The ADF Transition and Civil Recognition (ADF TCR) 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 offers veterans:
The ADF TCR military training in Navy, Army and Air Force to relevant accredited competencies that meet industry priorities.These mappings are used to support RPL assessments.
Prior to transition it is important to save copies of the following documents:
These brochures articulate career and military skills in civilian language. They:
These videos are designed to assist veterans to communicate their career and military skills in civilian language. Used in conjunction with the ADF Training and Skills Guides, they will demonstrate how to unpack a military veteran’s transferable skills.
The videos target a select range of common tasks in Defence and how these may be articulated in a civilian context
Note - all parts played by paid actors
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.
This guide was produced, as a result of inter-departmental consultation, as a resource for employers. Do you know there are employers who specifically want to employ a veteran? Check out the employment services via the link on the Useful Links page. Print A Guide for Employers of Veterans double-sided on A3 paper, flip on short edge.
As with all areas of the DRTO, ADF TCR staff will provide advice and guidance on Vocational Education & Training (VET). Contact them at any time at ADF.CivilRecognition@defence.gov.au.
You should contact the ADF TCR if you;
Your PMKeyS ADO Service Record contains a list of each proficiency, qualification, or unit of competency achieved 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 is a growing number of Veterans Employments Programs available within public and private sectors. The following selection is provided for situational awareness and does not constitute a Defence recommendation or referral.
Both sites provide tips on transferable skills and interview skills, as well as cover letters and resume writing