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ADF Partner Employment Resources

DFA has produced a series of webinars with thought leaders, career development experts, supportive employers and organisations – all who share our passion for supporting ADF partners in gaining and maintaining meaningful employment and careers. Find out what (free) resources are available, the power of networking and thinking ‘outside the box’ about how we approach our own careers. There are also tips for resumes, interview techniques and the power of networking. Also refer to DFA’s Blog – Finding a job in the Australian Public Service.

Defence Member and Family Support (DMFS) offers an employment support program to assist partners in relocation employment related expenses. The Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP) provides funding towards initiatives to assist ADF partners with the immediate difficulties of finding employment when the member is relocated on posting.

Prince’s Trust Australia’s Enterprise Program supports all entrepreneurs in the veteran community, including transitioning Defence members, military veterans, and ADF partners of current or former serving members. It supports these entrepreneurs throughout the journey of starting a business, including exploration, ideation and growth.

Career Development Association of Australia

Career Development is an unregulated field in Australia, if you would like more information about career development in general and  choosing a provider the Career Development Association of Australia has good resources available.

Work 180

Work 180 is a global jobs network specifically for women. They provide job applicants with a transparent directory of endorsed employers who support diversity, inclusion, and equality. Check out their website for a list of jobs and flexible employers.

Soldier On Australia

Soldier On Australia support current ADF Partners with Networking events, connecting with employers and other forms of employment support.

RSL Queensland

For those living in Queensland, RSL Queensland can support current ADF Partners with career counselling, training and development (including scholarships for tertiary or vocational education and help translate your skills for the job market.

Job Outlook (Australian Government) 

Job Outlook can help you make decisions about study and training, your first job, or the next step in your career. This site also includes a skills match tool. 

Unofficial Facebook groups run by ADF Partners:

Careers for Defence Partners
Defence Partners Career and Support Page

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