Service veterans with employment

Ex-Defence Employment

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If you’ve made the difficult decision to leave Defence, RSL Queensland can support your transition into civilian employment with our specially tailored program for ex-Defence members.

Our highly-trained Employment team will work with you to determine how they can best support your search for employment. This may include:

  • career counselling
  • training and development
  • help translating your skills for the civilian job market
  • help interpreting selection criteria, writing CVs and application letters and social media profiles
  • interview coaching
  • connections to employers.

Simply fill in the Expression of Interest form below. You will then be contacted by the RSL Queensland Employment team for an initial assessment to determine your needs and eligibility.

To be eligible, you must:

  • be resident in Queensland
  • be an ex-ADF member not in regular employment OR a current ADF member with a confirmed discharge date 
  • have already exhausted Career Transition Assistance Scheme (CTAS) Funding
  • not be currently in the DVA Work Rehab Program.
If you have not already exhausted CTAS entitlements, please click here for more information on how to exhaust the funding.

From the time you make contact with us, the next chapter in your career is just eight steps away. Download the PDF below to find out more.

Your Next Chapter in 8 Steps [PDF] 

Still have questions? Download the FAQ document below to get the answers.

Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]

If you have any concerns about how employment might impact any DVA entitlements received by you or your partner, we recommend you contact the DVA directly.