What is CoWork CoPlay?


Claire Harris is working mum of one and an ADF partner who saw a need and created a CoWork CoPlay space in Canberra with support from Duntroon Community Centre. Claire has volunteered her time to this project for the benefit of the Defence and wider community. What is Cowork CoPlay? Cowork Coplay provides a space … Continue reading What is CoWork CoPlay?

From Weapons Instructing to Knitting Queen and B’n’B Entrepreneur


We spoke recently with Michelle Wood, ex serving member and current ADF partner about her experience with the Prince’s Trust, an organisation that is supporting veterans and ADF partners of current serving members through workshops for small businesses. The Prince’s Trust welcome attendees at all stages in their business journey. Their discovery workshops are designed … Continue reading From Weapons Instructing to Knitting Queen and B’n’B Entrepreneur

Early Childhood Teachers


Early Childhood Teachers – Cairns, QLD! Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider.  As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and … Continue reading Early Childhood Teachers

Welcome to Konekt


We are delighted to announce that Konekt Workcare has joined our Defence Partner Friendly Employer initiative. Konekt have written this week’s guest blog post to introduce themselves. Konekt WorkCare is an organisation who pride ourselves in being an employer of choice. We have a national, geographical footprint that matches the ADF geographical footprint perfectly, allowing … Continue reading Welcome to Konekt

Resilience, adaptability, communication, time management, and social skills.


Amy Martin has kindly written this week’s guest blog post about how she was able to secure work with BAE Systems, one of our Defence Partner Friendly Employers. Recently, I was reviewing a post shared by Defence Families Australia about their Defence Partner Friendly employer program. Curious, I clicked through and read about the checklist … Continue reading Resilience, adaptability, communication, time management, and social skills.

Followup to Career Support Webinar


Last week we presented our very first webinar on Career Support for ADF Partners. “The idea for the webinar stemmed from efforts to encourage collaboration between various stakeholders in supporting ADF partner career development/employment, facilitated by Amanda McCue who recently undertook a Churchill Fellowship on ADF partner employment. The webinar focused on information about how ADF partners … Continue reading Followup to Career Support Webinar