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We’ll support you to find rewarding work

The RSL Employment Program can assist in finding the right role for you, giving you purpose and direction. If you’re a veteran or the partner of a current or former Australian Defence Force member, we can help you take the next step towards finding meaningful employment.

Together with RSL Queensland, we are dedicated to helping you find your next role. This program is available nationally, and delivered in partnership by RSL LifeCare and RSL Queensland.

This tailored program is free, and available online or over the phone. Whether you’re currently transitioning or have been out of the Australian Defence Force for a while, their highly trained team will work with you to determine how they can best support your search for employment.

Current Job Opportunities

Find a range of job opportunities through the RSL Employment Program.

How we can support you

Transitioning from military to civilian life brings unique challenges. Our dedicated team is committed to guiding Australian Defence Force veterans and partners to discover fulfilling employment opportunities and their next career step.

We offer personalised career support tailored to your needs, including:

  • Career Counselling & Interview Preparation
  • Connections to Employers
  • Skill Identification and Assessment
  • Job Application Support

Let us help you embark on the next phase of your professional career with confidence.

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It has been a long road and my advocate has done well with my claims so far...your employees do make a difference, thank you.


The team did a great job in looking after my claim. I am most appreciative of the service you provide. Thank you.


I am extraordinarily grateful to the organisation.


My claims advisor went above and beyond to help me with the DVA claims process. He was so kind and approachable and immediately came up with a plan to help me with my transition from Defence.


So very thankful for all of the help I have received with my appeal, and the outcome.


Thank you so much. Your staff are professional and your service and support invaluable.


I cannot say thank you enough for the help and support I have received.


Not only efficient but a pleasure to deal with. Thank you for your help.


A very professional service.


Get in touch

You can access RSL LifeCare Veteran Services in the following ways.

In Person

At one of our three Veteran Wellbeing Centres, located in Nowra, Shoalhaven, Wagga Wagga, Riverina area, or Hunter Street, Newcastle West.

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By Phone

The Wellbeing Support team is available via phone 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday to assist you.

Call 02 8088 0388

Online enquiry

You can make an enquiry about our services online here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of support can the program offer me?

    Our services include:

    • Career transition (assisting with translating your military
      skills and experience for a future civilian career).
    • Career navigation (navigating career options and
    • Career coaching (helping you decide what you’d like to do).
    • Assistance to create or update your CV.
    • Assistance with writing cover letters.
    • Preparation for interviews.
    • Advice regarding pathway programs to upskill.
    • Connections to potential employers
  • Who is eligible to use the employment program?

    For veterans – to be eligible for the Employment Program, you must:

    • Be an Australian resident.
    • Be an ex-ADF member not in regular employment OR a current ADF member with a confirmed discharge date.
    • Have already exhausted Defence Force Transition Program (DFTP) entitlements.
    • Not be currently in the DVA Work Rehab Program. If you have not already exhausted DFTP entitlements please click here for more information on how to exhaust the entitlements.

    For partners of veterans – to be eligible for the Employment Program, you must:

    • Be married or the de facto partner of a current or ex-serving ADF member.
    • Not be in regular employment.
    • Be an Australian resident.
  • How much does the program cost?

    There is no cost! The RSL Employment Program has received grant funding from RSL Queensland and is free to access

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Undertake a participating certification through the RSL LifeCare Earn and Learn Incentive Program1 and you could be eligible to have your learning fully funded.

2. Cash bonus of up to $1000 (less income tax).

Through the RSL LifeCare Sign-on Bonus, you could be eligible for two split payments of $500 (less income tax), when you start a new role with us.

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