From 1 July 2017, the Partner Employment Assistance Program (PEAP) has provided funding towards initiatives to assist ADF 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 under legislation
. professional employment services
. development of a personalised resume and/or resume coaching
. identification of transferrable 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
Interested partners should read the PEAP guidelines before completing the PEAP application form . A quote from your chosen provider must be provided as part of your application.
Applicants should anticipate that it will take a minimum of 28 days from receipt of a complete application (including completed application form and required attachments) for an assessment to be made.
Applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.
Funding is not guaranteed and is subject to the availability of sufficient funding in the relevant financial year.
Payment of this benefit may result in a reportable Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) amount being recorded against the ADF member, not the partner.
We strongly advise you to seek financial advice about how this will affect your tax and benefits before committing to the program.
Online employment resources
There are several free employment resources available online.
JobSearch is Australia’s largest free jobs website. It is a free service to help job seekers gain employment.
The Australian Public Service Commission’s Cracking the code – How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service is an online resource with advice on answering selection criteria and handling an interview.