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Defence Partners are critical to the total well being of the military family unit.  We recognise the unique challenges that come with the territory of being a Defence partner and have therefore developed an equally unique service to help you gain new employment quicker.

  • Are you recognised as a Defence spouse?
  • Have Defence relocated you (or about to) to a new posting locality?
  • Do you want to make yourself more employable?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you meet the criteria for government funded employment assistance (Defence PEAP).  This assistance can be accessed every time you post to a new location.  Be more confident and never have mental blanks again.

Defence offers funding for a Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP).

From 1 July 2017, the Defence PEAP Program will provide funding towards initiatives to assist partners with the immediate difficulties of finding employment when the member is relocated on posting.

In each posting location, partners of ADF personnel can apply for up to $1500 funding to access the following employment-related initiatives:

  • Mandatory fees for professional re-registration required when moving interstate under state or territory legislation.
  • Professional employment services:
    • development of a personalised resume and/or resume coaching
    • identification and targeting of your transferable skills
    • employment options and job placement advice
    • job search techniques and strategies
    • development of an online employment profile
    • application and selection criteria coaching
    • preparation and presentation coaching for interviews

How to apply for Defence PEAP:

  • To access our Defence PEAP services to assist in your job change, please ensure you read the PEAP guidelines before completing the PEAP application form . Our written quote must be provided as part of your application.
  • Please anticipate that it may take a minimum of 28 days from receipt of a complete application form (including attachments) for an assessment to be made, upon which you will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application.
  • To speak with one of our trained Defence partners about how we can help you achieve job success quicker, call us on 1300 366 104 or complete the call back form below and we'll contact you.

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