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Rank to Grade Guides

The Veterans Employment Program developed the NSW Government Rank to Grade Guide to assist hiring managers and veterans understand how ADF skills and experience align with Public Sector jobs. We have since developed a companion guide that aligns ranks with Local Government jobs. 




Alternatively, use the interactive Rank to Grade Guide tool below. 



Step 1: Choose your service

Step 2: Choose your rank (an estimated NSW Government grade will be displayed automatically)

Step 3: If you wish, you can add a keyword such as 'Administration' OR 'Manager' OR 'Sydney' then click through to be redirected to jobs on the IWorkForNSW website.

Please note: The Rank to Grade Guide tool is intended as a guide only. You should consider your non-military and/or specialist skills and experience when choosing your rank.

If there is a NSW Government job advertised that is outside of the grades recommended by the Rank to Grade Guide please make sure you consider your overall skills and experience. If you feel you meet the criteria please submit your job application.

VEP Rank Grade Guide

Step 1: Choose your service.

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Jobs with NSW Government are advertised on the IWorkForNSW website. To search the currently advertised roles by keywords or certain Departments, 

You can also set job alerts by following the below instructions:

  1. Go to IWorkForNSW
  2. Select 'Sign In' at the top right
  3. Select 'All other NSW Government agencies' from the list
  4. Go through the privacy agreement and sign in
  5. Click 'Access my profile' on the right. Here you can complete the profile and select job preferences by category and location. Please ensure you select the box to receive job alerts.




Research Yourself

Recruiters often look for information on applicants online. Research your online footprint and determine whether or not you need to restrict privacy on any social media. You may also benefit from establishing and updating a LinkedIn profile, to direct research on you to your online CV.