and
companies can register their interest by emailing:
· The excellent work done by Australian
businesses employing veterans will be recognised at an annual Prime Minister’s
Veterans Employment Awards.
· A private-sector led Advisory Committee
of leading business people who develop strategies to recruit and retain
veterans in employment. Companies can register their interest by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org