Enabling current or former members Australian Defence Force who are experiencing financial hardship, socio-economic disadvantage, illness, injury or disability as a result of service:
Veterans gain a broad range of skills and knowledge during their time in service. While research suggests they outperform the general population in a number of desirable employee traits (critical thinking, leadership and problem solving), they are often overlooked for employment positions.
Social stigma relating to mental health and a lack of formal qualifications remain key barriers for veterans in the civilian job market. As a result, one in three veterans are unemployed with 5.3% experiencing homelessness in the last 12 months (compared to 1.9% in the civilian population).
Through engaging with the veteran community CIS helps ex-service men and women access services to gain nationally recognised qualifications and improve their outcomes in civilian life.
How does education and job prospects solve veteran unemployment issues?
Eligibility Criteria for Veteran Programs
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