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Veterans Onboard

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Could a former serviceman or woman be the right fit for your business?

With 5,500 people leaving the Defence Force each year, Australia has a significant untapped human resource pool. Former Defence personnel have a wealth of skills and experience that can benefit civilian businesses, from technical and trade to corporate and leadership.

With online modules and access to strategy templates,Veterans Onboard will provide you with the tools to better understand veterans and how to use their skills in your organisation. 

 

Why hire a veteran?

 The Australian Defence Force (ADF) invests heavily in its people. When you hire an ex-ADF member, you are hiring someone who:

  • has transferrable skills, values and attributes
  • is a committed employee
  • is seeking meaningful, long-term employment
  • has accredited training with nationally-recognised qualifications
  • is an effective leader and team member who embodies team spirit.

Employing men and women who have proudly served our country also promotes your organisation among the community as an employer of choice.

To find out more, simply fill in the Expression of Interest form below.

“We have been a proud partner for more than six months and are already seeing the program’s benefits. Many people have accessed our employment services to upskill and find meaningful work.” – Paul Smith, Managing Director of Trans-Civ

There are 20 scholarships for studies commencing or being undertaken in 2020. Each one is valued at up to $4,000 a year for up to three years.

The provision of scholarship funding is managed within strict guidelines.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • an ex-serving Defence member
  • ineligible for other Defence education and training assistance 
  • not in regular, full-time employment
  • enrolled or planning to enrol in an undergraduate, tertiary or vocational training course
  • able to demonstrate hardship or vulnerability since transitioning from ADF.
Applications open on 18 August 2019 and will remain open until filled, or until the 2021 scholarship round opens.

Purpose:

The application process is to allow partners of former and current Australian Defence Force (ADF) members to apply for scholarships under the RSL Partner Scholarship program. This program is supportive of education and training courses to aid in partners’ employability.

Assessment of Applications:

Your application will be acknowledged via email once received by RSL Queensland. All application forms submitted will be checked to confirm the applicant and proposed education and training course meets the intent and eligibility criteria of the program.

Completing your Form:

All mandatory fields and submission of forms outlined in this application must be completed in order to be assessed by RSL Queensland. Incomplete or partially completed forms will be returned to applicants.

Outcome of Applications:

Applicants will be notified via email of the outcome at the conclusion of the assessment.

Your Responsibility:

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they have read the RSL Partner Scholarship Guidelines and that their request meets the intent and eligibility criteria of the program.

Approved applicants must advise RSL Queensland (partnerships@rslqld.org) of any subsequent changes in circumstances relating to:

a) change in relationship status
b) change to residential location
c) change in employment status
d) change to approved study (including fee alterations)

Applicants should be aware that giving false or misleading information may lead to rejection of the application.

Application Assistance:

Should assistance be required in completing the form, email RSL Queensland (partnerships@rslqld.org).

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