Support for Employment program continues to help veterans with careers
Launched on 29 March 2021, the Support for Employment (SFE) Program recently celebrated its second anniversary. The program provides eligible veterans with up to 10 hours of one-on-one support across a range of pre-employment and post-employment services.
The program continues to support veterans by building their job-seeking skills and helping them adjust to employment in the civilian workforce.
SFE is part of the Prime Minister’s National Veterans’ Employment Program and is available to eligible veterans who transitioned from the permanent Australian Defence Force (ADF) between one and five years ago. This complements the support provided through the ADF's Defence Force Transition Program, which is available prior to, and after, separation.
Veterans can access services including help with interview skills, personal branding and marketing, mapping of transferrable skills and experience to civilian roles, developing career goals and assistance adjusting to, and understanding, the civilian workplace. This one-on-one targeted support means outcomes are personalised and directly relevant to the veteran and their needs.
Each veteran who participates in SFE is allocated a professionally qualified Rehabilitation Consultant, who helps them to undertake a program tailored to support their individual needs. This consultant works for an independent rehabilitation provider company, which is contracted by DVA to provide these services.
Incite Solutions is one of the companies providing SFE. One of their consultants, Megan, says the program has been a game changer for her clients.
‘I have found the Support for Employment program very beneficial for clients as it’s straight to the point, supported by a clear framework and guidelines,’ Megan said.
Another great service offered through the program is assistance with advice on education and training. A recent participant of the program, who is now working in a new career, provided feedback on their experience.
‘The SFE provider was exceptionally helpful, helping me find a pathway to study something that lines up with my interests and natural skill set,’ they said
Workcom, another provider of SFE, is passionate about helping veterans find their new careers in the civilian workforce, and the one-on-one support offered through the SFE program aligns perfectly with their goal.
‘This is a great program to assist with the transition from Defence to civilian employment,’ their spokesperson said. ‘I love that it is targeted to the veteran’s employment needs, it’s user-friendly and can be administered in a timely manner.’
Whether you’re actively job seeking, wanting to update your résumé or discuss career or study options, don’t miss this opportunity! Accessing the SFE program is easy.
Want to know more?
Log into your MyService account via myGov. If you are eligible, a Support For Employment tile will automatically appear on the home page of your account. Click on this tile to start enrolment in the program. If a tile does not appear, and you believe you are eligible, email SFE [at] dva.gov.au.