External Resources

Career Swag  provides links to job boards, employment services and companies we believe align with our mission of linking veterans and ADF spouses to possible job opportunities with companies and services who indicate they understand the unique needs of our population. The inclusion of links on this page does not constitute endorsement and Career Swag does not vouch for external content. This is for information purposes only.

Career Development Association of Australia

CDAA members have appropriate qualifications & experience and are committed to the Professional Standards for Career Development Practitioners and the CDAA Code of Ethics.


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Defence Community Organisation

For information about ADF Transition support for ADF members  visit


DCO also offer the Partner Employment Assistant Program – funding for eligible partners of ADF members to access funding for professional career services

DCO also offer some support for families of transitioning ADF members. Click here to learn more

Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program 

The Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program website contains information about employment services for veterans and for employers who want to hire them.

It also contains a searchable list of employers who have signed the Veterans Employment Commitment – a public declaration that they support the greater employment of veterans.


Ironside Recruitment is Australia’s leading recruitment agency trusted by the Department of Defence and our Emergency Services community to create, provide and secure pathways to civilian employment for ex-service personnel. Owned, staffed and operated by Ex-service Personnel with significant industry experience, Ironside Recruitment effectively translates the unique skills, experiences and attributes that make those who serve the very best employees in the country. Whether you have served and are looking for work or you’re hiring and looking for the best talent, contact Ironside Recruitment, a recruitment and resourcing partner you can trust. You can access current vacancies here.

JobActive for Veterans

View vacancies listed by employers who consider Defence Force experience is desirable.

Defence Families of Australia


Defence Families of Australia have recently launched their Defence Partner Friendly employment initiative. Employers who have expressed their willingness to attract and retain ADF partner employees can self-identify as Defence partner friendly in accordance with DFA’s checklist and are are listed on the DFA website with links to the company recruitment sites.

For more information contact DFA at partneremployment@dfa.org.au

Career Swag is proud to partner with Ironside Recruitment to assist transitioning ADF and veterans secure employment.


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The site offers information and tools to assist employers and veterans to identify suitable employment and recruitment opportunities in NSW Government.


WORK 180

WORK180 is the only platform that pre-screens employers to see how well they support women’s careers. You can read here why I think Work180 (formerly Diverse City Careers) is a good fit for ADF partners

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