The ADF Transition and Civil Recognition (ADF TCR) Project was established to provide an opportunity for Defence veterans have their transferable military skills appropriately recognised in a civilian context prior to transitioning to civilian employment. This opportunity engages a process called recognition of prior learning (RPL), sometimes called recognition of current competency (RCC).
The ADF TCR Project offers veterans:
The ADF TCR Project facilitates a long-term, ongoing program to map the standard military training in Navy, Army and Air Force to relevant accredited competencies that meet industry priorities.
Prior to transition it is important to save copies of the following documents:
These brochures articulate career and military skills in civilian language. They:
RPL is a process that converts what you’ve done in your profession, education, training, and extra-curricular activity into recognised civilian accreditation. Within the confines of what the DRTO can issue, we will ensure you are provided with civilian recognition of your time in service, where eligible. Information is available on the RPL page.
As a result of consultation with the Department of Jobs and Small Business, this guide was produced as a resource for employers. Do you know there are employers who specifically want to employ a veteran? Check out the services of Department of Jobs and Small Business via the link on the Useful Links page.
Print A Guide for Employers of Veterans double-sided on A3 paper, flip on short edge.
Limited copies are available on request: contact ADF.CivilRecognition@defence.gov.au.
As with all areas of the DRTO, the ADF TCR Project staff will provide advice and guidance on Vocational Education & Training (VET). Please contact them at any time - ADF.CivilRecognition@defence.gov.au.
You should contact the ADF TCR Project if you;
* Review / download your PMKeyS ‘ADO Service Record’ as this contains a list of each proficiency, qualification, or unit of competency achieved (or ‘satisfied’) during, and as a result, of your service.
A proficiency is defined as ‘training, education or experiential outcome achieved by an individual which is essential to satisfy a specified workplace requirement associated with an established Defence position, and includes certificate, licence, experience, stream and skill’ - Australian Defence Glossary.
There are a growing number of Veterans Employments Programs available within both state and federal government departments and the private sector. The following selection is provided for situational awareness and does not constitute a Defence recommendation or referral.