Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. These awards recognise businesses who employ and support Australian military veterans and spouses, as well as recognise veteran employees and entrepreneurs. Award Categories are: Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Medium Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Public Sector Excellence in Supporting Veteran … More Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards

CDAA Awards for Excellence 2019

I was honored and humbled to be awarded the Career Development Association of Australia Award for Excellence in Policy (Individual) at the 2019 CDAA Conference held in Canberra last month in recognition of my policy work involving military spouse career development. CDAA’s vision is a career development profession recognized for excellence and valued by all … More CDAA Awards for Excellence 2019

Military partners as a Defence Industry workforce solution

Defence industry can benefit from recruiting from the ADF partner talent pool as part of efforts to grow its workforce to meet the demands associated with the government’s $200 billion investment in defence capability Read more about why ADF partners are a workforce solution for Australia’s Defence Industry. Link to the article in Defence Connect.

ACU Student Veteran Support Program

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has launched its Student Veteran Support Program, benefiting Prospective Student Veterans in QLD, NSW, ACT & Victoria. Benefits below! Student Veterans enrolling at ACU, as an opportunity earned through ADF service, will receive: – Flexible class schedules and early access to academic timetabling, to support work/study & life balance. – … More ACU Student Veteran Support Program

Education and Training grants for Victorian veterans and families

Are you a family member (spouse or child) of an ex-ADF Member living in Victoria and undertaking study? The Australian Student Veterans Association in conjunction with Melbourne Legacy has Education and Training Grants of up to $3000 per person per financial year available to support veterans or veteran family members with their education and training.This … More Education and Training grants for Victorian veterans and families

Military spouse-friendly employer checklist

Earlier this year (as a consultant for Defence Families of Australia) I developed a checklist for employers to help them understand what makes a ‘military spouse friendly’ employer so that they can benefit from employing candidates from the ADF spouse/partner talent pool. You can view and/or download the checklist (and get info on DFA’s advocacy efforts … More Military spouse-friendly employer checklist