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The Pathways Press – Sep 2020

Find out the latest news and information from the Soldier On Pathways Team. Soldier On’s Pathways Program provides veterans and their families with emloyment and education support. If you’re part of the veteran community please contact the team if you or a family member would like to upskill, retrain or would like help finding meaningful long-term employment.

Soldier On is here to support you. The Pathways team can help you with practical employment and education support at this challenging time. Soldier On’s Pathways Program provides free education and employment support to veterans and their families, which includes partners, spouses, children and immediate family members.

We want to hear from you
What would you like to hear about in the Pathways Press? How have you found the Pathways Program? We would like to get your feedback. What’s your Soldier On experience been like and how is the education or employment support you received from the Pathways team making a difference? We want to hear how we are doing – to make sure we provide the best support services to the veteran community. If you have any comments or would like to share your experiences please contact:

Veteran & family member’s experiences
We have rounded up some comments and stories from veterans and family members who have accessed the Pathways Program.

“When someone is transitioning out of Defence, the whole family goes through the transition. Defence spouses need support as well as the ADF member, because everyone in the family goes through the transition.

Soldier On’s Pathways Program helped me to secure an internship, where I gained valuable experience and which ultimately led to me getting back into my science career.” – Hannah, ACT Pathways Program participant.

From Navy Veteran to IT Professional: Annaleise’s story.

Leaving the Australian Defence Force, Annaleise was looking ahead and considering her future career pathway. She contacted Soldier On’s Pathways team for advice during her jobsearch.

Find out how Annaleise went from Navy Veteran to IT Professional by reading her Pathways story here.

Get started on your new career pathway today by contacting the Pathways team on

New Scholarship for veterans and families just announced!

Veterans and their families are invited to apply for a brand new scholarship from OPEC College and Soldier On.

Are you looking to upskill or re-train? Now is the time – apply today for a fully-funded scholarship for study at OPEC College. Soldier On’s Pathways Program is delighted to partner with OPEC College for this scholarship program, which is being offered by OPEC Systems.

The scholarship will enable a veteran or family member registered with the Soldier On Pathways Program, to apply and be considered for a fully-funded course at OPEC College. Find out more and apply online now.

OPEC College focus on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for public and private sector customers including those who have just left the Defence Force. OPEC College also offers study options for customers who are unable to immediately achieve RPL.

New Soldier On Pathways support in Northern Territories 

Soldier On is delighted to have a Pathways Program Officer in the NT for the fist time. Your local Soldier On Pathways Program Officer based in Darwin can assist you with free employment and education support. Soldier On’s Pathways Program provides current, transitioning and ex-ADF members and their families with practical employment and education support including resume writing, job search assistance, interview practice and more. Please email

Prep 4 Pathways bringing about positive change

Find out more about how Soldier On’s free series of digital Prep 4 Pathways webinars are bringing about positive change in our Prep 4 Pathways news article. The virtual webinars are enabling veterans and their families across Australia to gain insider knowledge and practical insights into employment with a variety of companies.

Soldier On Pathways to Serco webinar

The next Prep 4 Pathways event ‘Soldier On Pathways to Serco’ is coming up at 12pm – 1pm on 30th September:

Please email and you will be sent a link to the event using the Microsoft teams platform. 

Future Prep 4 Pathways events

Motorola – ‘An Employees Insight on Finding Talent’ on 9th Oct.

Amazon – ‘CV and Interview Workshop’ on 29th Oct.

Read the full list of upcoming Prep 4 Pathways events at: 

Pathways Officer visits to Singleton Base start

Lone Pine Barracks – Singleton Military Area – 5th October 2020 {and each Monday Fortnight)

Are you transitioning or have transitioned from the Defence Force, but aren’t too sure about your future career? Do you or someone in your family need help with a resume, finding new employment or considering retraining or upskilling?

Soldier On’s Pathways Program provides veterans and their families with free employment and education support. If you or a member of your family needs career advice, a resume, wants to undertake further study or needs a new job, we are here to HELP.

The Newcastle-based Pathways Program Officers will be at Lone Pine Barracks to discuss and deliver Soldier On Employment and Education services to Singleton members and their families. To register for an appointment please email

Time: 0900 to 1600

When: Monday 5th October 2020, then fortnightly on Mondays

Where: Building 0744 – The Welfare Hub

Transition Hub
Transition Hub is offering an exciting opportunity for up to 15 participants to join their virtual ‘Discover Your Potential Workshop’ series.

Discover Your Potential is designed to help you successfully navigate your next career move.

Transitioning from one industry to another, or one profession to another, requires a shift in mindset and the development of new skills. This interactive workshop series offers you a roadmap to self-discovery and confidence that will help you find a career that plays to your strengths and aligns with your purpose.

Key Sessions include:

  • Develop the essential skills you will need in the new world of work
  • Increase your self-awareness and deepen personal insight
  • Create your authentic personal brand
  • Discover the importance of physical presence and vocal energy
  • Develop greater flexibility in your communication style
  • Align career choices with your values, strengths and transferable skills
  • Practice your networking and positioning skills
  • Create an action plan to guide your next career move

Contact to find out more.

Pathways into the IT Industry

Pledge Partner Sliced Tech are offering Soldier On participants the opportunity to enter into the IT industry.

Enrol into Fortinet’s Network Academy, free to Soldier On participants, and complete NSE 4 and above and you will have the opportunity to access Sliced Tech’s labs to complete projects, be mentored and become one of their team.  Sliced Tech have offices across Australia in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Contact for more information.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning International are now offering Soldier On Participants Custom Programs including online and face to face Professional and Personal Development Workshops in;


4hrs, F2F Canberra, Soldier On price: $600


4hrs, F2F Canberra, Soldier On price: $600


8hrs, F2F Canberra, Soldier On price: $1100


8hrs, F2F Canberra & Online, Soldier On price: $1250


40hrs, F2F Canberra & Online, Soldier On price: $10,250


5 x 40 minutes, Online, Soldier On price: $70 p/p for 5

Topics include:

– Why attitude determines your altitude

– Becoming an expert in Bouncebackability

– Why working on you works

– Strategies for successful conflict outcomes

– Setting yourself up for success

– We can’t be perfect, but we can be excellent

– Self-belief is the secret

Macdonald Education – $100 Certificate IV in Business
Macdonald Education is offering BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business at a cost of only $100 to Soldier On participants (standard cost is $2,395.00).
Ideal for those wanting to start a new business career in virtually any industry. The Certificate IV in Business can lead to a career as a leader, project officer or administrator in fields such as administration, marketing, management, accounting, real estate, customer service or project management. The Certificate IV in Business is especially designed for those who have little or no business experience and are seeking better career prospects. This course is also useful if you intend to study at the diploma or degree level in future, or even if you’re just seeking to formalise existing knowledge or skills.


New course available! Instructor Course in IOT Fundamentals.

Teach the most comprehensive IOT course in the market today and help support other Soldier On participants.

This course is currently being offered as a self-paced instructor course in IOT Fundamentals.

The Cisco Networking Academy’s IoT Fundamentals curriculum provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT).
It develops foundational skills using hands-on lab activities that stimulate the learners in applying creative problem-solving and rapid prototyping in the interdisciplinary domain of electronics, networking, security, data analytics, and business.

This course will offer learners career pathways in the following areas:

  • Network Administration, 
  • IoT Device Management
  • Security Administration
  • Business Analytics
  • IoT Data Analyst
  • IoT Product Manager
  • Digital Security and Privacy

To register your interest in any of the above learning opportunities, contact our Education team:

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