"The breadth of experience that I have gained in the ADF has held me in good stead for my role in the NSW Government."
Below is a list of links which Australian Defence Force (ADF) members can use to help them transition into civilian life.
- Career Transition Assistance Scheme assists with your career transition when you separate from the ADF after continuous full-time service.
- Defence Community Organisation helps you move back into civilian life.
- Veterans' Vocational Rehabilitation Scheme is a voluntary scheme operated by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to help eligible veterans (with or without a disability) who need assistance to obtain or hold suitable paid employment.
- ADF Transition Handbook is a guide to help you and your family prepare for separation from the military.
- DefenceCare can assist with your transition to civilian life and provide ongoing support once you have left the military.
- Australian Defence Force Financial Services Consumer Centre provides independent, professional financial education (not advice) to ADF members and their families.
- Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation shows you how to apply for a superannuation benefit when you leave the ADF. It also includes information about managing your pension.
- Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme provides information about the scheme and its benefits.
- Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme provides information about the scheme and its benefits
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC)
Navy, Army or Air Force civilian accreditation programs can assist with post-employment. ADF can provide you with nationally recognised civilian qualifications on the basis of the training and experience you have received during your ADF service.
Navy Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
Navy RTO Section Training Centre
Department of Defence
PO Box 7913
CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
Phone: (02) 6266 2500
Fax: (02) 6266 2388
Army Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
ETD Building 111
PADDINGTON NSW 2021
Phone: (02) 8335 6430
Fax: (02) 8335 6499
Air Force Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
RTO Manager Air Force
Headquarters Air Command DTS
Glenbrook Great Western Highway
GLENBROOK NSW 2773
Phone: (02) 4737 7833
Fax: (02) 4377 7140