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The Pathways Press – Nov 2020

Read on for the latest updates and employment opportunities from the Soldier On Pathways team.  Pathways provides free employment and education support, enabling you to secure your future career. We can help you with practical assistance like updating your resume and connect you with veteran-supportive organisations who may be actively recruiting veterans.

Support for the whole Defence family

 “Support of Defence partners is of the upmost importance, as often balancing family life and priorities becomes the reason defence members leave defence life.

The best thing that Solider On has done for me is introduce me to a new network. It is proven that 85% of people get their next job through their network and moving so often really hampers this as a possibility for defence spouses.” – Tonia, Defence partner & Pathways program participant, ACT.

Career support for Defence families

Are you or a family member current-serving or have left the ADF and job-seeking or considering a career change? The Pathways Program provides free education and employment support for the whole Defence Family. Let us help you find new pathways into your future career. Get in contact with our friendly Pathways staff who can assist you with practical guidance and help you find long-term meaningful employment. Talk to your local Pathways Officer or email for more info.

Soldier On Jobs Board for courses and careers

Check out our online Jobs Board for the latest employment and education opportunities from veteran-friendly employers and education providers:

Get active and stay connected this Summer

Soldier On has a variety of social activities for the whole Defence family including coffee catch-ups, wellness walks, cycling events, yoga and more. Check out the Soldier On events calendar to find out what’s coming up in your local area. Or contact Soldier On for advice and support on 1300 620 380.

Pathways Events

Virtual Prep 4 Pathways – Project Management as a Career – with Jeremy Smith from Meta PM

  • Jeremy shares his knowledge and experience in the Project Management world and offers insight into transitioning to sought-after management roles in this webinar. We explore transferability of skills through RPL as well as undertaking formal training to hone your craft or begin a new career path.

Date:     Thursday 19 November AEDT

Time:     1:00pm – 2:00pm

Where:  Microsoft Teams Note: you will be sent an invitation to the Microsoft teams event following your ticket RSVP

To RSVP please use the following try booking link

Online Learning opportunities

LinkedIn Learning online ‘courses’ are available free until 31 March 2021.

  • Soldier On is excited to support the upcoming Work Ready 2021 – a three part event series to help you with your career ambitions and job search for 2021.

“Work Ready 2021 – Never Stop Learning” event series in collaboration with LinkedIn and Microsoft will give you all this information and more. Held over three weeks, these quick 30-minute bite sized sessions will be informative, and action orientated, starting Thu, 19 November 2020

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM AEDT . For more information or to register,

Your Self-Employment and Entrepreneurial pathway

  • Considering starting a small business?  Or becoming a contractor or freelancer? Perhaps you have an entrepreneurial idea, or you are looking to expand, or adjust, your existing business.

Prince’s Trust Australia offers free, online workshops designed specifically for veterans, transitioning members, and Defence spouses.

The monthly workshops are delivered over three, two-hour sessions. The remaining workshops for 2020 are:

  • November 9 – 17            December 1 – 8

To register your interest in Enterprise Online, go to  

*Soldier on has proudly signed a memorandum of understanding with Prince’s Trust Australia to formalise our shared commitment to supporting veterans and their families successfully transition from the Defence Force into the community.

What does the Pledge mean for veterans and their families?

Wherever you see the Soldier On Pledge symbol you can be reassured that a company understands the veteran community and values the skills you’ve acquired in Defence. They get it and want to enable you to thrive in the workplace.

Organisations that sign the Pledge make a true commitment to providing veteran-supportive recruitment, training and workplace culture. Soldier On’s Pathways Program works in collaboration with veteran-friendly Pledge companies to enable more veterans and their families to gain long-term meaningful employment. Find out more at:

Upskill and find new pathways into your future career

We can connect you with veteran-supportive training organisations offering a range of courses. Many of whom offer discounts to the veteran community.

  • Get job ready with CISCO’s free Linux Essentials course.

Recent jobs reports, business surveys, and IT analyses confirm that IT professionals with open source skills – notably Linux – are among the most in-demand and highest -paid.

  • ASSET College Christmas Specials

Up to 30% off RPL and full study on selected online courses

Ends 23rd of December 2020

Local Soldier On Pathways support

Did you know there are now Pathways Officers in every state in Australia? This enables you and your family members to be able to access free employment and education support local to you.

For any more information or support:



Call: 1300 620 380

Visit: One of Soldier On Offices around Australia:

We would like your feedback

What would you like to hear about in the Pathways Press? What has your Pathways Program experience been like? We would love to hear from you:

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