Members leaving the military will now get individual career coaching as Defence implements changes to its transition support services.
From July 2017, members will be offered tailored career coaching services during transition and up to 12 months afterwards. They will also have all appropriate documentation available by the time they leave Defence.
Families are encouraged to attend meetings with ADF Transition Support Services and information sessions. Read More
If you’re posting soon, or recently posted to a new location with your ADF partner and are looking for work, the Partner Employment Assistance Program can help.
Starting on 1 July 2017, the program aims to help eligible ADF partners with the immediate difficulties of finding employment when they are relocated with their partner as a result of their ADF service.
Eligible ADF partners can apply for funding assistance of up to $1500 for mandatory professional re-registration costs and professional employment services to contribute to help them with employment when posted. Read More
The current ADF Workforce Remuneration Arrangement is a part of members’ total remuneration package and is due to expire on 1 November 2017. Since 2014, the current arrangement has delivered a pay increase of 6 per cent.
Over the next few months, details of the proposed new arrangement, and dates and locations of presentations, will be provided to members through their chain of command. Regular updates for members and their families will also be published in the three Service newspapers and other Defence media. For more info on the process, email WRA.firstname.lastname@example.org
This issue features how members and their families manage the challenges of postings and deployment.
We hear from Elise Zanoni, who delivered twins Charli and Payton 10 weeks early while her husband was deployed. We’ve also got tales of Welcome events around the country. Read More
Launched on 17 November, the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program aims to make it easier for businesses to recruit former Defence personnel and for industry to reap the benefits of their skills and professional expertise. Read More
The annual National Families Week celebration aims to highlight the importance of family in Australian life. more info
Our 2017 Welcome events have finished. Check back in December for next years events. more info