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Further education to develop your future career

Soldier On provides veterans and their families with education and employment support. If you are current serving or ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel, or are a family member of someone who is, we can provide you with education support via the Pathways Program.

If you’d like to translate your military skills and experience to the civilian workplace, are looking to gain new qualifications, additional skills or vocational training as part of your career transition. We can help you find the course to suit your career aspirations. Soldier On education partners offer courses throughout Australia that can be delivered face to face, online, or a combination of the two.

Register with Soldier On’s Pathways Program today and we’ll help connect you with veteran-friendly course providers, enabling you to upskill and secure meaningful long-term employment.

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Soldier On Pathways Program staff provide veterans and their families with practical learning and education support, including:

Get your skills recognised, upskill or retrain

Soldier On’s education and training partner organisations offer a wide range of courses that can help Australian Defence personnel and their families get recognition for existing skills, gain new qualifications, build on current skills and explore new vocational areas. Courses are available online or face to face depending on your needs.

The Pathways Program provides practical support for veterans and their family members, as they transition from the Australian Defence Force. Whatever stage of your career transition you’re at, we can assist your education needs.

Education opportunities for the whole family

Soldier On’s Pathways Program guides veterans and their families through the complexities and emotional challenges of transitioning to civilian careers. Whether you, your partner or spouse, or family member, are interested in undertaking university studies, updating qualifications, or pursuing new vocational training opportunities, we can help guide you through the process.

soldier on assisted scholarships for australian veterans

Soldier On works closely with a variety of education partners across Australia to ensure veterans and their families have access to quality education and training opportunities.

To find out about scholarship opportunities with Soldier On education partners, contact education@soldieron.org.au.

Follow the link to read more about the scholarship opportunity guidelines, and university partners.  

Applications are now open for undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships with universities across Australia.

Applications Open: 1 May 2022

Applications Close: 31 May 2022

Soldier On has partnered with many of Australia’s top universities offering transitioned and separated veterans the opportunity to apply for further studies. The scholarships available offer veterans the opportunity to study at either an undergraduate, postgraduate or Ph.D. level, which significantly increases meaningful employment opportunities when transitioning to civilian life.

Provided by the University of Adelaide, Curtin University, and Edith Cowan University for semester 2 2022, these are fee-waived scholarships in the study areas of Science and Engineering including aeronautical engineering, Humanities, Health Sciences (excluding medicine), and Business and Law.

The provision of scholarships within the higher education space removes the financial burden that many face when following this path. Working closely with each university, Soldier On will identifying recipients for the scholarships awarded each semester.

Each scholarship application must provide the following information:

  • CV/resume
  • Academic record (Highschool Certificate, Registered Training Organisation Certificate or Tertiary transcripts)
  • Proof of service (ADO or Statutory Declaration)
  • Executive Summary: Answering the following questions (500 words each)
    • How will this scholarship help you to achieve your personal goals? 
    • Why did you select this area of study? 
    • What will this scholarship allow you to achieve in the future?  
    • How will this scholarship allow you to achieve your short and long-term goals?
  • Professional references (2)

All applications will be vetted by Soldier On to ensure the correct documentation has been supplied.

Solider On Scholarships are intended to support study being undertaken or commenced in the relevant calendar year in line with the scholarship round.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all students and will be conducted by the awarding university.

For further information or assistance in completing the Soldier On Scholarship application please contact the Soldier On education team at education@soldieron.org.au with scholarships in the subject line, so we can quickly respond to your query.

**Soldier On accepts no responsibility if DVA or COMSUPER entitlements are affected by an applicant accepting a Soldier On facilitated Scholarship.

Soldier On welcomes multiple applications for individual scholarship opportunities.  

Course eligibility and costs

Soldier On connects Pathways Program participants with veteran-supportive education providers. Course fees vary depending on the course and your choice of education provider. Many of our education partners offer Pathways Program participants heavily discounted course rates for veterans and their families.

veteran-supportive education partners

Soldier On is supported by more than 40 veteran-friendly education course providers offering a diverse range of courses – covering industries and areas including Leadership, Business, IT and Cybersecurity, Trades and Apprenticeships and many more.

Whatever your educational aspirations are, we can help support you as you transition out of the Australian Defence Force, to gain recognition for existing skills (RPL), develop new skills, upskill or retrain.

Contact our Pathways Team now, so we can help you get your skills recognised and assist you with upskilling or retraining to secure your future career. Phone: 1300 620 380 or email education@soldieron.org.au


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